Is W7 really going ?

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I hadn't had my first coffee of the morning :D

(that's the only excuse I can think of lol )
 
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Terryl:

I don't know which of my threads you've been reading about Windows 7, but you might want to read this particular thread:
https://forums.techguy.org/threads/attention-windows-7-sp1-users-please-read.1238699/

If you plan to do an upgrade install from Windows 7 to Windows 10, uninstalling MSE before you start the upgrade install is advisable.
However, do NOT replace it with a third-party antivirus app before you start the upgrade install.
Besides a third-party antivirus app possibly causing the upgrade process to fail, Windows 10 does better with its own built-in antivirus app.

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I wish I had read about uninstalling 3d party Antivirus before upgrading to Win 10 but I guess I was lucky. I upgraded both my socket 775 machines that had Avast antivirus on them and had no issues, kept all my programs and data. I think what helped mine is I had recent video cards and Programs that came out after windows 10 came out so 10 was able to find drivers and update everything. I will probably get rid of Avast soon and go to the defender. As far as IE browser , I have gone to Edge at work because some sites have changed and wont even work with IE anymore.
 

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I try to avoid doing an "upgrade" install from Windows 7 to Windows 10 because too many things can go wrong and cause the upgrade to fail.
I prefer a "clean" install and fresh start anyway.

Even though I have the most current version (11.0.175) of Internet Explorer, I've also noticed a few sites announcing they no longer support it.
Because of that, I use Mozilla Firefox as a secondary browser.

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I try to avoid doing an "upgrade" install from Windows 7 to Windows 10 because too many things can go wrong and cause the upgrade to fail.
I prefer a "clean" install and fresh start anyway.

Even though I have the most current version (11.0.175) of Internet Explorer, I've also noticed a few sites announcing they no longer support it.
Because of that, I use Mozilla Firefox as a secondary browser.

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I did an upgrade to Windows 10 on 5 of my systems with no issues and all five are running great. Now that I'm on Windows 10 I find myself missing Windows 7 . So out of my hardware hoards I built a system for Windows 7. Now I have the best of both worlds. I used Firefox for a long time but I run Slimjet now. Built from Chrome open source.
 
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flavallee

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When Windows 10 was released in July 2015, I kept Windows 7 installed in all of my full-time computers.
But I installed Windows 10 in one of my test computers so I could become proficient with it.
When I replaced my refurbished minitowers with newer faster ones, I purchased them with Windows 10.
After 4-1/2 years and more than 100 installs of Windows 10, I can completely set up and configure a computer from scratch within a few hours.
But I still prefer Windows 7 over Windows 10, so I still run it in a test computer.

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