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    Whos Going to Stop Windows 7? Not Windows 8.1, ...


    These days, the most Microsoft news are about either Windows 8/8.1 or Windows XP, as the first still struggles to become successful, while the latter will soon get the axe.

    Of course, with these two in mind, most people forget about Windows 7, which continues to be the number one operating system in the world and, indirectly, could even become a real Windows 8 killer.

    How come, you might ask. Pretty simple, actually.

    Windows 7 continues to improve its market share on a monthly basis, even though Microsoft has launched not only the new Windows 8, but also its first major update dubbed Windows 8.1.

    Statistics provided by market researcher Net Applications do nothing more than to confirm that nobody can stop Windows 7 right now, especially because most Windows XP users prefer to switch to this OS version rather than to Windows 8 or 8.1.

    Windows 7 posted a market share of 47.52 percent in December 2013, up from 46.64 percent the month before and from 44.55 percent in February 2013.

    While this growth is quite impressive given the fact that Windows 8 was on the market for the whole year, its also another sign that Windows 8 isnt quite the top choice for users looking to switch to a newer OS version.
    Who?s Going to Stop Windows 7? Not Windows 8.1, That?s for Sure

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    It could become the new XP. Market share will only climb If it replaces XP in the corporate world. If that happens they will use it for a very long time before contemplating another upgrade. I would think the quick release cycle for 8.x is going to be a nightmare for the IT Pro. If Microsoft keeps it up that is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    It could become the new XP. Market share will only climb If it replaces XP in the corporate world. If that happens they will use it for a very long time before contemplating another upgrade. I would think the quick release cycle for 8.x is going to be a nightmare for the IT Pro. If Microsoft keeps it up that is.
    Yep and on the XP side the hardware is dated and getting hard to replace take the HDD and try to replace that.
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    The VA, just recently, updated thousands of terminals from Windows XP-Pro, to Windows 7 (???)

    At, I'm sure, a considerable COST, to "We The People".

    It's doubtful that they will be doing that again anytime soon. Eh?

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    That's the thing, any corporation moving to 7 now isn't going to be in any hurry to do it all again any time soon. I would think retaining costs would be a lot lower when moving to 7 versus 8. That makes 7 a better choice for the next OS in use. Likely less hardware upgrades with 7 than 8 too. Drivers for 7 should be available for a lot of hardware that's out there too. As near as I can remember its always been this way. The corporate world only moves on when it has to, and usually moves on to the next well established OS.
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    Covington, La
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    Consumer support for Windows 7 ends 1/13/2015 but enterprise customers can pay for extended support until 1/15/2020 so they have 6 more years to move to the next product (windows 9 or 10 by then)

    Jim
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    Consumer support for Windows 7 ends 1/13/2015 but enterprise customers can pay for extended support until 1/15/2020 so they have 6 more years to move to the next product (windows 9 or 10 by then)

    Jim
    Windows 7's consumer editions were due to drop off the support list on Jan. 13, 2015, a deadline that has now been moved to Jan. 14, 2020.
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    Covington, La
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    Consumer support for Windows 7 ends 1/13/2015 but enterprise customers can pay for extended support until 1/15/2020 so they have 6 more years to move to the next product (windows 9 or 10 by then)

    Jim
    Windows 7's consumer editions were due to drop off the support list on Jan. 13, 2015, a deadline that has now been moved to Jan. 14, 2020.
    They drop off Mainstream Support on 1/13/2015 and are not eligible for Extended Support that runs to 1/14/2020.

    Non-security related hotfix support
    During the product support Extended Support phase, Non-security related hotfix support requires the purchase of a separate Extended Hotfix Support Agreement (per-fix fees also apply). Please visit Please Verify your Location for more on Product Support Lifecycle information.
    Important: Non-security related hotfix support is not available for Desktop Operating System consumer products.
    The following Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP editions are considered Desktop Operating System Consumer Products and therefore do not qualify for a non-security related hotfix

    Windows Version
    Windows 7 Ultimate
    Windows 7 Home Premium
    Windows 7 Home Basic
    Windows 7 Starter
    Windows Vista Home Basic
    Windows Vista Home Premium
    Windows Vista Starter
    Windows XP Starter Edition
    Windows XP Home Edition
    Still get security updates only.

    Jim
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    I stand corrected.
    But they'll be getting a huge hullabaloo over this one....
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    They drop off Mainstream Support on 1/13/2015 and are not eligible for Extended Support that runs to 1/14/2020.



    Non-security related hotfix support
    During the product support Extended Support phase, Non-security related hotfix support requires the purchase of a separate Extended Hotfix Support Agreement
    That applies only to non security support.They are eligible for extended support ( just not the non security bits ).
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