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Old January 14, 2019, 08:18 AM
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Default Windows 7 Is Almost Dead

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/wi...ive,38435.html

odd though, as I thought it's official end-of-support was 2023, but it seems that's actually 8.1.
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Is that for real? I have an old PC at home which runs on Windows 7. Why is it all of a sudden?
I guess the only thing that I can do now installs 8.1.
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Old January 14, 2019, 05:14 PM
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Is that for real? I have an old PC at home which runs on Windows 7. Why is it all of a sudden?
I guess the only thing that I can do now installs 8.1.
or do what I have done with my older laptop switched to Linux unless you are gaming it pretty much has everything you need and it is free allot less resource usage when I idled on my laptop with nothing loading it was using 2.5 gb ram in Linux it barely used 1gb even with a webrowser open
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Old January 14, 2019, 05:17 PM
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This has been known for a while, 2020 was already an extended support period. Not quite XP longevity, but it's had a good run.
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Old January 14, 2019, 05:42 PM
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Is that for real? I have an old PC at home which runs on Windows 7. Why is it all of a sudden?
I guess the only thing that I can do now installs 8.1.
You can still install windows 10 for free by using your windows 7 auth key when it asks for the windows 10 one during install.

Microsoft might have ended the "free upgrade", but they've left this well known back door open so we're left to assume that it's at least marginally (wink, wink) supported.

The only PC's I've come across that won't work with W10 are the first gen "3 number" i3,5, and 7's, and that's based on not being able to use the onboard video (although I'm assuming that it'd work with a dedicated card if you could turn the onboard off).
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This has been known for a while, 2020 was already an extended support period. Not quite XP longevity, but it's had a good run.
This is not the end of Windows 7 either, people are going to run it for many years to come just like XP. I'm sure MS will be offering the (costly) patching as well for Corporations that need it.
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This is not the end of Windows 7 either, people are going to run it for many years to come just like XP. I'm sure MS will be offering the (costly) patching as well for Corporations that need it.
I was very surprised a couple of years ago I wad at a bank and it was using XP the company I am posted at is using 7 I doubt that they will change . personally I like win 7 it is very customisation and can be stripped down or turned off allot with out breaking it the newer OS you cant do this and it breaks even turning off things you dont really use will break it because they made it so things depend on other things which makes it so you need more ram because of all of the extras running in the back ground.
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Still going at my work. Effort going on to migrate to Win10, and some networks have it, but Win7 is still holding on in the big networks.
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or do what I have done with my older laptop switched to Linux unless you are gaming it pretty much has everything you need and it is free allot less resource usage when I idled on my laptop with nothing loading it was using 2.5 gb ram in Linux it barely used 1gb even with a webrowser open

This. I've been running Ubuntu at work for 2 years. First 16, now 18. The support lifecycle for Ubuntu LTS is now longer than Windows or MacOS... (5 years guaranteed without any major "service packs" which break things)
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