At least 100 million PCs still run Windows 7, one year after support ended

seeprime

Posts: 515   +561
Microsoft doesn't sell support for Windows 7 after January 1, that support ends today. This isn't a service Microsoft will sell to anyone asking for it, only customers they know has incompetent leaders refusing to invest in IT safety. It isn't a service they're paying for, it's a penalty to force them off Windows 7.
I'm not sure where you get your information. Year two of the three year of extended support is now available to buy. AskWoody.com even has a link where Windows 10 Pro users can buy it. https://www.askwoody.com/2021/win7-esu-license-purchasing-now-open/
 

Nick_Knac

Posts: 17   +5
I know why Windows want me to upgrade, but I don't see why I would want to upgrade. W7 works perfectly well. It handles every thing I want do, more than adequately, it looks nice and is comprensible, it's quick, stable and I can't think of anything I want to do that I can't do on it. The only problem is that MS have stopped supporting their own excelent product to make customers buy their new, what a lot of folk think is, an inferior product. If after 5 years, withdrawing support, and generally threatening all sorts of mischeif they can only get 75% of a very captive market, they really need to ask their software guys what on earth they are doing? Seems most people are using W10 because they have to, not because they want to.
 

duckofdeath

Posts: 124   +151
I'm not sure where you get your information. Year two of the three year of extended support is now available to buy. AskWoody.com even has a link where Windows 10 Pro users can buy it. https://www.askwoody.com/2021/win7-esu-license-purchasing-now-open/
Extended Security Updates (ESU) Licensing.

That is not support. That is an expensive 2-year butt-saver for incompetent IT managers to stop skimping on security on their workplace tools.

Support is, "hi, we're developing this thing for Windows and experiencing an operating system issue. Please fix, thank you?". Support is over. From here on, organisations are paying expensively to get crucial security updates. Like, you know, the name says.
 

mark kram

Posts: 52   +11
You already know my qualifications!

I can stop all malware and ransomware from wrecking my Windows XP box

I have been doing so for the past 7 years "ONLINE" without a single problem

I can do it without any Microsoft security updates while running a full admin account online

That's all the qualifications I need

and you?

You cannot secure a fully updated copy of Windows 10 because Microsoft won't let you
Actually XP is so old that virus and malware writers leave it alone. They moved on long ago. I have an old laptop that uses IE4 and XP, that I've used with a router infrequently without trouble. My 10 year old home built desktop is running win 10 and I have no problem with it. I leave it running 24/7's and my active hours are 8am to 11pm, so it updates overnight. My wife's Surface charges overnight so its pretty common for it to update while in use. There is usually a dialog box requesting to update.
 

mark kram

Posts: 52   +11
10 has the smallest footprint out of any of the modern Windows OS's. It's also faster on the same hardware than Windows 7. This has been tested ad nauseam in his remained true.
Adding more memory is cheap and easy. You have to know what kind of memory stick your machine uses, so unplug it, pull a stick out, read the decal and replace with the same style but more memory. Complaining that win 10 uses too much memory means you don't know your way around a motherboard.
 

lazer

Posts: 366   +107
I bought my laptop with a new win8 on it. It was sooooo bad, it wouldn't work with my purchased programs. So I had it removed, (cost me money) and win7 installed. Runs great, my purchased programs all work great.
Why should anyone update to a crappy windows that not only spies on you, sends you commercials and is a beast to work with, when win7 is still working great.
M$ is a first class sales company that sells second class merchandise.....
(like office etc)
 

thelatestmodel

Posts: 186   +121
Why should anyone update to a crappy windows that not only spies on you, sends you commercials and is a beast to work with, when win7 is still working great.
M$ is a first class sales company that sells second class merchandise.....
(like office etc)
Patching security vulnerabilities and support for new hardware

That's really all it is
 

seeprime

Posts: 515   +561
Patching security vulnerabilities and support for new hardware

That's really all it is
Our shop has customers with 8 to 10 year old PC's that they use only occasionally. There is no need to upgrade to Windows 10 to support new hardware. 0patch keeps security patches coming. Only new hardware needs Windows 10 support for it, not the other way around.
 

comnut

Posts: 23   +10
I have NEVER updated my win7 and will not. I have antivirus and it keeps me clean. I don't browse strange sites.
I have NEVER had any problem with win7.
as they say down south, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"
:) same here.. I have Avast that gives a lot of protection, even when I regularly go to dubious sites, and pale moon, with a good ad-blocker that locks out those stupid websites.. and also a good malware scanner..

I have decades of experience of removing pointless bits of win7, so no problems .. :D

"Security vulnerabilities? " LOLOL Pale Moon and various versions of FF are regularly updated, no problem!!
 
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Squid Surprise

Posts: 3,721   +2,670
I have NEVER updated my win7 and will not. I have antivirus and it keeps me clean. I don't browse strange sites.
I have NEVER had any problem with win7.
as they say down south, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"
:) same here.. I have Avast that gives a lot of protection, even when I regularly go to dubious sites, and pale moon, with a good ad-blocker that locks out those stupid websites.. and also a good malware scanner..

I have decades of experience of removing pointless bits of win7, so no problems .. :D

"Security vulnerabilities? " LOLOL Pale Moon and various versions of FF are regularly updated, no problem!!
I have a stone that keeps away tigers.... I know it works because I’ve never been attacked by tigers....