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What Will Happen With Windows 7 After 14th January?
« on: January 29, 2020, 10:03:41 AM »
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Is The Windows 10 Upgrade Still Available For Free?

Yes, it is, on the proviso that you are currently running a genuine Windows 7 operating system. I have very recently tested this out on two of my client’s machines and both activated fine without any issues.
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Re: What Will Happen With Windows 7 After 14th January?
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2020, 06:37:42 PM »
I just upgraded a Win 7 Pro machine for free to Win 10 Pro.

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Re: What Will Happen With Windows 7 After 14th January?
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2020, 12:26:54 AM »
Interesting.  I have a netbook with Windows 7 Starter edition.  I only use it in the field for programming systems, so I've never given it much thought.  Hell, many of the computers are using XP without issues and I'm perfectly happy.  My only concern is that this netbook doesn't have a lot of RAM.  Will this be an issue, and more importantly, will the upgrade procedure detect this before it kills my netbook?
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Re: What Will Happen With Windows 7 After 14th January?
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2020, 06:04:20 AM »
I have a netbook with Windows 7 Starter edition.

I have a couple of those by Acer, I don't think it will work.  Most of those have  1gb of memory. I have bumped them up to 2gb but it's a special release of win 7.  Those netbooks can't handle a full Win 7 installation.
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Re: What Will Happen With Windows 7 After 14th January?
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2020, 11:00:11 AM »
We've never taken a MS update anyway, so this is moot as far as most of our sites are concerned.  We run security up front.  It'll be like XP, Ed.  When it comes to Microsoft and I know I've said this before, but we're more afraid of the fix than the threat.  How many times have you had a client dead in the water on Monday morning because they took updates over the weekend?

The real question will be what happen when 10 goes EOL?  That monster is inbred with the Windows Store and update server.  That beast may just cease to operate at any usable level.
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Re: What Will Happen With Windows 7 After 14th January?
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2020, 05:29:13 PM »
The problem with the netbooks are two fold. The RAM issue cam be fixed by upgrading the memory but I think they can only use 3 GB max RAM even if it recognizes the 4 GB stick. The second problem is the killer...Win 10 doesn't support the video hardware of the netbooks. I was only able to use Win 7 business on my Gateway netbook after upgrading the memory to 3 GB. There used to be a Windows tool to see if your unit was Win 10 compatible. Don't know if it is still on the Microsoft web site.

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Re: What Will Happen With Windows 7 After 14th January?
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2020, 09:07:24 PM »
It took me three hours today to upgrade a WIN 10 desktop that was being used as a UC server.  Painful.
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