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    Windows 7 end-of-support

    So Microsoft will no longer support Windows 7 after the middle of this coming January...
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...anuary-14-2020

    But I still plan to use it as long as I can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Melody Maker View Post
    So Microsoft will no longer support Windows 7 after the middle of this coming January...
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...anuary-14-2020

    But I still plan to use it as long as I can.
    It was, in my opinion, the best iteration of Windows ever. It ALMOST made up for the disastrous DOS 4.0.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    It was, in my opinion, the best iteration of Windows ever. It ALMOST made up for the disastrous DOS 4.0.
    I think it looked better visually than windows 8 and 10. But I really like the way windows 10 works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    I think it looked better visually than windows 8 and 10. But I really like the way windows 10 works.
    I'm OK with Windows 10, but I like it a whole lot better with Classic Shell to make it look and feel like Win 7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    I'm OK with Windows 10, but I like it a whole lot better with Classic Shell to make it look and feel like Win 7.
    I used that for a while then I got used to the windows 10 menus at work and now I like them better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mossrose View Post


    All that means is that Microsoft won't be providing any new updates for the operating system itself through Windows Update. Windows will continue to work, and in the event that it needs to be reinstalled, we can still get all the updates from there that were previously released up until that time.

    In other words, you can still play your games and run your programs on it indefinitely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Melody Maker View Post


    All that means is that Microsoft won't be providing any new updates for the operating system itself through Windows Update. Windows will continue to work, and in the event that it needs to be reinstalled, we can still get all the updates from there that were previously released up until that time.

    In other words, you can still play your games and run your programs on it indefinitely.


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Melody Maker View Post


    All that means is that Microsoft won't be providing any new updates for the operating system itself through Windows Update. Windows will continue to work, and in the event that it needs to be reinstalled, we can still get all the updates from there that were previously released up until that time.

    In other words, you can still play your games and run your programs on it indefinitely.
    What about those of us who use Microsoft Security Essentials?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    What about those of us who use Microsoft Security Essentials?
    I'm only guessing at this, but if it goes the way that it did in Windows XP, the program itself may still be available to download and install via Microsoft Update -- but it might no longer automatically update the definitions. Instead, manually updating the definitions will be in order...

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...or-microsoft-s
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