Win 7 - end of life warning

Channel Hopper

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
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A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
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UK South
Got one of these on the other half's PC over the weekend.

I suppose there will be a couple of weeks grace before it starts throwing up errors.
 
Channel Hopper

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
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A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK South
Ah, January 2020 is mentioned.
 
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pgh13

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My Satellite Setup
XTrend ET8000, Dr HD 15, PC/twinhan combination. 80cm dish. GBPVR with 2 DTTV cards +hauppauge Media MVP +Raspberry Pi running XBMC
My Location
Midlands UK
That's annoying.... I've just rebuilt a Win7 machine:oops:
 
Topper

Topper

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IDD CI24 ECONO MM Penta 1.20 Galaxy II
1.2Mtr Polar MTG yes it has been on the arc for 25 years and is now fixed on 13 East using two pairs of rusty molegrips. Unlike me they never groan but always perform.
My Location
Blackburn, Lancashire
Channel Hopper

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
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My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK South
I dont recall any info on the screen before now, but then she was using an XP machine until two years ago.
 
Terryl

Terryl

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My Satellite Setup
OpenBox X5 on a 1 meter motorized dish.
And now a 10 foot "C" band dish.

Custom built PC
My Location
Deep in the Boonies in the central Sierra Nevada mountains of California.
The idiots don't understand the first rule of electronics......If it ain't broke, don't try to fix it.

I think W7 was the best one out there, I hate working on W10 machines, too much hunting around looking for stuff.

Lets get a world wide rally going to bring it back as W14. (two times better)
 
4wd

4wd

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My Satellite Setup
5 W, 9-13-19-28 E
My Location
Bergen, Norway \ Alpes Maritimes, France
! don't forget win 8.1 ! With open (aka clasic) shell (or similar), a few tweaks (remove (cr)apps, add some privacy control) = a fast, super stable win7 mk2 = best OS ever imho. Support 'til 2023.
 
TonyilCapo

TonyilCapo

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над холмами и далеко
My Satellite Setup
Dishes: PF (restored Famaval) 2.4m 28.2E, offset 60cm 30W, 90cm 13E+19E, spares 80cm+1.15m
STBs: Vu+ Vu+ Duo2 DVBS2 x4 1TB HDD, GI Avatar2 DVBS2 x2, Vu+Zero
My Location
Central Portugal
The idiots don't understand the first rule of electronics......If it ain't broke, don't try to fix it.
Well, there's people still trying updating older microsoft OS ...:-doh
Like microsoft would waste (time and) money making an older OS better, so people had no need to buy Win10...:-rofl2

moneeeeey moeeeyy moneeeeeeeeeey

Most computers running old windows versions are used for 'simple tasks' and could run an updated Linux distribution for free.
 
Lazarus

Lazarus

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80cm Motorised.
Several small Dishes.
Much else.
My Location
North York Moors
Well, there's people still trying updating older microsoft OS ...:-doh
Like microsoft would waste (time and) money making an older OS better, so people had no need to buy Win10...:-rofl2

moneeeeey moeeeyy moneeeeeeeeeey

Most computers running old windows versions are used for 'simple tasks' and could run an updated Linux distribution for free.

Quite. All my older devices run Linux Mint.

But I do have a Win 10 Tablet and don't share the commonly expressed views about its general shiteness. I find it rather good, despite having spent many years refusing to use Microshaft OS's at all!
 
jeallen01

jeallen01

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My Location
Somewhere in England (possibly?)!
..e, I hate working on W10 machines, too much hunting around looking for stuff..
Biggest issue for me was all the Cr*p that was installed with the upgrade and then the updates - See here for some of the ways to get rid of that (as I have) which improves things enormously
How to speed up Windows 10 - if your W10 seems to running very slowly, then take a look here (I've already posted a couple of the tips, but there are more)

itpro.co.uk

How to speed up Windows 10
Windows 10 feeling sluggish? Read on for tips and tricks to speed it up

With those and and IObit Uninstaller Free, I cleared out a whole host of useless garbage.
 
Captain Jack

Captain Jack

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My Location
North Somerset
And I don't even use Windows... suckers.
 
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