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    Re: Last day for Windows 7 support

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    I got my final upgrade too. *sigh*

    I do NOT want Windows 10, though.
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    Re: Last day for Windows 7 support

    I started with MS-DOS, migrated to Windows, Windows95, Windows98,Windows 7.0, and Windows 10.

    I have seen the blue screen of death more times than I can count.

    Then, they gave me a second hand IPad at work, and all my computer issues went away!

    And the best thing is that you can’t break it. And if you don’t know how to make it do something, just ask the internet.

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    Re: Last day for Windows 7 support

    Quote Originally Posted by TomFitz View Post
    I started with MS-DOS, migrated to Windows, Windows95, Windows98,Windows 7.0, and Windows 10.

    I have seen the blue screen of death more times than I can count.

    Then, they gave me a second hand IPad at work, and all my computer issues went away!

    And the best thing is that you canít break it. And if you donít know how to make it do something, just ask the internet.
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    Re: Last day for Windows 7 support

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    I still have Windows 7 on my computer and as of today...Microsoft Security Essentials no longer supports it. So I downloaded a free anti-virus software, Kapersky and it seems to be working fine. I also downloaded Malware bytes just in case I need to manually remove malware. Is there anything else I should know or worry about to keep this old beast up and working.

    I've heard horror stories about Windows 10 and have resisted switching. But as it got closer to Jan. 14...I broke down and bought a laptop with windows 10. So here it is my first day setting up my laptop and a news article here on DP announced that Windows 10 has a major security vulnerability. Damn.

    While checking out free anti-virus software for Windows 7...I learned that Windows Defender comes with Windows 10...but it's not as good as some other free anti-virus software...like Kaspersky and Bitdefender. My free month of McAffee is about to expire...so any suggestions?

    I've gotten by for years without having to pay for anti-virus protection. Chrome has it's own online protection....and Windows has Defender....is that enough to be reasonably safe while online?
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    Re: Last day for Windows 7 support

    Quote Originally Posted by RedAkston View Post
    I upgraded to 10 Pro a couple of weeks ago from 7 Ultimate. 10 has improved tremendously from the disaster that was 8/8.1 and it has improved since it's initial release. I tweaked a few settings and I'm happy with it.

    I was very happy with XP and 7 and I'm glad I skipped 8/8.1.
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    Re: Last day for Windows 7 support

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    Every day you don't update, your risk increases.
    Yes, I know...but my desktop computer is old and I'm curious to see how long Windows 7 will last without MS support. It's kinda like "if it's not broken don't fix it." But I did buy a new laptop with Windows 10 just in case. I just can't figure out how to transfer my favorites on Chrome over to the laptop.
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    Re: Last day for Windows 7 support

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Yes, I know...but my desktop computer is old and I'm curious to see how long Windows 7 will last without MS support. It's kinda like "if it's not broken don't fix it." But I did buy a new laptop with Windows 10 just in case. I just can't figure out how to transfer my favorites on Chrome over to the laptop.
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    Re: Last day for Windows 7 support

    There is a windows 10 with S mode that is supposed to be a little more secure as long as you never opt out of S mode. Never tried it. Mostly it restricts your downloads to be through the windows store only.

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    Re: Last day for Windows 7 support

    Quote Originally Posted by Drawdown View Post
    There is a windows 10 with S mode that is supposed to be a little more secure as long as you never opt out of S mode. Never tried it. Mostly it restricts your downloads to be through the windows store only.
    that option can be toggled in the control panel.
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    Re: Last day for Windows 7 support

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    that option can be toggled in the control panel.
    My understanding it can only be turned off and currently it can never be turned back on once it happens.

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