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As of January 14, the last update for Windows 7 was rolled out. Unless something extremely dangerous is discovered, there will be no further updates for the operative system. So for everyone that didn't upgrade to Windows 10 and still chose to remain on Windows 7, now may be the time to move on.

Microsoft doesn't advertise it, but they still let you upgrade to Windows 10 for free if you have Windows 7 or 8.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/you-can-still-upgrade-to-windows-10-for-free-heres-how/

https://www.zdnet.com/article/heres-how-you-can-still-get-a-free-windows-10-upgrade/

Last edited by Hiku - on 24 January 2020

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End of life seems inaccurate. Windows 7 still works. It just won't get updates.
I'm not sure the last update I actually did is. Probably years now.



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That's nice and all, but I doubt windows 10 will do my windows 7 PC any good lol. Plus I welcome to end of updates! Freedom, turn on and off without waiting forever. I still have a PC running XP as well, and one with Windows NT but that one is in a closet somewhere.



Windows 8 was the absolute WORST operating system I've ever seen in my life.



Bandorr said:
End of life seems inaccurate. Windows 7 still works. It just won't get updates.
I'm not sure the last update I actually did is. Probably years now.

Sure, but XP still works as well, so I think I think it's fair to count the lifespan up to when updates cease. But I'll change the title for you.

Since hackers know that whatever they create will likely stay forever now, it'll be a prime target for malicious exploits.
My bank already has a notice that reads "Support for Windows 7 will cease."

So I don't feel comfortable staying on an OS like that any longer. But I really like Windows 7 and wish I could.
 

SvennoJ said:
That's nice and all, but I doubt windows 10 will do my windows 7 PC any good lol. Plus I welcome to end of updates! Freedom, turn on and off without waiting forever. I still have a PC running XP as well, and one with Windows NT but that one is in a closet somewhere.

Did you not have Automatic Updates turned off on Win 7? That was actually the primary reason for why I didn't upgrade to Win 10. Because you couldn't prevent automatic updates on Win 10. Just delay them, iirc. And I lost some important things due to an automatic win 7 update once. Even though I had turned it off. A manual update had apparently flipped the switch from Off to On...



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SwitchUP said:
Windows 8 was the absolute WORST operating system I've ever seen in my life.

I agree Windows 8 scores pretty low on the quality scale, but have you not used Windows ME?



Hiku said:
Bandorr said:
End of life seems inaccurate. Windows 7 still works. It just won't get updates.
I'm not sure the last update I actually did is. Probably years now.

Sure, but XP still works as well, so I think I think it's fair to count the lifespan up to when updates cease. But I'll change the title for you.

Since hackers know that whatever they create will likely stay forever now, it'll be a prime target for malicious exploits.
My bank already has a notice that reads "Support for Windows 7 will cease."

So I don't feel comfortable staying on an OS like that any longer. But I really like Windows 7 and wish I could.
 

SvennoJ said:
That's nice and all, but I doubt windows 10 will do my windows 7 PC any good lol. Plus I welcome to end of updates! Freedom, turn on and off without waiting forever. I still have a PC running XP as well, and one with Windows NT but that one is in a closet somewhere.

Did you not have Automatic Updates turned off on Win 7? That was actually the primary reason for why I didn't upgrade to Win 10. Because you couldn't prevent automatic updates on Win 10. Just delay them, iirc. And I lost some important things due to an automatic win 7 update once. Even though I had turned it off. A manual update had apparently flipped the switch from Off to On...

Thanks for the title change. And yeah hackers make me a little uneasy. But I'm more uneasy with windows 10.  I rather get it when I get a new computer. Windows 7 is just working so great for me right now.



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S.Peelman said:
SwitchUP said:
Windows 8 was the absolute WORST operating system I've ever seen in my life.

I agree Windows 8 scores pretty low on the quality scale, but have you not used Windows ME?

It follows the alternating cycle of crappy/good/crappy/good Windows releases which has been true for a while now. I fully expect Windows 11 to be awful.

Last edited by TruckOSaurus - on 24 January 2020

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TruckOSaurus said:
S.Peelman said:

I agree Windows 8 scores pretty low on the quality scale, but have you not used Windows ME?

It follows the alternating cycle of crappy/good/crappy/good Windows releases which has been true for a while now. I fully expect Windows 11 to be awful.

Lol yeah that has seem to have been the case since at least Windows 98.

I think I'll stick with Windows 10 for a while, that one's been decent enough. Well, actually I'm sticking with my Macbook but my secondary computer will probably stay Windows 10 for a while.

EDIT: @your edit, well with that picture yeah maybe we should say at least since Windows 3.1 lol, though I'd say 95 was the least terrible one of the terrible ones.

EDIT 2: Though I was young when I used 95, I may not be remembering it well enough to know, used 3.1 in the past as well, but that was incidental.

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SwitchUP said:
Windows 8 was the absolute WORST operating system I've ever seen in my life.

For me the early days of Vista were the worst followed by ME.  I didn't use 8 all that much though...