Windows 7 Microsoft mainstream support has ended

kemical

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#1
As of yesterday the 13th of January 2015 mainstream support for Windows 7 has ended.
Microsoft will continue to release security updates for the next five years but will not be updating any new features.
Happily that doesn't mean your computer is going to automatically break or stop working, but it does mean Microsoft will no longer offer free help and support if you have problems with your Windows 7 software as of yesterday:
All support will end on January 14th 2020.
 


Trouble

Noob Whisperer
#2
Microsoft has officially ended "main stream support" for Windows 7 as of yesterday.
Leaving mainstream support only means that Windows 7 won't be receiving any new features or product tweaks
So take a deep breath. Relax. Don't panic. Windows 7 isn't being left for dead until years from now
SOURCE: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2452...ream-support-but-it-isnt-being-abandoned.html
 


kemical

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#4
Not a problem Randy... Great minds think alike.. :)
 


#5
The good news is that Windows 10 is coming out soon and Microsoft said they will upgrade everyone for FREE.
 


Saltgrass

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#6
It seems they have stopped supporting the Guide information for Windows Media Center. Since one of my systems is a HTPC, that will complicate things and might make it unusable.

They don't have to stop supporting Windows 7 to cause problems for the users, they can gut the OS in order to push folks into Windows 10. If they remove Solitaire, I am going to Apple..... ;)
 


Saltgrass

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#7
I found an article reporting Microsoft had changed their OTA TV schedule supplier in July. Somehow I missed any mention of this. All I needed to do was rework the Media Center setup and let it go through the Zip Code discovery again. Now my Over the Air channel schedules are back.
 


ussnorway

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#8
So if Microsoft would just tell people what they do behind the doors then it would be better for the poor sods that have to use it?
 


#9
no problem
I can use windows xp also
 


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