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With *all* Windows 7 support ending Jan 2020, what to do? (Windows 10, 8.1)

Q: With *all* Windows 7 support ending Jan 2020, what to do? (Windows 10, 8.1)

Extended Windows 7 support ends Jan2020, 10 years after it was introduced.

All 3rd generation Intel Core processors, and later, with a model number starting with 3, for example i5-3470, are Windows 10 capable. Run 'sys info' to see your processor model. If you have a Pentium or Celeron, follow these instructions. If your processor is prior to Windows 10 support, see that section section later in this post.

If you only have 4 GB memory, it is most likely that you will need to upgrade to 8 GB just to run a web browser well (my Win 10 is using 5.4 GB as I type this with only Firefox running), as Win 10 uses more memory than did Win 7, and a 64-bit OS uses more than 32-bit. I recommend Kingston and Crucial "System Specific" memory for your specific ThinkCentre model. If your system runs out of memory, it slows to a crawl.

A free Windows 10 upgrade may still be available, I used this method here a year ago: ZDNet - Here's how you can still get a free Windows 10 upgrade - updated Sept 2019


A few suggestions to avoid problems:

1. If you don't have an automatic back-up program, copy all your user data to a large capacity USB drive(s).
2. If Windows is installed on a hard drive, run a full 'surface scan', as your disk will be using storage it hasn't used before, to ensure it's error free. Run 'Disk Cleanup' as Admin (right-click) on HDD and particularly on SSD to free up storage.
3. If you have a 3rd party security/anti-virus program, such as Norton, McAfee or Avast, since they as so tightly coupled with the OS, it's always best to uninstall before and reinstall after. Make a record of the key before. In some cases, a 'Uninstall program' must be downloaded and run. Check with your security/anti-virus manufacturer.
4. After Win 10 is installed and fully updated, install Lenovo Vantage, and run 'system update'. Also install CCleaner (free version) and run the 'Registry' part of the cleaner. It may take multiple passes to clean fully. Run once every three months afterwards.
5. I like to defer Win 10 feature updates for 4 months, until the bugs are sorted out, and is what Microsoft recommends for corporate users.

I should note that there are many good articles on how to upgrade on the Internet, with more detail than here. This is a baseline of tasks I have done. It may be advisable to read some of those other articles.

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If you have an older Intel processor, and wish to use officially supported drivers, updating to Windows 8.1 will give your system another 3 years of Microsoft support. (I am not suggesting that you can't or shouldn't hack Win 10 on an older system, but then you are responsible sourcing the drivers from other Windows versions.)

Update to Win 8.1, 64-bit (which has extended support until Jan 2023), and install the Stardock "Start8" utility to replace the truly awful Windows 8 start menu with a Win 7 like customizable start menu. If your system is new enough, it may already have a Win 8 key, stored in an encrypted format in the BIOS or UEFI firmware, but was downgraded to Win 7. The install ISO file can be downloaded directly from Microsoft, and if needed, a Win 8.1 license (key) can be purchased on Ebay or other resale marketplaces.

Also upgrade your memory if needed, 6GB minimum, and follow all the suggestions above, except for Vantage, as your system may not be supported. Instead, go to the Lenovo support page for your system, and update the drivers from there. And there are no feature updates, so no need to defer them.

P.S. Apologies in advance to those with AMD processors. I have not had a system with one, and know little about them, and their Windows 10 support.

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I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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All Intel 3rd generation processors, and later, with a model number starting with 3, for example i5-3470, are Windows 10 capable.  Run 'sys info' to see your processor model.  If you have a Pentium or Celeron, follow these instructions.   If your processor is prior to Windows 10 support, see that section section later in this post.
 
If you only have 4 GB memory, it is most likely that you will need to upgrade to 8 GB just to run a web browser well (my Win 10 is using 5.4 GB as I type this with only Firefox running), as Win 10 uses more memory than did Win 7, and a 64-bit OS uses more than 32-bit.  I recommend Kingston and Crucial "System Specific" memory for your specific ThinkCentre model.  If your system runs out of memory, it slows to a crawl. 
 
A free Windows 10 upgrade may still be available, I used this method here a year ago:  ZDNet - Here's how you can still get a free Windows 10 upgrade - updated Sept 2019
 
 
A few suggestions to avoid problems:
 
1.  If you don't have an automatic back-up program, copy all your user data to a large capacity USB drive(s). 
2.  If Windows is installed on a hard drive, run a full 'surface scan', as your disk will be using storage it hasn't used before, to ensure it's error free.   Run 'Disk Cleanup' as Admin (right-click) on HDD and particularly on SSD to free up storage. 
3.  If you have a 3rd party security/anti-virus program, such ... Read more

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Windows 7 won't be supported starting January 2020 so I won't have M.S. updates anymore
But so as long as I have Webroot complete anti virus software & Premium Malwarebytes will I be safe from malware with using windows 7 without the M.S> updates ?
 

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I want to know whether I can use Windows 7 after 14 January 2020 or not.
Is Windows 7 Support System Still Active in 2020?
Any reply will be Grateful.
Thanks and Regards

A:Is Windows 7 Mainstream Support will also end in 2020?

On January 13, 2015, Microsoft will stop mainstream support for Windows 7--which is still an extremely popular operating system. But you'll still be able to use it safely for another five years.
This isn't anything like the run-up to the end of XP support back in April, when everyone in the tech press (including me) warned you about dire consequences if you continued to use XP. That was the end of extended
support, which is far more serious than the end of mere mainstream support.
Once mainstream support ends, there will be no more service packs. Microsoft won't redesign the environment or add new features. Without a special extended agreement, you won't get patches for bugs that don't result
in a security threat.
But if you like Windows 7, you probably don't really need new service packs, and you certainly don't want a redesigned user interface. As long as Microsoft patches vulnerabilities that could become security risks,
Windows 7 remains a safe operating system.
Microsoft doesn't plan to stop fixing security problems in Windows 7 until extended support ends. That's January 14, 2020--five years and a day from the end of mainstream support.
If that doesn't put you at ease, consider this: XP's mainstream support ended in April 2009. It caused no problems whatsoever. Millions continued to use XP for another five years without people like me warning
them of dire consequences. Windows 7 won't be any different.
Vista mainstream support ended on April 10, 2012. Exte... Read more

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* For SCCM and other large scale deployment related questions, please use the 'Enterprise Client Mgmt' forum, under 'Software and OS' on the right side.  For security issues, use the 'Security' forum same location. 
 
! For details on Windows 7 support ending in January 2020, please read this thread:  Reminder: Windows 7 End of Support.  And *stop* using Internet Explorer (IE) as your web browser on both Win 7 and 8. 
 
1.   A number of problems are solved by updating the BIOS.   Make a note of your BIOS version by running 'system information' in Windows, or by entering BIOS setup (repeatedly press and release the F1 key when turning on the computer.)   Go to your system's support page on Lenovo Support, find BIOS under Drivers/Component and compare versions, update if necessary.  Using the CD ISO (you may need to enable CSM) or USB Drive (FAT32 format) methods are by far the most reliable update methods.   It is advisable to keep the BIOS updated for important security fixes, and to update before any major hardware or OS upgrade. 
 
2.   Some questions can be answered with the 'Hardware Maintenance Manual' (HMM) for your system, such as:   What expansion slots do I have?  And what ports, on the back and inside?   Installing memory.   Replacing the CMOS battery & performing a CMOS reset.   Adding a second drive.   How to rec... Read more

A:Read First: Help us to Help you! -- All Windows 7 support ends Jan 2020

Agreed!
These are excellent guidelines. Thanks for posting them!

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* For SCCM and other large scale deployment related questions, please use the 'Enterprise Client Mgmt' forum, under 'Software and OS' on the right side.  For security issues, use the 'Security' forum same location. 
 
! For details on Windows 7 support ending in January 2020, please read this thread:  Reminder: Windows 7 End of Support.   
And *stop* using Internet Explorer (IE) as your web browser on both Win 7 and 8. 
 
1.   A number of problems are solved by updating the BIOS.   Make a note of your BIOS version by running 'system information' in Windows, or by entering BIOS setup (repeatedly press and release the F1 key when turning on the computer.)   Go to your system's support page on Lenovo Support, find BIOS under Drivers/Component and compare versions, update if necessary.  Using the CD ISO (you may need to enable CSM) or USB Drive (FAT32 format) methods are by far the most reliable update methods.   It is advisable to keep the BIOS updated for important security fixes, and to update before any major hardware or OS upgrade. 
 
2.   Some questions can be answered with the 'Hardware Maintenance Manual' (HMM) for your system, such as:   What expansion slots do I have?  And what ports, on the back and inside?   Installing memory.   Replacing the CMOS battery & performing a CMOS reset.   Adding a second drive.  ... Read more

A:Read First: Help us to Help you! -- and All Windows 7 support ends Jan 2020

Agreed!
These are excellent guidelines. Thanks for posting them!

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* For SCCM and other large scale deployment related questions, please use the 'Enterprise Client Mgmt' forum, under 'Software and OS' on the right side.  For security issues, use the 'Security' forum same location. 
 
For details on Windows 7 support ending in January 2020, please read this thread:  Reminder: Windows 7 End of Support
 
1.   A number of problems are solved by updating the BIOS.   Make a note of your BIOS version by running 'system information' in Windows, or by entering BIOS setup (repeatedly press and release the F1 key when turning on the computer.)   Go to your system's support page on Lenovo Support, find BIOS under Drivers/Component and compare versions, update if necessary.  Using the CD ISO (you may need to enable CSM) or USB Drive (FAT32 format) methods are by far the most reliable update methods.   It is advisable to keep the BIOS updated for important security fixes, and to update before any major hardware or OS upgrade. 
 
2.   Some questions can be answered with the 'Hardware Maintenance Manual' (HMM) for your system, such as:   What expansion slots do I have?  And what ports, on the back and inside?   Installing memory.   Replacing the CMOS battery & performing a CMOS reset.   Adding a second drive.   How to recover from a failed BIOS update.   'Beep' codes at power on.   Go to the Lenovo Su... Read more

A:Read First: Help us to Help you! -- Windows 7 support ends Jan 2020

Agreed!
These are excellent guidelines. Thanks for posting them!

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Previous to Win 10 v2001 Cum Update 2020-07 the following folders were in:
C:\Users\Dennis\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\

INetcache, INetCookies, INetHistory, Microsoft, MicrosoftEdgeTemp
After Win 10 v2001 Cum Update 2020-07 (7/30/2020) on 32-bit systems only:

All folders above except: "Temp" have been moved (to where?)
Edge still works fine!  Was this a security modification to secrete those folders?
Thanks in advance for any thoughts
DennisCPA

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I have just had a pop up telling me Microsoft are ending support for older versions of windows - and I am sure I have an old one but I can't remember how to find out which.

How do I update to one that will be supported? Do I have to buy a disc or do it online?

Many thanks and kind regards..........Margaret
 

A:Ending Support for older Windows

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At a time when many software makers are treating Vista like XP's ugly little brother, this is a pleasant surprise: https://www.dropbox.com/help/9227.

Those running Windows XP are actually advised to "update to Windows Vista or a later version."

That makes me feel somewhat better about purchasing this expensive rig in 2008 to replace my pitiful XP machine.

As far as I know, the only other product that supports Vista but not XP is Pale Moon: https://www.palemoon.org/PM_end_of_WinXP_support.shtml. (Well there's also IE 9 and the latest versions of MSE.)

Thank you Dropbox!

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At a time when many software makers are treating Vista like XP's ugly little brother, this is a pleasant surprise: https://www.dropbox.com/help/9227.

Those running Windows XP are actually advised to "update to Windows Vista or a later version."

That makes me feel somewhat better about purchasing this expensive rig in 2008 to replace my pitiful XP machine.

As far as I know, the only other product that supports Vista but not XP is Pale Moon: https://www.palemoon.org/PM_end_of_WinXP_support.shtml. (Well there's also IE 9 and the latest versions of MSE.)

Thank you Dropbox!

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OS Vista Home Premium 32bit
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When support for XP ends this April, I can understand that no further Security/Enhancement updates will be coming down the pipe. My question is this - If I have to reload my Windows XP SP1 system, will updates prior to April 2014 still be available to download & install. IE: Sp2, Sp3 etc.
Or does no support mean exactly that - zero updates available ever?
Regards all
JohnnyA

A:Support for WINDOWS XP ending April 2014

I would think that April will be a great time for Macrium Reflect. That will be my security blanket.

Art.

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How true is this?
http://www.maximumpc.com/dont_fret_over_microsoft_ending_mainstream_support_windows_7_january_2015
 

A:Microsoft Ending Mainstream Support for Windows 7 in January 2015

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows/lifecycle

By definition:

Mainstream support—Microsoft will offer mainstream support for a minimum of 5 years from the date of a product's general availability, or for 2 years after the successor product is released, whichever is longer. For example, if you buy a new version of Windows and five years later another version is released, you will still have two years of support left for the previous version.

Extended support—Microsoft will offer extended support for either a minimum of 5 years from the date of a product's general availability, or for 2 years after the second successor product (two versions later) is released, whichever is longer.
 

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All Intel 3rd generation processors, and later, with a model number starting with 3, for example i5-3470, are Windows 10 capable.  Run 'sys info' to see your processor model.  If you have a Pentium or Celeron, follow these instructions.   If your processor is prior to Windows 10 support, see that section section later in this post.
 
If you only have 4 GB memory, it is most likely that you will need to upgrade to 8 GB just to run a web browser well (my Win 10 is using 5.4 GB as I type this with only Firefox running), as Win 10 uses more memory than did Win 7, and a 64-bit OS uses more than 32-bit.  I recommend Kingston and Crucial "System Specific" memory for your specific ThinkCentre model.  If your system runs out of memory, it slows to a crawl. 
 
A free Windows 10 upgrade may still be available, I used this method here a year ago:  ZDNet - Here's how you can still get a free Windows 10 upgrade - updated Sept 2019
 
 
A few suggestions to avoid problems:
 
1.  If you don't have an automatic back-up program, copy all your user data to a large capacity USB drive(s). 
2.  If Windows is installed on a hard drive, run a full 'surface scan', as your disk will be using storage it hasn't used before, to ensure it's error free.   Run 'Disk Cleanup' as Admin (right-click) on HDD and particularly on SSD to free up storage. 
3.  If you have a 3rd party security/anti-virus program, such ... Read more

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Flavallee mentioned although W7 suppport officially ends in 2020, there may be unofficial support until 2021.
Does this mean that W7 will be secure until 2021 ? Would I have to change the microsoft antivirus (MSE) if I continue use W7 ?
Thanks
 

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I was poking around and picked on two links indicating support will run up untill 1/14/20,  hopefully MS will come up with something real nice by then.  
 

A:Win 7 Support good until Jan 14 2020

yep
 
Mainstream (free, Microsoft-provided) support for Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 installed isn't expiring until January 13, 2015. Microsoft will continue to provide security fixes for Windows 7 for free until the end of extended supprt, which is January 14, 2020 -- unless Microsoft ends up extending that support date, as it did with Windows XP.
 source

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This is regarding to below announcement:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-sg/help/4520411/adobe-flash-end-of-support

We have legacy app which still need flash support after 2020
How can we refrain IE/Edge from disabling flash after 2020?

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Hello,

I'm about to buy a new tv-card for my PC but was wondering if it will work on my Vista Ultimate X64 system with 4gb memory??

I can't find it anywhere!

Thanks in advance!

Vince

A:Support for VistaView Saber 2020 in Vista x64?

Did you contact the manufacturer?

According to their website they don't support XP64, doesn't say anything about Vista x64 tho.

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I have tried both Windows 8 and 8.1 on my system. My experience for non-touch screen use: inefficient in every area. People are downloading the Start Menu from many (10 now) different sources. Even the faux start menu in W8.1 is useless.

This is a perfect example of how quickly accessed the integrated Start Menu in Windows 7 is in this guy's video at YouTube. Just move the marker on the progress bar past his opinions on three free programs "IF" you're not interested in viewing them.

Emphasis on the Start Menu

A:Thank goodness Windows 7 will have Windows Updates until 2020!

We await a worthy successor to Win7, one which continues the perfected Desktop Experience which drives the world economy and is used by all those doing productive work.

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Hmmmmmmmmmm.........does that mean they don't care what happens to it? Just occurred to me that Microsoft ending support for XP might be a golden opportunity! Stay tuned.
 

A:MS support ending.............

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When they say that support for WinXP (MSE, etc.) will end on 4/8/2014, does that mean it ends at midnight on 4/7/2014 or does it mean support ends at midnight on 4/8/2014?
Can i use this desktop WinXP all day Tuesday, April 8th up until 12 midnight?
Anyone know?
 

A:WinXP Support Ending 4/8

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Hello All

We all know that Microsoft are ending support for XP in April 2014 however, earlier today I was about to purchase F-secure. I noticed on their site that listed versions of Windows supported all XP versions had an asterisk next to them. Before parting with my money I emailed them and, asked 'Why the asterisks? - does this mean you will be ending support for XP in April?'. they replied. A final decision had not yet been made. Decided not to purchase the program if updates would only be available for four months.

Regards SilverSurf
 

A:XP Support Ending and F-secure?????

The asterisk appears to mean
*32-bit, Service Pack 3 or later
However at least they were honest enough to say, that they do not know if they will continue to support XP
The problem with any anti-virus program and XP is that many of the reports of newly discovered security weaknesses are promulgated by Microsoft and then the update to the respective virus definitions and fixes are included in the updates for the respective anti-virus product.
When of course the day arrives - Microsoft have already made it clear that such information will no longer be issued.
 

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We have been advised that Lavasoft R&D is working on one of the last Reference File Updates for Ad-Aware 6. The plan is that support for Ad-Aware 6 is to be phased out the first week of November.

If you have not upgraded to Ad-Aware SE, please do so as soon as possible. Please see the following for upgrade information.

Ad-Aware Professional or Plus Upgrade Information

Anyone needing the latest Ad-Aware SE Professional or Plus build update, can get it via the website: http://www.lavasoft.de

Under resouces is:Upgrade Center

If you do not have your order (reference) number:

If you registered via Element 5 or ShareIt!

If you have questions about your order, payment, or the delivery of your product, please click on the following link to find answers to the most frequently asked questions, your order data, and the contact form of our customer service: http://esales.element5.com/ccc/

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Or phone them at:
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Ad-Aware Personal/FREE Upgrade Information

Please download Ad-Aware SE from one of the mirror sites here: http://lavasoft.element5.com/support/download/

or post a request for help in the Lavasoft support forums
http://www.lavasoftsupport.com/
 

A:Adaware 6 support ending

I am only intending to stick this for a maximum of 2 weeks to give everybody a chance to see it and update if they haven't already
 

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My Windows 7 was running 24/7 and I had 65+ days of uptime without any issues, then...
I installed Windows update KB4474419, rebooted, everything seemed fine, then

I installed 2020-01 KB4535102 (.NET rollup), reboot, ok, then

I installed Malicious software removal...
and this caused a boot loop :(
I managed to start Windows with Last known good config...
and now my raid array are resyncing... it will take a while, I hopefully won't run into any issues, but for now I'm done with windows updates...
In Windows event log:
1001 The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck.  The bugcheck was: 0x00000116 (0xfffffa801b6e4010, 0xfffff8800fed302c, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000002). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\Minidump\021320-120900-01.dmp. Report Id: 021320-120900-01.
6008 The previous system shutdown at 21:26:00 on ?2020.?02.?13. was unexpected.
41 The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.
1001 The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck.  The bugcheck was: 0x1000007e (0xffffffffc0000005, 0xfffff88001a1fd6e, 0xfffff880217a87c8, 0xfffff880217a8030). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\Minidump\021320-122257-01.dmp. Report Id: 021320-122257-01.
41 The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.
6008 The previous system shutd... Read more

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Hello community!

Recently I've been pondering buying the AT2020 microphone (just a detail) and was thinking of getting the normal USB version, to save myself some hassle. As some of you might know, Windows 8 has some sort of driver problem with USB mics, so now I'm thinking of getting the AT2020 XLR version and buying something like a Blue Icicle to convert it into a USB signal and connecting it into my PC.

The main question is: Will this work? Will the volume levels still be affected?

I'm no Pro on these things, and since both mics would be connected to the computer via USB I really don't know why it'd matter if the original signal is USB or XLR. May someone enlighten me?

A:Audio-Technica 2020 XLR microphone on Windows 8.1?

I have a recording studio.

If I wanted a standard P.A. type mic to use with a PC, I would get either a small preamp to amplify the low level mic signal to a useable level by the PC (almost "line level"), or just get a USB connected recording interface unit. There are some inexpensive units that would do the job.

USB isn't a problem, that I've found with my USB devices, but if you are using Windows 8.1, some devices must have 8.1 devices to work or work properly. All my devices work on 8.1. I have a Roland Studio-Capture and an Octa-Capture USB recording interface units. A Behringer BCF2000 control surface and a Frontier Tranzport that only has Vista drivers but works OK.

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http://www.windowscentral.com/google-end-chrome-support-windows-xp-and-vista-april-2016

Starting April 2016, Chrome will continue to function on these platforms but will no longer receive updates and security fixes.
=================================================================
Remarks:  1) Microsoft ended support for Windows XP in 2014, and Vista's support will stop on April 11, 2017.
2) Pale Moon (special build for Intel Atom™ processors) and Firefox browsers still support XP.

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I have read so many different opinions (by computer tech people) on this issue that I am unsure who to believe. Some say if you don't go to 'dodgey sites' you are at no more risk than you are now, others say that you are at huge risk for when the XP support ends.

I only use the internet for email, facebook, a local E-Bay like site where you can buy and sell things and a bit of web browsing.... you tube, online newspaper, online forum groups I belong to (like this one) , and that's pretty much it. I don't download movies or music. I have avast anti-virus, malwarebytes, and super antispyware installed, and the windows Firewall.

Do I need to panic and buy a whole new computer?
 

A:Confused re XP support ending in April 14

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I have read that support will be ending for win 8 and everyone is urged to upgrade to 8.1 now but, I haven't seen anything about win 7 home ver. Thanks!

A:will support for win 7 home be ending in near future?

Is this what you want to know?
Windows lifecycle fact sheet - Windows Help

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Microsoft extends Windows XP downgrade rights until 2020

With 74% of business PCs running XP, the move is more proof that it's the OS that won't die

Microsoft extends Windows XP downgrade rights until 2020
 

A:Microsoft extends Windows XP downgrade rights until 2020

Hi SDFOX 7

Your link isn't working.
 

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Intel duel band wireless AC 8265 WIFI not working after recent Windows 10 critical update. I uninstalled update and wifi works again. Is there a way to fix the wifi issue with the AC8265, so that I can install the update which remedies a security vulnerability?Thank you. 

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KB4534310 windows 7 January 2020 monthly update keeps failing on my system. 

I have tried the following:

Ran the troubleshooter

Followed procedures to stop the Windows services and renamed the C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution and then apply the update.

Ran sfc /scannow - this found issues and fixed them.  

Manually download the update and install it.  

However, non of the above worked.  Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

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When I start my computer I get a messege from AVG that AVG 7.5 will no longer be supported as of March 18. On their website they say you can download AVG Free V8.5 but, they offer no support, which I take to mean they won't be updating real time protection. What are my options here? Should I try another company? If so, what can you reccommend? Should I delete AVG V7.5before downloading another AV program?
 

A:Solved: AVG Anti-virus Ending support March 18

When they say no support for free 8.5 they mean technical support as with all their free versions. There will be updates of virus definitions etc.
 

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Hi. I have a lenovo 3000 G430 20008 notebook purchased in 2010. However, recently, the notebook requires me to activate Windows, Windows Vista. I have no way to activate windows vista. I have product key of Windows vista home premium but it is invalid (I have formmated the hard drive and it made me lost that bios key though I have product key)as the key is used? I dialed Microsoft HK hotline and they reply that windows Vista is out of support. I understand that it is out of warranty but my last hope falls on Lenovo support. Is there any way to activate my windows vista? Thnaks, I know it is kind of crazy to use windows vista and a 10-year old notebook but I just dont want to waste it as it is still working pretty good in windows vista!!! Nostalgic and those good days without a readily available and affordable smartphone (Haha)

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Hello....I have learned that support for MSE will be ending in a few months.  Since I still have Vista, can you folks recommend the best alternative anti-virus/anti-malware software that is FREE?  Thanks in advance for your prompt replies....

A:Support for Microsoft Essentials For Vista ending April 2017...

I have had very good experiences with the free version of Panda Cloud Antivirus on home user's machines, including my own before they went to Windows 10 and I switched to the built-in new version of Windows Defender.
 
Unless they've changed something, and since my clients whose machines I've installed it on haven't been in touch to complain I have to believe they haven't, you don't even get the little pop-up in the lower righthand corner of the screen asking you if you want to upgrade to the paid version very often at all.  When you do, either dismiss it or it quickly dismisses itself.

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https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2017/03/17/Microsoft-Ending-Support-Windows-Vista

After April 11, 2017, Microsoft is ending support for the Windows Vista operating system. After this date, this product will no longer receive:

Security updates,
Non-security hotfixes,
Free or paid assisted support options, or
Online technical content updates from Microsoft.

Computers running the Windows Vista operating system will continue to work even after support ends. However, using unsupported software may increase the risks of viruses and other security threats.
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Remark:   Due to negative reviews and extreme LACK of popularity, there are relatively few Vista users still remaining (percentagewise).  

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I was using myspace and saw someone posted a comment about a new group. I went to the myspace page and joined the group. Immediately afterwards new IE windows starting popping up really fast and I could only close 1 before another 2 would come up. I tried ctrl alt del and then end task, but the program wouldn't shut down. Finally I pulled the internet cable from my computer and then retried ctrl alt del and it worked. I'm running ad aware and spybot right now, and will try to run an antivirus tomorrow. What exactly happened, should I be worried, and is there anything else I should do?
 

A:Never ending pop up windows

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Microsoft will end Windows Live operation at the end of April. I do not wish to transfer to a paid product. I will move my website to a hosted environment before then and I have all emails in Outlook so I will not loose them. I am concerned as to how I transfer my email address. Although it is linked to my domain i.e. @Qansys.net the real address is a hotmail address. If I start a new POP account on my hosted server and give it the same name will I continue to receive my emails or will there be a conflict?
 

A:Windows Live ending

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Hi

i am using a laptop few days when i login something new & when signout something new. i don't know what is this messages!!

A:Windows 7 Ultimate Starting & Ending

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I have recurring activities on my calendar, however they end at a certain time of the year, but i don't know how to end the recurrence. how do you do so?

A:Ending a Reccurance on Windows Calendar

If you open Windows Calendar (or Outlook Calendar, or wherever you have set the appointment), click on the appointment, you should see a Recurrence button. Click on this and set it to None

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Just had this email from Microsoft.Anyone else had similar.






Dear User,

Earlier this year we introduced a new Outl*ook*.*com that will help you collaborate with others, focus on what matters, and get more done. The new Outlo*ok*.*com delivers an exciting set of new experiences across web, phone, and desktop, and we?re eager for you to start using it.


It appears that you are currently using Windows Live Mail 2012 to connect to your Out*look*.*com account. Windows Live Mail 2012 does not support the synchronization technologies used by the new Outl*ook*.*com. When account upgrades begin at the end of June, you will no longer be able to receive email sent to your Out*look*.*com account in Windows Live Mail 2012. Rest assured, you can always access your email by logging into Out*look*.*com from any web browser, and you will continue to have access to all your data that is currently in Windows Live Mail 2012.


If you currently use Windows Live Mail 2012, we recommend that you switch to the Mail app in Windows to*day. The Mail app is built in to Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10, and has a more modern design. To begin using it, simply launch the app and add your Out*look*.*com account.


If you are using Windows 7, you can upgrade to a newer version of Windows to enjoy the Mail app and the other benefits. If you do not wish to upgrade, you can access your account via a web browser, or, you can take advantage of a free one-year subscription ... Read more

A:Windows live mail ending

Here is an article posted in Windows 10 News forum....................

Windows Live Mail 2012 will not connect to Outlook.com

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April 8th is the death of XP, thanks to Microsoft yet again. http://www.sfgate.com/technology/article/Microsoft-to-end-Windows-XP-support-April-8-5298608.php They've announced they are officially ending security updates.
This being the hard reality, I've not wanted to upgrade for a variety of reasons, including:
- all clones and history of entire site backup images are on XP, which would have to be trashed.
multiple XP pcs are in our household
- older applications like Outlook 2000 and Excell 2000 are not supported. Have DreamweaverMX to Photoshop7 and Illustrator10 and others I believe aren't compatibile with 7, though they might be made 'compatible' which puts this all on shakey ground. Probably over $1500 in software to replace.
- accessing the folder structure doesn't look so straightforward.

Questions:
They say "Windows XP mode allows you to run a variety of Windows XP productivity programs for enhanced flexibility (download required, included)" but does this mean you can use applications that were compatible with XP or only certain ones? I've heard that with their other OS's - XP virtual mode may or may not work.
- Can the older programs even be installed on 7 and run in XP mode?

Microsoft isn't exactly the common sense genius when it comes to compatibility.

With about 30% of all users still on XP this is sure to put the masses in a bind. But great for microsoft, maybe it'll increase their bottom line.... Read more

A:With XP ending - Questions running for thru Windows 7

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Greetings everyone: How can I remove or at least tone down the welcoming and ending sound wave that windows XP produces when I start and shutdown Win XP. Thank you.

A:Windows start and ending wave

Go to Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices > Sounds tab > under Program Events, click on Start Windows, then select None > do the same thing for Exit Windows > then clic on Save As up above

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i get this message when i shut down windows after playing the sims 2.

ENDING PROGRAM...ccApp.exe

the file is located...
Program files\common files\symantec shared\ccApp.exe

anyone please help.

A:Ending Program comes up when shut down windows

From the BC start up application database, one understands that this is a part of the Norton AV, needed for Email check and auto-protect. I suspect the message was just an FYI type of thing, and is nothing to become concerned about.
Regards,
John

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Hi,

When I'm at my Windows Live home page, h t t p://home.live.com/ the "Checking for new messages..." never stops. I deleted all messages in all folders too thinking maybe one of them was the cause of the problem but the check goes on. The Windows Live help isn't much help either, I've searched and can't find anything about the never ending check for new messages. What do I have to do to make it finally give up the search or is this normal behavior?

thanks in advance,

xstepperx

PS

I just figured out it has something to do with IE 8's security settings. I keep security for the Internet, Local intranet & Resstricted sites zones set to High, the Trusted sites zone set to Medium-high, and add sites as needed to to the Trusted sites zone when I need them to work. I have *.live.com, *.msn.com, *.hotmail.com, *.passport.com, & *.microsoft.com in Trusted sites already but obviously I'm still missing something. Anyone have any idea what I need in Trusted sites for my mail to work as it should?

Thanks again,

xstepperx

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