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      Tracey Capen
      AskWoody MVP

      WINDOWS 7 SUPPORT By Amy Babinchak Given the approaching Windows 7 end of life (January 14, 2020), here’s a surprising development from Microsoft: pai
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      Great writeup

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      Sounds like a good business plan for Microsoft. Don’t have to work a lot compared to changing the OS to issue patches but keep getting more and more revenues until people have to pay again to buy Win 10.

      From my point of view, I would prefer to pay and stay on 7 longer instead of wasting time going to 10 now and throwing away PCs that are still good, but not worth an upgrade for just a few years. Hopefully, lots of angered 7 users that will be now on 10 could help steer development a bit differently, but I’m not holding my hopes up on this one. We might see Microsoft trying more monetization schemes and deceptive tricks like the recent online account thing. Staying on 7 a bit more could help avoid this. Speaking of the online account thing, see the funny conclusion here for a bit of laugh:

      However, Office 2010 is going out of support in October 2020, so it is not acceptable to continue running a not supported version in a professional setting, for security reasons. So the choice of staying on 7 is not really a choice. And no, I don’t want to subscribe to Office so I will just buy an OEM version on Win 10 with a new PC and run it until it dies again, with three years less of support than the previous version… Thanks Microsoft for making my work less productive.

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      I think it would be great if someone reliable made a Win 7 SP-X with ALL updates installed that can be used for an “in place update” for those of us who are behind in updating.

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        The old saying goes, “if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.” There is none more reliable at meeting your own high standards. Search this site, or find your favorite solution for making an “image” of your current system. You will always be able to revert to this known good condition, or “snapshot”, whatever the future may bring.

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