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WIndows 7 users of AM- security patches ending?

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Hello Hashers-

I am getting those notices that Microsoft is ending their security patch support for Windows 7 on January 14th, 2020. I have 3 computers running Windows 7 Pro and I am trying to figure out a way to avoid buying new Windows 10 operating systems and re-installing everything on 3 computers.....with the possibility that some of my other software might not be compatible with Windows 10.

Is anyone else facing this prospect and does anyone know of a solution rather than buying the $50 a machine fee Microsoft is charging to extend their Windows 7 support for 12 more months?

 

Thanks for any thoughts...

Tom

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If you don't "mind" migrating to windows 10 you could use the upgrade path and select keep programs and files. I think that was a thing when I did it on my old laptop. Then at least all your stuff will still be installed.

Most software from the past decade can be run in compatibility mode as well I think. 

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wow..cool...I did not know you could install Windows 10 over Windows 7 and keep installed programs intact. I thought you needed a clean wipe of all the old material.

Many thanks!

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Yes they will be useable, as long as they are compatible with Windows 10 at all (really close to any software should be).

Best regards
*Fuchur*

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