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Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetSoftware · 5 months ago

Windows 7 has stopped receiving updates. I don't want windows 10 so is there a different OS I can use where I can still get updates on my?

existing computer? What about Linux?

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  • 4 months ago

       Hi. LOTS of options. I recommend You create a USB live linux booter drive & play around with some of the teaching videos available before making a final decision.

       Otherwise, You CAN still keep using Win7 either with a bootable live linux for all online stuff, or using the current Win7 system You haver as a "Virtual machine" with the last link on My list below :

    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=windo...

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               G'Luck!!!

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  • 5 months ago

    There's no need to act immediately. If you have an anti-virus program, it will continue for some time to work for you.

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Update:

    I am not trying to sell anything Just Wondering0001 you idiot. There is NO price mentioned anywhere in my answer, or website that asks, for money.

    I can see you don't know anything about computers. I think you might have the same problem with Linux. I am familiar with computers. I wipe my hard drive from time to time, and then I install the newest version of my operating system on my hard drive.

    From my personal experience of using Linux I think it's, for nerdy people. Your reason, for wanting to use it seems stupid to me. I suggest you continue using Microsoft Windows.

    Lastly I can do much more with computers than just wipe out hard drives, and install operating systems on hard drives, and yes, I consider myself to be a nerd.

    • Just Wondering0001
      Lv 6
      4 months agoReport

        So ... apparently Your trying to sell some services to the Asker, or it least it really looks like it. Hopefully they know enough about computers to forget the insulting answerers who are simply looking to rob them for Tech repairs a 14 yr old can do with a smartphone & enough interest.

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  • 5 months ago

    Linux would be a good alternative. Depending on how technical/resourceful you are, there may be somewhat of a learning curve. However, there are plenty of 'noob-friendly' distros out there. Ubuntu, Linux Mint and others are generally well regarded and recommended for first-time Linux users. They have pretty good community support and regular updates and fixes. Getting used to the Linux file system can be a bit of a challenge. Linux doesn't use drive letters like Windows does. The root of the drive is denoted as / (just a forward slash). In Windows you may have something like C:\users\Billy Bob\Desktop . Under Linux, that would be /home/Billy Bob/Desktop .

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  • 5 months ago

    I thought you knew that already. Just modify the OS.

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  • Damien
    Lv 5
    5 months ago

    how bout u stop being so obsessed with using updates. ive used windows for 20 years and never ever needed a "update" windows 10 does suck, windows 7 is the best, keep using windows 7 forever.

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    • Damien
      Lv 5
      5 months agoReport

      hahaha you are paranoid, like i said ive used windows for 2 decades without any updates and dealt with any viruses very easily. security updates are for people who freak out and go running to the store everytime some minor problem  happens with their computer

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  • Bill-M
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    No, there is not.   Why don't you want Windows 10??   I have been using 10 since day one and have had no problems with it.

    • pearlmar
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      Me too.

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