windows 7

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    RIP Windows 7

    RIP Windows 7 Support for Windows 7 ended on 14 January 2020, meaning that Microsoft will no longer provide technical support, software updates, and security fixes for the operating system. “While you could continue to use your PC running Windows 7, without continued software and security...
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    Critical security flaw in Windows 7 and Windows XP

    Critical security flaw in Windows 7 and Windows XP Microsoft announced that it has issued a patch for a major security flaw in Windows XP and Windows 7. The company urged users to download the latest Windows update for the affected systems, which fixes a critical remote code execution...
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    Windows 7 extended support - Microsoft pricing

    Windows 7 extended support - Microsoft pricing Microsoft will release a paid Extended Security Updates (ESU) product that will fix security flaws and vulnerabilities in Windows 7 after general support ends in January 2020. The product will be sold from 1 April 2019, and will fix flaws that are...
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    Installing windows 10 basic on windows 7 professional laptop

    Hi I recently reinstalled windows 10 on my 64bit laptop new ssd drive. I backed up drive C and performed a clean install on the ssd. Now I have another laptop, it runs windows 7 professional 32 bit, I am thinking of installing the backed up 64 bit drive C on the windows 7 Pro laptop, will this...
  5. GipsyD

    Windows 7 refuses to boot from SSD after drive clone?

    Not sure if this is the right thread or not, so here goes nothing. If this is the wrong thread, could some please point in the right direction for assistance, as this is pretty urgent. Let's start... One of our central servers was starting to give up the ghost about 10 months ago, and started...
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    Windows Booting to Command Prompt Only

    Hi all! Recently I've had a problem start on my Windows 7 PC where Windows boots to command prompt only (image attached). If I type in "explorer.exe", everything loads properly, and I'm able to use my PC as normal. If I shut down/restart, it goes back to the cmd screen. Is there something I...
  7. Ghost in the Machine

    Pastel Xpress v12, Windows 7 Registry Fix.

    Hi, I'm hoping someone will be able to jog my memory, as I can't remember how to do this... I'm trying to sort this out for a Non Profit Organization and Sage Pastel's response is 'buy a new version and buy a support contract.' "Ker-Ching!!!", R6500. (Did I mention "Non Profit...
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    Windows Taking Ages to Log In

    Hi all! I've been running Windows 7 for a while on an SSD. No problems, and it has always logged in about 2 seconds after I typed in my password on the user screen after boot. Yesterday, for the first time, the screen stays black (with my cursor on it) for about 5 minutes, while I waited...
  9. mercurial

    Meltdown Patch Opened Bigger Security Hole on Windows 7

    Meltdown Patch Opened Bigger Security Hole on Windows 7
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    Saving entire Event Logs (All 4000) in Windows 7 ?

    Hi. My computer has developed a long list of errors, such as drives, CPU firmware, CDdrive0 (DVD-RW) errors. I suspect a recent power supply that failed with a loud bang caused surges. Renewed it. I was using a USB card-reader at the time, so this may have shorted something. Now I'd like to...
  11. Kevin Lancaster

    Windows 7 is still the operating system of choice

    Windows 7 is still the operating system of choice Windows 7 is still the operating system of choice for desktop PC users, according to NetMarketShare’s January 2017 figures. Despite Microsoft running an aggressive free Windows 10 upgrade campaign, the new OS is in second place – still some...
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    Windows 10 - Killed my Factory restore :(

    Hi Has anyone tried to upgrade to windows 10 (from Windows 7). Absolutely hate it, then went back to windows 7 and now the laptop is just as useless? I have been trying to restore my dell Vostro laptop to factory settings but it won't allow me anymore to do it. keeps getting an error...
  13. Kevin Lancaster

    Windows 7 is outdated technology – Microsoft

    Windows 7 is outdated technology – Microsoft Windows 7 does not meet the requirements of modern technology, nor the security requirements of IT departments.
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    Calculator App

    One feature I liked a lot in windows 7 was the the calculator especially the worksheets feature thus I'd like to know do we have a similar/comparable app on linux? ;)
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    Windows 7 Won't Boot After Linux Install

    Hi I previously posted on Mint issues on my laptop, causing to be forced to use Elementary installed to a microSD (full install.) For some time, if I wanted to use Windows 7, I simply shut down the laptop, eject the microSD and booted up into Win 7 seamlessly. As of yesterday, my Windows...
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    How to get a legal second hand copy of windows 7

    I have a linux box that I would like to install windows 7 on. I see there are people selling windows 7 Keys but I am worried that they are MSDN keys which can be deactivated in the future or just plain illegal. As this is for personal use is there away to get legal OEM or retail keys for...
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    Cloning Dell laptop

    Hi Techies Can I clone a Dell laptop and then restore it to other dell laptops? Let me explain. I have 300 Dell laptops to prep for users and must be done in a week :( I have to do all the Windows updates and Office updates and some software (normally use Ninite) Now I know dell has embedded...
  18. Kevin Lancaster

    Windows 7 gets new Service Pack

    Windows 7 gets new Service Pack It is not Windows 7 Service Pack 2, though.
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    360 Kinect on Windows, but with recording function for all 3 modes

    Hi guys, I was wondering if anyone could assist with pointing me in the right direction for software for the 360 Kinect Sensor? I have the adapter for PC and power supply, but have not yet been able to find a suitable software that meets the following criteria (probably asking for a...
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    Video Library Management on Windows 7

    Hi Guys and Gal I've got a fairly large video library of series and movies and its becoming more and more of a problem to remember which particular episode of a series I stopped at or which movies I've watched. Does any one know how to possibly "mark as watched" on Windows 7? I know the...