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RE: In Six Months, Microsoft Will Pull The Plug On Windows 7 Support
Can I still get fixes for my MSDos 4.11?
07-16-2014 02:50 PM
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RE: In Six Months, Microsoft Will Pull The Plug On Windows 7 Support
(07-16-2014 02:50 PM)retired_guy Wrote:  Can I still get fixes for my MSDos 4.11?

640K of memory ought to be enough for anyone.


I still have my fully licensed MSDOS 6.12 install disks saved on a folder in one of my backup DVDs... just in case I need it for something in the future.

Threw away my old IBM PC-DOS 5 disks, which were on 5.25 inch floppy disks - that's what I used on the first IBM-compatible PC I bought back in the early 90s. Pretty sure I later put Windows 3.1 on it as the GUI when I upgraded to DOS 6.12. It had both a 3.5 and 5.25 in floppy drive. Used it to connect to local BBS's back then, and then later to the INTERWEBZ via Delphi Internet. That computer had a 120 MB hard drive with 4 MB of RAM and an internal 2400 baud modem, and then I later upgraded to an external 14,400 modem.... smokin'... Big Grinnie

I remember being so excited about the Internet back then. It was really an amazing thing.

You can still mess with DOS by doing a Google search for "DOS Emulators online" or something similar.

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RE: In Six Months, Microsoft Will Pull The Plug On Windows 7 Support
(07-16-2014 02:22 PM)Homerec130 Wrote:  This entire thing is a case of the media trying to get everyone in a dither.

To me it smells like a marketing strategy. It's the timing. Shortly after the demise of XP this comes out. Everybody's in a "let's upgrade" dither. Brother Bill needs more sales of 8.1. He's still reeling from that Vista thing.

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RE: In Six Months, Microsoft Will Pull The Plug On Windows 7 Support
Our IT guy at work is claiming bullocks on them killing support for Win 7 yet. We don't have any sort of business support program with MS, so he's had his ear the the ground and, frankly, laughed at the suggestion. His information is that Microsoft is mandated to support the OS for 15 years from release (which is why they are killing it for XP), but Win 7 hasn't been out long enough for them to pull the plug.

Sounds like someone's marketing ploy to get folks to buy Win 8.1...business computer suppliers have basically shunned Win 8.X for Win 7 and I think MS (or whomever started this rumour) is trying to get the consumers to buy into it instead.
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RE: In Six Months, Microsoft Will Pull The Plug On Windows 7 Support
(07-16-2014 02:22 PM)Homerec130 Wrote:  Extended support is for everyone. It simply means all that will be supported are security issues and any hot fixes that deal with security. This entire thing is a case of the media trying to get everyone in a dither. In essence, we still have support for quite a few more years.

Homer

thanks for the info...

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07-16-2014 05:50 PM
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RE: In Six Months, Microsoft Will Pull The Plug On Windows 7 Support
(07-16-2014 05:50 PM)StephenR Wrote:  
(07-16-2014 02:22 PM)Homerec130 Wrote:  Extended support is for everyone. It simply means all that will be supported are security issues and any hot fixes that deal with security. This entire thing is a case of the media trying to get everyone in a dither. In essence, we still have support for quite a few more years.

Homer

thanks for the info...

Stephen


Yes, thank you for the information.
07-17-2014 01:32 PM
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