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Well Windows 7 Ends support in January 14th 2020

Q: Well Windows 7 Ends support in January 14th 2020

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I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

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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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* 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.  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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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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Since January 14, 2020 is the end of support date for Windows 7, I need to know if there will be security and OS updates on January 14, 2020 since it is the second Tuesday of the month.

Thanks to anyone that can give me a correct answer or where I can find the information.
Rich W.

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GIVE ME BACK WEATHER GADGET until January 14, 2020!!!!!!

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My Y520 automatically received the January, 2020 Win-10 'Patch Tuesday' update today.  After it rebooted, the WIFI adapter had disappeared.  It didn't even show up in the Control Panel list.  I manually downloaded and installed the device driver.  After rebooting multiple times, the entry showed up in Device Manager with an exclamation point, saying "Error 10, more setup was needed", but I couldn't figure what else was needed.  I tried removing and reinstalling the driver, but got the same error.  Finally, just to get it working, I restored to the restore point from before the update, and it came up fine.  So the update did something to the WIFI device driver.   I assume this is going to happen again when Windows tries to update again, and I have another duplicate Y520 which will update in a day or so, if things happen like normal, so I'd like to find out what is going on. Vantage on both systems shows that all system updates are current. The adapter is the Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4A. Has anybody else had this happen with the January Windows update yet?  Thanks,Ron

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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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Unfortunately my fairly old Acer 6930G laptop is going to be difficult to upgrade to Windows 10. Pretty much everyone I've read about who's tried has had plenty of problems, and Acer themselves don't recommend it and exclude it from their list of W10 supported models. So it looks like i'm stuck with W7 (which I'm very happy with btw).

My question is, what are people's views about using Windows 7 for internet access after support ends in January 2020? Do you think it's just too unsafe under any circumstances, or are there security measures that can be taken that would make it fairly safe?
 

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Hello All,

I have 2 computers running Windows XP and I was just curious how big of a risk it would be to run these computers with this operating system after support ends by Microsoft April 2014. I have a copy of Windows 7 but Windows XP has been my favorite operating system by far, I love the interface and how lightweight it runs. So my question being, How much of a risk would it be for me to run Windows XP after support ends in April of 2014? Is it a huge risk, or will I be ok just by watching the websites I visit?

Thanks in Advance!
Simsboy27
 

A:Windows XP After Support Ends

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Windows Essentials 2012 suite will reach end of support on January 10, 2017
Rubbish, it has ended already!!

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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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Hi,

Has anybody read where Microsoft will end WIN 7 support in 6 months?


How long will Microsoft support Windows 7? | PCWorld

A:Windows 7 support ends in 6 months

Those articles have been popping up all over the place but MS will still issue security updates for 5 years. What will stop is "free" hotfixes and "design changes or new features".

Products Reaching End of Support in the Second Half of 2014

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Microsoft is discharging the last group of security patches for Windows XP today, leaving regardless anybody running the 13-year-old working framework without conceivably basic security refreshes.

Evaluations recommend that very nearly one of every five PCs overall still run XP. While this figure has dropped from 25 for every penny a year ago, it is relied upon to remain unshakably high for quite a while.

Windows XP won't all of a sudden quit working ? buyers are qualified for bear on utilizing XP for whatever length of time that they like, and it will proceed to look and feel the same as previously. Be that as it may, the individuals who keep on using the working framework will be considerably more helpless against digital assaults.

This is on the grounds that, consistently, Microsoft has discharged an arrangement of security patches for Windows XP to address any new vulnerabilities that may have been found. After today, no more fixes will be discharged, implying that any new vulnerabilities will be available to assault.

It might appear to be astounding that there are still vulnerabilities in such a develop working framework. In the course of recent years, the greater part of the bugs in the Windows XP code have been worked out, and it has likely never been more steady as a stage.

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Notice here, and details here and here.

-- Tom
 

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PSA: Support for Windows 10 for PCs version 1511 ends tomorrow

It's that time again, the time for Microsoft to end support for a version of Windows 10. According to the Windows lifecycle fact sheet, support for Windows 10 for PCs version 1511 will be ending tomorrow, October 10.

Version 1511 was the first update to Windows 10, so this is only the second time that this has happened. The first was on May 9, when the original version of the OS, now known as 1507, was removed from support. The company has continued to provide cumulative updates though, despite that, for business customers that have different licensing agreements than consumers have.

Naturally, your PC should have been moved to at least the Anniversary Update (version 1607) or the Creators Update (version 1703) by now. If you haven't been, you can manually upgrade your machine to a newer version here by clicking 'Update now'.

Note that this change only applies to the PC version of the OS. Windows 10 Mobile version 1511 is still slated to be supported until January 8, 2018, despite not having received any updates in quite some time.
 

A:PSA: Support for Windows 10 for PCs version 1511 ends tomorrow

Thanks,for the heads up info,
 

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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 ... Read more

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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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Support for Windows XP and Vista will end April 2016 - Emsisoft BlogStatistics today show that both Windows XP and Vista usage dropped dramatically since then. Among our customers the percentage has already dropped below the ten percent mark, with a continued trend downwards. As a direct result, we decided not to renew our extended support for Windows XP beyond April 2016. We will drop support for both Windows XP and Vista in the next major version of all our products, which is scheduled for release in 2016.We fully understand that in many circumstances users have no way but to continue using XP or Vista, either due to computer upgrade budget restraints or because some old hardware devices dont come with drivers for newer operating systems at all. In these cases, we are offering partial refunds for any license time users cant use due to the changed minimum system requirements.

A:Emsisoft ends Windows XP and Vista support in April 2016

Fascinating I understand them dropping support for XP, But Vista? 


Windows Vista




Service Pack 2




End of extended support




April 11, 2017


 

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The following was copied/pasted from https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA16-105A
According to Trend Micro, Apple will no longer be providing security updates for QuickTime for Windows, leaving this software vulnerable to exploitation.
[In particular] The Zero Day Initiative has issued advisories for two vulnerabilities found in QuickTime for Windows.
Computers running QuickTime for Windows will continue to work after support ends. However, using unsupported software may increase the risks from viruses and other security threats. Potential negative consequences include loss of confidentiality, integrity, or availability of data, as well as damage to system resources or business assets. The only mitigation available is to uninstall QuickTime for Windows.
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The following was copied/pasted from http://blog.trendmicro.com/urgent-call-action-uninstall-quicktime-windows-today/
(E)veryone should follow Apple’s guidance and uninstall QuickTime for Windows as soon as possible.
This is for two reasons.
First, Apple is deprecating QuickTime for Microsoft Windows. They will no longer be issuing security updates for the product on the Windows Platform and recommend users uninstall it. Note that this does not apply to QuickTime on Mac OSX.
Second, our Zero Day Initiative has just released two advisories ZDI-16-241 and ZDI-16-242 detailing two new, critical vulnerabilities affecting QuickTime for Windows. These advisories are being released... Read more

A:Apple Ends Support for QuickTime for Windows; New Vulnerabilities Announced

So what player is recommended, aside from Windows Media Player?

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Windows Mobile and Symbian manufacturers have already stopped supporting these operating systems. In 2012, Microsoft stopped developing and supporting Windows Mobile; and in 2014, Nokia completely held up supporting Symbian. In this connection, Doctor Web also stops supporting protection of Windows Mobile and Symbian from May 1, 2016.
source: Doctor Web ends support for Windows Mobile and Symbian operating systems
 

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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 some older computers running xp pro. Now i know these computers cant handle win7 because i tried. But also i have software that I use that wont work on win7. My question is when support ends in 2014 and I need to re-install the OS will the latest SP3 have or most of the updates i need? Or is there software that is simple to use to create an image? Or can i download the updates manually so that i can put them in myself. Please advise. Thanking you in advance
 

A:Re-installing XP after support ends

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The title says it all. I now have a stupid icon in my system tray that says "support for windows xp sp1 ends october 10, 2006"

Any suggestions for how to kill it? The only thing I found in the MSKB dealt with the pre-release version of the WGA tool, not the full release version.
 

A:How can I disable "support for windows xp sp1 ends..."

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Iam planning to upgrade from Win/XP Pro to Win7 and want to know which
Windows 7 I should install? There is a 32 bit and 64 bit version and I'm
a bit confused as to which one is correct for my laptop.
I "think" I have a 32 bit unit, but am not quite sure.
I've listed some info from my computer which I hope helps to give me an answer.

I hope I didn't post too much info.

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name TOSHIBA
System Manufacturer TOSHIBA
System Model Satellite Pro L300
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6 GenuineIntel ~2094 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date INSYDE 1.30, 3/19/2008
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
User Name TOSHIBA\Steven
Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 3,072.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 2.27 GB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 4.83 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

0x00000000-0x00000CF7 PCI bus OK
0x00000000-0x00000CF7 Direct memory access controller OK
0x00000020-0x00000021 Programmable interrupt controller OK
0x00000024-0x00000025 Programmable interrupt controller OK
0x00000028-0x00000029 Programmable interrupt controller OK
0x0000002C-0x0000002D Programmable in... Read more

A:Solved: Support ends and I have to up to Win7, need help!

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Zone Alarm free firewall support and updates will also end when Windows '98
support ends June 30. Does anyone have any suggestions for substitution?
 

A:Zone Alarm Support Ends

where did you hear /read that...
 

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Addressed issue that prevents users from opening Internet shortcut (.URL) files with
Internet Explorer when Enhanced Protected Mode is enabled. 
Seems to be breaking Zone 'Protected Mode', When turned Off, all websites show navigator.platform as Win32, expected Win64 for Internet and Restricted zones, expected Win32 for intranet and restricted zones.

Seems to be causing Tasks manager to show 100% disk usage When turned on.

Rob^_^

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Hi there

probably IMO the best server Ms ever designed - and in version 2 you can use > 4GB even though it's "technically" a 32 bit OS.

XP was based on it (in fact all XP stuff still runs on it) and it makes for an outstanding Virtual server.

Anyway it's time to move on -- I just hope the Modern Ms servers are just as good - I gave up on W2008 server, 2012 server seemed OK but a bit fiddly and I'm not sure about 2016 server -- the new licensing stuff seems totally out of order for a home lab etc. With W2k3 server you got 4 CALS with the server (or it would work with 4 clients - without any extra fee being needed. I still have the keys from TechNet so I might have a go with this on W10 as a VM.

Incidentally - not bonkers --here's a way to make W2K3 server into a really good Worksation OS -- normally Servers aren't really suitable as a workstation OS.

How to convert your Windows Server 2003... to a Workstation!

I might look at similar articles on using W2016 server as a workstation too.

Cheers
jimbo

A:An old friend (W2k3 Server) ends support soon

I never understood the point of those guides. All you are doing is making the Server OS run more like the Workstation OS that already exists. Why buy a bus and convert it in to something close to a sedan, when you could just buy the sedan? You'd also run into plenty of compatibility issues, such as AV software identifying it as a Server OS.

Server 2003 was a good product, but Server 2008, especially R2, is an excellent product.

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http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/springboard/archive/2013/02/14/windows-7-rtm-end-of-support-is-right-around-the-corner.aspx
 
>>>How long will Windows 7 Professional and Enterprise be supported? - Windows 7 with supported service packs, mainstream support will continue until 1/13/2015, and with extended support for Windows 7 Enterprise and Professional until 1/14/2020.
...
 
Besides being in the support cycle, are there other reasons to upgrade to Windows 7 SP 1? -
Windows 7 SP1 can help make your computer safer and more reliable. Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 provides a comprehensive set of innovations for enterprise-class virtualization. This includes new virtualization capabilities with Dynamic Memory and Microsoft RemoteFX.
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 will help you:
    Keep your PCs supported and up-to-date
    Get ongoing updates to the Windows 7 platform
    Easily deploy cumulative updates at a single time
    Meet your users' demands for greater business mobility
    Provide a comprehensive set of virtualization innovations
    Provide an easier Service Pack deployment model for better IT efficiency<<<
 
Mods: Please move if this doesn't "fit" here.

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What is end of support?
Beginning January 12, 2016, only the most current version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical supports and security updates. Internet Explorer 11 is the last version of Internet Explorer, and will continue to receive security updates, compatibility fixes, and technical support on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.
Internet Explorer 11 offers improved security, increased performance, better backward compatibility, and support for the web standards that power today’s websites and services. Microsoft encourages customers to upgrade and stay up-to-date on the latest browser for a faster, more secure browsing experience.

What does this mean?
It means you should take action. After January 12, 2016, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for older versions of Internet Explorer. Security updates patch vulnerabilities that may be exploited by malware, helping to keep users and their data safer. Regular security updates help protect computers from malicious attacks, so upgrading and staying current is important.

Read the Windows lifecycle FAQ sheet to learn more.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/WindowsForBusiness/End-of-IE-support

A:Support for older versions of Internet Explorer ends

I found out about that earlier when I reinstalled Vista. Tried to update it past ie 9 but it will not install ie 10 or ie 11.  So I guess I will have to use a different browser until vista support also ends which will not be much longer itself.

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With Microsoft only releasing security updates for Windows XP after April 14, what is the best way of obtaining and archiving all updates since SP3 to allow for future disasters?
 

A:Solved: Windows XP and April 14th

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I just started having this problem with the CPU going to 100% usage about a month ago and poked around the internet for solutions. I was as happy as anyone when Microsoft announced the recent security update that touted a fix for the Windows XP resource-hog problem associated with the system's SVCHOST.EXE processes. Only... applying the fix didn't work for me.
 
Here's the hardware: Dell Vostro 1510 Intel Core2 Duo CPU with 3GB RAM
Here's the operating system: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Version 2002 SP3
 
Here's what I've done to solve the problem thus far:
Turned off Automatic Updates
Scanned for viruses with McAfee Total Protection Service version 5.0.0 Patch 5
Ran Full Scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.75.0.1300
Ran Piriform CCleaner v4.09.4471
Reinstalled Internet Explorer 8
Based on the bulletin MS13-097/KB 2898785 Windows XP SP3 Internet Explorer 8 I downloaded and manually applied the Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer Windows (dated Jan. 14, 2014 - XP-KB2914368-x86-ENU.exe)
Physically disconnected from the network (and thus the internet) by disabling the Wireless Network Connection
My biggest surprise was that last one -- I thought surely it will stop seeking updates and pegging my CPU at 100% usage when it realizes there is no internet connection. Nope.
 
I'm really at a loss for what to do next. After reading so many success stories after this latest update from Microsoft was released, I thought my problem would finally be sol... Read more

A:Applied SVCHOST fix for Windows XP (Jan. 14th) but CPU still pegs at 100% usage

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See http://news.com.com/Microsoft+preps+critical+Windows+patch/2100-1002_3-5739542.html?tag=nefd.top
for full article

As part of its monthly patching cycle, Microsoft plans to release on Tuesday 10 security alerts for flaws in Windows and other programs.

-- Tom
 

A:Microsoft Critical Windows Patch Tuesday June 14th

wow, this is because of a new vulnerability in PCP/Ip stack and they never issied any patches last month, ketchup time!
 

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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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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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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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Hi All,
I've just got some complaints from my users regarding the below issue the top#4 most annoying problem in Windows 10 on any hardware:

The Surface doesn?t go into sleep mode properly went you close the cover keyboard, then the Surface tablet temperature becomes super hot.The Surface won?t wake up or turn on after the Surface went into sleep mode.When you dock in, you cannot see the log in screen user name and password for Surface Pro 4 Search bar next to windows button / start menu is not working (disabled) for some of the laptop users

From what I suspect that some people runs the Windows Update manually to the latest version 10586 and the majority are still on 10240.
Are those problem fixed in the latest build ? If yes, what is the latest build number and how to get them ?
Do you think is it safe to perform upgrade for all 10240 to the latest 10586 companywide on normal PC/Laptop or even on Surface hardware ?
Thanks in advance.

A:Windows 10 issues since January 2016 on wards ?

I've heard (don't know) new Intel drivers fix/help with the sleep issue http://www.delhidailynews.com/news/M...rs-1453203572/

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When I went to the Windows Store this morning there was an update to the Windows Store. After installing the update I found I could no longer open the Windows Store either from the Windows Start tile or the All Apps Menu. A friend of mine also did the update and he now can no longer open the Windows Store. Tried using the WSReset.exe command but that did not work.

A:Windows Store Update of 27 January 2016

I had all sorts of grief on Sunday with this. Had same issue, see this thread Windows Store won't open after update this morning

You could try a system restore to the point before the update and see if that fixes things. MS really knows how to make life difficult. A possible observation is that having the store open when you try to update it might not be a good thing. Different people report different outcomes. But when I got my store back again I noticed the update for the store was pending again. I quickly changed my Store update settings to auto rather than manual and quit the store. After leaving it a while I re-opened the store and the pending update was gone and my version number had updated indicating the update has succeeded silently in the background.

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Can somebody please post a list of Windows Vista Updates (full KB number format) for the month of January 2017, if there are any? My 4 Windows Vista laptops have been on continuously, "Checking for Updates" since January 10th, 2017 and still nothing. It's already January 16th today. I thought I would just install them manually if there are any updates. Many thanks in advance for your help.

A:Windows Vista Updates for January 2017

Hi DCom73:
 
If you were fully patched as of December 2016, the only Important/Recommended updates released for Vista SP2 for the January 2017 Patch Tuesday updates on 10-Jan-2017 were KB3216775 (MS17-004: Security Update for Local Security Authority Subsystem Service: January 10, 2017) and the latest version of KB890830 for the January 2017 Malicious Software Removal Tool.  The Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for January 2017 shows that there were only four security updates released in January 2017 for all supported versions of Windows.
 
Please see post # 326 in KellyB56's thread Windows Vista Update Hangs at "Checking For Updates" for further details.  If Windows Updates are running for several hours (or even days) on your Vista SP2 machines there is a possible workaround posted on page 1 of m#l's thread Updates not working, it has been searching for updates for hours in the MS Answers forum that could help speed up your Windows Updates.
------------32-bit Vista Home Premium SP2 * Firefox v50.1.0 * NIS v22.8.1.14 * MBAM Premium v2.2.1

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Critical Windows Security fix on the way for January 2005 Published: January 7, 2005, 3:28 PM PST By Robert Lemos Staff Writer, CNET News.com Microsoft has announced that it will release three patches for its Windows operating system next week. The fixes, which will carry a maximum threat rating of "critical," will be issued Tuesday, the company said. Under its two-month-old advance notification program, Microsoft typically gives the public early notice of the number of updates it plans to deliver and of the severity of the vulnerabilities the updates fix. The only other detail the software giant revealed Thursday was that people may have to restart their Windows systems for the patches to take effect.http://news.com.com/Critical+Windows+fix+o..._3-5517567.html

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