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    1. [FreeBMD-admins]Re: Windows 7
    2. Brian M Clark
    3. Chris Win7 will continue to work as long as you want it to. I believe some people still use Win98 though not for web activity. Main thing is to use common sense with internet activity. FireFox and Chrome are continuing to support Win7 for the time being. Eventually however, websites will start to mark Win7 as unsupported and many won't work with IE11 (the default browser) - especially financial ones. There is another way to continue using your PC as normal apart from web activity. It will depend on how much cross over activity you have between the web and programs you run on the PC. What you can do is to install Linux on a flash drive (I actually have Linux Mint on a dual boot)) and use that for all web activity. From what I can remember there's no need to re-boot to switch from Win7 to Linux as it runs from a USB drive. Brian On 14 Jan 2020 at 13:37, Chris McGrath wrote: From: Chris McGrath <chris2400@hotmail.com> To: Q&A for FreeBMD transcribers <freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com> Date sent: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 13:37:42 +0000 Send reply to: Q&A for FreeBMD transcribers <freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com> 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 >

    01/14/2020 11:40:10
    1. [FreeBMD-admins]Re: Windows 7
    2. Brian Smart
    3. Hi all, Any user of any windows 7 or earlier systems would be well advised to update to Windows 10. The problem with Windows 7 and earlier is that hackers may have found errors that allow access to the system via the back door. The latest versions of Windows 10 work and feel just like Windows 7 but don't have the potential security risks. When it comes to it, the decision is yours! Regards Brian Smart -----Original Message----- From: Brian M Clark [mailto:bmc@bmclark.plus.com] Sent: 14 January 2020 18:40 To: Q&A for FreeBMD transcribers Subject: [FreeBMD-admins]Re: Windows 7 Chris Win7 will continue to work as long as you want it to. I believe some people still use Win98 though not for web activity. Main thing is to use common sense with internet activity. FireFox and Chrome are continuing to support Win7 for the time being. Eventually however, websites will start to mark Win7 as unsupported and many won't work with IE11 (the default browser) - especially financial ones. There is another way to continue using your PC as normal apart from web activity. It will depend on how much cross over activity you have between the web and programs you run on the PC. What you can do is to install Linux on a flash drive (I actually have Linux Mint on a dual boot)) and use that for all web activity. From what I can remember there's no need to re-boot to switch from Win7 to Linux as it runs from a USB drive. Brian On 14 Jan 2020 at 13:37, Chris McGrath wrote: From: Chris McGrath <chris2400@hotmail.com> To: Q&A for FreeBMD transcribers <freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com> Date sent: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 13:37:42 +0000 Send reply to: Q&A for FreeBMD transcribers <freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com> 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

    01/15/2020 03:17:33