The only update I see for win7 this year is a dotnet update.
Whether yesterday's crypto vulnerability is seen as serious enough that
they do fix it in win7, or whether they'll use it as a big lever to tell
joe public to move to win10 will be interesting ...
I've updated a couple of dozen machines 7->10 in the last year, most of
them got a HD->SSD upgrade at the same time, so the original disk was
there as a backup in case of issues, but was never needed. they were all
allowed to upgrade for free, despite the official free offer being long
Yes my only issue with windows 10 is that they have a forced policy of
making some software like Outlook Express not work and trashing it, If they
had offered a paid for copy of Outlook with data and account transfer, I'd
go with it as at every new version of windows 10 it trashes it again even
though the damn thing works with just a few tweaks far better than the
crappy windows email client does, which has no filters and no newsgroup
support and keeps on crashing. Microsoft could very easily have modified
Outlook express with extra security and satisfied Google and left things
alone I'd have thought for a lot less cost than designing a rubbish
replacement, and don't even get me started on what they have done to Skype.
This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from...
I thought it would turn out that win7 and earlier *would* be affected,
but apparently not ...
Windows 8.1 and prior, as well as the Server 2012 R2 and prior
counterparts, do not support ECC keys with parameters. For this
reason, such certificates that attempt to exploit this
vulnerability are inherently untrusted by older Windows
That will download Windows10Upgrade9252.exe
MD5 Hash: AE21A2989E1EF2EABA2F35EB21DF7EF5
That will update a valid Win7 installation to Win10. Once 10 is
installed and verified it will keeps a digital licence on its servers
for your specific hardware.
If you want a clean install just install from a Win10 ISO after that and
it should be automatically licensed.
Download the media creation tool and run it.
Select "upgrade this PC" during the process.
It will accept a win 7 or win 8 license, or take an installed and
licenced version of them as a valid starting point.
Why this is still the case after the official free upgrade period ended
I don't know. It could be they had to leave scope for any that upgraded
from earlier versions to be able to re-install, or perhaps as they are
moving to an OS "as a service" rather than a product, it makes sense to
give away the razor, and make money on the blades.
Didn't do them as clean installs, cloned HD->SSD (reducing partition
size if required) removed HD and stuck on shelf, then perform a win10
upgrade install in-place over win7, using ISO or USB stick generated by
the Microsoft media creation tool. Later put the HD back in and
reformat as D: drive.
It's just down to Microsoft not really checking, so you get away with
it, these were all machines with "good" win7 pro licences to start with.
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