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Windows 7 support: What happens on January 13, 2015?
« on: January 16, 2015, 12:38:02 PM »

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Re: Windows 7 support: What happens on January 13, 2015?
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2015, 02:10:39 PM »
I was just about to post about this topic  :). Thanks for sharing this Pondus. I am not worried about this not until extended support ends which is a long time away. By that time, I will be going for Windows 10.
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Re: Windows 7 support: What happens on January 13, 2015?
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2015, 02:25:45 PM »
I'm not worried either.
MS is still releasing updates for XP  :D

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Re: Windows 7 support: What happens on January 13, 2015?
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2015, 02:32:07 PM »
I'm not worried either.
MS is still releasing updates for XP  :D

I thought that was Over?!

Regardles, by the time M$ ends support for Windows 7, Windows 11 or something else will be out
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Re: Windows 7 support: What happens on January 13, 2015?
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2015, 03:06:30 PM »
I'm not worried either.
MS is still releasing updates for XP  :D

The only updates released for XP are the Malicious Software Removal Tool - I wouldn't call that a security update.

I have never accepted the Malicious Software Removal Tool from Microsoft.
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Re: Windows 7 support: What happens on January 13, 2015?
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2015, 03:20:15 PM »
I have never accepted the Malicious Software Removal Tool from Microsoft.

Didn't know we had the option? Out the Window (Pun intended lol) you go MRT.
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Re: Windows 7 support: What happens on January 13, 2015?
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2015, 03:37:49 PM »
I will start to worry in 2020. But by then I will probably be using a different version of Windows.
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Re: Windows 7 support: What happens on January 13, 2015?
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2015, 09:32:27 PM »
I'm not worried either.
MS is still releasing updates for XP  :D

Eddy are you still using Windows XP  :o

So is Microsoft only releasing updates for MSRT? XP end of extended support ended last year? That's strange if Microsoft only release updates for MSRT?
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Re: Windows 7 support: What happens on January 13, 2015?
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2015, 09:47:57 PM »
I'm not worried either.
MS is still releasing updates for XP  :D
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So is Microsoft only releasing updates for MSRT? XP end of extended support ended last year? That's strange if Microsoft only release updates for MSRT?

This was a concession that they gave, probably because of the market share that XP has, still way beyond win8.1. Because of that I guess they don't want lots of people infected - the only problem is that is a scan a retro step - perhaps up to a month after a system could be infected.
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Re: Windows 7 support: What happens on January 13, 2015?
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2015, 09:55:36 PM »
I am still getting updates for my XP SP4 :)

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Re: Windows 7 support: What happens on January 13, 2015?
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2015, 10:30:37 PM »
I am still getting updates for my XP SP4 :)
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Re: Windows 7 support: What happens on January 13, 2015?
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2015, 10:42:38 PM »
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Re: Windows 7 support: What happens on January 13, 2015?
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2015, 11:12:41 PM »
I am still getting updates for my XP SP4 :)

Well that XP SP4 is an unofficial one isn't it http://www.softpedia.com/get/Others/Signatures-Updates/Windows-XP-SP4-Unofficial.shtml.

This was just from a cursory search, I'm sure there are others, certainly at many of the download sites - ensuring that you have a reputable source and who cobbled it together.
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Re: Windows 7 support: What happens on January 13, 2015?
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2015, 11:22:44 PM »
I am still getting updates for my XP SP4 :)

Yes also, and while not official, I believe better then not, :)
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Re: Windows 7 support: What happens on January 13, 2015?
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2015, 11:30:36 PM »
True. it is an unofficial one but it came from a trusted source and effectively fools MS into thinking I have XP POS which is still supported