Windows 7 time is nigh

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Received a pop-up from MS when I started IE11. Don't know why it came thru that. Not so sure about that 'we are here to help' comment. I stuck with XP till the bitter end and will do the same with 7. Soon there will be 2 Old #7's ;)

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-7-end-of-life-support-information?OCID=win7_app_omc_win

Support for Windows 7 is nearing the end
After 10 years, support for Windows 7 is coming to an end on January 14, 2020. We know change can be difficult, so we are here to help you with recommendations for what to do next and to answer questions about end of support.
 

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I read an article a couple months ago that said Microsoft was going to start pushing out those warnings. But (so far) I guess they are only doing it through IE. Have been using my Windows 7 Pro system all day today and have not seen it yet in Firefox, Chrome, or anywhere else.
 

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I upgraded to 10 while they were doing it for free awhile back. It's on an old laptop that's hardly ever used but I'm not comfortable without something running windows. Once in awhile I find it necessary or easier to use it.
 

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I read an article a couple months ago that said Microsoft was going to start pushing out those warnings. But (so far) I guess they are only doing it through IE. Have been using my Windows 7 Pro system all day today and have not seen it yet in Firefox, Chrome, or anywhere else.
Also began getting a message about IE11 settings. Both may have come with the latest update. When I have some time I will revert back and see if they go away.
 

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Received what could be the first of many messages from MS, that I am running an unsupported release of Windows, but they now give the option not to receive any additional messages. That box is now checked :)

But this morning I received updates for Win 7. Maybe they changed their mind. Go figure.
 

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I had heard that as well. The message I got was from MS and the updates from the MS update process. There is a scam for just about everything it seems. They must have some success.
 

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Have still not seen any "messages from Microsoft" about unsupported software on my Windows 7 PC. I have Windows 7 Pro however, do you have the home version perhaps? Or maybe it's because I have auto-updates turned off? Also, I have not signed into any Microsoft accounts on my PC. Now, on my Mac I get occasional alerts about how MS Office 365 no longer supports my old version of MacOS. This might be the same kind of thing, since I have Office installed and associated with my account.

Speaking of scams, just got a text claiming to be from Fedex (that obviously wasn't), saying they will "schedule my delivery" if I just click the link below.... Yeah, right. ;)
 

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I have Windows 7 Pro however, do you have the home version perhaps? Or maybe it's because I have auto-updates turned off?
I have the pro and auto-updates to remind only. Probably the reason you didn't get any messages. I don't have automatic updates for anything, including virus detection software; just reminders if there are any.