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Claims about i7 not supporting Windows 7

i7 and windows 7

     
3:17 am on Jun 2, 2018 (gmt 0)

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While my PC was performing a scandisk to fix damaged files for the 3rd time in a week, I went to price parts ro build a new computer. Unfortunately the common response was that it was difficult to find a motherboard that would support an i5 and that an i7 was out of the question unless I installed Windows 10.

Later I opened my cabinet and lo and behold is an i7-4790 with 32 Mb ram and 64-bit running Windows 7 Ultimate. The motherboard is ASRock Fatality Performance series, just what I was thinking of upgrading ro. yet I already have it and today they cannot provide anything using an i7 with Windows 7.

So I am now planning on simply replacing the raid drives. But what gives about all the hoohah regarding i7 and Windows 7?
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Don't believe it. I've been running the same i7 with win7pro 64 for the last two years with ZERO problems.
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But what gives about all the hoohah regarding i7 and Windows 7
Likely just covering their butt regarding security; updates are no longer being openly issued by Microsoft (they want everyone on Windows 10.)

You might want to consider upgrading to Windows 10. So much faster, safer and robust than Windows 7... I love it.
9:36 pm on June 3, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Windows 10. So much faster, safer and robust than Windows 7


None of that is true. Also, working with 10 is like trying to get blood out of a stone.
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Using an old OS with diminished support & updates is a loose/loose situation for you and everyone else that may be victim to targeted malware & viruses. General support for Windows 7 stopped January 2015 and the last security update is scheduled for January 2020.

One of the benefits of Windows 10 is universal updates. Viruses have been greatly reduced worldwide because of it.

As for getting blood out of a stone, have you tried VR?
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All that aside, some folks simply need to remain on older OS because of legacy applications (and I'm not talking websites, I'm taking about tools, licenses costing thousands of dollars, etc).

FACING the web, however, the latest versions of everything is pretty much a requirement these days.
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Using an old OS with diminished support & updates is a loose/loose situation for you


I am still getting security updates. I was running Win7 on a Quadcore and upgraded to an i7 about 4 years ago and have no performance issues with 32 GB of Ram and Raid0.

As for viruses, I have not been infected since the big one that hit all computers many years ago... and I don't use any anti-virus rubbish.

Windows 7 was the most robust solution since the dawn of Windows. They have not improved on that but claim that they have because they want sell software. And that spiel works because many users are convinced that they should always use the latest software especially when the ads say so. The keyword is always "updated security" which is a myth.

Regardless of which OS, they will always find flaws. Windows update usually caters for those holes early, so no problem there at all. But having said that. on the desk beside me my partner is running Windows XP and she does not want to change and has never had a virus problem... XP updates finished a long time ago.

Windows 8 and 10 are good for people with all thumbs.