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Offline Mayhem

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Windows 7 End of Life
« on: January 14, 2020, 12:57:24 am »
Just a reminder that Windows 7 is officially no longer supported by Microsoft as of today, January 14th.

If you continue to use Windows 7, your PC will still work but it may become more vulnerable to security risks as Microsoft is no longer providing security updates.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/windows/end-of-windows-7-support
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Re: Windows 7 End of Life
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2020, 04:28:34 am »
wahhhh, i still have one puter on 7


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Re: Windows 7 End of Life
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2020, 06:20:20 am »
I also have a laptop with windows 7. I always did like like it.
 

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Re: Windows 7 End of Life
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2020, 12:38:34 am »
My guest computer is still running Windows 7, but everything else has been upgraded to Windows 10.
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Re: Windows 7 End of Life
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2020, 12:36:31 am »
Just a heads up that you can still upgrade to Windows 10 for free.

I'm not sure how long this will last, so if you're interested I would do it fairly quickly. I successfully updated my guest computer earlier today following these instructions :

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/windows-7-is-done-heres-how-to-get-windows-10-for-free/
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Re: Windows 7 End of Life
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2020, 03:48:50 am »
Thanks for posting the info, Mayhem!  I upgraded to 10 and it went really well.  I was surprised by how well it went!


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Re: Windows 7 End of Life
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2020, 12:49:29 am »
Thank you for bringing this to my attention the other day! After my methods didn't work, I figured I'd have to buy Win 10 for that machine.
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Re: Windows 7 End of Life
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2020, 03:39:20 am »
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Re: Windows 7 End of Life
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2020, 12:39:01 am »
I just wanted to add that I recommend doing a fresh install after the upgrade. Some people have reported running into odd issues down the road.

You do not need a Windows 10 license key to do this, as your computer information is already stored on the Microsoft servers during the upgrade.

If this something you would like to do, you must create a Windows 10 bootable installation on a USB key or burn the image to a DVD. This instructions on how to do this can be found below.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
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Re: Windows 7 End of Life
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2020, 04:54:18 pm »
Thanks for the info. I have one computer at work that is still on Windows 7, and of course it is the bookeepers computer. Bought it new 2 years ago. I may try it on Monday and see what happens.

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Re: Windows 7 End of Life
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2020, 07:03:42 pm »
My work computer was still running on Win7, Smoky, and I'm glad I upgraded to Win10.  I did it about 10 days ago.


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Re: Windows 7 End of Life
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2020, 09:54:01 am »
My work computer was still running on Win7, Smoky, and I'm glad I upgraded to Win10.  I did it about 10 days ago.

Good to hear Squid. I hope it still works tomorrow. :)

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Re: Windows 7 End of Life
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2020, 12:34:18 am »
You should be just fine, but for anyone else holding out I would recommend upgrading now before this method no longer works.
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Re: Windows 7 End of Life
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2020, 09:14:21 am »
You should be just fine, but for anyone else holding out I would recommend upgrading now before this method no longer works.
It worked fine. Activated Windows 10 Pro. Thanks so much

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Re: Windows 7 End of Life
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2020, 10:22:48 am »
So glad it worked out for you, Smoky!


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Re: Windows 7 End of Life
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2020, 12:19:00 pm »
 
So glad it worked out for you, Smoky!
Me too.  cheesy.gif. Thank you

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Re: Windows 7 End of Life
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2020, 12:45:25 am »
It worked fine. Activated Windows 10 Pro. Thanks so much

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