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Windows 7 End of Life Support

Posted: 18 Apr 2019, 06:42
by Mugsy
Well damn. I've enjoyed using Win 7 since getting this PC back in 2013 but come 14 Jan 2020, it's going to stop getting new security updates:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/windows ... pp_omc_win

Looks like it's time to get a new PC later this year. Not sure upgrading the OS on a 6yr old PC is the smartest thing.

Re: Windows 7 End of Life Support

Posted: 19 Apr 2019, 11:20
by n1cholas
Windows 10 isn't too bad if you clean install and disable/uninstall a lot of the crap.

Of course updates can enable/reinstall said crap.

Re: Windows 7 End of Life Support

Posted: 09 Jan 2020, 22:05
by Treloar
Can you still update your Win 7 PC manually up to that date after the deadline :?:

How long will the activation servers continue to run?

I'm not going to Win 10 on all my systems, I'm currently in the process of moving all my systems except my new laptop (which unfortunately has Win 10) to Linux... I lol'd when I tried Win 10 on an old system I have and it brings up a message that my hardware is broken, yes my hardware is SO broken that it runs Win 7 Pro perfectly.

Re: Windows 7 End of Life Support

Posted: 09 Jan 2020, 22:09
by Mugsy
Based on an article I recently read from about a month ago, yeah, you can still download the updater from:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/softwar ... /windows10

And upgrade Windows 7 onwards to Windows 10... I might do it on my desktop PC finally... I like Windows 7 but Windows 10 isn't bad.

Re: Windows 7 End of Life Support

Posted: 09 Jan 2020, 23:38
by Nekosan
I thought upgrade grace period was over? I just bought a key for like $10 from an Indian site.

Re: Windows 7 End of Life Support

Posted: 10 Jan 2020, 10:38
by Otto-matic Reiffel
As far as I know the Windows 7 to 10 upgrade tool still works. Not sure for how long
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/upgrade-to- ... heres-how/

Re: Windows 7 End of Life Support

Posted: 10 Jan 2020, 12:19
by Disco
HAHAHA.

The place I used to work 5+ years ago was all Windows XP nation wide (slowest computers ever), they've just finished rolling all their computers onto Windows 7 lmao.

Re: Windows 7 End of Life Support

Posted: 10 Jan 2020, 12:30
by Otto-matic Reiffel
If they've only just done it, probably should have skipped straight to 10.
I'm somewhat looking forward to being able to put Windows 7 on my outdated devices reports. Am I a bad person?

Re: Windows 7 End of Life Support

Posted: 10 Jan 2020, 23:45
by stingtwo
Probably started porting whatever software Disco uses before win 10 came out, a former workplace had moved over to XP a year after windows 7 came out cause hooray, custom software sucks ass and double sucks ass when it's got to keep info dating back to the days of mullets and the last Eddie Murphy album.

Re: Windows 7 End of Life Support

Posted: 11 Jan 2020, 09:22
by Disco
Nah, just a retarded company

Re: Windows 7 End of Life Support

Posted: 13 Jan 2020, 20:42
by Nekosan
My work is currently running Windows 10 on desktops that have 4GB of ram (i didnt know that was a thing), we're worth billions...

Re: Windows 7 End of Life Support

Posted: 14 Jan 2020, 10:51
by Otto-matic Reiffel
If it works generally management don't care. If they can save $20 per device over 5000 devices, they'll take that option even if the end user experience is worse and costs more in lost productivity. They get upgraded devices of course since they are busy.

Re: Windows 7 End of Life Support

Posted: 15 Jan 2020, 19:18
by Mugsy
Well, MS has officially ceased support of Win7. I think I'll spend this weekend upgrading my 13" laptop and my desktop PC to Win10.

Re: Windows 7 End of Life Support

Posted: 17 Jan 2020, 01:15
by Nekosan
If you still have a windows 7 laptop it might be time to throw that in the bin and just buy a new one...

Re: Windows 7 End of Life Support

Posted: 17 Jan 2020, 11:03
by Mugsy
Probably the case but I rarely use it. It's just there as a back up if my desktop dies like what happened early 2019.

Re: Windows 7 End of Life Support

Posted: 17 Jan 2020, 11:03
by Mugsy
Probably the case but I rarely use it. It's just there as a back up if my desktop dies like what happened early 2019.