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Microsoft begins notifying users about ending Windows 7 support

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. DW75

    DW75 Maha Guru

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    I will never use Windows 10. I refuse to allow Microsoft to take away my ability to have control over my own PC with 10. I ended up going from 7 to 8.1, and everything works 100 percent without issue with my R7 2700X. As an added bonus, gaming performance is faster, and so is NVME drive speed. Don't believe the lies about AM4 drivers not working on Windows 8.1 either. The drivers for Windows 7 work just fine on Windows 8.1, and all you have to do is install them through device manager. You can make Windows 8.1 look almost identical to 7 with just a few minutes of configuring.
     
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  2. Agonist

    Agonist Ancient Guru

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    ROFL ok dude. Have fun staying in the past. My ryzen rig runs flawless on Win 10, and my 960 evo does above advertised speeds from Samsung.
     
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  3. DW75

    DW75 Maha Guru

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    Did I say Ryzen has issues with Windows 10 ? No, I said performance in games and NVME drive performance is better on 8.1 than 7. Windows 10 is a spyware infested cesspool.
     
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  4. TheDeeGee

    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    Lol @ Windows 10 Spyware.

    Maybe you should disconnect from internet if you're that worried.

    This is getting as old as the Noctua color discussions.
     
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  5. Astyanax

    Astyanax Ancient Guru

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    Security fixes =/= Functioning Operating system.

    I don't think you understand how Computing works.

    only reason vista died is because it hit a secure sockets support dead end, 7 has support for all the latest tls and the industry will have to go and force a transision to 1.4 or 2.0 to kill 7.
     
  6. Killian38

    Killian38 Master Guru

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    Vista Forever! Best OS ever. Windows 7 was just a graphics update of vista. Windows 10 is 2nd best.
     
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  7. Killian38

    Killian38 Master Guru

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    Don't get me start on that! They say i'm color blind. But am I really??
     
  8. sverek

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    Vista had good heart, but bad hand.

    Glorious Win7 has good heart and hand.

    Win10 has bad heart and hands growing from the ass.
     
  9. sverek

    sverek Ancient Guru

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    Maybe you should stop defending a lost cause. Not like M$ paying you to promote Win10.

    M$ got it's ass on fire seeing Apple profiting of its OS. Win10 is sad attempt to make profits.
    See what Cinebench become.
    See what games M$ published with DX12 being an exclusive and forcing users to use Win10.

    Where are the choices!? PC was always about the choice. It's not MAC that has hardware and software telling you what to do and what not.

    We are not users with Win10, we just products. Freaking MacOS might get more freedom one day at this pace.

    Widen up your visual field. You getting tunnel vision right there. Getting numb will lead you to paying subscriptions to use M$ bloatware one day.
     
  10. RzrTrek

    RzrTrek Ancient Guru

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    If and when they get my favorite racing game going nativity on Linux, then Windows is done as far as I'm concerned.
     

  11. Venix

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    About 2 months ago i used the windows 10 iso directly from microsoft and a windows 7 key that i never activated in the past or updated i had it from my university days from msdna and frankly forgot i even had it for some reason msdna gives you different key for each service pack so i grabbed both back then!...well it activated normally with out problems whatsoever like it was native win 10 key.
     
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  12. TheDeeGee

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    If anything you're on the lost cause side.

    And i'm not being paid, nor did i get Windows 10 for free. It's a fact that Windows 10 is working flawless and better than Windows 7 for many many people out there.

    I was also a happy Windows 7 user, untill Windows 10 came on my path.

    When was the last time there was a better OS than Windows in general, that EVERYONE wanted to use at the time?

    Name one from the past 20 years.

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    Anyways, i know i'm not allowed to go this far, but screw you and your personal attacks.

    You're on ignore now, i'm done.
     
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  13. Mr_Twinky

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    No thanks Microsoft, i'd rather take my chances and stay on windows 7, Your terms and conditions, Art style choices, naming convention (apps), lack of ability to completely disable windows defender, or windows updates, and most of all your business practices sickens me to the very core.
    Once actual support for the operating system dies which isn't "January 14, 2020" i'll be going to Linux
     
  14. airbud7

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    nope....an it never ask for a key during install?... it just worked.
     
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  15. CoMmAnDrX2

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    Nope going to go with Win8.1 until 2023, maybe by then MS will have fixed Windows 10. As for Linux, I do use it but mainly for Data Recovery. Linux is still not for the casual user!

    As a Tech, MS shouldn't change a thing with Windows 10, gives me great job security.
     

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    Can't ignore my awesomeness :)
     
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    What are you waiting for SuperTuxCart is already there!
     
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  18. CoMmAnDrX2

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    Just a FYI...

    Windows 10 is still a free upgrade from Windows 7, just performed it for a client and it activated.
     
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  19. D3M1G0D

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    Support has to end sometime - can't support and old / outdated OS forever. Windows 10 is the real deal, now and in the future, so best get with it. My workplace recently switched to 10 as well, and we can expect adoption to increase as more businesses get on-board.

    The thing I like the best about 10 is that it's basically a free OS. When I build a new system, a Windows license is no longer a requirement, and I've used an unlicensed system for months while my system was in transition. I still remember when Microsoft first introduced the activation system - everyone complained about how oppressive it was. It's nice that they have taken a more open approach.
     
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    Apparently the free update is possible only through the Microsoft Windows-Update-Assistant tool.
    However, I couldn't find an official statement about Win10 being still free from Microsoft. There are only reports about the How-To.
    Looks like an hidden Easter-Egg I guess :D
     

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