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Sun Nov 3, 2019, 01:46 PM

Windows 7 is going to be unsupported

what does this mean to me? I can't bear Windows 10, what do I do? Can anyone give me some suggestions? Thanks

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Reply Windows 7 is going to be unsupported (Original post)
WhiteTara Nov 3 OP
liberal N proud Nov 3 #1
WhiteTara Nov 3 #6
democratisphere Nov 3 #2
WhiteTara Nov 3 #5
BootinUp Nov 3 #3
WhiteTara Nov 3 #4
BootinUp Nov 3 #9
in2herbs Nov 3 #7
Girard442 Nov 3 #8

Response to WhiteTara (Original post)

Sun Nov 3, 2019, 01:50 PM

1. It means no more updates

Your system will not download any more fixes, security updates or issue support.
It also means that software you have loaded will no longer be supported.

All things will continue to work as they stand. But if something goes wrong, there is no longer support.

New programs will no longer be written that will support Win 7

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 3, 2019, 02:08 PM

6. Thanks. I wasn't sure about the programs

and I'm going to buck up and update to 10.....soon.

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Response to WhiteTara (Original post)

Sun Nov 3, 2019, 01:53 PM

2. Windows 10 ain't that bad.

Dive in and upgrade; Windows 7 will soon become a thing of the past, much like Windows XP.
You do not want to use an OS that does not have security updates and upgrades, it would be like committing cyber suicide.

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Response to democratisphere (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 3, 2019, 02:07 PM

5. I had it loaded on my laptop

and it became just a jumble on the screen and I got locked into Cortana and couldn't get out. I hope it's better now.

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Response to WhiteTara (Original post)

Sun Nov 3, 2019, 01:55 PM

3. I have finally made the switch myself

On my personal machine. I had been using it at work for some time but wasn't liking it. Eventually I had time at work to spend understanding it better. Now I'm starting to really like it, its a lot like windows 7 under the hood, but improved. If you want to have a great reference for it, (a little technical in places but I think he strikes the right balance) look at this: https://www.tweakhound.com/2015/12/09/tweaking-windows-10/

Also at tweakhound they do a good job of reporting in general on windows issues.

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Response to BootinUp (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 3, 2019, 02:06 PM

4. Thanks!

I appreciate the info.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 3, 2019, 03:14 PM

9. welcome, and good luck with your decision.

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Response to WhiteTara (Original post)

Sun Nov 3, 2019, 02:12 PM

7. I'm not very computer friendly but use Windows 10 and like it for what I use the computer for. nt

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Response to WhiteTara (Original post)

Sun Nov 3, 2019, 02:22 PM

8. I'm keeping Win 7 on my ancient desktop, but...

...more and more using it to host Ubuntu in a virtual window. I think Microsoft and the other software biggies are going the way of Adobe's Photoshop -- you don't posess the software in any form and they let you use it how and when they decide, and you're in trouble if you can't connect to the cloud. And, oh yeah, collecting data and reporting it.

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