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  • Windows 7 end-of-support

    So Microsoft will no longer support Windows 7 after the middle of this coming January...
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...anuary-14-2020

    But I still plan to use it as long as I can.
    ~ Russell ("MelMak")

    "[Sing] and [make] melody in your heart to the Lord." -- Ephesians 5:19b

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    • #3
      Originally posted by The Melody Maker View Post
      So Microsoft will no longer support Windows 7 after the middle of this coming January...
      https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...anuary-14-2020

      But I still plan to use it as long as I can.
      It was, in my opinion, the best iteration of Windows ever. It ALMOST made up for the disastrous DOS 4.0.
      "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
        It was, in my opinion, the best iteration of Windows ever. It ALMOST made up for the disastrous DOS 4.0.
        I think it looked better visually than windows 8 and 10. But I really like the way windows 10 works.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Sparko View Post
          I think it looked better visually than windows 8 and 10. But I really like the way windows 10 works.
          I'm OK with Windows 10, but I like it a whole lot better with Classic Shell to make it look and feel like Win 7.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
            I'm OK with Windows 10, but I like it a whole lot better with Classic Shell to make it look and feel like Win 7.
            I used that for a while then I got used to the windows 10 menus at work and now I like them better.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by mossrose View Post


              All that means is that Microsoft won't be providing any new updates for the operating system itself through Windows Update. Windows will continue to work, and in the event that it needs to be reinstalled, we can still get all the updates from there that were previously released up until that time.

              In other words, you can still play your games and run your programs on it indefinitely.
              ~ Russell ("MelMak")

              "[Sing] and [make] melody in your heart to the Lord." -- Ephesians 5:19b

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              • #8
                Originally posted by The Melody Maker View Post


                All that means is that Microsoft won't be providing any new updates for the operating system itself through Windows Update. Windows will continue to work, and in the event that it needs to be reinstalled, we can still get all the updates from there that were previously released up until that time.

                In other words, you can still play your games and run your programs on it indefinitely.


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                • #9
                  Originally posted by The Melody Maker View Post


                  All that means is that Microsoft won't be providing any new updates for the operating system itself through Windows Update. Windows will continue to work, and in the event that it needs to be reinstalled, we can still get all the updates from there that were previously released up until that time.

                  In other words, you can still play your games and run your programs on it indefinitely.
                  What about those of us who use Microsoft Security Essentials?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                    What about those of us who use Microsoft Security Essentials?
                    I'm only guessing at this, but if it goes the way that it did in Windows XP, the program itself may still be available to download and install via Microsoft Update -- but it might no longer automatically update the definitions. Instead, manually updating the definitions will be in order...

                    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...or-microsoft-s
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                    "[Sing] and [make] melody in your heart to the Lord." -- Ephesians 5:19b

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                      I'm OK with Windows 10, but I like it a whole lot better with Classic Shell to make it look and feel like Win 7.
                      I liked the interface change from Win 3.x to Win 9x. I've tried to cling to that look ever since. (Currently still using Win 7, with no plans to change.)
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                      • #12
                        I'm still using XP. I never did buy that new computer I was planning on getting because some other stuff came up and I ran out of money.
                        Curiosity never hurt anyone. It was stupidity that killed the cat.

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                        • #13
                          Microsoft released an update for Windows 7 today which will remind users that support is ending in 3 months, and recommend updating to Windows 10...
                          https://support.microsoft.com/help/4524752

                          Although the page gives instructions on how to disable the notice through the registry editor, I didn't need to because I'd already run Never10 which appears to have done the same thing.
                          ~ Russell ("MelMak")

                          "[Sing] and [make] melody in your heart to the Lord." -- Ephesians 5:19b

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by mossrose View Post
                            Sorry, mossy, best get ready to "upgrade."

                            It also means they won't be fixing security issues, and that will paint it as a target for hackers.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Juvenal View Post
                              Sorry, mossy, best get ready to "upgrade."

                              It also means they won't be fixing security issues, and that will paint it as a target for hackers.


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