- Oct 26, 2017
RIP to the last good Windows
You'll be fine, I running W7 without regular updates for basically 5 year now and its not like my paypal would guaranteed to got hacked.. but yeah steam no longer support it would be problem soon.My issue lies in the fact that my pc is old to the point that it doesn't meet the minimum requirements for W10 or even W8 for that matter, so I'm basically stuck.
Honestly, I'm living constantly in fear that my pc will burst into flames the next time I run Firefox.
Steam isn't going to drop Windows 7 yet. They only dropped XP and Vista last year. Their own hardware survey says that 33% of users still use Windows 7 so they can't get rid of support for it yet.
It's OK. I should have mentioned that on my first post.Makes much more sense, sorry for the hostility. Your best bet honestly is to give a flavor of linux a try. If you have a spare USB drive with 16GB free (or can buy one for like $10) I highly recommend giving Linux Mint a try. It's very windows-esque for the most part, comes with FireFox and office suites. Mint has much lower requirements to run than Win 10, but will see constant support and security patches on it's current versions till 2023.
You can run the whole OS off of the USB drive to test run it, and even if you choose to install it permanently to your drive, it can create it's own partition and co-exist with your current windows and files without losing anything.
That's what I hope.
Probably my favorite windows OS, especially coming off of 98 SE and it's super hard crash proneness. (the irony being, I have a retro win98SE PC, but not a 2k or XP one).
I am waiting for a new work PC as well. Upgrading would just break my current rig.
Why can't we just blame Microsoft for not supporting it anymore?..... That if you're using that computer to go online, you have no one but yourself to blame if your machine is compromised, and anything you use it for is also compromised.
This is like being proud that your never had seat belts installed into your vehicle, and you ignore every warning or sign that you should. Sure your vehicle will still work, but you'll end up in a crash at some point, and you could end up losing everything.
But even assuming that doesn't bother you, it also means that all future software will no longer be tested on, and most won't support windows 7. Steam will put Win 7 into legacy support mode (no new versions for it), devs won't test on it or release binaries that will support it. If you never planning on using any new software, that will be fine.