Windows 11

Started by Shadow.97, June 17, 2021, 01:13 AM

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scarface

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Quote from: Vasudev on May 16, 2022, 03:39 PMW7 ESR release Win 7 ESR docs
Windows 7 is supported till January 2023 with the ESU indeed. Let's thank Vasudev for answering the numerous questions of humbert, I had no time to answer today.

humbert

Quote from: scarface on May 16, 2022, 08:33 PMWindows 7 is supported till January 2023 with the ESU indeed. Let's thank Vasudev for answering the numerous questions of humbert, I had no time to answer today.


Where is that support coming from? On Google it says Jan 14, 2020 is the final day. If M$ changed their minds I'm not aware of it. Even so, I see no reason not to upgrade to W10. Forget about W11 for now.

Vasudev

Quote from: humbert on May 17, 2022, 02:52 AM
Quote from: scarface on May 16, 2022, 08:33 PMWindows 7 is supported till January 2023 with the ESU indeed. Let's thank Vasudev for answering the numerous questions of humbert, I had no time to answer today.


Where is that support coming from? On Google it says Jan 14, 2020 is the final day. If M$ changed their minds I'm not aware of it. Even so, I see no reason not to upgrade to W10. Forget about W11 for now.
Thanks scarface.
Humbert: That 2020 EOL date is applicable to general consumers and small business who doesn't have paid volume licenses covering more than 1000 PCs plus Office, Visual Studio, PowerBI etc. Large corps find it difficult to move on to new version of the same including hardware devices and rollout to every PCs, laptops etc.
For those willing to pay huge extra sums for keeping existing devices supported for few more years which helps in careful migration strategies to newer OS and hardware being W11 and newer security policies will have fresh breath of life instead of producing more e-waste and dump working devices.
Through the Extended Security Update program some people used the same trick which allows home and other users of W7 enjoy updated Windows 7.

humbert

Vasu: While those corporations you mentioned can still download security updates for W7 directly from M$, I'm not too clear about how regular users do it. Based on what you explained you and I can't exactly get the updates directly from M$ servers.

Don't you hate it when M$ purposely makes important hardware updates available ONLY on newer versions of Windows (W11 in this case). I have a WiFi 6E router. I bought a desktop PCI WiFi 6E adapter to replace the LAN cable that's all over the floor. For me it's ideal: the distance to the router is about 3½ meters with a direct line of sight. Guess what? Wifi 6 worked, but not WiFi 6E. The reason? 6E support is only available on W11.  >:(  Since it's still too early to upgrade, I returned the device to Amazon.

scarface

Note that I downloaded windows 11 build 22621 which could be the RTM for windows 11 22H2. Then, maybe a new version of windows 11 with the usual apps and updates will be released soon.
Incredibly enough I tested this new version and after installing open-shell (to restore the classic Start Menu), explorer.exe stopped working altogether. Even after a reboot it wasn't possible to open a folder. Apparently, the previous versions were plagued by various bugs and crashes of explorer.exe.
I'm going to make another try but I will give up if it's acting up again.
For those who are using windows 7 or 10 (or something else), it might be important to be aware of those potential problems.