Re: Browser Help Please.

heather albright

Wow, your using xp! I hope it is not online, totally out dated! I like xp too but, I think the last security updates were sent out on april 8 2014. Heather

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From: "Veronica Kirk" <>
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Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2020 9:45 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Browser Help Please.

I have kept all three of my computers: windows XP, windows 7 and windows 10. Each one has something that I like better about it than the others, so I just had to keep all three.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2020 5:06 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Browser Help Please.

Hi All,
I do intend to buy a new Windows 10 laptop. I don't intend on keeping my Windows 7 when I finally get my new Windows 10 laptop for very long, maybe I might keep Windows 7 just until I get used to Windows 10, in which I am hoping that will not take very long.
Good advice from Brian and Gene though.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2020 2:24 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Browser Help Please.

But if someone is getting a separate Windows 10 machine, I disagree that you should upgrade the Windows 7 machine unless you intend to use it regularly.
If you intend to keep it as a backup machine, I think Windows 7 should be kept on it. Microsoft has had enough problems with its full upgrades recently that I want a system that is reliable and that won't be upgraded if I have to use it as a backup. Assumedly, using it as a backup would be for short periods if something goes wrong with the Windows 10 machine.

I wouldn't use it in circumstances where I have to give personal information.

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Vogel
Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2020 2:12 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Browser Help Please.


As far as I know, default app setting on Windows 7 works as it always did, and it's way less strict about checking changes when programs try to make them, which has caused enough problems that things were tightened up later.

I would strongly encourage you to do a no-cost in-place upgrade to Windows 10 at your earliest possible convenience, after having backed up your system first. These instructions apply to an in-place upgrade, too, and I mention that in the instructions themselves: Doing a Windows 10 Repair Install or Feature Update Using the Windows 10 ISO file


Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041

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