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Support for windows 7 is ending in coming days in my country, Australia.

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posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 05:16 PM
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They are offering a free upgrade to win 10. There was lots of concern when it first came out. I feel somewhat screwed because I'm dammed if i do and damned if I don't as I see it.

I still have my win 7 discs and I have win 7 images on separate storage discs.

is there anything I would be advantaged by knowing about all this?

What options and choices do I have here?

thanks for any help.




posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 05:19 PM
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a reply to: Azureblue

just do the update...

I hated windows 8 for a long time coming from xp lol, but I got used to it... 10 is pretty good, things moved around a bit but IF you know windows its pretty easy to navigate

plus its optimised for VR... so




posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 05:28 PM
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Windows 7 has already reached EOL .
What you doin on an ancient OS anyway ?
Have you read of the new features in Windows 10 ?
You need to.
And , once upon a time years ago , you actually had a chance to use your Windows 7 to upgrade to Win 10 as a registered digital copy for free.
I capitalized on that one with all 4 of my machines running Windows 8.1.
Just think , Win 10 for free. Registered . With Microsoft.
Then , almost immediately , signed up for the Windows 10 Insider Program on 2 of them.
Never had an issue.



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 06:08 PM
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haven't you ever wondered why Microsoft would give you a product for free, the same type of which they have charged for every other version?

for your free OS you will be at the mercy of the US government and its various spy agencies. Nothing in life is free

You have been warned

a reply to: Akragon



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 06:08 PM
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Hahahah ignorance is bliss...


a reply to: Gothmog



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 06:10 PM
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originally posted by: hombero
haven't you ever wondered why Microsoft would give you a product for free, the same type of which they have charged for every other version?

for your free OS you will be at the mercy of the US government and its various spy agencies. Nothing in life is free

You have been warned

a reply to: Akragon



no point living in fear... pretty sure im good



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 06:13 PM
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originally posted by: hombero
haven't you ever wondered why Microsoft would give you a product for free, the same type of which they have charged for every other version?

for your free OS you will be at the mercy of the US government and its various spy agencies. Nothing in life is free

You have been warned

a reply to: Akragon



A little paranoia is a good thing.

Too much isn't healthy.

Unless you live in America and don't have a job, don't own a car, don't own property, don't pay taxes, don't use a bank, don't have electricity, a cell phone or use the US mail system or the internet they already know everything you do anyways.

To the OP... Win10 is just fine.

You'll like it.



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posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 06:13 PM
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a reply to: Azureblue

I have some friends who are still using 7 here int eh states. They asked me to help them make it safe to continue using. I suggest a P2P filter to help block some IP's from accessing your computer by a back door. I had them buy a good firewall program and set it up for them, and keep your anti virus/malware/spyware up to date.

I did hear that there is a group producing patch packages for Win 7 but I could never find them online. Win 7 is a very good and stable windows version. I think just a few good steps like I suggested for my friend is your only option.

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posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 06:28 PM
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originally posted by: hombero
haven't you ever wondered why Microsoft would give you a product for free, the same type of which they have charged for every other version?

for your free OS you will be at the mercy of the US government and its various spy agencies. Nothing in life is free

You have been warned

a reply to: Akragon


Nope
There has always been a Federal government backdoor to every OS and application since 1984 . (hmmm) All companies had to sign off on that .

The only difference is that you really cannot "personalize" as much . Although there is very little one cannot do.
It is Microsoft Store based however.
It is free due to that. Nothing more.
Lots of nice , free applications there .



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 06:50 PM
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What options and choices do I have here?

Generally it won't make any real difference to you unless the application software (virus checkers etc) you use no longer is supported under Windows 7.

Windows 7 was the last M$ OS I used before moving to linux ubuntu. Back then I still needed to run some windows applications so used oracle's free vm virtualbox under linux to run windows 7. Today I strictly use linux runing on a little arm computer that uses only 2 watts at idle and am 100% satisfied.




posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 06:58 PM
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Nobody in my small office ever wants to update operating systems. So I update one computer and then they see what it can do then update their computer once they usually ask. Once they got used to it they liked Windows 10, took about 4 weeks to get them all on board



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 07:03 PM
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Keep Win 7. Two of my machines still have it. It works fine. "End of support" means no more updates, but who cares? How many times --in your entire life-- have you actually needed "support" from Microsoft? You have more control over your own machine with Win 7. Just keep it and don't worry about it. When you get a new machine, which you eventually will, it will have the latest OS.



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 07:05 PM
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originally posted by: schuyler
Keep Win 7. Two of my machines still have it. It works fine. "End of support" means no more updates, but who cares? How many times --in your entire life-- have you actually needed "support" from Microsoft? You have more control over your own machine with Win 7. Just keep it and don't worry about it. When you get a new machine, which you eventually will, it will have the latest OS.

Actually , Microsoft still has to release Security Updates.
For a time

Companies have ended their driver development for Windows 7 last year .
So , no Real Time Ray-tracing for those folks.
There are a lot of features in new devices that do , or will not , be supported in Windows 7

Yet , I would ask why ?
Why keep an old , decrepit anything past its good old days ? (well , my wife did keep me)
Retire it
Step up to the modern age.

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posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 07:13 PM
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What options and choices do I have here?

Step up to Windows 10
You can actually run Linux under Win 10 if that makes you feel better.
Not only does Microsoft support Linux now , the support is built right into the OS
Final answer.
Goth.



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 08:51 PM
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I will use W7 until I can't use it anymore. I'm not a gamer and I don't need any fancy crap. I will not be forced into an "upgrade" that they wanted me to make bad enough to try and force it on me. I don't know enough about computers and software to guess what they were/are up to with that but I have enough common sense to know when something stinks.

If they HAD to force it (and they are still trying to force it in a more subtle way) that (to me) means they are trying to do something people would not like unless they were forced into it. Which (in my book) is ALWAYS suspect.

When I cannot use Windows 7 anymore, I have a Linux install ready to go. I will never voluntarily use anything MS again as long as there is ANY other alternative. Even if I have to pay for Apple. Not that it's any better. But I would do it just because of the aggravation and inconvenience MS knowingly, willingly and deliberately perpetrated upon the world with this. I am absolutely willing to go full Linux even though I hate Linux. All it needs to do is give me a stable Chrome experience and I'm good.
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posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 08:58 PM
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get windows 10.
why are win7 die hards so tragic?
i'm joking,
not really just get win10 and stop being dingdong.



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 09:01 PM
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a reply to: Azureblue

Win10 is hot salty garbage. Im using Insider but my beefs would be the same on regular editions. Updates are forced. If i have apps open like notepad++ and document tabs are not saved they do not recover after update reboot. I often have data pasted to new document tabs to reflect upon and its really annoying to lose it after an update i didnt prepare for. Updates constantly break my yoga and roll back. I have Ubuntu18 configured to dual boot so i can recover my # when they really screw up here one day.

I would dual boot if i were you. Start acclimating to a real OS. Ubuntu or Mint linux and onlyoffice desktop editors cover most of your productivity needs.



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 09:36 PM
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Hi there.

I was in the same boat as you.

Tonight, I just downloaded Windows 10 HOME for FREE and it took about an hour and a half to update and install.

All your files will be kept and there was nothing on my PC that was incompatible with Windows 10 HOME.

It was easy peasy and afterwards, my desktop stayed the same, like it was on Windows 7.

Go to this link and download the "download tool."

Here's a great YouTube video showing how easy the download/installation process is, plus this guy gives great tips.



Everything is working fine and I've just gone through and changed some settings that will increase my privacy, which also was really easy to do...I've posted the three YouTube videos that helped me down below.





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posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 11:44 PM
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Oh, and BTW. Most of the people who push Windows 10 like their life depended on it are hardcore gamers and/or irrationally obsessed tech junkies. Those types of people don't care about anything else and they are already used to being manipulated by game designers every day. So of course they think you're silly for asking questions. They're like any other kind of junkies. They don't care if it's bad for them.



posted on Jan, 3 2020 @ 12:41 AM
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10 sucks, but at least it’s not Vista.
I prefer 8.1 myself, but life is just easier when you’re up to date.

I have little doubt that there will still be a community for 7, rolling out service packs to plug the holes.
XP and 7 were by far the best MS OS’.

But these days the best commodity is the user itself.
Be sure to disable all the telemetry services you can in Win10.

Windows has really made me look at apple, but deep down inside, I know that one day I’ll shift to Linux. Support for games has become MUCH better.

One day soon..



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