Windows 7 Support Ending Soon

Discussion in 'Windows' started by Wolf, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    In Six Months, Microsoft Will Pull The Plug On Windows 7 Support - Yahoo Finance

    Microsoft is warning customers that the end is soon coming for Windows 7 in much the same way it came for Windows XP earlier this year. Microsoft will end free mainstream support for Windows 7 on January 13, 2015.

    That means no more security patches if hackers find holes, no more updated features or performance improvements.

    By the way, Microsoft also set an end-of-life of mainstream support for Windows 8 (including the latest version, Windows 8.1), for January 9, 2018.
     
  2. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Well that's rude.
     
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  3. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    I agree, I almost thought of upgrading to Windows 8, while back ago. But I'm not a big fan of that new format look, yea there is the desktop look. But I am really thinking about getting a Mac.
     
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  4. Evil_Ernie

    Evil_Ernie Smell my finger

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  5. Evil_Ernie

    Evil_Ernie Smell my finger

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  6. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    It just seemed early to me, but looking at the schedule, it's not out of line. I keep telling myself it's time for a new laptop anyway.
     
  7. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    I have a PC with Windows 7, I can sell you?
     
  8. Ehilbert1

    Ehilbert1 Ooh-Rah!!!!

    I've been enjoying Mavericks on my iMac. I wonder how long Apple will support it. My parents have Windows 7. I better warn them now.

    Sent from my Galaxy S4
     
  9. microbob

    microbob Well-Known Member

    That is right. The normal Windows 7 user will continue to see security patches and updates until 2020. No need to dump windows 7 yet, HP and Dell still offer it. I doubt we'll see another service pack.
     
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  10. Ehilbert1

    Ehilbert1 Ooh-Rah!!!!

    Thanks for that info!

    Sent from my Galaxy S4
     
  11. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    So are they still supporting Vista?


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  12. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    Vista support ended couple years ago.
     
  13. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    The original article implies no more security updates.


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  14. memebag

    memebag Top Brass, ADVP

    No, it says this:

     
  15. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    That part was not in the op. I didn't read the link.


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  16. memebag

    memebag Top Brass, ADVP

    Then that was your mistake.
     
  17. Vols44

    Vols44 Well-Known Member

    This sounds much better. Bought my son a Dell laptop for college two years ago just for W7 Pro. Idea for his academic needs. Desktop has W7 Home premium so I'll roll the dice til operating both machines becomes impractical.
     

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