Windows 7 updates still seem to be working but you wont get any new updates in the future.
The Windows 10 upgrade seems to work pretty well even with old hardware so if you are still running an unsupported Windows 7 PC its worthwhile creating the Windows 10 installation media / iso
then when prompted by Windows 10 installer / updater for a licence key try using your existing Windows 7 key from the sticker on the back of your pc – you might get lucky – otherwise leave it blank
One exception i have found was an old SAMSUNG NP-Q35 with an Intel Core 2 T7200 which had multiple Windows 10 audio, video, usb & wireless driver problems:
intel 945 express
Your computer’s system firmware does not include enough information to properly configure and use this device. To use this device, contact your computer manufacturer to obtain a firmware or BIOS update. (Code 35)
intel 82801 GBM/GHM (ICH-7)
intel pro/wireless 3945 ABG
you can get around the intel pro/wireless with a realtek rtl8723b usb wifi dongle (~ £10)
finally if your cant get your old hardware to work with Windows 10 try upcycling it by replacing Windows 7 with LinuxLiteOS
windows 7 users welcomed by linux lite os 4.8 gnu/linux desktop – the free libre open source desktop DESIGNED to help you transition off unsupported windows 7
LINUXLITE OS would like to take this opportunity to welcome all Windows 7 people who have come here to find a simple, fast and free alternative to Windows 7 which has reached its end of life and no longer provides security updates. Linux Lite makes the transition to a linux based operating system by offering a full, Microsoft compatible Office suite, familiar software like Firefox, Chrome, Teamviewer, VLC as well as full system back up tools, a comprehensive – easy to follow Help Manual to guide you on your journey
Only Micosoft Windows ENTERPRISE users will get support for Windows 7 after Jan 2020 😦
Windows 7 may reach end of life for average consumers next year, but enterprise users can opt for Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU) which will allow them to continue using Windows 7 (Professional and Enterprise versions) with the above assistance (perhaps even more) until January 2023.
but Windows 7 Embedded WILL be support until 2021
Windows 10 Download
Windows 10 October 2018 Update
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what are the advantages of @microsoftuk #windows 7 64 bit version ?
if you have more than 3.5G of RAM you need to use the 64 bit version
windows 7 windows media player plays dvds out of box unlike windows 10 which requires you to download VLC first
windows 32 bit only using 3.5G or 8G ram
windows 7 playing a dvd without downloading VLC