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Feb 2 – What does Microsoft mean when they say, If you are not running Windows 10 by July 2017 don’t expect patches or support anymore

Written by Doug Spindler
Monday, 01 February 2016 16:52

Meeting topic – What does Microsoft mean when they say, If you are not running Windows 10 by July 2017 don’t expect patches or support anymore.
There are a lot of details to Microsoft’s July 2017 deadline and it does not apply to all computers. But if you are working with corporate customers and you are buying new computers and exercise your downgrade to Windows 7 or 8.1 rights you might want to rethink what you are doing. It’s not only Microsoft, but the computer industry which is behind Mycroft’s support change announcement. Supporters include: Intel, Dell, HP, AMD, nVidia, and printer/peripheral manufactures.
Read this closely. If you purchase purchase computers with new CPUs and downgrade to Windows 7 or 8.1 and there’s a Windows update after July 2017 that computer which may have been working in June might not be working in August.

At tomorrow night’s meeting we will discuss why Microsoft and the computer industry is doing this to us. Is it a good thing or bad? Before passing judgment hear both sides of the story.

Microsoft and the computer industry is giving us a year and a half to upgrade customers and our environments to Windows.10. If this is something you want to avoid just don’t buy any new computers.