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Microsoft Ending Support for Windows 7, 8, & Older Apps in the Microsoft Forums

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by starbuck, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. starbuck

    starbuck Administrator - Malware Removal Specialist Administrator

    Sep 26, 2009
    Midlands, UK
    Operating System:
    Windows 10
    AMD Athlon II x2 250 Processor 3.00GHz
    8gb DDR3
    Hard Drive:
    500gb SATA
    Graphics Card:
    ASUS GeForce GTX 960 2gb
    Power Supply:
    650w PowerCool X-Viper

    Over the weekend, Microsoft announced that starting on July 1st 2018 they are no longer offering support for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and a wide variety of older applications in the Microsoft Community forums.

    This does not mean that volunteers will not be able to answer questions, only that Microsoft staff themselves will no longer respond to them.

    The announcement posted to the Microsoft Community forums states:

    As you can see all of the products mentioned are old with mainstream support already ended.
    Therefore, it does not come as a surprise to see Microsoft assigning their staff to responding to questions for newer products that are still under full support.

  2. Seth Anthony

    Seth Anthony Registered Members

    Mar 31, 2017
    Operating System:
    Linux Based
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    Altaire 8800
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    2 transistor tubes
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    pen and paper
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    TV ready
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    Mouse on a wheel
    Meh. That's no surprise.

    Want the real surprise?

    Well coming up is you'll have to pay every month for using an Apple or Microsoft operating system and their associated software. This is despite you paying for it when you bought the computer.

    Welcome to consumer scam 101.

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