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Is Windows 7 Mainstream Support will also end in 2020?

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

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

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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. Extended support will end on April 11, 2017, so you can continue to use Vista for another two and a half years plus.

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Mainstream support for Windows 8.1 ended on January 9, 2018. Yesterday's Patch Day marked the end of mainstream support for the two operating systems and the beginning of extended support.
Full article, here: Windows 8.1 End of Mainstream Support - gHacks Tech News
 

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Only had 7 updates this month, 1 for the usual Windows Malicious Software Removal, one was for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 and 5 other security updates related to Windows 7, surprisingly there was no update for IE or no updates for Office 2013 Professional Plus

A:Final Patch Tuesday of Windows 7 Mainstream support so how did it go

It went fine. Did all 7 of the updates and rebooted without issue. System had not checked for updates since early this morning, so I had to manually start the search. Also surprised that IE wasn't patched (or so it wasn't listed) in the updates. I didn't look at each of the 5 details to see if IE was buried in any of them. No problems with either user on this machine after the reboot. I did a system image backup last night in preparation for tonight's update.

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A:Mainstream Support For Windows XP And Office 2003 To End April 14, 2009

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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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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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* 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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What are the effects of updating windows, the program will take up a lot more memory on the disk. But is there known decrease in performance. Computer boots at 350-430MB in memory now, and even when browsing 600-700. Rarely go above a 1gb of memory regardless of what I am doing, have ten services running at a time or less and it works very well for me. I don't use the security center, defender, or firewall and have no altertnative programs for any of that and have never updated once. Been running a computer like this for over 5 years now without problem, though saw end of support and wondering what the community thinks. Eg. is it worth the time or not

Solution:

Thanks to everyone and Club googled the WinSxS directory and was able to find I can indeed use symlink for that without problems as well as a few other directories involving windows updates. Once done I will update the important/security updates as well as server pack 1 to another image and test the performance impact and if it's not too much of an impact I will use it locally as well.

A:End of mainstream support

OK, everyone in this Forum would agree not to update when it is offered is a big mistake.
Bottom line the world is very bad. There are viruses that can let people into your computer and steal your passwords, bank accounts, and steal your identity. Download the updates, now. You do not need the window dressing, but at least download the security updates and the ones marked important.
And if you do not have SP1, do that, it is important. You say that you do not have Defender etc, but I do hope you have an antivirus. Either way, the updates will protect you.
You do have Defender, go to search by the start button and type Defender, it may be off, but you do have it.

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The main stream support for windows 7 is going to end on 13th jan 2015,what does it mean?Would I not be able to get the security updates for free of cost?

A:What is the difference between mainstream and extended support?

each operating system or software has a support life cycle main stream support is support that is given in that life cycle period and extended support is when they give you stop date of support but they will still give support with conditions until the date specified.
 
so to clear things up Main stream support is support given during life cycle period (main Frame)
and extended support is the last period of support that is being offered usually conditions met IE to have support for the extended period of time you would require service pack to with windows vista (that would be a condition)
 
hope this helps

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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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Hi there

Is THIS true -- W7 Mainstream support to end in 2015 -- I thought W7 was going on until around 2020.

This comes from FORBES - usually "Semi reliable" -- beware a lot of irritating ads that popup while you are trying to read the article -- there's no malware or "Malvertisements" in the article - just gets a bit irritating

Microsoft To Abandon Windows 7 Mainstream Support. Pressure Builds On Windows 9 - Forbes

I see EXTENDED support will continue but that's a different Animal.

BTW OT here but there's quite an interesting feature elsewhere - XP to get an un-official (not Ms) SP4 -- for those running XP as a VM that might be interesting too - although as always with "Unsanctioned" patches it's very definitely A.Y.O.R. - although the site does have credibility.

Note also from same magazine so you might get a few ads when reading - no malware though.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonke...t-os-lives-on/



Cheers
jimbo

A:Jimbos confused - W7 Mainstream support to end 2015

Mainstream support will end on January 13, 2015.
However, extended support will continue until January 14, 2020.

The difference between mainstream and extended support is that during mainstream support, updates to Windows 7 may include new features, subsystems, and so forth in addition to security updates.

Once mainstream support ends and extended support comes around, Windows 7 will only receive security updates.

To put this into perspective, mainstream and extended support for Windows XP ended on April 14, 2009 and April 8, 2014 respectively.

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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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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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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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It seems that eMachines is now including Windows 7 x64 as the standard operating system for their inexpensive PCs.

Their cheapest model being sold at Wal-Mart, with a low-end Athlon processor and 2GB of DDR2-800, comes pre-installed with Windows 7 Home Premium x64.

If that isn't mainstream, I don't know what is...



Anyone else notice similar trends?

A:Windows 7 x64: Mainstream Adoption

Yes, yes, yes... Most new Dells come with 64bit, even lappys!

Now that 128 bit processors are on the radar, we are finally seeing adoption of the 64bit OS! Makes you hope they get onboard with 128 faster than it took for 64!

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Underscoring just how broken the widely used MD5 hashing algorithm is, a software engineer racked up just 65 cents in computing fees to replicate the type of attack a powerful nation-state used in 2012 to hijack Microsoft's Windows Update mechanism.
Nathaniel McHugh ran open source software known as HashClash to modify two separate images—one of them depicting funk legend James Brown and the other R&B singer/songwriter Barry White—that generate precisely the same MD5 hash, e06723d4961a0a3f950e7786f3766338. The exercise—known in cryptographic circles as a hash collision—took just 10 hours and cost only 65 cents plus tax to complete using a GPU instance on Amazon Web Service. In 2007, cryptography expert and HashClash creator Marc Stevens estimated it would require about one day to complete an MD5 collision using a cluster of PlayStation 3 consoles.

 

Crypto attack that hijacked Windows Update goes mainstream in Amazon Cloud
 
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A:Crypto attack that hijacked Windows Update goes mainstream in Amazon Cloud

 
"So I guess the message to take away here is that MD5 is well and truly broken," McHugh wrote in a blog post headlined How I created two images with the same MD5 hash. "Whilst the two images have not shown a break in the pre-image resistance, I cannot think of a single case where the use of a broken cryptographic hash function is an appropriate choice."

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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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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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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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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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As the title states, 10GigE is becoming more mainstream where it is within the reach of even home consumers. As such, this also brings up the topic of ensuring you think on a bigger/long term scale when approaching any network redesign or upgrade.

I'm linking a Youtube video from Linus Tech Tips below as you can see many of the things I have talked about on this forum concerning network upgrades and design in a single simple video. What you'll see in this video is the components you need to roll out a 10GigE network, the work it took to retrofit an existing GigE network, and the certification of the cabling for 10GigE standards.

The components as you'll see in the video amount to about $860 to lay down a 10GigE backbone infrastructure. They included a second switch which provides GigE connectivity to connected devices but has two 10GigE ports for a fast uplink to a backbone switch.

You'll see a sample struggle they had to do to pull out the old Cat5e cabling and run the new Cat6a.

And finally, you'll see them use a Fluke cable tester which certifies the cabling meets data transfer specs for a given Ethernet speed protocol. This shows what I've been saying on some past threads that a pinout/continuity tester for Category cabling is NOT a real test of the cable in question. It requires test equipment shown in the video to actually do an official certification of the cabling.

What does the sum of this all mean? When looking at any network... Read more

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Hey,

It took some time before realizing that my newly installed 4 TB HDD is causing to start Windows very slowly, almost 2 min on a SSD. Most of this time, it's BootSmssInitTime that is the longest (99s). Bios is updated, Windows too. How can this be fixed?

A:Slow start up after installing WD Mainstream HDD

Is the 4TB driver partitioned? If not, give that a try, maybe two 2TB partitions.

Also see here: Windows support for hard disks that are larger than 2 TB

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Tomshardware Sub-$75 Mainstream Power Supply Article Oct. 6 2010 TG Publishing Team, Patrick Afschar

In our last PSU article, we reviewed a bunch of relatively expensive high-performance devices suitable for powerful gaming computers and workstations. The average user typically prefers something a little bit more affordable, though, which is why today we're reviewing a handful of PSUs that can be found for around $75.

More Sub-$75 Mainstream Power Supply Roundup : PSUs At A Reasonable Price

I've noticed a few power supply posts and thought that this might be of some help.
Fabe

A:Sub-$75 Mainstream Power Supply Roundup

didnt read the whole artice, but that one blowing up was sweet

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Hi, ive been hearing around school that in early 2005 Pentium are to realise a batch of dual processing cores, i.e two processors working together. Can anyone verify this? Also there will obviously have to be a whole reworking of motherboards, so perhaps its not such a good idea to splash out on a £130 mobo if its only gonna last you a year.
 

A:Mainstream dual Pentium processors?

Haven't heard about a release of dual pentiums as one item...interesting though...I wonder how much of a difference it would be as opposed to simply running 2 processors you bought seperately...
 

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Quote:
Looking back, quad-core processors have had quite the run already. Intel's first quad-core CPU, the Core 2 Extreme QX6700 was released almost three years ago, with the much more popular Q6600 following up months later at a rather steep $850. As you may recall it was quite the luxury then to have one of these at your disposal.


more..

A:Mainstream Quad-Core CPU Performance Comparison

Very interesting read, thanks.

I'm seriously tempted to think about an i750 upgrade next Spring.
If I started saving now and the prices drop a bit....

But then I'd need to start thinking about a new GPU so I could enjoy the benefit in games...

Thinking about it I'm beginning to find my case a bit unattractive.

It's a strange addiction but, even though what I have and what I do with it now it's like getting a Ferrari to drive to the corner shop, I just can't help it.

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Exclusive: Oil Immersion Cooling Goes Mainstream with Hardcore PC's ReactorWritten by Gordon Mah Ung 10/20/08 at 01:00:00 PM



Stop. You had us at oil submersed motherboard, CPU and GPUs. You didn?t even have to dunk the SSDs, PSU or create a custom motherboard and bullet resistant tank too to convince us that you?re really hard core, umm, Hardcore.

Of course, if you stare too hard at the tank, you?ll miss all the heavenly glory that the Hardcore PC truly is. From its beautiful aluminum case, to its top port routing and the easy to access hard drives, every centimeter of the machine oozes custom computing. And we can honestly say that after tinkering with the most exotic PCs available on Earth for a decade now. What Hardcore is trying to do is so over the top that no one has ever tried it before on a production machine.

But before Hardcore can ascend to take its place among the top performance PC makers, there are an awful lot of questions to answer. Like can they really make and sell these babies for how much the company claims it can? Does it really work? To find the answer to that read on.


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I was going to try this with some old PC parts with a fishtank, which can be seen on this video:

But I gave up looking for mass quantities of baby oil and measuring fish thanks.

YouTube - Mineral Oil Submerged Computer

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I see that Windows 7 will end support in year 2020. After 2020, what should I do? Migrate to next OS or keep Windows 7?

When I don't migrate to other OS after 2020, what will happen with Windows 7?

A:Should I migrate to next OS after 2020?

Why isn't your windows 7 activated?

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Working on  a PC for a friend...
Part of the display dims...looked like a bad backlight so i ordered a Converter board.
The part I ordered looks exactly like the part from the manual for her pc(got the manual for her service tag #)
When I went to replace it the one in her pc had a different connecter???
The one on the right was in her pc...all searches have turned up the one on the left.  Any thoughts on where i can get the one on the right?

A:Inspiron one 2020

Hi mk313
Thanks for writing to us.
The converter board on this model is a part of LCD kit.
We can provide you the Dell part# for LCD with converter board on it.
Do provide us your system tag#, email address and name via private message,by clicking on my name in blue and then select send a private message
Regards

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Greetings & Salmenella
The upper memory slot on the motherboard of my Inspiron One 2020 is beeping known stop , two beep intervals. No matter what memory I put in the beeping continues. It only stops if i have one memory stick in the lower slot.  
I need help on verifying the correct motherboard to purchase or if there a different Dell mother board that I can upgrade to that will fit in the case housing. I dont mind if I have to make cuts or small holes on the back plate, since I already made holes for a tuner card I bought after I purchased the model that did not have the openings for the TV cable. 
I really dont wanna go buy a brand new computer for a bad 4meg memory slot. I have a solid state , the 8 gigs of ram ,and 2 gigs of ramdisk, it runs fast enough that I dont think about buy a new computer. But losing that 4gigs of ram in the bad memory slot. Holy Ding dongs, the hard drive takes for ever to stop making noise, surfing slows down  and compiling and writing visual basic for class takes forever.
Now for the short version.

What is the correct mother board model to replace an Inspiron One 2020 or is there a higher brand model that a mother board will fit my AIO housing and fit  all my computer guts. I have a iCore 5 -2390T cpu.

 Love,
Stu

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Hi

My PC has fallen into the hands of the spyware gods!!!! Please help, my Hijack this log below:


Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 15:20:06, on 05/07/04
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\RTVSCN95.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\DEFWATCH.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\HKCMD.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\VPTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SYNAPTICS\SYNTP\SYNTPLPR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SYNAPTICS\SYNTP\SYNTPENH.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\XCPCSYNC\TRANSLATORS\ERPHN2\ERTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ptsnoop.exe
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\DIGITAL IMAGING\UNLOAD\HPQCMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\HP SHARE-TO-WEB\HPGS2WND.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\HPJETDSC.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\HP SHARE-TO-WEB\HPGS2WNF.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT OFFICE\OFFICE\OSA.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ATNOTES\ATNOTES.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\BLUETOOTH SOFTWARE\BTTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\PALM\HOTSYNC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\DVZCOMMON\DVZMSGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\BLUETOOTH SOFTWARE\BTSTACKSERVER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
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A:Hijack log - 2020 search & more...!!!

Hi bulti48

Lets see what these two can clear out


Click here to download AdAware 6 181

Run AdAware
Before you scan with AdAware, check for updates of the reference file 01R327 5.07.2004
by clicking Check for updates now, and following the prompts.

Now to set it up for optimum performance...

Make sure the following settings are configured. Remember that ON=GREEN.

From main window click Start | Activate in-depth scan.

Then click Use custom scanning options | Customize and have these options switched ON...

Scan within archives
Scan active processes
Scan registryDeep scan registry
Scan my IE Favourites for banned URLs
Scan my host-files

Then click the Settings button.. (the gear icon on the top row) then Tweak | Scanning engine and check..

Unload recognised processes during scanning.
Cleaning engine.
Let windows remove files in use at next reboot.

and uncheck..

Automatically try to unregister objects prior to deletion.

Then click Proceed, to save your settings.

Now click the Scan button.

When scan is finished, check the little box to the left of each entry to select them for removal, and get rid of them
Restart your computer

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Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.3

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my dell 2020 has been having problems starting up, this time it won't start at all. I have tried all options (restore, start up repair, load windows keep files) but all have failed. I guess I will need to try a fresh install. It originally came with 7 and free upgraded to 10. So where do I start, do I need to try and find a copy of 10? Thanks for any advice. Michael

A:Dell 2020 recovery

You can download that from Microsoft (see below).  That said, before reloading the OS, run an extended hard drive diagnotic (F12 at powerup) to rule out the possibility that the drive is faulty and the cause of the problem.
Window 10 ISO download
www.microsoft.com/.../windows10

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I understood MS would release a final update in June 2020 before going end-of-support in jan 2020.
But, almost August and no update in sight, according to https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/advanced-threat-analytics/ata-versions
So, when can we expect this update (if at all)?

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I'm very happy with Windows 7 and don't want to DOWNGRADE to Windows 10. My only concern is when support ends in January 2020. Is there any way Windows 7 can continue to be used safely after that date?

A:I want to stick with W7 - 2020 workaround?

In my opinion no body really knows what will happen in or after 2020 with Windows 7.

Hopefully by then Microsoft will have another operating system we want to buy.

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At one point I was told MSSE was bare min for security, so I purchased AVG security suit and it was so restrictive I uninstalled it. Now my MSSE no longer works AND Win 7 has passed end of life Jan 2020...
I tried to reinstall it before EOS, but had an error of "I already have anti malware installed, please uninstall", so I uninstalled MSSE from control panel and I seen I have "malwarebytes(free ver)" installed too, so I tried to uninstall
and had error "can't find uninstal000.dat file"... And Yes, I can search for it, it's just gone... I did find uninstal000.exe, but no .dat
So, I checked the security status tab under action center and it shows that MSSE is ON and working correctly and windows defender is OFF and I can't start WD, can't turn OFF MSSE...
I used current ver of malwarebytes to scan the computer and it found nothing wrong, I also use OutByte Pc Repair to scan/fix things and I think it does a great job on my other machines...
So I guess my questions are:
-How do I remove the malwarebytes entry off installed programs list? I want to Delete the program folder, I don't think the software works any longer because it won't start (passed trial date maybe)... But it still shows as being installed...
-I want to uninstall MSSE and reinstall it. How can I do that? I've tried taking a copy off a working machine and running setup.exe but the error of already having anti malware installed hangs it up...
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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5500U CPU @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 61 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8102 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 930 GB (868 GB Free); D: 1863 GB (1731 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0P6G1P
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

I have Acronis True image and tried it for the first time , I have a Seagate Slim external hard drive to copy the backup too , so the problem is I get a message that goes "backup failed because some paths are more then 256 characters too long "some times I get this message" backup completed 1 out of 20 files backed up"
 

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I am trying to help a person that isn't very computer literate. She has the 2020 search toolbar on her machine and her parasite software is detecting it as a trojan but won't clean it. Is there an online scan or tool that will clean this trojan?
 

A:2020 search toolbar

Download CWShredder:
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/CWShredder.exe
Run and hit the ->fix tab to fix all found problems

CWShredder takes advantage of security holes in windows so you should install all critical as well as hotfixes available from windows update.
Then repost a fresh Hijack this log .

Download 'Hijack This!' http://www.spychecker.com/program/hijackthis.html and save it to a folder on your desktop.
Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
Press that, save the log, load it in Notepad, and copy its contents here. Most of what it lists will be harmless or even essential, don't fix anything yet.
 

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