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#1 bigalster

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Posted 15 December 2015 - 08:23 PM

I am running Win 7 Pro on Acer laptop. I do not wish to upgrade to free Win 10 upgrade that keeps cropping up.It remains on my System Tray and won't go away. So am simply ignore it. A few days ago i was advised by Win 10,big slashy window open on startup  advertising all the benefits tom upgrading to Win 10; then after i let it run it's course,a couple of hours later or it may have been th next day, i suddenly get on lower right

Windows 7 Build 7601 This copy of Windows is not genuine.I have been running this for three years now! Why suddenly would they notify me about that especially when they are telling me to download for free Win 10?

Is there any way i can get rid of Win 10 notice.I'm not quite ready to install it(i will at some future point) and also why suddenly out of the blue,a notice that my Win 7 pro is not genuine? Assuming i do take up the offer and download Win 10; would the download be interrupted and not install because of the notification that the previous OS is not genuine?

 

 

 



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Posted 15 December 2015 - 09:57 PM

Howtogeek has a good writeup of this - if you need help with any of the options post back.

 

http://www.howtogeek.com/218856/how-do-you-disable-the-get-windows-10-icon-shown-in-the-notification-tray/



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Posted 15 December 2015 - 11:29 PM

Thx Angry, seems to have done the job,pretty simple actually nothing to it. However the little message that Win 7 is not genuine still appears but the Win 10 has disappeared,so you can't win them all :lmao:



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Posted 16 December 2015 - 09:44 AM

You would be wise to figure out whether the "non-genuine" warning is real or the result of some sort of infection.  If you have something like Malwarebytes on your machine I'd run that to see if it catches anything.

 

If you are getting a real "non-genuine" warning from Microsoft then who knows when/if they might decide to do something to make non-genuine copies of Windows fail to continue to function?  Since they're giving away Windows 10 even to users with non-genuine copies of earlier versions of Windows it's something worth considering before next July's "get it free, even if you have a non-genuine copy of an earlier version of Windows" deadline passes.


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Posted 16 December 2015 - 10:44 AM

Brian,

           To be honest,what happened is that the previous HD failed and bluescreened on this laptop.My buddy who works on computers for the university

went out and install a new HD and he installed his legit Win Pro on it.Haven't had a problem since.That was 2-3years ago.never once did i get anything from MS regarding it being legit or not. I have ben getting regular KB security updates,all installing without any problem.As i said they even offered me Win 10. I'm running A/V (McAfee Security) which checks everything.The laptop runs fine. Are you saying that Win 10 will be offered up until July 2016 free?

The reason i don't want to install just yet is because i run chess engine software on the Acer,cranking out analysis for my chess games i play(I'm an international master) and this software is itself outdated and i intend on upgrading.I want to do this though on a brand new PC(not a laptop) next year.I'm afraid if i install Win 10 on the laptop,i will have to re-install this outdated chess software and it may not work because like MS, chess software is upgraded constantly and those behind it make it so that it functionality is compromised and not supported after a few years.This is reason i hestitate to install Win 10. I don't know how long MS will continue to support Win 7Pro? Any idea?   I have Lenovo PC still running on Win XP.believe it or not running MS Essentials as my A/V and i run Malware Bytes Anti-Exploit(free version) every day and it works like a charm.XP is such a smmoth OS and i know alot of gov't and business and banks are still running it because it is so good.

I will take your advice to heart though and make the transition in New Year.



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Posted 16 December 2015 - 11:27 AM

Are you saying that Win 10 will be offered up until July 2016 free?


Yes. Microsoft rolled out the free Windows 10 upgrade at the end of July this year and it will be in effect until the end of July 2016. After that one will have to purchase Windows 10 just like previous versions of Windows if you want it.

As if it's not abundantly clear already, Microsoft really wants as many people on Windows 10 as they can get as quickly as they can get them there. It is a real PITA to be officially maintaining four versions of an OS at the same time.
 
See the Windows lifecycle fact sheet for specific information about when each version will have official extended support dropped.
 

The reason i don't want to install just yet is because i run chess engine software on the Acer,cranking out analysis for my chess games i play(I'm an international master) and this software is itself outdated and i intend on upgrading.I want to do this though on a brand new PC(not a laptop) next year.I'm afraid if i install Win 10 on the laptop,i will have to re-install this outdated chess software and it may not work because like MS, chess software is upgraded constantly and those behind it make it so that it functionality is compromised and not supported after a few years.This is reason i hestitate to install Win 10.


There is quite a bit of old software that runs just fine under Windows 10, but the only way to know is to try it. Were I you, I'd find a friend who has installed Windows 10 and try installing and using your chess software on his or her computer, just as a "proof of concept." You'll know very quickly whether you'll be able to use it or not, and can plan accordingly.
 

I have Lenovo PC still running on Win XP.believe it or not running MS Essentials as my A/V and i run Malware Bytes Anti-Exploit(free version) every day and it works like a charm.XP is such a smmoth OS


Lots of people still have machines with Windows XP, myself included. That being said, I wouldn't use an XP machine for anything of importance at this point in time. It's been out of support for a long time now and the vulnerabilities just keep getting greater.
 

and i know alot of gov't and business and banks are still running it because it is so good.


Er, no. Most of them are still running it because they've not wanted (or been able to, in the case of governments where tax funds have kept getting tighter and tighter) to dedicate the time and resources necessary to make timely updates. I worked for very large companies in the past in IT and was an end user while working for a number of government entities and I can say, with some certainty, that they remained on antique systems of all sorts not "because [they were] so good" but because it was simply easier to "do what's always been done." The upgrades tend to come about as the result of an actual crisis, in most cases, or a very clearly impending crisis in others. Large bureaucracies tend to be slow to correct anything, and they also tend to distrust technological changes. I have yet to see any large bureaucracy (even in the companies that are producing "the latest technology" themselves) be early adopters of anything, and by early adoption I'm not talking about adoption when the technology is still "bleeding edge" by anyone's assessment. A more consistently reactive technology upgrade "model" doesn't exist.

 


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