Discuss: Windows 7 End of Life

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January 15, 2020 at 17:00:09
Specs: Windows 10, 1.4 GHz / 5610 MB
Hi all,

This week's poll question is about news that Windows 7 has reached its end of support. Discuss here if you have any computers still running the operating system, and, if you like, the poll results themselves.

Thanks,
Justin


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#1
January 15, 2020 at 17:34:52
Haven't been here in a long time. But yes I still have a Windows 7 Desktop HPE 270f with an i7 it was top of the line in 2010 still runs great. Have added a SSD because original died and have already did the free upgrade and went back to 7. I gonna keep Windows 7 just to see how it will go.

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#2
January 15, 2020 at 18:07:02
Meh... XP support ended eons ago. Still use it every day. It's more knowing what to and not to do than depending upon M$ to save me from myself.

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#3
January 15, 2020 at 19:56:15
I don't mind Win10 at all. With a bit of Winaero tweakage, it's just as lean and stable as Win7, plus it supports all the modern stuff.

It was actually Netflix that prompted my first Win10 upgrade, probably close to 2 years ago now? The Netflix app was the only way to get my HTPC to do Netflix in 4K and bitstream DD+ 5.1 out to my AV receiver.

Ryzen 9 3900X @ 4.3GHz | 32GB DDR4-3200 | GTX 1080 Ti | Way too much RGB

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#4
January 17, 2020 at 02:30:19
sighhh Haven't we seen this before? the end of XP!!
Everybody was up in arms. Vista was no good and Win 7 was not "compatible" with older systems......
I thought the Millennials were more adaptive to change, I guess not....

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#5
January 24, 2020 at 06:17:29
There's still many around, customers tend to run a lot of these old server Windows as well, like Windows Server 2008 and 2012.

But, since most of these machines have no direct internet access, risk is very low.


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#6
January 30, 2020 at 16:32:48
I still have a Win 7 machine and just bought a Win 10 system. I'm in the process of transitioning my data from 7 to 10 but it's a PITA.

The Win 10 machine can access some of the shared Win 7 folders, but not all. It can see many of them it just can't open them to get to the files within. I have to take the extra step of moving data into one of the shared folders that Win 10 can see into, not just see, before I can move it over.

I don't care that Win 7 is going out of support, but it sucks that MS doesn't make it easier to transition to their latest and greatest.


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#7
February 6, 2020 at 05:15:55
Why bother with shared folders ? Networking on Windows isn't their best feature ...

What if you just use an USB drive to transfer ?


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