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      • #2325394
        amybabinchak
        AskWoody_MVP

        For the second year Harbor Computer Services has agreed to make the Win7 ESU licenses available for small quantity purchasers. What do you know? Micro
        [See the full post at: Win7 ESU License purchasing now open]

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      • #2325399
        Geo
        AskWoody Plus

        Home users can get micro patches from 0patch pro.

        • This reply was modified 2 weeks ago by Geo.
      • #2325405
        CBA
        AskWoody Plus

        Thanks Amy!  I used your service for my wife’s business T430s W7 Pro for one year.  It worked well and gave us breathing space.  I was tempted to sign up for a 2nd year, but I upgraded the T430s (512 GB HDD and 16 GB Mem) to W10 Pro 20H2 instead.  So far okay and no regrets.  The laptop feels more agile (and lost 10GB on the boot drive).

        • #2326618
          amybabinchak
          AskWoody_MVP

          I’m glad to hear it. Windows 10 is a much more security product and the modern feature set is pretty much a requirement if you’re a user of cloud applications and services.

          Can I get you to try Edge now? The new Chromium based Edge is truly a great browser. Microsoft finally got a browser right.

      • #2325453
        Kirsty
        Manager

        To prepare for your license purchase you will need:

        Amy, we are getting requests from people who (perhaps) didn’t use the year 1 licence.
        It would be helpful to add details for how people can now get on board now, and the details of the year 1 and year 2 purchase needed 🙂

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        • #2326619
          amybabinchak
          AskWoody_MVP

          Thanks for the that suggestion. In the form, we ask that anyone needing the year 1 license email Ted direct and his information there for doing so.

          Basically the story is that you must have a year 1 licensed installed before you can use your year 2 license. We’ve had a few people contact us about year 1 but not many

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      • #2325494

        Thanks, Susan and Amy, really nice of you to do this for “Woody” people!

        This year, I think I’m going to have to go with 0Patch, as $140-odd bucks vs. $28-30 US via PayPal is looking more attractive, since

        1. I really have very little MSFT on this machine; Use LibreOffice, GIMP, Thunderbird, other open-source stuff on this box. MSE and the Pro OS, that’s it.
        2. Senior budget! 🙂

        You DO get some offshore telephone support with an ESU, but…hey, maybe I’ll change my mind before Feb. I understand the last patch for the first year will be the one that comes down on the second Tuesday.

        Win7 Pro SP1 64-bit ESU, Dell Latitude E6330, Intel CORE i5 "Ivy Bridge", Group "Patch List", Multiple Air-Gapped backup drives in different locations, "Don't auto-check for updates-Full Manual Mode." Linux Mint Greenhorn
        --
        "A committee is the only known form of life that can have least four legs and no brain."

        -Robert Heinlein

        • #2326256
          anonymous
          Guest

          Hi Nibbled,

          I am curious what Group “Patch List” is?

          Thanks,
          Kevin

          • #2326319

            Those that follow Susan’s Patch List recommendations.

            Win7 Pro SP1 64-bit ESU, Dell Latitude E6330, Intel CORE i5 "Ivy Bridge", Group "Patch List", Multiple Air-Gapped backup drives in different locations, "Don't auto-check for updates-Full Manual Mode." Linux Mint Greenhorn
            --
            "A committee is the only known form of life that can have least four legs and no brain."

            -Robert Heinlein

      • #2325984
        anonymous
        Guest

        Do they take cash? I am old person and do not have credit card. Plus I turn off Windows 7 updates around 2015 when Windows 10 was being forced on people. I have not install any updates after that. Would I have to pay for those as well?

        I use my Windows 7 computer every other day or so online. I have not had any problems. I do not use for any banking or money stuff since I do not have that. I just use for news and email.

        • #2326020
          Alex5723
          AskWoody Plus

          I don’t think 0Patch takes cash. You can mail customer support.

          You don’t pay for patches when subscribed. I think for the service you need to be updated up to 1.2020. Ask support that question too.

          • #2326122
            anonymous
            Guest

            Do they have an mail address for support or a local office to visit them to pay them the cash? I prefer mail address over email. There are times that I can not get into my email to check it since I do not have cell phone and my landline does not accept text messages.

            • #2326128
              PKCano
              Manager

              Here is the link for the 0patch contact page. They have several ways you can contact them.
              https://0patch.com/contact.html

              • #2326134
                anonymous
                Guest

                Thanks but looks like there is only one way – email. I tried to log into my email account and not working since gmail does not recognize my device that I always use. It seems I will just have to forget about this and keep using my Windows 7 without any updates. It sill works well with only the 2015 updates installed.

        • #2326047
          Paul T
          AskWoody MVP

          Follow Canadian Tech’s recommendations for running W7 without patching.
          https://www.askwoody.com/2019/canadian-tech-how-to-rebuild-a-win7-system-with-minimal-snooping/

          cheers, Paul

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        • #2326621
          amybabinchak
          AskWoody_MVP

          No cash sorry. PayPal, Credit card or bank transfer are the options.

          Just a thought, since you’re down to very little computer use, perhaps try a consumption device like an iPad? I bought last years model for $90 new recently. There are even less expensive models and any of them put you in a more secure place than the unpatched windows 7 computer.

      • #2326191
        anonymous
        Guest

        As the first years subscription for ESU expires on January 12th 2021 (patch Tuesday), does that mean that the second years ESU is a pre-requisit to obtain the January 2021 update/s?

        suppose we’ll find out soon enough, clear as mud with M$

      • #2326294
        gkarasik
        AskWoody Lounger

        Got my Win7 machines updated to ESU v2. Couldn’t have been easier. Thanks Amy and Ted!

        GaryK

        • This reply was modified 1 week, 5 days ago by gkarasik.
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      • #2326321

        OK, for info straight from the horse’s mouth (0Patch) for all those interested, or confused, or both:
        See post #2326320

        Win7 Pro SP1 64-bit ESU, Dell Latitude E6330, Intel CORE i5 "Ivy Bridge", Group "Patch List", Multiple Air-Gapped backup drives in different locations, "Don't auto-check for updates-Full Manual Mode." Linux Mint Greenhorn
        --
        "A committee is the only known form of life that can have least four legs and no brain."

        -Robert Heinlein

      • #2326498
        redknight
        AskWoody Plus

        Are the instructions for installing Year2 ESU the same as Year1 instructions that Susan provided?

        • #2326515
          PKCano
          Manager

          Click on the link to the Form in the main blog post.
          The email address for Harbor Computer Services is at the top.

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          • #2326520
            redknight
            AskWoody Plus

            I meant the installation instructions.  Susan’s instructions from last year:

            • Open an elevated command window (enter cmd into the Windows search box and select the “Run as administrator” option).
            • At the prompt, type in slmgr /ipk [full key]” and click Enter. (Replace [full key] with the complete ESU key number.)

            Be patient: eventually a screen will pop up indicating that the key was properly entered

            • Back at the prompt, enter slmgr /dlv and click Enter; this will go out and acquire the given activation key.

            Again, be patient: each step takes some time. After a pause, a screen will pop up indicating that the key is ready for activation.

            • In that same screen, look for the Activation ID. It should be 77db037b-95c3-48d7-a3ab-a9c6d41093e0. (For the first year, all ESU setups will have that same number.)
            • Final step: Back in the command window, enter slmgr /ato 77db037b-95c3-48d7-a3ab-a9c6d41093e0 — another window should pop up, stating an activation was successful.

             

            This year the activation id will be different?

            • #2326563
              Paul T
              AskWoody MVP

              We are in the dark just like you. Please ask Harbor and let us know.

              cheers, Paul

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            • #2326629
              Susan Bradley
              Manager

              Amy/Ted send the instructions.  I will also be putting it in the newsletter (not this weekend but next weekend)

              Susan Bradley Patch Lady

        • #2326623
          amybabinchak
          AskWoody_MVP

          Yes and they are sent with your license code. Same as last year. There is a step that can be skipped and Ted has updated the document to that effect. Susan has that update as well

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