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2020/01/14 07:40:02 (permalink)
https://www.techpowerup.com/262881/microsofts-windows-7-reaches-end-of-life
 
Today, on January the 14th, Microsoft is officially ending support for Windows 7 operating system. After more than 10 years since its launch, Windows 7 has remained a primary operating system on many PCs, especially OEM PCs manufactured before 2015, when Windows 10 came out. The user transition from Windows 7 to Windows 10 has not been an easy task for Microsoft, however, by declaring that the product has reached End-Of-Life, Microsoft is trying to make millions of users pull the trigger and embrace the new operating system.

When January 14th arrives, Microsoft will stop giving Windows 7 users technical support, software updates with new features, and most importantly security updates. The official recommendation from Microsoft is to upgrade to the latest version of Windows, meaning Windows 10. As some of the older PCs may have compatibility issues with newer OS, it is also recommended to check your PC specifications. If you are a customer of the Extended Security Updates (ESU) program, you will continue to see further support in the future, however, for regular users, the support period is over.
 
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    Re: Microsoft's Windows 7 Reaches End-Of-Life 2020/01/14 07:59:44 (permalink)
    Time to replace for most end users - until then Keep your Security software & applications up to date & behind a firewall - but you should have been doing that anyways

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    Re: Microsoft's Windows 7 Reaches End-Of-Life 2020/01/14 10:09:38 (permalink)
    It is a sad day.  Windows 7 was as important to Microsoft as DOS was back in the day.  Hopefully 10 can have a longer life, than the 10 years of 7, before it becomes obsolete.


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    Re: Microsoft's Windows 7 Reaches End-Of-Life 2020/01/14 10:19:32 (permalink)
    Talk about bad timing ... so, MS have a patch for Win 7 today ?
     
     
    First 2020 Patch for all versions of Windows to deal with Serious security vulnerability
     
     
    edit fixed link
     
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    Re: Microsoft's Windows 7 Reaches End-Of-Life 2020/01/14 10:27:11 (permalink)
    CoolGTX...you might want to check your link.  When I clicked on it...it brought up my post and asked to save edit.   Even if I log out and click on link...it requires me to log in and again wants me to save the post.  Very odd...

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    Re: Microsoft's Windows 7 Reaches End-Of-Life 2020/01/14 10:28:25 (permalink)
    I wonder how end of life for windows 7 will go, compared to windows XP when it's time was up.


     
     
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    Re: Microsoft's Windows 7 Reaches End-Of-Life 2020/01/14 10:40:34 (permalink)


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    Re: Microsoft's Windows 7 Reaches End-Of-Life 2020/01/14 10:50:01 (permalink)
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    CoolGTX...you might want to check your link.  When I clicked on it...it brought up my post and asked to save edit.   Even if I log out and click on link...it requires me to log in and again wants me to save the post.  Very odd...


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    Re: Microsoft's Windows 7 Reaches End-Of-Life 2020/01/14 11:42:29 (permalink)
    sad day... love windows 7! love it!
    sad day indeed....
     
    have lots of issues with w10 crap auto-bright option on secondary monitors... just hate windows 10.... no control whatsoever...
     
     

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    Re: Microsoft's Windows 7 Reaches End-Of-Life 2020/01/14 12:03:21 (permalink)
    Grey_Beard
    It is a sad day.  Windows 7 was as important to Microsoft as DOS was back in the day.  Hopefully 10 can have a longer life, than the 10 years of 7, before it becomes obsolete.


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    Re: Microsoft's Windows 7 Reaches End-Of-Life 2020/01/14 15:20:09 (permalink)
    Truly one of the best OS's of the last decade. But for me Windows 7 died when the currency exchange gadget stopped updating around 2014 or so, IIRC. I always had it on my desktop, along with the weather gadget, but when the exchange rates stopped updating, there was no point for it to stay on the desktop. Windows 8.1 was mature enough at the moment with proper 3rd party start menu alternatives available, so I upgraded to Windows 8.1. I skipped Windows 8 entirely.

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    Re: Microsoft's Windows 7 Reaches End-Of-Life 2020/01/14 19:01:37 (permalink)
    I barely even use my win10 dual boot, still love win7u 

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    Re: Microsoft's Windows 7 Reaches End-Of-Life 2020/01/14 19:19:31 (permalink)
    Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows 7 are the best OS hands down.  I think Win 7 was the best polished one out of those 3.

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    Re: Microsoft's Windows 7 Reaches End-Of-Life 2020/01/14 19:48:00 (permalink)
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    Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows 7 are the best OS hands down.  I think Win 7 was the best polished one out of those 3.




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    Re: Microsoft's Windows 7 Reaches End-Of-Life 2020/01/14 22:13:15 (permalink)
    I haven't used Windows 7 in any of my PCs since Windows 10 launched. Some of you really need to learn to let go. Yeah Win 7 was great and all but it's dead, time to move on. None of you are major corporations with infrastructure built on Win 7 where deploying a new OS would be a technical headache. 

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    Re: Microsoft's Windows 7 Reaches End-Of-Life 2020/01/15 05:23:15 (permalink)
    CraptacularOne
    I haven't used Windows 7 in any of my PCs since Windows 10 launched. Some of you really need to learn to let go. Yeah Win 7 was great and all but it's dead, time to move on. None of you are major corporations with infrastructure built on Win 7 where deploying a new OS would be a technical headache. 




    One of the reasons Redmond changed the way windows will be delivered now is so the new embedded systems will remain secure etc. ATM machines have been replaced recently with new ones that do not need envelopes and this was a service improvement in addition to phasing out XP in old machines.


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    Re: Microsoft's Windows 7 Reaches End-Of-Life 2020/01/16 07:29:32 (permalink)

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    Re: Microsoft's Windows 7 Reaches End-Of-Life 2020/01/16 09:31:46 (permalink)
     
    just put the latest updates in a Folding Rig ... not ready to burn 7 Pro yet

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    Re: Microsoft's Windows 7 Reaches End-Of-Life 2020/01/16 13:15:57 (permalink)
    You can still buy updates...

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    Re: Microsoft's Windows 7 Reaches End-Of-Life 2020/01/16 13:18:26 (permalink)
    https://hardcoregames.video.blog/2020/01/14/windows-7-now-eol/
     
    I added a link to upgrade windows 7 and 8 rigs to windows 10
     
     


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