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how long
« on: February 27, 2018, 12:59:21 PM »
How long is win7 going to be around for, is there any word of it being done away with

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Re: how long
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2018, 01:14:00 PM »
windows lifecycles can be referenced here; https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/help/13853/windows-lifecycle-fact-sheet
Win7 mainstream support ended 3 years ago, extended support ends 2020.

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Re: how long
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2018, 03:00:30 PM »
so its ten or nothing

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Re: how long
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2018, 03:06:35 PM »
so its ten or nothing

No. You can use whatever version of Windows you want. They won't magically stop working. Over time Newer software and hardware will eventually no longer be compatible with it, but you aren't going to be blocked from using older releases.



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Re: how long
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2018, 05:37:57 PM »
Harry 48,
Good to see you again.

My current computer has Windows XP and Windows 10 , both 32 bit..
And my spare backup PC is Windows 7 and Window 10, 64 bit.

Amazon prime warms me that I have a outdated OS, but it5 still lets me watch vido with the right  browser. So I will keep using XP for awhile . The go to 7 if I need to.

The is one major App that only runs on Windows 10, so that is why I have Windows 10 on both machines.  ;D

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Re: how long
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2018, 01:12:23 PM »
Thank you, so I can keep using 7 for long enough thank you both for that I hate 10

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Re: how long
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2018, 04:11:20 PM »
Harry, it is easy to change Windows 10 to look like Windows 7.
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Re: how long
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2018, 12:46:03 PM »
Please me an easy way, I mean easy  :)

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Re: how long
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2018, 09:51:07 AM »
It's as simple as downloading and installing Classic Shell. That will install your start button and from there everything will look like Windows 7. From the Start button you can access all your programs and important documents.
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