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    Agreed. Leaving an unsupported OS should be...

    Agreed.
    Leaving an unsupported OS should be common sense from a security POV.
    And with entry machines as low cost as they are, a purchase there where an old machine won't upgrade makes sense even...
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    Earlier, I merely posted to my position, but not...

    Earlier, I merely posted to my position, but not yours.
    I suspect your laptop will run just fine with Win 10.

    But, at what cost was my comment.
    Further:
    But what about security?
    This will be...
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    When I read quotes like this: ...

    When I read quotes like this:

    http://www.computerworld.com/article/2918154/microsoft-windows/why-you-should-pay-attention-to-microsofts-windows-10-revenue-deferral.html



    I become skeptical...
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    Another oldie, here :D I've decided to skip...

    Another oldie, here :D

    I've decided to skip Win 10 and move to a different brand OS if necessary.
    Win 7 does all I need and is still safe enough with the security apps I've installed.

    But this...
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    I've used Syncback Free ...

    I've used Syncback Free
    http://www.2brightsparks.com/freeware/freeware-hub.html
    for at least 6 years and found it convenient and easy to back up to multiple locations and different types of media....
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    While I appreciate, follow and address...

    While I appreciate, follow and address accordingly, the advice given and the methods of implementing security.....for personal and financial data, I use a stand alone computer that is non networked...
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    Just pointing out that the article did mention...

    Just pointing out that the article did mention installing a Linux distro as a virtual OS that can be used along side a running MS Windows installation.
    As such, Linux becomes essentially likened to...
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    I would instal Ubuntu as a virtual OS and keep...

    I would instal Ubuntu as a virtual OS and keep Win 7 as the boot OS.
    I've done this in the past with Ubuntu and Mint. I preferred Mint and deleted Ubuntu.
    Advantages to virtual......Both OSs can...
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    IMO....well written article that avoids the...

    IMO....well written article that avoids the typical fanboy bias.

    However, having installed Ubuntu in the past and not liked it, it's not a viable option for me at this time.
    I do like the idea of...
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    hmmm! So much for updating Windows to maintain...

    hmmm!
    So much for updating Windows to maintain security.
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    Interesting and informative article and thanks...

    Interesting and informative article and thanks for thinking first of the needs of computer users rather than the typical polarization seen at other sites.

    Daily, I use both MS Windows and a distro...
  12. I'm not wild about having to accept automatic...

    I'm not wild about having to accept automatic updates.
    I do stay current for security updates, but I delay several days to make sure MS hasn't written an unrecoverable bug into their update. It's...
  13. As many have posted, the cutoff point for MS...

    As many have posted, the cutoff point for MS security updates in 2020 isn't the end of Win 7's usefulness.
    The real point is that something better for security and new features will probably be...
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    I have Win 7 Pro and Home on separate computers....

    I have Win 7 Pro and Home on separate computers.

    MSE has worked out fine.
    I bought MBAM Pro for both and think highly of it.
    Also have installed ESET, Superantispyware(free), and MBAM...
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    I should have been more specific, sorry. I'm on...

    I should have been more specific, sorry.
    I'm on win7 Home premium so Bitlocker isn't available and I used TC for it's encrypted containers and portability :)
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    The problem seems to be that all TC versions...

    The problem seems to be that all TC versions including 7.1a have security issues and the TC coders have abandoned the project.
    ...
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    Interesting comment on the Mozilla Archive Format...

    Interesting comment on the Mozilla Archive Format plugin.
    I wasn't aware of it, thanks.

    But, a question.
    If it saves 'all the bits', how does it handle scripts that could potentially be...
  18. Interesting and of course logical. I never liked...

    Interesting and of course logical.
    I never liked the hassle of dual booting. I have found virtual machines more convenient and that should avoid those issues.

    The main OS on my desktop is Win7...
  19. Thread: Xps

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    Since I don't have a Windows phone, this is only...

    Since I don't have a Windows phone, this is only a suggestion:
    Drag the xps file into an open Internet Explorer window and see if it opens.

    IE works that way on my desktop Win 7. May not on a...
  20. Thread: MSE status?

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    I should have read the forum closer....this has...

    I should have read the forum closer....this has been addressed........close or delete the thread at your discretion.
  21. Thread: MSE status?

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    MSE status?

    I recently picked up on this article:
    http://www.howtogeek.com/173291/goodbye-microsoft-security-essentials-microsoft-now-recommends-you-use-a-third-party-antivirus/

    "Goodbye Microsoft Security...
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    I've been using Office 2000 on my Win8 laptop...

    I've been using Office 2000 on my Win8 laptop with no issues other than Outlook doesn't work, which I don't use, anyway.
  23. It was this forum's past discussions about Win8...

    It was this forum's past discussions about Win8 and Classic Shell that gave me the confidence to buy a new laptop with Win8.
    And it's working out nicely.
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    It's rather obvious that Metro wasn't as well...

    It's rather obvious that Metro wasn't as well received on new desktop computers as MS expected.......sales are down, ( true, other factors contributed ).

    But one thing that puzzled me. Why didn't...
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    FN + PrtSc copies the whole desktop to the...

    FN + PrtSc copies the whole desktop to the clipboard but doesn't save to 'Screenshots' ( which now exists).
    FN+ALT + PrtSc copies the active window to the clipboard but doesn't save to 'Screenshots'...
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