Windows 7 support will end on January 14, 2020

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by AsaadSoft, Sep 28, 2018.

  1. nodnar

    nodnar MDL Expert

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    unfortunately ther is no mount doom here;)
     
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  2. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Throw it at Mount Vista! :SmallAwesomeSmiley:
     
  3. Order_66

    Order_66 MDL Novice

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    Windows 10 is the answer for the question that was never asked, a solution to an invisible problem .

    There's simply no good reason to move to a version of windows that forces you to send in your personally identifiable info to its creator, forces you to accept broken updates that typically include unwanted and unwarranted feature and functionality changes.
    Includes adware and weak phone apps that try to masquerade as something for the desktop.

    I began my migration to Linux during the windows 10 beta period when I seen the direction windows was going, I'm 90% there and only use windows 7 for a few games that I just can't bring myself to say goodbye to yet.

    The biggest problem with Linux today is the same problem its had from the beginning, its arrogant and hostile users.
    I ran into that problem right away, I mitigated that by spending my free time reading the help files for Ubuntu, during my lunch break, while eating dinner, even while taking a dump I would be reading everything I could and that has helped immensely.

    Don't give up hope for moving to Linux, just use different approaches until you find the approach that works best for you.
     
  4. Jake1702

    Jake1702 MDL Novice

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    Or... you could use LTSB. Seems like a good option to me.
     
  5. achernov

    achernov MDL Novice

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    Can it be activated by kms?
     
  6. Jake1702

    Jake1702 MDL Novice

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    LTSB is an Enterprise version which uses Volume Licensing. Simply put, KMS is the ONLY way to activate it. (However for some reason LTSB 2016 and 2015 can be activated by digital license, though the recently released LTSC 2018 cannot.)
     
  7. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Maybe Volume:MAK will work for LTSC also. But, Volume it is.
     
  8. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    yep I agree dude, you make my day with your sincerity principally after Build 1607 :)
     
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  9. Order_66

    Order_66 MDL Novice

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    I used LTSB for a while, it was tolerable but was still sending a lot of encrypted data out the back door according to Wireshark but that was a couple of years ago.
     
  10. Jake1702

    Jake1702 MDL Novice

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    The good thing is unlike the normal Windows 10 versions, LTSB doesn't get crappy feature updates. This should mean when you block telemetry via hosts it should stay blocked since it shouldn't add any new servers.
     
  11. erpsterm35

    erpsterm35 MDL Addicted

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    it's actually LTSC 2019 instead of LTSC 2018
    and KMS is the only way to activate this new LTSC version
     
  12. Jake1702

    Jake1702 MDL Novice

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    Well I'm sorry but MS has a very terrible and confusing naming system.
     
  13. ForrestGump

    ForrestGump MDL Member

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    Will continue to use win7 until my last breath, MS can say anything they want, i won't stop using win7, it's definitely the best os that has been created until now.
    Long Live WIndows 7!!!!!
     
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  14. erpsterm35

    erpsterm35 MDL Addicted

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    same here ForrestGump.

    my family's Dell Inspiron 620 desktop PC that came with pre-installed Win7 SP1 (originally Win7 home premium sp1 but upgraded to Win7 ultimate sp1) will continue to run Win7, even past Jan. 2020.
     
  15. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Exactly. In my eyes, MS hasn't released any viable alternative or successor to Windows 7 yet. Only toy Windows.
     
  16. oyya

    oyya MDL Novice

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    Is it really reasonnable to continue using windows 7 after 2020 ?
     
  17. ashish.k

    ashish.k MDL Senior Member

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    I suppose if there's a "hack" like winXP using POSReady updates to still live longer then yeah but if no then consider Win8.1 maybe till 2023 but eventually one day you'll have to use win10. Try Win10 Enterprise LTSC without the modern apps and store. Maybe you'll like it.
     
  18. W7U

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    Hi there,

    I should get this out of my head before it overwhelms me.

    I am building a new powerhouse computer, but this time using the Mini-ITX form factor to reduce weight and space.

    I currently use Windows 7 Ultimate for the current machine, but I am well aware that it is reaching the end of supported state in January 2020.

    My new computer is going to have the i7-8700K 3.7GHz (Coffee Lake), which Windows 7 does not officially support.

    However, even after getting around the restrictions, there is no guarantee that there will be security patches for other software, under Windows 7, after 2020.

    The state of cybersecurity on the internet means that security updates are important for both the operating system and software.

    The real reason I am using Windows right now for my main computer is because of video games and 3D Studio Max.

    I could consider Linux, but it is more for servers than for productivity, and it doesn't run Windows applications properly.

    I could also consider Windows 10, but the privacy and stability problems makes it a no-go for the retail versions.

    I do not regret the new build, since I feel it has great potential for my gaming and 3D model development, but I am in some kind of limbo over the operating system.

    Furthermore, my health is awful, so I cannot afford to waste time wrestling too much with the OS question right now.
     
  19. ashish.k

    ashish.k MDL Senior Member

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    Just use Win10 Enterprise LTSC (v1809) or v1607 LTSB if you really want stability and no modern apps, store, cortana etc. Both should do a good job but v1809 is not very stable yet, it'll get there soon though.
     
  20. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    Why do people think "They Have to use Windows"?
    No.... we do not have to use Windows, there are other options for using an Operating System (this is what Windows really is). We need to explore those options before we decide to shackle ourselves into some buggy that we do not like. If enough people decide to use a different o.s. maybe then the big corporate M$ may make note of lost sales from data mining and decide not to do what it is attempting to do


    "hey kid want some Windows 10?"... Just say NO!!
     
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