The Steel Guitar Forum Store 

Post new topic Microsoft Support for Windows 10 Ends October 14, 2025
Reply to topic
Author Topic:  Microsoft Support for Windows 10 Ends October 14, 2025
Jim Fogle


From:
North Carolina, Winston-Salem, USA
Post  Posted 14 Jun 2021 8:51 am    
Reply with quote

Microsoft revealed it will stop support for Windows 10 on October 14th, 2025.

Microsoft will announce the next version of Windows on June 24th, 2021.

Microsoft expects the transition to the next version of Windows to take around four years.

The announced end-of-support timeline puts the Windows 10 lifecycle at a hair over 10 years. This is similar to previous operating system iterations.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/products/windows-10-home-and-pro
_________________
Remembering Harold Fogle (1945-1999) Pedal Steel Player
Dell laptop Win 10, i3, 8GB, 480GB
2021 BiaB UltraPlus PAK
Cakewalk by Bandlab Computer DAW
Zoom MRS-8 8 Track Hardware DAW
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website

Scott Duckworth


From:
Etowah, TN Western Foothills of the Smokies
Post  Posted 14 Jun 2021 3:55 pm    
Reply with quote

Microsoft COVID...
_________________
Amateur Radio Operator NA4IT (Extra)
http://www.qsl.net/na4it

I may, in fact, be nuts. However, I am screwed onto the right bolt... Jesus!
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website

Jack Stoner


From:
New Port Richey Florida
Post  Posted 15 Jun 2021 2:11 am    
Reply with quote

Scott Duckworth wrote:
Microsoft COVID...


If you don't like Microsoft there is Linux. Or buy an overpriced MAC.

But Windows 11 is coming.
_________________
GFI S10PU (On order), Quilter Travis Toy 12 Amp, NUX Atlantic Del/Reverb, MatchBro, Cakewalk Sonar and Studio One Pro V4.6 DAWs, MOTU Ultralite MK5 recording interface unit
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

Scott Duckworth


From:
Etowah, TN Western Foothills of the Smokies
Post  Posted 15 Jun 2021 2:36 pm    
Reply with quote

I was just wondering what the new operating system would be. And yes, I do run Linux.
_________________
Amateur Radio Operator NA4IT (Extra)
http://www.qsl.net/na4it

I may, in fact, be nuts. However, I am screwed onto the right bolt... Jesus!
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website

b0b


From:
Cloverdale, CA, USA
Post  Posted 15 Jun 2021 3:58 pm    
Reply with quote

If you don't like Microsoft there is Linux. Or buy an overpriced MAC.[/quote]
Apple is in switching processors, and older software is not compatible. I installed Catalina and some of my software broke. I had to buy a new version of Photoshop Elements, for example. Some of my old freeware simply cannot be replaced.

I also have an older top-of-the-line Mac Pro and it won't even load web sites that use https protocol (most sites today). Apple is worse than Microsoft in that respect. The computer itself cannot be upgraded to a modern OS, even though it has enough RAM, disk space and processing power. Built-in obsolescence. Mad
_________________
-𝕓𝕆𝕓- (admin) ♪ Robert P. LeeRecordingsBreatheD6th
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website

Jack Stoner


From:
New Port Richey Florida
Post  Posted 16 Jun 2021 2:21 am    
Reply with quote

I noticed that with Apple. Every time they upgrade OS vendors have to update their drivers and apps to be compatible.

I have MOTU recording interface hardware and I see notices from MOTU about upgrading their MAC software.

Windows 10, newer versions, is slowly dropping support for older hardware. But it still has "compatibility modes" for older software.
_________________
GFI S10PU (On order), Quilter Travis Toy 12 Amp, NUX Atlantic Del/Reverb, MatchBro, Cakewalk Sonar and Studio One Pro V4.6 DAWs, MOTU Ultralite MK5 recording interface unit
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

Jack Stoner


From:
New Port Richey Florida
Post  Posted 16 Jun 2021 4:47 am    
Reply with quote

I'll update my comment on "Windows 11" again. The tenforums.com was dissing calling it Windows 11. Now they are embracing it and even created a Windows 11 forum.

Stay tuned, who knows what it finally is.
_________________
GFI S10PU (On order), Quilter Travis Toy 12 Amp, NUX Atlantic Del/Reverb, MatchBro, Cakewalk Sonar and Studio One Pro V4.6 DAWs, MOTU Ultralite MK5 recording interface unit


Last edited by Jack Stoner on 18 Jun 2021 2:19 am; edited 1 time in total
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

Al Evans


From:
Austin, Texas, USA
Post  Posted 16 Jun 2021 6:33 am    
Reply with quote

b0b wrote:
...Apple is worse than Microsoft in that respect. The computer itself cannot be upgraded to a modern OS, even though it has enough RAM, disk space and processing power. Built-in obsolescence. Mad


Well, as far as I know, you can install Linux on it.... Very Happy

A Mac game I wrote in the '80s, Cap'n Magneto, has undergone a brief resurgence of interest lately. I can run it in emulations of a Mac Quadra 800, run the original version (written for the Apple ///) in an emulator on my desktop Mac, but can't run the final Mac OSX version from 2005 on any current machine.

Since the Austin American-Statesman was doing a story on me and my game, I bought a 2005 Mac Mini (like the one I had when I released the OSX version) off eBay for a total of $92, so I could get some screen shots. It still works as well as it ever did. I even found an $8 Bluetooth dongle that lets me use modern keyboards and mice.

(The story, if you're interested...)
https://www.statesman.com/in-depth/news/2021/05/13/al-evans-capn-magneto-videogame-creator-persevered-after-injury/7185492002/

--Al Evans
_________________
2018 MSA Legend, 2018 ZumSteel Encore, 2015 Mullen G2, G&L S-500, G&L ASAT, G&L LB-100, Godin A4 Fretless, Kinscherff High Noon
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

Greg Cutshaw


From:
Corry, PA, USA
Post  Posted 16 Jun 2021 5:42 pm    
Reply with quote

https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/f-microsoft.163596/post-2109699
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger

Scott Duckworth


From:
Etowah, TN Western Foothills of the Smokies
Post  Posted 19 Jun 2021 7:00 am    
Reply with quote

Quote:
If you don't like Microsoft there is Linux. Or buy an overpriced MAC.

b0b wrote:
Apple is in switching processors, and older software is not compatible. I installed Catalina and some of my software broke. I had to buy a new version of Photoshop Elements, for example. Some of my old freeware simply cannot be replaced.

I also have an older top-of-the-line Mac Pro and it won't even load web sites that use https protocol (most sites today). Apple is worse than Microsoft in that respect. The computer itself cannot be upgraded to a modern OS, even though it has enough RAM, disk space and processing power. Built-in obsolescence. Mad


Bob, I'm with you. It seems that the folks that write operating systems for money want to "force" changes on you, even to businesses. That's what I like about Linux, I can upgrade when I want to, and their operating systems are being expanded to use even more drivers.
_________________
Amateur Radio Operator NA4IT (Extra)
http://www.qsl.net/na4it

I may, in fact, be nuts. However, I am screwed onto the right bolt... Jesus!
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website

Jack Stoner


From:
New Port Richey Florida
Post  Posted 19 Jun 2021 7:31 am    
Reply with quote

Hardware evolves, the hardware companies focus their staff on the new hardware. Software companies put their energy into support for the new hardware technologies. Operating Systems are updated to take advantage of new technology and old technology falls by the wayside. A never ending cycle. I spent the last 23 years of my career as a Regional LAN/WAN Network and Hardware Help Desk manager for SSA. One thing was certain, change.
_________________
GFI S10PU (On order), Quilter Travis Toy 12 Amp, NUX Atlantic Del/Reverb, MatchBro, Cakewalk Sonar and Studio One Pro V4.6 DAWs, MOTU Ultralite MK5 recording interface unit
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail


All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Jump to:  
Please review our Forum Rules and Policies
Our Online Catalog
Strings, CDs, instruction, and accessories
www.SteelGuitarShopper.com
BIAB Styles
Ray Price Shuffles for Band-in-a-Box
by Jim Baron
The Steel Guitar Forum
148 S. Cloverdale Blvd.
Cloverdale, CA 95425 USA

Click Here to Send a Donation

Email SteelGuitarForum@gmail.com for technical support.