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Mainstream support for Win7 to end in 4 days

Postby George Tyndall » Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:01 pm

... at which point the extended support phase will begin and continue to 2020.

http://windowssecrets.com/newsletter/win7-reaches-milestone-prepare-for-its-demise/

The writer states that we should "prepare for its demise."

Question: Are monthly extended support updates instead of mainstream weekly updates adequate, i.e., is it safe to use Win7 supplemented by Norton Internet Security on the internet thru 2020?

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Re: Mainstream support for Win7 to end in 4 days

Postby Chris B » Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:05 pm

As much as Windows is ever "safe" - Yes. The security fixes will continue to be provided until 2020.

Mainstream support means no new features or enhancements (not that there were ever that many.) This will mean that there will probably not be DirectX 12 for Windows 7 for example. Current release cycles mean we should be on Windows 12 or 13 by 2020.
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Re: Mainstream support for Win7 to end in 4 days

Postby Kent Frost » Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:25 am

Exactly. Keep in mind they only recently completely quit supporting WinXP, and by that time most people were thinking, "Who cares?"
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Re: Mainstream support for Win7 to end in 4 days

Postby Peru » Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:40 am

Kent Frost wrote:they only recently completely quit supporting WinXP


And some of us are still using XP on some computers. We have a few in our business and a couple at home. We don't do any banking or financial transactions on them, though.
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Re: Mainstream support for Win7 to end in 4 days

Postby sidd finch » Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:01 am

they only recently completely quit supporting WinXP, and by that time most people were thinking, "Who cares?"


Except that 95% of the US bank ATM's run on XP

Major banks are now cutting special deals with Microsoft to extend life support for their Windows XP machines while they replace their fleet of ATMs. JPMorgan (JPM) bought a one-year extension of service and plans to start upgrading ATMs to Windows 7 at Chase banks in July. Citibank (C) and Wells Fargo (WFC) said they're also upgrading ATMs, but they wouldn't provide details about their plans.
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Re: Mainstream support for Win7 to end in 4 days

Postby Kent Frost » Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:09 pm

Oh wow, didn't know that. I suppose I have noticed a few people calling in from time to time who still use XP, but we support that so I've never paid too much attention to it.
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Re: Mainstream support for Win7 to end in 4 days

Postby Chris B » Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:18 pm

A lot of Banks and POS system use XP embedded - which IS still supported - so it might not be as bad as you think.
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Re: Mainstream support for Win7 to end in 4 days

Postby Bob » Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:26 pm

Windows XP Embedded ends Extended Support 1/12/2016, exactly one year from today. Other versions of Windows XP are, of course, already out of Extended Support.

Tomorrow, 1/13/2015, Windows 7 enters Extended Support. I wouldn't worry too much about that. Under Extended Support, Microsoft will not accept requests for new or changed features, will not add new features or enhancements to Windows, and will eliminate complimentary support. Paid support will remain available, but much of that will be for companies with premium support agreements. Under Extended Support, Microsoft will only supply fixes through Windows Update that they deem "essential" or related to security. This will mainly affect businesses/corporate accounts. For most other users, the change from Mainstream to Extended will not be much of an issue. Extended Support will end Jan. 14, 2020.

Once any version of Windows ends Extended Support, you can continue to use it if you wish, but you should consider it especially vulnerable and not use it to access the Internet. You should also avoid connecting it to a network that can access the Internet even if that computer is not used for that purpose. If the router/firewall between the Internet and the local network is insecure, the computer could be attacked and compromised. It would also be possible for other computers on the network to be compromised and attack the computer through the local network.
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