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End of Windows 7 support: Separate the bull from the horns


No, Windows 7 is not dead.

No, you do not need to buy a Win10 computer.

No, you do not need to update.

No, you do not need to install the latest Win7 patches immediately.

No, Microsoft will not withdraw its unofficial free update of Wink and Wink from Win7 to Win10. At least, not immediately.

No, the old Win7 patches are not disappearing.

No, your Internet service provider will not kick you out of your network for using Win7.

No, we don't know if Microsoft will release more free security patches for Windows 7. They did it to XP when WannaCry appeared, years after XP ended its useful life, but past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.

No, running Win7 after January 14 does not "jeopardize the data (of your company) and your personnel, as well as those of suppliers, partners and customers, because security patches will no longer be available."

No, your Win7 computer will not be chased by the bad guys in the short term, if you exercise even a minimum of common sense.

No, Office 2010 will not stop working on Win7. In fact, you will continue to receive patches (on a Win7 without patches) until October 13.

No, Microsoft Security Essentials will not be updated. You need to go to a different antivirus.

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