R.I.P. Windows 7 2009-2020

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R.I.P. Windows 7 2009-2020

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Now that it is 14 january 2020: we unfortunately have to say goodbye to the best Windows ever created, together with XP, for me. Windows 7
Easily the most popular OS in the world between 2010 and 2016.
R.I.P. Win7. You will be missed. :cry:

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So sad, it was a piece of a great OS, but we got 8,1 and 10 else...

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Someone should create an extended kernel a la Windows 2000 that makes 7 compatible with 10 exclusive programs (which will happen eventually, just not now). This could be a hit.

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And thus a legend moves on to the big server in the sky. I never really got to use 7 when it was the thing (was stuck with Vista for years) but it will always hold a place in my heart (and my collection of hard drives) as an incredibly solid operating system.
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Rest in peace Windows 7. It went by too fast.

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While the end of support is painful, I will still be using it.
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Windows 7 will never rest in peace, as long as its users are using it for nostalgic reasons.

Windows 7 is a legend, and I can't say "rest in peace" to it because legends never die, instead... THEY BECOME A PART OF YOU!
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R.I.P Windows 7 (U)
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So when does it become abandonware ?

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win2k8man wrote:So when does it become abandonware ?
Today.
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Applegame12345 wrote:
win2k8man wrote:So when does it become abandonware ?
Today.
Actually, the day after the EOL date, which is tomorrow.
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Rip Windows 7, I’m staying with it.
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Maza wrote:While the end of support is painful, I will still be using it.
DVINTHEHOUSEMAN wrote:Rip Windows 7, I’m staying with it.
Same here.
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This might sound a little dumb but god does this make me feel old. I'll never forget when it came out I bugged my parents so much about getting it because I saw the ads and I saw the bulletin board up at our local computer repair shop that it was available. I was so jealous haha. It didn't take long before I installed a trial on our Inspiron 531s. Gosh, I had to have been like 8 or 9. I can't believe it's gone out of support already haha.

Can't we just go back to the days when Windows was actually decent? Like seriously. I can't be the only one who thinks Windows 10 is a trainwreck with all of the graphics and software bugs that cause even the fastest of machines to literally lag out. Today marks a sad day in history. The end of an era (yes I realize I'm ignoring Windows 8.1, and for good reason). Maybe Microsoft will get the clue that this isn't working in a few years. I've decided once I get enough money I'm moving to Mac. I mean I love Windows but I can't deal with all of the bugs in Windows 10.

It's funny, I was working on my boss' wife's computer and I did a boot comparison between Windows 10 and Windows 7 and you wouldn't believe the results.

So for perspective, one of these is a new-used Windows 10 PC with a 2nd gen Core i7 and 12GB of RAM (Optiplex 990) and the other is a Windows 7 PC with a Celeron and 4GB of RAM in it (eMachines el-something). Both with HDDs.

The Windows 7 PC booted up about 10-15 seconds faster than the Windows 10 PC.

Like what happened to developers actually caring about optimization? I mean I'm sure they have to deal with these speeds as well. I just don't understand how they can put up with it.

Anyway, that's my rant about Windows 7.
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Is Windows 7 dead now considering that ESU is a thing?

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R.I.P is in order for sure...I stayed away from Win8 and Win10 and still have little knowledge of Win10, i'll need to come up with a game plan in the near future, but for the time being I am staying on Win7 as long as I can, I got my Win7 Ultimate from TechNet back in the day and still use the same copy, hard to believe its been 10yrs already. I remember seeing some of the first screenshots and installing some of the first Beta's and being mind blown, man those were the good ol days for sure.

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Windows 7 was the best Windows ever but had a very little bug: no driver for network. I had to download before the formattation.
Windows 10 is better on this, no need download.
But, I repeat, Windows 7 will miss to me.

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gabegriggs1 wrote:The end of an era (yes I realize I'm ignoring Windows 8.1, and for good reason).
I understand your reasoning, but it is unfortunate that you disregard Windows 8.1. It is the last version with any realistic relationship with Windows 7.
BetaNewbie wrote:Is Windows 7 dead now considering that ESU is a thing?
ESU is only "a thing" for those with a legitimate agreement / license / SKU.
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good riddance, it is good that the EOL has not been bitched and moaned about as big as the XP EOL was.
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Level69chad wrote:good riddance, it is good that the EOL has not been bitched and moaned about as big as the XP EOL was.
Its use is an actual option for businesses and, for voting machines in the U.S., there is support on account of the 2020 elections. Windows 7 will still be around for at least a while.
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gabegriggs1 wrote:It's funny, I was working on my boss' wife's computer and I did a boot comparison between Windows 10 and Windows 7 and you wouldn't believe the results.

So for perspective, one of these is a new-used Windows 10 PC with a 2nd gen Core i7 and 12GB of RAM (Optiplex 990) and the other is a Windows 7 PC with a Celeron and 4GB of RAM in it (eMachines el-something). Both with HDDs.

The Windows 7 PC booted up about 10-15 seconds faster than the Windows 10 PC.
I'm pretty sure Windows 2000 can boot even faster with lower system specs.

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Maza wrote:
Level69chad wrote:good riddance, it is good that the EOL has not been bitched and moaned about as big as the XP EOL was.
Its use is an actual option for businesses and, for voting machines in the U.S., there is support on account of the 2020 elections. Windows 7 will still be around for at least a while.
Except the business support backlash is nothing like it was with XP, nor is the extended deadline for paid maintenance anywhere near as long.
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gabegriggs1 wrote:It's funny, I was working on my boss' wife's computer and I did a boot comparison between Windows 10 and Windows 7 and you wouldn't believe the results.

So for perspective, one of these is a new-used Windows 10 PC with a 2nd gen Core i7 and 12GB of RAM (Optiplex 990) and the other is a Windows 7 PC with a Celeron and 4GB of RAM in it (eMachines el-something). Both with HDDs.

The Windows 7 PC booted up about 10-15 seconds faster than the Windows 10 PC.
I kinda can believe those results. It's why I downgrade any laptop in my possession that has a Celeron processor, like my Dell Inspiron 15-3552, from Windows 10 to 7. Boot up time turns from 15 minutes to 1.5 minutes. Webpages and videos no longer take as much of an eternity to load, etc etc. Simply put it; the experience isn't supreme, but it was way better than before. I plan on trying to take advantage of the ESU updates for this reason.
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Level69chad wrote:
Maza wrote:
Level69chad wrote:good riddance, it is good that the EOL has not been bitched and moaned about as big as the XP EOL was.
Its use is an actual option for businesses and, for voting machines in the U.S., there is support on account of the 2020 elections. Windows 7 will still be around for at least a while.
Except the business support backlash is nothing like it was with XP, nor is the extended deadline for paid maintenance anywhere near as long.
Perhaps. But the relevancy of this reply to my comment about its longevity—to contrast with your "good riddance"—is in question.
YourAverageJoe wrote:I plan on trying to take advantage of the ESU updates for this reason.
ESU updates are only available to those with a legitimate agreement / license / SKU.
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Even if end of support has impact for real use, for me, this EOL doesn't change anything when it's about virtualisation and preservation (and experencies).

Want you to still have Windows 7 ? Upgrade to Windows 10 (or install Linux) and then install Windows 7 in a virtual machine.This is pratically identical as a real computer.

We can't prevent you from still having Windows 7 in VM. Microsoft has no way to verify that you don't have Windows 7 in a VM.

So, the EOL is only for real use, but Windows 7 is not completely dead and can stay forever into VMs.

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