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[WIN10] Gone back to WIN 7

Discussion in 'Windows Operating Systems' started by Mathuisella, Apr 26, 2018.

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All driver/game/compatability issues aside, which do you perfer 7 or 10

  1. Windows 7

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  2. Windows 10

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    Mathuisella

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    ever had something just sit there in limbo waiting for instruction ?

    POS Win10

    if win10 didnt do sneaky shit forced updates then this wouldn't have happened
     
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    Objectively speaking, we don't know in this instance for sure.

    The circumstances of the article seem farfetched. Too much "I usually" going on, which raise doubt over what actually happened... Is there any backup sources to this case? I can't find any.
     
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    Sure thing, if you say so.
     
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    Sounds like a big old misconfiguration there on the side of the 3d printer, imagine a restarting pc causing a fire! What if there was a brownout whilst they slept! Or a blue screen!
     
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    Yeah, I'm with you.

    If there needed to be a valid signal coming from the PC to not burn your house down, that's right up there with "life support system" level of redundancy and reliability.

    Your Win7 getting cryptolockered is as much a risk as your Win10 PC getting a forced security update in that regard.
     
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    you guys know there's still updates for win7 right ?
     
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    Only on technicality.

    https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/05/microsoft-patch-tuesday-may-2020-edition/

     
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    elvis Old school old fool

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    140 pages in and we're going to reignite the "what does End Of Life mean?" debate?

    No thanks.

    I'll keep helping my retro buddies with all sorts of crazy Ye Olde Windows shenanigans for the lulz (I was building Win98 SMB1 gateways in there the other day - hello EternalBlue!). But using this in production is madness.
     
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    No consumer (generally speaking, with common sense) is going to pay a developer to patch their own flawed products beyond the product's EOL. There's no economic viability for the consumer.
     
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    Worth noting we are _well_ into the point (not that we weren't already) where Windows 7 is starting to significantly lag behind Windows 10 for security features.
    https://securelist.com/the-zero-day-exploits-of-operation-wizardopium/97086/
    Anyway enjoy your EOL software :)
     
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    That's a security hole in Chrome's support for win7. The corresponding security hole in all active versions of Windows was patched out in October 2019. Good try by them tho'.
     
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    What if you don't use chrome any way ? does that make it a double moot point ?
     
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    I think you may misunderstand:
    https://googleprojectzero.blogspot.com/2016/11/breaking-chain.html
    The win32k call blocking is a windows 8.1+ feature.

    You'd have an inferior sandboxing setup, I guess.

    I know I'm wasting typing any of this out to you folks but whatever, hopefully somebody else stumbles on my posts and finds them useful in evaluating the risks of running EOL software :)
     
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