WIN 10 End of Service (EoS) for software versions

Discussion in 'Computers, Hardware, and Operating Systems' started by WQ6N, Aug 28, 2019.

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  1. K8ERV

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    Typo? Try SPEAK soft---

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2019
  2. WA9SVD

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    You won't have any luck updating to Win 8; it is no longer supported. (It was DOA in a shorter time than VISTA OR WinME:eek::() You WILL, however, by led to a place to "upgrade" to Win8.1, free of charge. Win 8.1 is relatively stable, and usable for at least another couple of years. All you have to lose is the time it takes to download the upgrade. Going from VISTA (BLECH!) to Win 8.1 with a Win 8 upgrade disk on a dual core Pentium Lenovo took about four hours total. (I inherited the Lenovo; the original got fed up with it and Vista, with multiple errors on a daily basis.) After replacing the memory and a HD reformat, the retail VISTA installed flawlessly.. THEN, the computer sat for a few years. The ONLY two times I used VISTA on the machine was to activate VISTA, and upgrade to Win 8.1 I still use THAT machine as a back-up to my Win 10 machines.)
  3. KG7FIU

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    Not so good. Let's say the clinic's computer breaks down and they need to buy a new computer to run their MRI software. Might be possible now. But in a few years hardware might not even be available -- might be hard to find a machine to run older like Win98. The BIOS may simply throw an error "unrecognized O.S.".
  4. WF7A

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    Actually, they're in the market to buy a new/used MRI--the service contract to keep their current one running is $100k/year. The MRI tech said that he'll miss the current one because it's images are far crisper than the newer digital ones.
  5. WA9SVD

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    The "nice" think about Win 98 is it will run on most any computer, and does NOT need "activation." So of their current computer dies, they can replace it (usually) with most computers.
  6. KA9JLM

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    Also, You can Self activate XP.
  7. KK4NSF

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    actually.... you can self-activate WIN7, or so I've heard. ;)
  8. KA9JLM

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    Yes that is true, You can.

    The Win 7 Ultimate version that I have required no MS activation.


    It even has the complete MS Office package. Plus some toys to play with. :)


    Windows 7 Rocks on...
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  9. WA9SVD

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    Please explain:confused::rolleyes:
  10. WA9SVD

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    Unfortunately, unless you PAID extra, those are "trial" size programs , and allow only a few weeks or limited uses before they become "read only," and don't allow saving files, editing files, etc. In some cases, they simply will not allow operation at all after a short period of time. (With an offer from Microshaft to BUY the full package. ) But for Win 2003 and above, the Pro package is around $500 or more.

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