Now that official support had ended, do I really have to give up my old OS?
Windows is very pushy about saying I should just buy a new computer, and not even bother upgrading, even though they also were very pushy about trying to get me to upgrade my existing system to Windows 10 for free a couple of years ago.
Their official site wants $135 for an upgrade to 10 now, or I can buy one for about $12 on eBay. Do I really need it, and is it safe to by it on eBay?
No don't buy it on eBay it will hacked your all details make a call right now at 1-888-983-4006 I know you have concerns for money but if you want to secure your all data from hackers so no worry about money call official support number 1-888-983-4006 they will charge you and will provide you latest updated OS with full security features
Sherry, I didn't buy a new computer. I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 online the weekend before support for 7 ceased (1/14/2020). I wasn't even asked to pay. I don't know if it's because I upgraded before the 14th, or for the simple reason that if you have a Windows 7 license, you can upgrade for free.
I've had my laptop for eight years now. I'm not about to go buy a new one when it works just fine.
Windows 10 is not as user friendly as Windows 7, but 7 will no longer receive updates and/or support. For that reason alone, I upgraded.
Try the upgrade from the official Windows website. Chances are you won't have to pay. Go into Microsoft.com/Windows 10 and choose the upgrade option.
Nope, it's $139. According to the website, "There was a promotional free upgrade offer available when Windows 10 first released, but that offer expired July 29, 2016."
Maybe you just "slipped in through the window."
Sherry, I upgraded this past weekend. I went into "upgrade" and was able to do so without paying. Check out this link and look for videos. Just make sure you upgrade from Microsoft and some other techy site.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/heres-how … 0-upgrade/
Did your computer keep all of it's old files?
Thanks very much for this info. I have backed up all my important files just in case, and I will give it a shot.
:-) Let me know if you're able to upgrade without paying.
It worked! Thanks very much. I bet all those people selling this on eBay used this method to get the update.
Glad it worked for you, Sherry. Why on Earth would anyone buy a licensed product from anyone but the originator? Especially when it comes to OS and software. Can you say, "yes, please give my a computer a virus"!
But, my computer doesn't support Windows-10 as per messages received by me while trying to upgrade some days ago. So, should I buy a new one, or manage with the old version of Windows-7 Ultimate N? I received updates till recently.
I would like to hear an answer to this question also. Even though my computer took the upgrade, I wonder how bad it really is to keep using Windows 7. As I mentioned before, my old company used Windows XP for years after they discontinued support.
Yes, I was using XP till 2016 before upgrading to Windows 7 Ultimate from a registered copy of it possessed by my son. Now, he got Windows 10 from his The Windows Club membership. But, my system is not accepting that version when he tried to install it.
So, I will keep continuing the Windows 7 version until it works. Let us see.
I wonder if it's because your Windows 7 was an upgrade from a previous version. My laptop came with 7. Perhaps multiple upgrades muddy things up. Just a thought....
I don't know why I would trust you over an eBay seller with good feedback.
I heard some horror stories today about people buying things on e-bay where either the programs or the computers were infected with malware and other nasties. I would definitely avoid after listening to the radio program, subject internet fraud. Stay safe.
I appreciate the advice, but I would really like to hear the opinion of someone who is very computer savvy. I know that everything official that's being put out is totally scary.
I used to work at a company who used Windows XP long after support was discontinued. In fact, when I left there in 2017 they were still using it.
After January 14, 2020 if you still have Windows 7 on your PC, it isn’t that you won’t be able to operate it. You will still be able to operate it, but you wouldn’t receive any free security patches for Microsoft.
I understand that. I'm just wondering how big of a problem that will be. What about antivirus software, will that be enough to protect a computer running Windows 7?
I have upgraded to Windows 10 at this point. For anyone still on the fence, it wasn't a huge difference in my experience using the computer.
I am still continuing using my Windows 7 (Ultimate N) and no problem is being witnessed. I have the Avast free antivirus software to protect to some extent.
But, one thing that I wonder is, I am still getting the daily updates. 2 updates daily right from the day they ended their support. Is it because of my updating the XP version to Ultimate version through a registered copy of the Ultimate N version that I got through my son who is a member of The Windows Club (TMC website)?
I switched to the Ultimate N version 2 or 3 years ago.
Now, I found out that the updates are the same ones that were failing to update for the last two months. So, they are trying again and again to install those old (but failed) updates. This is the puzzle of it all.
Can't I stop the Windows from updating those failed ones? I searched many times but couldn't find any way to stop it.
Using the Windows 7 operating system is good for up to 12 months after shutdown their supportive updates. If you feel comfortable with that version, you can continue your regular works with that OS. if you are facing any problem, better to migrate your machine OS to later OS (Windows 10). This is the last version from Microsoft windows. If you buy this OS from Microsoft officially, you are 100% safe. Using a pirated version is not safe. You can check the Windows 10 features and decide.
I use windows too and don't have any regrets. Plus I started using vpn for windows to protect my data. I found info about best services here https://veepn.com/vpn-apps/vpn-for-windows . It provides a high level of security and works great.
For me window 7 is still my best MS windows as I prefer the simplicity that comes with it. More features here
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