Windows 7 support will soon end.

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  1. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Microsoft are making it known that support for Windows 7 and other products will soon be changing. Vista and Win 7 will see extended support until the early 2020's but it seems Microsoft wants to close the chapter that was originally called 'Longhorn'.
    Mary Jo Foley writes in her article:
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    http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-warns-of-pending-support-deadlines-for-windows-7-office-2010-sp1-windows-server-2003-and-more-7000031348/
     
  2. Trouble

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    Wow.... so less than 5 months and the jigs up. That seems a bit fast considering they just pulled the plug on Windows XP.
    OH Well..... onward and upwards
     
  3. Saltgrass

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    Not really sure I would buy what the article suggests, maybe it is just Microsoft using scare tactics to get folks to switch. I wonder, if it was true, whether Microsoft is going to be willing to buy everyone new computers which are fully Windows 8 compatible...?

    I can't even imagine the chaos resulting from such a move, considering the problems with Windows 8 in the last year or two. But if they see a way to push us into a pay as you go OS, I am sure they have the monetary incentive to go ahead.
     
  4. patcooke

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    I'll believe it when I see it.
     
  5. Pauli

    Pauli Extraordinary Member
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    Mainstream support will end January 13, 2015, Extended support will go to January 14, 2020. If they try to change one iota, unless upwards, I'll sue them for breaking a contract. --- Now, that would be interesting to witness! :hide:
     

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