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    1. [FreeBMD-admins]Re: Windows 7
    2. John Stead
    3. Hi Chris The worst thing (or nearly) that I and a number of others ever did was to move away from Windows 7, albeit that I believe that 8 was even worse than the 10 that I upgraded to. I'm no expert, but if W7 serves you well and you have a good anti-virus package, I'd stay with 7 for as long as you can. Good luck, John (Stead) -----Original Message----- From: Chris McGrath [mailto:chris2400@hotmail.com] Sent: 14 January 2020 13:38 To: Q&A for FreeBMD transcribers Subject: [FreeBMD-admins]Re: Windows 7 Hi Jeff Thanks for this, I am still using Windows 7 and wasn't aware of this. I have two questions I hope you can answer. 1) Should I update my sofware with a later version? 2) and if so which version that will not impact my transcribing too much? Thanks in advance Chris. ________________________________ From: Jeff Coleman via FREEBMD-ADMINS <freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com> Sent: 14 January 2020 11:36 To: 'Q&A for FreeBMD transcribers' <freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com> Cc: Jeff Coleman <Jeff.Coleman@ntlworld.com> Subject: [FreeBMD-admins]Windows 7 If you are still using a Windows 7 computer you may not realise that Microsoft are no longer supporting Windows 7 from today. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-51090407 headed 'Microsoft ends Windows 7 support: What should you do?' discusses the implications. Jeff _______________________________________________ FreeBMD-Admins mailing list - archive http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/freebmd-admins FreeBMD http://www.freebmd.org.uk/ The new location for this mailing list is https://freebmd.groups.io/g/FreeBMD-Admins _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community _______________________________________________ FreeBMD-Admins mailing list - archive http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/freebmd-admins FreeBMD http://www.freebmd.org.uk/ The new location for this mailing list is https://freebmd.groups.io/g/FreeBMD-Admins _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    01/14/2020 06:57:59
    1. [FreeBMD-admins]Re: Windows 7
    2. Derek Lee
    3. Hi I’ve been with Windows 8.1 (not 8) and very happy with it. Not sure if you can still upgrade to 8.1 though. Sent from my iPhone > On 14 Jan 2020, at 10:03, John Stead via FREEBMD-ADMINS <freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com> wrote: > > Hi Chris > > The worst thing (or nearly) that I and a number of others ever did was to > move away from Windows 7, albeit that I believe that 8 was even worse than > the 10 that I upgraded to. I'm no expert, but if W7 serves you well and you > have a good anti-virus package, I'd stay with 7 for as long as you can. > > Good luck, John (Stead) > > -----Original Message----- > From: Chris McGrath [mailto:chris2400@hotmail.com] > Sent: 14 January 2020 13:38 > To: Q&A for FreeBMD transcribers > Subject: [FreeBMD-admins]Re: Windows 7 > > Hi Jeff > > Thanks for this, I am still using Windows 7 and wasn't aware of this. > > I have two questions I hope you can answer. > > 1) Should I update my sofware with a later version? > > 2) and if so which version that will not impact my transcribing too much? > > Thanks in advance > > Chris. > > ________________________________ > From: Jeff Coleman via FREEBMD-ADMINS <freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com> > Sent: 14 January 2020 11:36 > To: 'Q&A for FreeBMD transcribers' <freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com> > Cc: Jeff Coleman <Jeff.Coleman@ntlworld.com> > Subject: [FreeBMD-admins]Windows 7 > > If you are still using a Windows 7 computer you may not realise that > Microsoft are no longer supporting Windows 7 from today. > > https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-51090407 headed 'Microsoft ends > Windows 7 support: What should you do?' discusses the implications. > > Jeff > > _______________________________________________ > FreeBMD-Admins mailing list - archive > http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/freebmd-admins > > FreeBMD http://www.freebmd.org.uk/ > > The new location for this mailing list is > https://freebmd.groups.io/g/FreeBMD-Admins > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > Unsubscribe > https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com > Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: > https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 > Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog > RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb > community > > _______________________________________________ > FreeBMD-Admins mailing list - archive > http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/freebmd-admins > > FreeBMD http://www.freebmd.org.uk/ > > The new location for this mailing list is > https://freebmd.groups.io/g/FreeBMD-Admins > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > Unsubscribe > https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com > Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: > https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 > Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog > RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb > community > > _______________________________________________ > FreeBMD-Admins mailing list - archive http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/freebmd-admins > > FreeBMD http://www.freebmd.org.uk/ > > The new location for this mailing list is https://freebmd.groups.io/g/FreeBMD-Admins > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com > Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 > Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog > RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    01/14/2020 07:07:41
    1. [FreeBMD-admins]Re: Windows 7
    2. guhwuh
    3. 8.1 isn't scheduled for EoL until 2023. However, I intend hiding behind my AV for the foreseeable. > > On 14 Jan 2020 at 14:08, Derek Lee via FREEBMD-ADMINS <freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com> wrote: > > > Hi I’ve been with Windows 8.1 (not 8) and very happy with it. Not sure if you can still upgrade to 8.1 though. Sent from my iPhone > On 14 Jan 2020, at 10:03, John Stead via FREEBMD-ADMINS wrote: > > Hi Chris > > The worst thing (or nearly) that I and a number of others ever did was to > move away from Windows 7, albeit that I believe that 8 was even worse than > the 10 that I upgraded to. I'm no expert, but if W7 serves you well and you > have a good anti-virus package, I'd stay with 7 for as long as you can. > > Good luck, John (Stead) > > -----Original Message----- > From: Chris McGrath [mailto:chris2400@hotmail.com] > Sent: 14 January 2020 13:38 > To: Q&A for FreeBMD transcribers > Subject: [FreeBMD-admins]Re: Windows 7 > > Hi Jeff > > Thanks for this, I am still using Windows 7 and wasn't aware of this. > > I have two questions I hope you can answer. > > 1) Should I update my sofware with a later version? > > 2) and if so which version that will not impact my transcribing too much? > > Thanks in advance > > Chris. > > ________________________________ > From: Jeff Coleman via FREEBMD-ADMINS > Sent: 14 January 2020 11:36 > To: 'Q&A for FreeBMD transcribers' > Cc: Jeff Coleman > Subject: [FreeBMD-admins]Windows 7 > > If you are still using a Windows 7 computer you may not realise that > Microsoft are no longer supporting Windows 7 from today. > > https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-51090407 headed 'Microsoft ends > Windows 7 support: What should you do?' discusses the implications. > > Jeff > > _______________________________________________ > FreeBMD-Admins mailing list - archive > http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/freebmd-admins > > FreeBMD http://www.freebmd.org.uk/ > > The new location for this mailing list is > https://freebmd.groups.io/g/FreeBMD-Admins > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > Unsubscribe > https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com > Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: > https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 > Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog > RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb > community > > _______________________________________________ > FreeBMD-Admins mailing list - archive > http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/freebmd-admins > > FreeBMD http://www.freebmd.org.uk/ > > The new location for this mailing list is > https://freebmd.groups.io/g/FreeBMD-Admins > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > Unsubscribe > https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com > Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: > https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 > Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog > RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb > community > > _______________________________________________ > FreeBMD-Admins mailing list - archive http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/freebmd-admins > > FreeBMD http://www.freebmd.org.uk/ > > The new location for this mailing list is https://freebmd.groups.io/g/FreeBMD-Admins > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com > Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 > Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog > RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community _______________________________________________ FreeBMD-Admins mailing list - archive http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/freebmd-admins FreeBMD http://www.freebmd.org.uk/ The new location for this mailing list is https://freebmd.groups.io/g/FreeBMD-Admins _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community >

    01/14/2020 12:41:00
    1. [FreeBMD-admins]Re: Windows 7
    2. Chris McGrath
    3. Thanks John, I will stay as I am until I am forced to change it. ________________________________ From: John Stead via FREEBMD-ADMINS <freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com> Sent: 14 January 2020 13:57 To: 'Q&A for FreeBMD transcribers' <freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com> Cc: John Stead <john.stead63@ntlworld.com> Subject: [FreeBMD-admins]Re: Windows 7 Hi Chris The worst thing (or nearly) that I and a number of others ever did was to move away from Windows 7, albeit that I believe that 8 was even worse than the 10 that I upgraded to. I'm no expert, but if W7 serves you well and you have a good anti-virus package, I'd stay with 7 for as long as you can. Good luck, John (Stead) to -----Original Message----- From: Chris McGrath [mailto:chris2400@hotmail.com] Sent: 14 January 2020 13:38 To: Q&A for FreeBMD transcribers Subject: [FreeBMD-admins]Re: Windows 7 Hi Jeff Thanks for this, I am still using Windows 7 and wasn't aware of this. I have two questions I hope you can answer. 1) Should I update my sofware with a later version? 2) and if so which version that will not impact my transcribing too much? Thanks in advance Chris. ________________________________ From: Jeff Coleman via FREEBMD-ADMINS <freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com> Sent: 14 January 2020 11:36 To: 'Q&A for FreeBMD transcribers' <freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com> Cc: Jeff Coleman <Jeff.Coleman@ntlworld.com> Subject: [FreeBMD-admins]Windows 7 If you are still using a Windows 7 computer you may not realise that Microsoft are no longer supporting Windows 7 from today. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-51090407 headed 'Microsoft ends Windows 7 support: What should you do?' discusses the implications. Jeff _______________________________________________ FreeBMD-Admins mailing list - archive http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/freebmd-admins FreeBMD http://www.freebmd.org.uk/ The new location for this mailing list is https://freebmd.groups.io/g/FreeBMD-Admins _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community _______________________________________________ FreeBMD-Admins mailing list - archive http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/freebmd-admins FreeBMD http://www.freebmd.org.uk/ The new location for this mailing list is https://freebmd.groups.io/g/FreeBMD-Admins _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community _______________________________________________ FreeBMD-Admins mailing list - archive http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/freebmd-admins FreeBMD http://www.freebmd.org.uk/ The new location for this mailing list is https://freebmd.groups.io/g/FreeBMD-Admins _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    01/14/2020 07:23:20
    1. [FreeBMD-admins]Re: Windows 7
    2. Allan
    3. John Just to mention a good "anti-virus package" wont necessarily prevent hackers getting into your PC once a flaw in the system has been identified. Some relevant information from The National Cyber Security Centre: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/blog-post/one-year-left-for-windows-7-support https://www.sciencefocus.com/news/microsoft-ends-support-for-windows-7-today/ Allan Raymond ------ Original Message ------ From: "John Stead via FREEBMD-ADMINS" <freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com> To: "'Q&A for FreeBMD transcribers'" <freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com> Cc: "John Stead" <john.stead63@ntlworld.com> Sent: 14/01/2020 13:57:59 Subject: [FreeBMD-admins]Re: Windows 7 Hi Chris The worst thing (or nearly) that I and a number of others ever did was to move away from Windows 7, albeit that I believe that 8 was even worse than the 10 that I upgraded to. I'm no expert, but if W7 serves you well and you have a good anti-virus package, I'd stay with 7 for as long as you can. Good luck, John (Stead)

    01/14/2020 08:11:22
    1. [FreeBMD-admins]Re: Windows 7
    2. Charles Bailey
    3. I kept using Windows XP for several years after it was no longer supported by Microsoft. Never had any problem; and, I didn't even have an anti-virus package installed. And, I did lots of online banking. I've always believed that the best anti-virus is some simple common sense. * Microsoft doesn't send out updates via e-mail attachments. * No bank will ever send you an e-mail asking you to click on some link to verify your account number. (Obviously, if a bank can't keep track of which account number belongs to which customer you need a new bank!) * Beware of any e-mail with a "from address" that looks like some kind of randomly-generated gobbledygook. * Quickly delete an e-mail that says something like: "We've detected that your computer is infected with a virus. Run this attachment to fix it." (Duh! They're trying to trick you into INSTALLING a virus!) * If in doubt about any link in an e-mail, hover over it with your mouse to see where it actually points to. * Most e-mail providers have pretty effective spam filters that screen out junk like I have described so that you rarely ever see them. If you do get much of this stuff you probably need a new e-mail provider. Your computer won't get infected with some malware simply by having it connected to the Internet. In every case that I've aware of, you have to get tricked into clicking on something you shouldn't click on, so just follow some common sense like I have described. Windows 7 already has an anti-virus (Bitdefender) built into the operating system. Anyway, those are my $0.02 (or £0.02, 2d, etc.) Charles Bailey On 2020-01-14 07:57, John Stead via FREEBMD-ADMINS wrote: > Hi Chris > > The worst thing (or nearly) that I and a number of others ever did was to > move away from Windows 7, albeit that I believe that 8 was even worse than > the 10 that I upgraded to. I'm no expert, but if W7 serves you well and you > have a good anti-virus package, I'd stay with 7 for as long as you can. > > Good luck, John (Stead) >

    01/14/2020 09:26:58