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    Microsoft Windows 7 Support to End January 2015

    Is this true?

    Microsoft Windows 7 Support to End January 2015

    https://uk.news.yahoo.com/microsoft-...4.html#4luVrq9

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICT_Pro View Post
    Is this true?

    Microsoft Windows 7 Support to End January 2015

    https://uk.news.yahoo.com/microsoft-...4.html#4luVrq9
    Yes it is true, MS are no longer developing Windows 7 However security updates will continue for another 5 years so no need to jump ship just yet

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    Yep, extended support until 2020 though, see here - Windows 7 Lifecycle

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    By which time the likes of Windows 9 and 10 will be around, so I wouldn't worry about it too much!

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    Yes better to skip 8 like Vista if 9 or 10 on the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    By which time the likes of Windows 9 and 10 will be around, so I wouldn't worry about it too much!
    And you'll all be bleating on about how much better Windows 8 was

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    And you'll all be bleating on about how much better Windows 8 was
    I hope not, but no doubt I'll have something to pick on with Windows 9! I'm sure Microsoft are learning every minute with Windows 8 - plus they'll break their trend of good OS bad OS if they get Windows 9 wrong!

    Windows 8.1's more polished, but I still think it falls short of the mark. Windows 8's very comparable with Vista Gold (in my opinion), but life goes on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICT_Pro View Post
    Microsoft Windows 7 mainstream Support to End January 2015 but extended support runs through to 2020 so there's nothing to panic about. Carry on about your business. Nothing to see here.
    I've corrected that for you.
    Last edited by jamesbmarshall; 11th July 2014 at 11:09 AM.

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    So got another 5 years of use before you have to fork out another £100 or more for Windows 9 / 10 or which ever Windows OS you want ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    So got another 5 years of use before you have to fork out another £100 or more for Windows 9 / 10 or which ever Windows OS you want ?
    If you're talking about licensing Windows for your computers in school, and you're paying £100 per device to do it, we should talk because you're doing it wrong!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    So got another 5 years of use before you have to fork out another £100 or more for Windows 9 / 10
    My school gets Windows for £0.00 (if you don't count the EES subscription).

    Not sure where you're looking, but Windows 8.1 is £69 on Scan's website.
    Last edited by Arthur; 11th July 2014 at 11:20 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesbmarshall View Post
    If you're talking about licensing Windows for your computers in school, and you're paying £100 per device to do it, we should talk because you're doing it wrong!
    I'm talking for personal use not volume license etc

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