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

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

* 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 recover from a failed BIOS update. 'Beep' codes at power on. Go to the Lenovo Support page for your system, select the 'Documentation' tab, and 'Hardware Maintenance Manuals' on the left side.

3. There are many threads of DisplayPort (DP) adapters or DP cables not working or working marginally, and it is usually due to a no brand name product. DisplayPort.org maintains a database of tested, quality adapters (check the adaptor box, click search -- when used with Intel graphics, both the passive and active will work [active may be required beyond Full HD], but passive is less expensive) and cables (check the cables box and click search.) AMD also has a list of recommended DP adapters.

4. While contemporaneous AMD graphics cards will work for an upgrade, newer generation AMD cards are generally not backward compatible with older ThinkCentres. Search for which newer Nvidia card will work with your system (start here for best cards possible), the current best low-power card is the GT 1030 DDR5. The readme file for the Nvidia driver for your system, on the Lenovo support page, has a list of supported cards.

Also, many ThinkCentre models support the use of the internal graphics at the same time as a PCI graphics card: Enabling multiple monitor 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.)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I'm trying to migrate a share from a old fileserver to a windows server 2008. I use robocopy to copy and it seems like it copies the permissions and all of the data. I have done this at least 5 times (i checked the permissions and everything looks the same as the source share) The problem is That the destination will become read only and i cannot take it off read only.

this is how im copying the share

robocopy C:\source D:\destination /mir /sec /r:1 /w:1

ive also tried it with /secfix ive also tried /a-:r

same result

its kind of like this
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/M..._24775274.html

A:Migrated a share with robocopy Destination ends up being read only

What about doing it with xcopy?

xcopy C:\source\*.* D:\destination\ /s/h/r/i/k/e/y/d

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We received a bunch of new computers (T570's, T470's, M710q's). They all have Windows 7 but we purchased Windows 10 Upgrades for them. The support site doesn't recognize any of their serial numbers. Does anyone know how to upgrade to Windows 10 quickly on these? I assume this is because their site needs to be updated to recognize the new Serial Numbers? It's killing us being unable to deploy these. Thanks,

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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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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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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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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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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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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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I'm asking because it's something I've been thinking about and just wondered what other people would do next, after Windows 7 support ends. Ok we don't know what new thing will be around in four years time, but assuming the choice is Windows 10, Mac or Linux.

My gut feeling was to get an Apple Mac, even though I'm not keen on them - but they're too expensive for us lol. I already use Linux on another computer but like to have Windows as well. I like that Windows 10 seems to have made laptops more popular again (rather than everyone going tablet crazy), but I don't like the uncertainty over user control and all the advertising thingies.

A:What will you do when Windows 7 ends?

I'd stick with windows - It's what you know, Windows 10 is simple to use, and you can basically ignore the FUD printed on-line to sell blogs, and if you feel you need control to delay updates, there is the pro version, As you say the cost of apple systems is way too high for what is just average hardware, and the OS is very limiting, they do run quite well if you stick windows on them Linux is not something I would recommend to anyone for day to day use, It's fine for someone who wants to tinker rather than use.

Edit

I have to state that I am not someone who worries about the looks of an OS, but that it runs reliably and issue free, Seven, Eight and Now Ten have met these criteria

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I'm sure this has been addressed here, but I couldn't figure out what search terms to use. I installed the Win8 consumer preview on a spare laptop quite a while ago and didn't read the fine print closely enough to realize that I would not be able to revert to Win 7 at the end of the trial. Win 7 was OEM so I have no installation disk. I don't see when I boot that there's a restore partition on the drive (!), so I've got nothing to restore from. I would gladly pay for the Win 8 upgrade but the laptop is to old to justify paying for a new license. Will I just be junking this laptop when the trial version expires?

A:When Windows 8 trial ends...

Hello smoddelm,
The Windows 8 Consumer Preview will expire on January 15th 2013.

If you still have the product key number on your COA sticker like below on your computer (back or bottom), then you could use the tutorial below to do a clean install of your Windows 7, and activate it.


Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Whenever i try to open any file or folder windows explorer ends .I've scanned my computer with norton 2007 but nothing detected ,but now the autoprotect feature of norton 2007 has also encountered an error.

A:Windows explorer ends unexpectedly

Quote:





Originally Posted by goofster_ankush


Whenever i try to open any file or folder windows explorer ends .I've scanned my computer with norton 2007 but nothing detected ,but now the autoprotect feature of norton 2007 has also encountered an error.




Hi goofster,

This is Mike from the Norton Authorized Support Team.

This behavior can be caused by a problem with Windows and a possible infection on your computer. Make sure that you have applied all of the Microsoft security updates to your computer first. Next, manually run LiveUpdate to ensure that you have the latest updates applied to Norton AntiVirus and then restart your computer into Windows Safe Mode and run a "Full system scan" from there.

As long as you have a valid subscription to Norton AntiVirus, you are eligible for a free update to the 2008 version which contains a leaner running engine and many other improvements over the 2007 version.

Please visit the Norton Update Center (using Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher only) and download and install the 2008 version.

Norton Update Center

After you install the 2008 version you should again perform a Full system scan to check for infections.

Thank you,
Mike

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Hi
my friend is unsure if he wants Windows 10 or not...he currently has XP. It has passed the Windows 8 compatability test, so will accept Windows 10. If I install Windows 7 pro as a clean install, then upgrade to Windows 10....but after the 30 days, decide to reinstall Windows 7, will Ithen be able to reinstall Windows 10 at some time in the future, without cost. I hope that once windows 10 is installed, that a key is generated for his PC which will allow him to reinstall Windows 10 to the same PC at any time in the future....

Am I correct in these assumptions ???

thank you in advance...

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well I got a call from a buddy. he saying that his computer wont load windows.

it posts fine then shows a screen to select windows start (give the option to load in safe mode, normally or last know good config).
I've selected all that was listed (over the few tries) but i just restarts and goes through all this crap again.

I checked out the HD and all other componants with PC check all tested fine.
I also (incase) fixed the MBR.
changed cables

still nothing had fixed it. my suspicions are that windows is totally screwed (virus maybe) and will have to reinstall.

Any ideas???

A:windows booting in a cycle that never ends

oh and its windows XP OS 32bit

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Hi guys i got Windows xp PRO with SP2 and so i wanted to upgrade to SP3. I downloaded the package from microsoft but when i go to install it goes on half-way but when it comes to registering registry then it closes and shows a message "the specified file was not found" and then says me to click ok to roll back changes and Reboots. After restart a message appears saying "Your system has been partially updated. Some functions may not work properly". Someone help :<.
 

A:Windows Sp3 installation just ends halfway :<

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Hi all,

I especially registered here for this issue, because it's driving me nuts!

I want to install the .NET framework 3.5 through control panel and it ends with 0x800F0906. I also tried the DISM method and that one ends with 0x800F0081F (source could not be found).

I tried directly from Windows 8.1 DVD, copied sxs folder and tried it that way. I even downloaded some offline installers (from mydigitallife forums) and that too doesn't work. I also tried restarting the Windows Update service to no avail.

If somebody is able to help me with this I would be eternally grateful!

My log file from DISM:


Code:
2014-08-30 19:06:50, Info DISM PID=1676 TID=2520 Scratch directory set to 'C:\Users\WSAND_~1\AppData\Local\Temp\'. - CDISMManager::put_ScratchDir
2014-08-30 19:06:50, Info DISM PID=1676 TID=2520 DismCore.dll version: 6.3.9600.17031 - CDISMManager::FinalConstruct
2014-08-30 19:06:50, Info DISM PID=1676 TID=2520 Successfully loaded the ImageSession at "C:\WINDOWS\System32\Dism" - CDISMManager::LoadLocalImageSession
2014-08-30 19:06:50, Info DISM DISM Provider Store: PID=1676 TID=2520 Found and Initialized the DISM Logger. - CDISMProviderStore::Internal_InitializeLogger
2014-08-30 19:06:50, Info DISM DISM Provider Store: PID=1676 TID=2520 Failed to get and initialize the PE Provider. Continuing by assuming that it is not a WinPE image. - CDISMProviderStore::Final_O... Read more

A:Windows 8.1 .net 3.5 DISM ends with 0x800F0906 and another

I have tried and posted repeatedly about this - with no success to date. If you find a solution, please post it. Thanks.

DISM Question

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I am trying to upgrade from Visa SP2 to Windows 7 Ultimate. I have an ISO DVD for it. But when I get just a couple of minutes into the installation, it suddenly ends without explanation or any discernible error messages.

Here is what happens:

- I insert the DVD.
- I click "Install Now"
- I click "get the latest updates"
- The install program gets the latest updates, says that "Installation is restarting", tells me to "Please Wait", and then suddenly just ends. I find myself back at the initial "Install Now" screen.

I have also tried upgrading without getting the latest updates. In that case, it checks for "compatibility problems" for a couple of minutes, and then abruptly ends as before.

I have even tried re-downloading the ISO file and re-burning the DVD, but I get the same results.

Can anyone give me a hint as to what to look for here? Many thanks in advance.

A:Windows 7 Install abruptly ends w/o explanation

Can you please fill out your system specs? Is it possible that you really do have "compatibility problems"?

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