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ted fenton 11:41 Mon Jan 13
Windows 7 End of Life?
My Laptop is running on windows 7 and although I realise that as from tomorrow Microsoft will end support will my ESET security be enough security for online banking etc.,

Thanks in advance.

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MaryMillingtonsGhost 9:21 Thu Jan 16
Re: Windows 7 End of Life?
This worked (twice) for me:

https://www.geeksinphoenix.com/blog/post/2018/11/29/how-to-get-a-free-windows-10-upgrade-for-windows-7-and-windows-8-1.aspx

Was a few months ago though.

Gentile 9:15 Thu Jan 16
Re: Windows 7 End of Life?
https://youtu.be/g8Ww4ZrxWPM

I followed this vid yesterday and upgraded free. It actually works and took about an hour.

You're welcome.

Queens Fish Bar 1:19 Thu Jan 16
Re: Windows 7 End of Life?
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/askjack/2020/jan/16/im-still-on-windows-7-what-should-i-do

On The Ball 11:57 Thu Jan 16
Re: Windows 7 End of Life?
https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/ahead-of-windows-7s-death-you-can-still-upgrade-to-windows-10-for-free-heres-how-to-get-it

DukeofDevo 7:45 Wed Jan 15
Re: Windows 7 End of Life?
My desktop is running XP I do t use it much but it’s got my iTunes on it with all my cds loaded! Unfortunately my iPhone is not compatable with that old version! What a shit storm

Queens Fish Bar 10:46 Wed Jan 15
Re: Windows 7 End of Life?
If you are on Windows 10, make sure you are up to date – Microsoft has rolled out a patch after a “serious vulnerability” to hacking was flagged up by the National Security Agency. Perhaps most significant in this case is that when the NSA finds a security bug it usually keeps it to itself, so it can use it to spy on adversaries’ computers.

Joe C 3:34 Tue Jan 14
Re: Windows 7 End of Life?
Pickle Rick 3:19 Tue Jan 14

Never had a single issue with them - it’s usually people selling off OEM keys

Cheezey Bell-End 3:28 Tue Jan 14
Re: Windows 7 End of Life?
I mean for anything requiring secure transmission, such as banking. IE was never very secure and was regularly being patched because it was always under attack.
MS have replaced it with a new browser now called, I think, Edge.
Hopefully IE patches are continuing, even if Win 7 support isn't.

Pickle Rick 3:19 Tue Jan 14
Re: Windows 7 End of Life?
Ted,

I wouldn't buy the £5 ones as has been suggested by others, most of them are not legit.

ted fenton 2:38 Tue Jan 14
Re: Windows 7 End of Life?
Do you mean not secure Cheezey ?

Cheezey Bell-End 1:33 Tue Jan 14
Re: Windows 7 End of Life?
You should be as safe as you have been for a while. You aren't suddenly unprotected.
Having said that, I hope you aren't using internet explorer for anything secure.

ted fenton 1:32 Tue Jan 14
Re: Windows 7 End of Life?
Appreciate that FC just a bit worried about Banking transactions etc.,

Far Cough 1:24 Tue Jan 14
Re: Windows 7 End of Life?
Ted, even using Windows 10, if you use dodgy sites, it will compromise your security

ted fenton 1:19 Tue Jan 14
Re: Windows 7 End of Life?
Thanks all for the info but will my ESET security cover my banking transactions ? or just protect me from viruses etc., ?

Dan M 11:34 Tue Jan 14
Re: Windows 7 End of Life?
I liked Vista. Started up my company and ran it for the first for years with a laptop running it. Aware of its unpopularity but personally never had a problem with the thing.

Of course in 2013 I switched to Mac and have never looked back.

Lee Trundle 11:05 Tue Jan 14
Re: Windows 7 End of Life?
Do not buy Windows 10 for £120. As has been suggested before, buy a licence off eBay for £5 or chance it with Microsoft to get upgrades for free.

Vexed 10:54 Tue Jan 14
Re: Windows 7 End of Life?
Don't bother. Wait until you need a new laptop (sounds like soon) and take whatever it's bundled with. Use a VM for your banking and stuff if you're worried.

Personally I'd blat it and stick and stick a Linux distro on there myself. But I am a fucking legend.

Pickle Rick 10:40 Tue Jan 14
Re: Windows 7 End of Life?
Organisations are paying Microsoft on an annual basis for security protection for Windows 7 till 2023, the cost goes up each year until they move to 10. ESET won't stop hackers Ted, so be careful with the Fenton fortune.

You can get a decent Windows laptop for £200 - £400, or . To be honest a determined hacker will get round any security in place. Windows 10 home is £119 from Microsoft, make sure your laptop meet the requirements for it before buying it.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/p/windows-10-home/d76qx4bznwk4?activetab=pivot%3aoverviewtab

Lee Trundle 10:00 Tue Jan 14
Re: Windows 7 End of Life?
I've never understood the fear people have of Windows 10. It pissess all over previous versions for home use.

Johnson 9:36 Tue Jan 14
Re: Windows 7 End of Life?
XP and 7 are still used extensively in many POS systems.

At the airport the other day and the systems used for displaying at the counter were Windows 7.

There’s loads of it about still. Worrying really.

Far Cough 9:23 Tue Jan 14
Re: Windows 7 End of Life?
Hmmm, here's something interesting, I went to a cash machine to draw out some money, when I got there it said on the screen "hold on, we're rebooting" while it was rebooting, I noticed it was using Windows 7


Something to make you think?

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