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Windows 7 advice

Post by cleaver » Mon 13 Jan, 2020 6:40 pm

Hi all,

I just found out that Microsoft are stopping support for Windows 7 from tomorrow. :xcomputer:

I've only got it on an old laptop, but that has my itunes on, plus I'd like to keep it 'alive' as a back-up.

So (if anyone still has any Windows 7 devices!), has anyone found any cheapo fixes, or will I have to stump up £120 for Windows 10. The laptop is not even worth that, so i'd be very grateful for a cheaper solution!

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Re: Windows 7 advice

Post by StevenG » Mon 13 Jan, 2020 11:18 pm

Stopping support doesn't really mean anything, everything will still work as it does now. Nothing lasts forever though :( if you have applications that require updates then maybe there will be a time what Windows 7 isn't fully supported by your application. Until then I wouldn't panic.

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Post by prospero » Mon 13 Jan, 2020 11:53 pm

I had a windows 7 rig until April this year. As the PC was 10 years old I treated myself to a new one with win 10.

Still have the old PC set up and it works fine. Bit slow now I've got used to the new one. :roll:

I never did update the old machine. The roof's still on. :lol:
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Re: Windows 7 advice

Post by cleaver » Tue 14 Jan, 2020 3:24 am

Thanks guys. What concerns me is online security.

Saying that, I suppose I could keep it offline and just us it for itunes...but that has to update etc.

I'm like you, Peter; I never bothered updating Windows 7. But it is a worry that Microsoft will cease trying to keep ahead of the hackers/malware and all that.

If I find any solutions, I'll bung them on here.

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Re: Windows 7 advice

Post by Steve N » Tue 14 Jan, 2020 7:48 am

All mine are windows 7, except one with 8 on, that's for my accounts
A lot of my programs/software, are old and most probably not run on 8 or 10 :xcomputer:

just keep your ant-virus up to date , something I have to do this week
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Re: Windows 7 advice

Post by cleaver » Tue 14 Jan, 2020 12:09 pm

Now who'd be fool enough to hack the sheriff's computers? :wounded:

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Post by Steve N » Tue 14 Jan, 2020 1:27 pm

Had two of my websites hacked once, bloody scally wags :lol:
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Re: Windows 7 advice

Post by cleaver » Tue 14 Jan, 2020 2:59 pm

Framing espionage, you say, Steve?......I can feel a best-seller coming on (printed on PH neutral paper, of course) :lol:

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Re: Windows 7 advice

Post by cleaver » Wed 15 Jan, 2020 12:40 pm

I just kicked the can down the road by buying a pre-loved Sony Vaio (with a fresh Windows 10 installation) off fleabay.

Will still need to sort the other one out, but no rush now. :D

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