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    Dual booting to windows 7, tips?

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    by mageerauldmfhka ·

    I don’t plan to make this my main OS whatsoever as its EOL and windows 10 has more support,
    but I’d like to relive some old memories, and I read the survival guide and ill definitely go after it but I do wonder, any other tips?

    I’m tech savvy so I know I’ll sound stupid but is there community software updates that people like me could use?
    personally, I might completely uninstall the browser of windows 7 and just transfer files from windows 10 to 7, and is wifi a big risk? I’ll start installing now, hopefully I get answers shortly, pls give advice

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      Reply To: Dual booting to windows 7, tips?

      by suncropgruop ·

      In reply to Dual booting to windows 7, tips?

      For safely using Windows 7 today, consider community-supported updates, limit its internet access, use strong antivirus software, keep it off your main network, regularly back up data, and be cautious with new software installations. Using it in a virtual machine is also a safer option.

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      Reply To: Dual booting to windows 7, tips?

      by millertorbert147 ·

      In reply to Dual booting to windows 7, tips?

      Hey,

      Exciting to see you diving into the nostalgia of Windows 7! Considering its EOL status, being cautious is smart. You’ve got the basics covered from the survival guide, but for an extra layer of security, look into community-supported updates like Extended Security Updates (ESU) or projects like POSReady.

      If you’re tech-savvy, uninstalling the browser is a good move. Just make sure to apply all necessary security updates before disconnecting from the internet. File transfers between Windows 10 and 7 are straightforward – use external drives or shared network folders.

      Wi-Fi can be secure with WPA3, and a reliable antivirus solution is always a good call. Keep your firewall active and enable User Account Control (UAC) for an added security boost. Regular backups are a must, and if you’re not using it for critical tasks, keeping it offline reduces potential risks.

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