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    Microsoft announces extended Windows 7 support for SMBs

    Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU) will be available for a fee through to Jan 2023.
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    Re: Microsoft announces extended Windows 7 support for SMBs

    In my world a "couple" means two, not three and a half.
    I'll be sticking with Windows 7 for the forseeable future anyway.

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    Re: Microsoft announces extended Windows 7 support for SMBs

    7 is certainly the new XP, I do remember in my last place of work They upgraded to 7 as 8.1 was released, always 2 steps behind.

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    Re: Microsoft announces extended Windows 7 support for SMBs

    I'm with 7 and am missing out on all the update crashes & freezes.
    Did you know that DX12 come to Win7 if you have 64 bit ?

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    Re: Microsoft announces extended Windows 7 support for SMBs

    Quote Originally Posted by albert89 View Post
    Did you know that DX12 come to Win7 if you have 64 bit ?
    Sadly, it was not a full DX12, but only a subset of APIs + and more importantly - devs had to target those in code, which is why only few games bothered (for OS going in EOL)...

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    Re: Microsoft announces extended Windows 7 support for SMBs

    Quote Originally Posted by albert89 View Post
    I'm with 7 and am missing out on all the update crashes & freezes.
    Did you know that DX12 come to Win7 if you have 64 bit ?
    Oh wow. I forgot OSes used to crash randomly all the time. Windows has come so far, you should join us in the present

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    Re: Microsoft announces extended Windows 7 support for SMBs

    Quote Originally Posted by judge56988 View Post
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    I'll be sticking with Windows 7 for the forseeable future anyway.
    My Windows machines are staying with W7 indefinitely.

    That said, I applaud MS for extending Security updates, and there's no reason not to expect a fee for it. So, well, done MS.

    Still sticking with 7 for legacy machines (and Linux for current ones) so I won't be taking them up on ESU, as I don't need to fix what in my case ain't broke. But well done.

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    Re: Microsoft announces extended Windows 7 support for SMBs

    Quote Originally Posted by Usernamist View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by albert89 View Post
    I'm with 7 and am missing out on all the update crashes & freezes.
    Did you know that DX12 come to Win7 if you have 64 bit ?
    Oh wow. I forgot OSes used to crash randomly all the time. Windows has come so far, you should join us in the present
    whoosh?
    Anyway, My experience of using a Win 10 work laptop for the last couple of years has only made me more determined to keep on using Win 7 on the desktop at home.

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    Re: Microsoft announces extended Windows 7 support for SMBs

    Quote Originally Posted by Usernamist View Post
    Oh wow. I forgot OSes used to crash randomly all the time. Windows has come so far, you should join us in the present
    Windows has certainly gone a long way. Unfortunately, for me, in entirely the wrong direction.

    It's like getting on a train for Brighton only to find yourself on a pretty, slick, pretty well-engineered high speed train which, though very nice, is an express to Glasgow. While Glasgow is n7ce enough (I'm told) it's not much use when the things I aant to do are in Brighton.

    Metaphors aside, W7 has it's problems but my usage is unchanged and it's been a good 10 years since my OS issue with 7, which is more than I can say for W10.

    It's horses for courses. My horse doesn't have 10 written on it.

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    I'm actually thinking of downgrading back to windows 7, windows 10 is just not right for me.

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    Re: Microsoft announces extended Windows 7 support for SMBs

    Moved main rig to Windows 10 this weekend (had done it when it was free but rolled back to Windows 7), first thing i did was make it look and feel like 7 in a lot of places (OpenShell ftw) but I'll be keeping 7 on one of my two laptops (the other is a dell d630 running Mint) It doesn't run games; just used to browse the web and program kit via serial port etc so no need for 10 on it.

    Really wish they hadn't gone the route they have with future versions of 10, i understand why; its still troubling.



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