Re: Microsoft does it again


Gene
 

It will be supported for about a year. 
 
But, despite what you hear constantly, I see no reason to have to update under certain conditions until you can't do what you want for some reason.  I still use XP, though I have a Windows 7 machine and for certain things, I would use it online and not an XP machine.  I don't use an XP machine for any uses where I deal with personal information such as my Social Security number, my birthday, banking online, or anything else that might be used for identity or credit card theft.
I protect myself online.  I block scripts except on sites where they are necessary.  I keep programs updated such as Flash.
 
I follow the usual safety rules such as not opening attachments unless I know they are safe.  I suspect I am safer onlie than a lot of people using Windows 10 who don't follow good precautions.  There are things I have to use Windows 7 for such as Drop Box.  Also, XP doesn't stream HTML5 audio properly. 
 
But my point is that if you are careful, I believe you can use old versions of Windows after support ends reasonably safely if you take precautions.  I wouldn't be without a Windows 7 machine but I do most of my activities using XP.
 
Others are free to disagree.
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Lynn White
Sent: Saturday, December 08, 2018 10:40 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microsoft does it again

And let's not forget that Microsoft is not going to support Windows 7
for much longer.

On 12/8/2018 10:22 AM, Steve Matzura wrote:
> Sheesh, another dark-ager.
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> On 12/8/2018 8:53 AM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
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>> Oh for the good old days of DOS 6.22.
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>> On 12/8/2018 6:22 AM, Gerald Levy wrote:
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>>> Yet another reason to avoid updating to Windows 10 as long as
>>> possible.  If your Windows 7 machine still does everything you need
>>> it to do, there is really no good reason to upgrade to Windows 10
>>> unless your the type who enjoys aggravation.
>>>
>>>
>>> Gerald
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>>> On 12/8/2018 5:25 AM, Gene wrote:
>>>> I really don't think people should apply any updates from Microsoft
>>>> until a few days or maybe a week later if using Windows 10.  If
>>>> Microsoft becomes reliable in the quality of its updates again,
>>>> this caution may not be necessary but I think it is now.  This is
>>>> one more reason why.
>>>> https://www.komando.com/happening-now/518921/another-windows-update-removed-after-blue-screen-of-death-reports?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=notd&utm_content=2018-12-08-a-d
>>>>
>>>> I'm not sure where you can check to see if problems have been found
>>>> with updates but others may know.  I'm also not sure if this
>>>> caution should extend to all versions of Windows or just be used
>>>> with Windows 10.
>>>> Gene
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>> They As
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