👍 #875 – Why Am I Still Getting Updates for Windows 7?
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This week’s featured article
We’ve been talking alot about Windows 11 coming next year, and Windows 10 end of support on the horizon. There’s lots of confusion, of course.
One of the more confusing things, though, is happening to Windows 7 users.
They’re still getting updates!
Also this week:
- In my opinion “www” is useless and redundant . . . most of the time.
- Moving email from one account to another.
- How to access someone’s digital legacy.
We discover that Gary and I sleep in the same bed! (No, no, not like that.) And it’s a “smart” bed, to boot! We talk some about ransomware, especially with respect to the “internet of things” (like our beds), and some disaster prep as well. On TV it’s the return of Xena (kind of), and the return of Leverage (mostly). TEH 140: From beds to routers (with ransom attacks in between)
As always, I hope the summer is treating you well,
This Week’s Featured Article
Why Am I Still Getting Updates for Windows 7?
Updates are updates except when they’re not, and the difference matters.
Windows Update can update more than just the Windows operating system. So keeping it up to date is still a good idea.
Also This Week on Ask Leo!
When Is “www” Needed and Why?
|The “www” in website addresses is now typically optional and even redundant, but there was once a reason as to why it was required in URLs.
How to Move Email Messages to Another Account
|When changing email providers, old email can be difficult to move. I’ll look at some of the options.
How Do I Access the Computer of Someone Who’s Passed Away?
|If no preparations have been made beforehand, accessing the machine of a deceased loved one can be anywhere from easy to impossible.
How to Get Rid of Spam Emails
|If you’re not getting spam now, you will soon — and probably lots of it. What can you do? There’s no magic answer, but there are various things you can do to help.
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How to Get Rid of Spam EmailsIf you’re not getting spam now, you will soon — and probably lots of it. What can you do to get rid of it? There’s no magic answer, but there are various things you can do to help.
How Do I Access the Computer of Someone Who’s Passed Away?If no preparations have been made beforehand to access the computer of someone whos passed away it e can be anywhere from easy to impossible.
How to Move Email Messages to Another AccountWhen changing email providers, old email can be difficult to move. I’ll look at some of the options.
Why Am I Still Getting Updates for Windows 7?Windows Updates can update more than just the Windows 7 operating system. So keeping it up to date is still a good idea.
When Is www Needed and Why?The “www” in website addresses, when used, is now typically not needed and even redundant, but there was once a reason as to why it was required in URLs.
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