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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:40 PM

Support for Windows 7 ends in January 2020.

The end is near for Windows 7 users: After 10 years, Microsoft will stop supporting the OS on Jan. 14, 2020, which means it's time to upgrade to Windows 10 to keep your PC running smoothly and securely. (Extended support for Windows 8.1 users ends in January 2023.)

Some users have been hesitant to make the switch, as the rollout of Windows 10 saw several issues, including a series of bugs that led Microsoft to pull its October 2018 Update days after its release. In April, however, Microsoft laid out several changes to its update approach starting with the May 2019 release, including slower rollouts with additional testing, more options for pausing updates and more disclosure of known issues.

Many of the issues are due to the fact that updates are happening more frequently, said Gartner Research analyst Steve Kleynhans. "But overall most users seem pretty happy with the OS and like the experience it brings, especially on newer devices," he added.

https://www.cnet.com/news/windows-10-why-its-finally-time-to-upgrade-from-windows-7/?ftag=CAD-04-10abf6e&bhid=24447454298893839703959737945916

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Reply Support for Windows 7 ends in January 2020. (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Friday OP
rsdsharp Friday #1
moondust Friday #5
customerserviceguy Friday #7
Stuart G Friday #2
Disaffected Friday #3
Liberal In Texas Friday #15
TrunKated Friday #4
CaliforniaPeggy Friday #6
Sogo Friday #11
CaliforniaPeggy Friday #13
UniteFightBack Friday #8
Goodheart Friday #9
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Friday #10
Different Drummer Friday #12
KWR65 Friday #14
Liberal In Texas Friday #16

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:41 PM

1. I'm safe. I've got Windows 10.

To be honest, I haven't liked any of the Windows versions after 3.1, and I hate 10.

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Response to rsdsharp (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:00 PM

5. 10 has problems.

Had to buy a new PC when old W7 PC died a month ago. W10 has been out for several years but still has problems running older programs, reading some disks, hard or impossible to customize, unintuitive design, too much security stuff, etc. W7 was great compared to this thing.

But the MS boss just got a 66% raise so I guess everything is just wonderful. Sounds a little like the Boeing boss being rewarded mightily for failure.

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Response to rsdsharp (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 07:56 PM

7. I was able to update my old

2007 Dell laptop to Win 10, but sometimes I get the blue screen of death with it, that didn't happen with Windows Vista (which it came with) or Win 7. However, I tried to update a friend's Lenovo laptop to Win 10, and it wouldn't take, even though her laptop had more RAM, and a 64-bit CPU.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:44 PM

2. I got Windows 7..Oh well...back to store to buy a new one...??

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:51 PM

3. No way for me,

I'll be sticking with Win 7 for a long time. It works fine and I keep good backups and protection so am not overly worried about hackers.

Actually I'm kinda glad Win 7 support is ceasing as there won't be the annoying incessant updates any more.

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Response to Disaffected (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 11:21 PM

15. It's not bloody safe.

Don't be a Luddite. Get an updated version. Win 10. If you can't do it, find a 15 year old to help install it.

Don't be cheap. It's important.




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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:52 PM

4. how about...

NO?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:02 PM

6. My IT guy told me last year that Windows 7 would lose support sometime this year.

So, I bought a new desktop and a new laptop, while following his recommendations, and I am very happy with my new machines.

Both machines have a lot in common with Win 7; so much so that there was zero learning curve.

I am happy!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 08:59 PM

11. What brand of new machines?

I've had an acer with win7 for years and couldn't be happier with it. I just bought an HP for the transition to Win10. Hoping I'm as happy as you are, especially with zero learning curve....

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Response to Sogo (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:55 PM

13. I bought Dell machines for both places.

My desktop is the mainstay one, the one I go to first.

My laptop is the one I take on trips, so I can upload all my photos while I'm traveling.

I had heard that the Dell machines are not as good as they used to be, but I'm finding them quite reliable for the most part.

Neither one of mine have any touchscreen stuff at all, which I am very happy about.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 08:34 PM

8. Download "Classic shell" and you get your regular desktop look if you don't like the new operating

systems.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 08:40 PM

9. No problem here. Windows 10 is great. Windows 7 was garbage.

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Response to Goodheart (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 08:57 PM

10. Actually I liked 7 better than 8

10 is great in my opinion. My computer is 7 years old and still runs well with Windows 10.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:08 PM

12. I have Windows 10 and like it.

I've never had any problems with it.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 11:16 PM

14. I've been using Windows 10 Since 2016

It is a very stable operating system. I haven't had one single crash and I leave it running 24/7.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 11:26 PM

16. Everyone should be on Win 10. Don't be a fossil!

As I say this, I'm still using Lotus Word and refuse to give it up.

Of course the difference is that Lotus isn't on line, just a program I use.

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