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Windows 7 EOL

#1 Post by Midas » Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:28 am

Well, I have been meaning to post something about this for quite some time without ever taking a step, so I guess the time has come to boldly go where no one else seems to want to thread...

The point is to have somewhere in TPFC forums to dump scattered info relevant to those -- like myself -- who're still clinging to Windows 7 dead shell. :upside_down:

Windows 7 is an operating system that was produced by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. It was released to manufacturing on July 22, 2009, and became generally available on October 22, that year [...]. Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows 7 on January 13, 2015 and extended support ended on January 14, 2020.

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Re: Windows 7 EOL

#2 Post by Midas » Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:30 am

And here's a little something to justify opening the topic...

Microsoft may have dropped Windows 7 like a hot stone, but that doesn't mean everyone is. Recognizing the fact that large numbers of people are going to continue using the aged operating system, most antivirus firms are going to continue to offer support. Support from the likes of AVG, Avira, Kaspersky and Trend Micro for at least two years is great news for those concerned about the security of sticking with Windows 7.

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Re: Windows 7 EOL

#3 Post by bitcoin » Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:29 pm

i like Win7 and still use it on all my computers

keys available on ebay for about $5 or so

i have several different laptop computers and my intent is to eventually get setup where i use only one for shopping, email, banking etc - and this one i might have to upgrade to Win8. Then i have several others that i just use to browse and harvest data from the internet and these i will continue to use Win7 and just re-install OS image from time to time in case of any malware.

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Re: Windows 7 EOL

#4 Post by webfork » Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:08 pm

Midas wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:30 am
And here's a little something to justify opening the topic...
Although I'd like to stick with Win7, I'll will be switching over to Win10 in the next few weeks, at least for my main system. This is in part because I need to move over to 64-bit anyhow as so many projects I care about are 64-bit only. I may try to maintain a hardened Win7 box for PFW testing, but we'll see. I'll also look into some sandbox options.

As it goes forward, I will definitely be posting a lot about Win10 privacy tweaks to help mitigate some of the problems I've already seen in that space.

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Re: Windows 7 EOL

#5 Post by Midas » Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:03 am

That's a problem I don't have, since I moved to 64-bit Windows 7 right from the start.

OTOH, I did setup Windows 10 in a couple of systems already and let's just say I was not overly impressed -- quite the contrary, in fact.

This very weekend I heard one of those systems is totally failing to even boot any of the two installed OSes (Windows 10 and Ubuntu Linux) on account of a Windows update breaking it down.

OTOH, the last time I had to install the Windows 7 I'm currently using was way back in January 2015. :neutral_face:


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Re: Windows 7 EOL

#6 Post by __philippe » Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:31 am

Current machines original OS install
Guess I'll stick with both for a little while longer...;-)

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c:\mytools>systeminfo | grep OS
OS Name:                   Microsoft Windows 7 Professional

c:\mytools>systeminfo | grep -i original
Original Install Date:     11/01/2016, 15:27:39

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c:\mytools>systeminfo | grep OS
OS Name:                   Microsoft Windows XP Professional

c:\mytools>systeminfo | grep -i original
Original Install Date:     11/10/2007, 20:55:42

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Re: Windows 7 EOL

#7 Post by rbon » Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:54 am

About end of support on Windows 7 I have seen a post of Martin Brinkmann of september 21, 2019
link: https://www.ghacks.net/2019/09/21/0patc ... pport-end/
then I have browse on 0patch blog https://www.ghacks.net/2019/09/21/0patc ... pport-end/
In short:
1. Windows MUST to be updated until january 14, 2020
2. 0patch release his 'micropatches' ONLY for business users
3. Naturally administrators must pay for these 'micropatches'
4. I do not know the price of these updates.
5. service name: 0patch Central https://blog.0patch.com/2020/01/0patch- ... dy-to.html
6. link to 0patch blog of january 21, 2020 https://blog.0patch.com/2020/01/

b.t.w.
this service is offered by ACROS Security https://www.acrossecurity.com/

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Re: Windows 7 EOL

#8 Post by Midas » Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:12 am

__philippe wrote:

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Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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Original Install Date:     11/10/2007, 20:55:42

Well, that surely is impressive! :flushed:

@rbon: Thanks for posting that info. I did see it but was unsure what to make of it -- you made it pretty clear, IMHO.

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Re: Windows 7 EOL

#9 Post by Midas » Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:19 am

@uwotm8: are these your words or is there a publicly accessible source? :thinking:

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#10 Post by webfork » Wed May 13, 2020 8:34 pm

Midas wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:19 am
uwotm8 wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:00 am
"Most users do not pay attention to such news...
@uwotm8: are these your words or is there a publicly accessible source? :thinking:
@uwotm8: So you edited your initial post I guess to reply to Midas' question, but I'm not seeing anything in that link that applies to your quoted text.
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#11 Post by lintalist » Fri May 15, 2020 12:07 pm

Looks like spam if you ask me... if you google phpbb "light-it . net" (additional spaces for paranoia) you will find many phpbb forum post on many sites with links to that site an a ton of useless topics ... either m8's account was compromised or it is the same person joining many fora posting links. I'd delete it.

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#12 Post by webfork » Fri May 15, 2020 4:35 pm

lintalist wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 12:07 pm
either m8's account was compromised or it is the same person joining many fora posting links
I don't see any indication that the account was compromised, but the post has since been deleted.

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Re: Windows 7 EOL

#13 Post by rbon » Fri May 22, 2020 11:32 am

Hi,
There is the possibility of updating Windows 7 after the date of January 14, 2020 :wink:
On the Major Geeks website https://www.majorgeeks.com you can download the Simplix UpdatePack 7 20.5.20 created by the user 'simplix' (a russian user on MDL Forum) which contains all the updates
for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 until date of (20)20 (last two digits of the year 2020) (month) May and (day) 20 (aka 2020.05.20).

References:
1. Major Geeks UpdatePack7 20.5.20 https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/detail ... epack.html
2. MDL (My Digital Life - Forum) https://forums.mydigitallife.net/thread ... ion.45005/
(you must be registered to read the post)
3. simplix blog https://blog.simplix.info/update7/ (this page is in russian language)
The installer has size of 856 MB and is multilanguage (hotfixes are binary files) for both 32 and 64 bit Windows.
Please read carefully the blog.

Download links:
• Author's blog: https://update7.simplix.info/UpdatePack7R2.exe
• Mega: https://mega.nz/file/z0w3BaQS#ZD8kVlM3h ... HXkrJJNEyc
• Magnet (torrent file download): magnet:?xt=urn:btih:E3A7E2144DAF1E726314DD0CB31B1FCEEB53CFF5

For download via Magnet please use a serious torrent client as 'Tixati Portable'
• Tixati Portable program page: https://www.tixati.com/download/portable.html
• Tixati Portable direct download: https://download2.tixati.com/download/t ... rtable.zip

How to use UpdatePack7R2 for Windows (from blog)
The system must have at least 10 GB of free space on the hard drive and preferably at least 1 GB of free RAM.

For a flexible set installation, you can use the following keys and their combinations:

• Key /Reboot to automatically reboot if necessary.
• /S switch for a completely silent installation without windows or messages. Register matters.
• Key /Silent for passive installation - progress is visible, but the installation is fully automatic.
• The /IE11 switch to install Internet Explorer 11 and localize it.
• The /Temp = switch allows you to specify a temporary working directory. It does not have to be empty, but it must exist.
• The /NoSpace switch allows you to skip checking the free space on the system partition, it is not recommended to use it.
• The /FixOn switch enables protection from Meltdown and Specter, and / FixOff turns it off. Without keys, protection is disabled for Win7, and enabled for Win2008R2.

See on simplix blog for important examples.

Unwanted Updates
• Telemetry
• Update for Upgrading to Windows 10
• Other important excluded updates

The interface of the upgrade kit allows you to choose some languages:
• English
• Armenian
• Brazilian Portuguese
• Indonesian
• Spanish International
• Chinese Traditional
• Norwegian
• Russian (Russian)
• Turkish
• Ukrainian (Ukrainian)
• Czech
• Estonian
From blog: "Only the languages ​​of the program interface are indicated here; the updates themselves can be installed on the system with any language"

You can also look for this UpdatePack on Softpedia https://www.softpedia.com/get/Others/Si ... 8-R2.shtml
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Re: Windows 7 EOL

#14 Post by thepiney » Sat May 23, 2020 12:29 am

The Softpedia Secure Download US link keeps giving me a 404 error. The external link was giving me a 1MB file size. I was able to get it through the Major Geeks site with no issue.

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Re: Windows 7 EOL

#15 Post by rbon » Sun May 24, 2020 10:27 am

thepiney wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 12:29 am
The Softpedia Secure Download US link keeps giving me a 404 error. The external link was giving me a 1MB file size. I was able to get it through the Major Geeks site with no issue.
You are right.
I did not put the direct download links. :oops:
The external link (author's blog) downloads a downloader of 1 MB size with name UpdatePack7R2+.exe so you can download always last (recent) build.
The best choice is to use the link on MEGA 8) : the name of file downloaded is UpdatePack7R2-20.5.20.exe

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