That extended support is meaningless. It's for paying customers only. For you the regular EOL date applies, except...Archie Nellerridge wrote:Just giving yawl a heads up it's my understanding that Windows 7 is still under extended security updates till January 10th, 2023 then I guess Windows 7 is officially dead then not sure, but that's my guess. I'm not sure if that's a paid support or not though.
Why do you even bother with stuff like support dates when you run an outdated version of Win 7 and refuse to update further? "Support" means to actually take the offer, which hereby you essentially refused.Archie Nellerridge wrote: I stopped updates for Windows 7 in March of 2019 because they kept crashing my PC over and over causing me to restore a backup image I had at least 4 or 5 times after that I gave up on Windows 7 Updates so my PC has not been updated with updates since March 2019.
Archie Nellerridge wrote: As far as upgrading my PC since I'm just a simple shakerboarder not making much and also just spent alot on my car and inflation I don't have the money to upgrade my PC right now.
Archie Nellerridge wrote: Anyway there's alot of people probably in my situation as well who are stuck with older PC's and can't do anything.
Here's the thing: You actually *CAN* do something about your situation - and that's the one thing you refuse to do: Upgrade to Windows 10. All of a sudden you will have access again to the latest drivers that most likely will solve your problem!Archie Nellerridge wrote: Also honestly there are some people such as myself who don't like Windows 10 or even 11 and refuse to upgrade beyond Windows 7 because of things they either heard or seen on Windows 10 and 11.
It is one thing to give up on users that are stuck with Windows 7 (like I was on my previous system which ran on Windows 8.1 Enterprise which was not eligible for a free Windows 10 upgrade) but TBH I cannot pity those like you who are suffering from self-inflicted wounds. In less than two weeks it will be 10 years that Windows 7 has not been the current line of Windows anymore!
If you knowingly and willingly stick to an old OS version that sees support dropped from ever more software, especially drivers, it's you alone who is responsible for your increasing problems with getting modern software to work.