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Windows 7

Posted: December 10th, 2019, 7:16 pm
by BuckeyeChuck
Am I at high risk if I keep running windows 7? I would rather not buy a new computer and mine ran very poorly when I tried windows 10 on it. Appreciate your time! :x

Re: Windows 7

Posted: December 10th, 2019, 8:02 pm
by andy10917
There will be no patches for malware after January 20(?), and you'll be an easy target thereafter.

Re: Windows 7

Posted: December 10th, 2019, 8:11 pm
by BuckeyeChuck
Ok. Thanks Andy...appreciate it!

Re: Windows 7

Posted: December 10th, 2019, 9:04 pm
by bpgreen
Supposedly, the period for upgrading to windows 10 for free ended a long time abo, but I read recently that it still works.

Here's one article about it:https://www.cnet.com/how-to/upgrade-to- ... heres-how/

Re: Windows 7

Posted: December 10th, 2019, 9:10 pm
by BuckeyeChuck
Yes I tried 10. It bogged my old laptop down too much. I guess I should get a new one. Just don't want that purchase right now. Trying to watch the budget.

Re: Windows 7

Posted: December 10th, 2019, 9:21 pm
by edslawn
Here is an alternative that I love for older machines. It converts your old rig to a Chromebook and it is very fast.

https://www.neverware.com/

Re: Windows 7

Posted: December 10th, 2019, 10:20 pm
by BuckeyeChuck
Thanks I will check this out for sure!

Re: Windows 7

Posted: December 11th, 2019, 7:46 am
by fun4me2
To clarify the Windows 7 versions of extended life, I believe it is the Enterprise version.

Re: Windows 7

Posted: December 11th, 2019, 7:14 pm
by BuckeyeChuck
Roger that ..gracias!

Re: Windows 7

Posted: March 27th, 2020, 9:32 pm
by ken-n-nancy
For what it's worth, Windows 10 installations using Windows 7 Pro keys still seem to work. Within the past month, I had a hard drive on a Windows 7 computer die, and I was able to do a fresh install of Windows 10 using the Windows 7 product key (from the sticker on the machine) without any trouble.