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Microsoft informs Windows 7 users that support will stop next year

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Mar 21, 2019.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    I bet the die hards will pay untill 2023, and hope by then Linux is a thing.

    Nope :D
     
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    schmidtbag Ancient Guru

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    The die hards will not switch to Linux; they're called "die hards" for a reason. But, I'm sure the people who prefer Windows 7 but aren't zealots of it might switch. Linux has been making tremendous progress in the past 2 years.
    The die-hards struggle enough as-is dealing with the relatively minimal differences of Windows 10, so switching to a whole different OS with some pretty substantial differences isn't gonna happen. They will cling onto Windows 7 the same way XP die-hards did.

    Of course, I would like to clarify there's a difference between your average Windows 7 user and the die-hard users. There are a few people here who use Windows 7 for practical reasons, such as compatibility or stability.

    The only difference between the XP days is there's not really a clear future of where Windows will be by 2023. Not like I care - if they want to be left behind, not my problem.
     
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    reix2x Master Guru

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    i am still rolling W7, i even like 8.1 (with start 8), 10 is ok if you do the privacy and telemetry homework, next year i'm having a new build and it will have W10, W7 have been a great experience so far!
     

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    Embra Master Guru

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    So is W11 around the corner?
     
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    BetA Ancient Guru

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    Anyone using WIndows 7 "can" disable or hide this Update without any problems.
    The Update in Question here is --> KB4493132

    Greetings :p
     
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    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    That's not going to make support last any longer though.

    That's just crawling back underneat your rock.
     
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    BetA Ancient Guru

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    did i state anywhere that it will increase the support time?
    Sorry, i think i have bad eyes, cause i cant find anything regarding your statement..

    also, some people dont want to be nagged..

    *now crawl back under your even Bigger rock..
     
  9. vbetts

    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    Hey. Both of you, no more rock crawling.
     
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    schmidtbag Ancient Guru

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    *mumbling angerly*
    [​IMG]
     
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    BetA Ancient Guru

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    jokes aside, since it "wasnt" mentioned in the Article, i just added the questionable KB update so users can decide for them self..

    * i do like me some good Rock crawling Simulator :p
     
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    Passus Maha Guru

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    Windows will forever be add on to windows 10 from now on,, same os updated over years
     
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    Rich_Guy Ancient Guru

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    Not informing me, didn't install the KB :D
     
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    I was doing a dual boot for a while of 7 and 8.1 for a few months. I ended up recently just switching to 8.1. Just like with Windows 7, everything on the Ryzen platform works with the correct configuration. The Windows 7 drivers install as well without issue. All you need to do is install the Windows 7 AM4 chipset drivers from device manager. Once the UI is configured, and with the classic start menu enabled, 8.1 looks almost exactly the same as 7. The added benefit of 8.1 though is it offers much better NVMe SSD performance. Across the board, gaming performance is also better. I have to admit, 8.1 is a very stable OS.
     
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    Me neither ....or is it either? I get confused on stuff like that....Grrrrrr...:D
     

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    And just last week...

     
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    Passus Maha Guru

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    Either or xD
     
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    Windows 8.1 2023... hopefully, MS has the Windows 10 Alpha buttoned up and ready for its Beta release :cool:
     
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    sverek Ancient Guru

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    M$ should inform us when it releases competent version of Windows that actually suppose to replace Win7.
     
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    Hard to swallow the fact that people prefer Win7, eh :D

    Can't get enough of your teenager emotions. Please tell me more what you feel about Win7 and its users.
    Maybe add more creativity! I will give you a like. No bambooze.
     
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