Microsoft Windows 7 Super Guide

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Introduction:

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Windows 7 (code-named Vienna, formerly Blackcomb[7]) is a personal computer operating system developed by Microsoft. It is a part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. Windows 7 was released to manufacturing on July 22, 2009, and became generally available on October 22, 2009,[8] less than three years after the release of its predecessor, Windows Vista. Windows 7’s server counterpart, Windows Server 2008 R2, was released at the same time.
Windows 7 was primarily intended to be an incremental upgrade to the operating system intending to address Windows Vista’s poor critical reception while maintaining hardware and software compatibility (courtsey of Wikipedia.org).

Windows 7 Quick Facts:

Here are some quick facts that you may have not known about Windows 7:

A version of the Windows NT operating system

Standard Windows 7 Desktop
Screenshot of Windows 7, showing its desktop, taskbar, Start menu and the glass effect of Windows Aero

A version of the Windows NT operating system
 
DeveloperMicrosoft
Source modelClosed source / Shared source
Released to
manufacturing
July 22, 2009; 7 years ago
General
availability
October 22, 2009; 6 years ago
Latest releaseService Pack 1 (6.1.7601) / February 22, 2011; 5 years ago
Update methodWindows Update
PlatformsIA-32 and x86-64
Kernel typeHybrid
LicenseProprietary commercial software
Preceded byWindows Vista (2007)
Succeeded byWindows 8 (2012)
Official websitewindows.microsoft.com / windows-7
Support status
Mainstream support ended on January 13, 2015.
Extended support ends on January 14, 2020.

*Courtesy of Wikipedia.org

Windows 7 Frequently Asked Questions:

There’s one way to download Windows 7 legally, without ever having to have purchased a copy or have a valid product key, but it has a caveat that you’re probably not going to like. You can download Windows 7 for “free” as part of your paid Visual Studio Subscription (previously known as MSDN).
​• Extended support for users is still being offered until January 14, 2020. On this day, Microsoft will stop issuing new security updates and patches for Windows 7. ​Ultimately what this means for Windows 7 fans is that it is safe to continue using it until 2020, assuming you continue installing updates.
Some members of the Windows Embedded 7 product family have different support life-cycles. The earliest end of support date is January 14, 2020 and the others follow thereafter. … For users of Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Enterprise, you can purchase extended security updates through January 2023.
 
Back when Windows 10 was first released, Microsoft allowed users of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 to upgrade to Windows 10 for freeMicrosoft officially ended the free upgrade offer in December 2017, but a method still works that allows you to upgrade an older version of Windows to Windows 10 for free.Dec 1, 2019
 

Since its official release a year ago, Windows 10 has been a free upgrade to Windows 7 and 8.1 users. When that freebie ends today, you technically will be forced to shell out $119 for the regular edition of Windows 10 and $199 for the Pro flavor if you want to upgrade.

While you can no longer use the “Get Windows 10” tool to upgrade from within Windows 7, 8, or 8.1, it is still possible to download Windows 10 installation media from Microsoft and then provide a Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 key when you install it. … If it is, Windows 10 will be installed and activated on your PC.

Follow Below Steps:
  1. Plug in your Pen Drive into USB Flash Port.
  2. To make a Windows bootdisk (Windows XP/7) select NTFS as file system from the drop down.
  3. Then click on the buttons that looks like a DVD drive, that one near to the checkbox that says “Create bootable disk using:”
  4. Choose the XP ISO file.
  5. Click Start, Done!

To run windows 7 we need windows 7 key. The windows key is a 25-character code that’s used to activate windows on your computer. It looks like this: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX. This Activation helps verify that your copy hasn’t been used on more PCs than the Microsoft Software Terms allow.

The time is determined by the speed of your Internet connection and the speed of your computer (disk, memory, CPU speed and the data set). Usually, the actual installation itself may take about 45 minutes to 1 hour, but sometimes it takes longer than an hour.

Microsoft will be ending support for Windows 7, a beloved operating system, on January 14, 2020. This means there will no longer be security patches or bug fixes released to keep the operating system safe against cyber crime.

No, as of 2018 Windows 7 is not better than Windows 10, if it ever was. Early on in 2015 Windows 7 was superior to Windows 10 but not by a wide margin. It was a mature operating system that ran software well, in a predictable manner and was more stable than Windows 10. … Windows 10 is overall better than Windows 7.

You can upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 for free using the in-place upgrade option without losing your files, instead of having to erase your device clean. You can perform this task using the Media Creation Tool, which is not only available for Windows 7, but also for devices running Windows 8.1.

After 10 years, support for Windows 7 ended on January 14, 2020. If you continue to use Windows 7 after support has ended, your PC will still work, but it will become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses because you will no longer receive software updates, including security updates, from Microsoft.
Generally, if you bought a physical copy of Windows, the product key should be on a label or card inside the box that Windows came in. If Windows came preinstalled on your PC, the product key should appear on a sticker on your device.
From a Windows 7 or 8.1 device, go to the web-page entitled “Windows 10 free upgrade for customers who use assistive technologies.” Click on the Upgrade now button. Run the executable file to install the upgrade. … So the upgrade could be accessible to any Windows 7 or 8.1 user who still wants to get Windows 10 for free
Yes, you can continue using Windows 7 after January 14, 2020Windows 7 will continue to run as it is today. However, you should upgrade to Windows 10 before January 14, 2020, because Microsoft will be discontinuing all technical support, software updates, security updates, and any other fixes after that date.
Many of you did not upgrade from Windows XP to Windows Vista, but are planning to upgrade to Windows 7. … As a punishment, you can‘t upgrade directly from XP to 7; you have to do what’s called a clean install, which means you have to jump through some hoops to keep your old data and programs.

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