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    Microsoft will release a free Windows 7 'black desktop' fix

    OS maker previously shared workarounds for the problem. Software update is due in Feb.
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    Re: Microsoft will release a free Windows 7 'black desktop' fix

    Im a user of a Win Vista O/S Toshiba Laptop which was updated to Win7 5 years ago and which can not be updated to windows 10 because it does not have the necessary architecture.
    When I migrated to Win7 there was no warning that support would stop.
    What will Microsoft do for people like me that are happy with their old hardware and don't wish to purchase new equipment which, in all probability, will meet with a similar fate a few years down the timeline.
    I Like Win7, its a great upgrade from my first O/S win 3.11, which I started on.

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    Re: Microsoft will release a free Windows 7 'black desktop' fix

    Quote Originally Posted by uksnapper View Post
    Im a user of a Win Vista O/S Toshiba Laptop which was updated to Win7 5 years ago and which can not be updated to windows 10 because it does not have the necessary architecture.
    When I migrated to Win7 there was no warning that support would stop.
    What will Microsoft do for people like me that are happy with their old hardware and don't wish to purchase new equipment which, in all probability, will meet with a similar fate a few years down the timeline.
    I Like Win7, its a great upgrade from my first O/S win 3.11, which I started on.
    What will they do for you? I may be a bit cynical, but the answer seems to be to suggest you upgrade to Win10 and buy a new machine to run it on.

    Unless you're a corporate and want to pay for extended support.

    On the other hand, Win7 is getting on now, and on-going support gets more and more expensive, especially on a per-user basis as the number of users dwindles.

    I sympathise, as I have several Win7 machines, and even a couple of XP systems because more modern OS's won't support some software and hardware I still use.

    My solution was to take those machines off-net permanently. I never let them connect, and indeed they aren't even wired in. I also have a couple of machines online, but running Linux - which is not as hard to do as you might think.
    A lesson learned from PeterB about dignity in adversity, so Peter, In Memorium, "Onwards and Upwards".

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