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  1. About that Windows 7 End-of-Life nag screen: It ain’t working Microsoft's Windows 7 end-of-life screen that is pushing "patch" KB 4493132 and telling users to back up their files and prepare for what's next has had zero effect on Windows 7 usage statistics. Windows 7 is nearing end of support. That’s an indisputable fact. Many Windows 7 users have been greeted by the cheerful death proclamation shown in the screenshot. We don’t know how many Windows 7 customers have seen that screen, but we do know what effect the death announcement has had on Windows 7 usage so far. Zip. Nada. According to NetMarketShare, the usage share of Windows 7 has gone from 36.52% in March to 36.43% in April. According to StatCounter, the usage share of Windows 7 has gone from 33.41% in March to 33.38% in April. Both changes are statistically insignificant. I don’t see any Windows 7 customers quaking in their boots. Do you? https://www.computerworld.com/article/3391467/about-that-windows-7-end-of-life-nag-screen-it-aint-working.html
  2. Killing Off Windows 7 Won’t Be Easy, New Data Shows Windows 7 is projected to be retired in January 2020, but all the data seems to indicate that doing this won’t be easy for Microsoft. Last month, for example, instead of going down, Windows 7 actually increased its market share, getting closer to leader Windows 10, which still struggles nearly four years after launch. January 2019 numbers provided by NetMarketShare indicate that Windows 10 remained the number one desktop operating system last month with a share of 40.30%, while Windows 7 was the runner-up with 38.41%. While at first glance this is good news for Windows 10, it actually isn’t, as it dropped from 40.90% in January, while Windows 7 improved from 37.19%.The Windows 10 struggleBy the looks of things, customers aren’t very keen on leaving Windows 7 behind, and the next 12 months will be critical for Microsoft. The bigger problem for the software giant isn’t necessarily the fact that people refuse to upgrade from Windows 7, but that the latest Windows 10 updates do little to convince them to switch sides. The October 2018 Update, also known as version 1809, became Microsoft’s buggiest release in a long time, with the company itself pulling the update shortly after the original release due to a bug potentially causing the removal of user files. With such buggy releases, it’s pretty clear that some users, including here both consumers and enterprise, delay the migration from Windows 7 to Windows 10 as much as possible in order to avoid having to deal with any critical issues. Microsoft, however, has already started the offensive, and the company claims that enterprises should have little to worry about when it comes to the transition to Windows 10. Most apps on Windows 7 should run without any issue on Windows 10 as well, and Microsoft is offering tech assistance to companies that might come across compatibility struggles when upgrading their devices. https://news.softpedia.com/news/killing-off-windows-7-won-t-be-easy-new-data-shows-525144.shtm Now, I may a add some personal ideas about this: I'm not a Windows 10 defender but "at first glance" I believe this is a statistical error. While we already know that almost 80% of Windows 10 users still haven't updated to latest version, there is no reason for any Windows 10 user to downgrade to Windows 7. On the other hand, each day more computers are sold using Windows10. Again, no reason that people buying a NEW computer, should remove Windows 10, after almost 4 years it was introduced, to install Windows 7. I agree, about 4 - 5 years ago still new computer users sometimes downgraded from Windows 8 but not now! Finally, of course users are slowly but surely, upgrading from Windows 7 to 10. So I simply don't believe these numbers. Now, even if these statistical numbers are no correct, be sure that killing off Windows 7 won’t be easy! After almost 5 years after Microsoft decreed the death of Windows XP, statistics still acknowledge the 3.35% of user and again, I feel that this statistics is not correct and number iof Windows XP users is somewhat higher.
  3. Hi I am looking to make a customized iso file of windows 7 which includes the softwares and service pack one and other tweaks of my own.. Can any one please tell me how to do it and also what are the requirements?? Thanks
  4. Wife's laptop won't let her do anything with the homegroup. She can't view the password, change password, create a homegroup. I am curious if anyone has seen this problem before. I suggest a full reformat. Her os is totally legit version. X64 home premium I think. I'm guessing the stupid HP software is half the problem.