Does anyone know if WIndows 7 service downloads are still available via Windows Update?

I know support is discontinued, I’m wondering if all updates are still available through Windows Update up until the date of support discontinuation which has already passed.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4527878/faq-about-extended-security-updates-for-windows-7

basically - if you’re not paying then it’s the end of the road

amazing that you’re still running an OS that was released 11 years ago - zero reason not to update to windows 10 (cue lots of people who can’t get it working properly…those people need to buy a mac IMO)

I’m wondering if I reformat, if I will be able to download old updates

yes - but if you are reformatting then install windows 10. You can even get it for free.
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/can-i-still-download-windows-10-free-yes-heres-how/


Why do you want to install windows 7 ?

Why should that be any of your concern? I still have an XP partition on an old computer.

It’s not my concern - it was a question. Was trying to ‘help’ the OP - personally I don’t give a flying f*ck what OS is on your or anybody else’s computer

And well done for having a XP partition and thanks for sharing that information

Windows 10 requires certain CPU/Mobo architectures

I’d suggest if your system can run win7 then it will run win10

http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/windows-10-specifications

what cpu/mb are you using ? Anything that is currently capable of running a modern DAW will be fine.

If you are reformatting then it costs nothing to give it a go - either way I’d definitely recommend a clean install rather than an update from win7

This is not the case according to Steinberg
and

I’m doing a clean install

I don’t know what Steinberg are saying about MB/CPU and windows 10 ? There was the well known issue with multicore and cubase pre v10
https://helpcenter.steinberg.de/hc/en-us/articles/115000535804-Windows-10-audio-dropouts-on-multi-core-CPU-setups

lots of threads and info about that


Currently SB do say this about their own software:
https://helpcenter.steinberg.de/hc/en-us/articles/360007633160-Windows-10-product-compatibility
and they also say this:
https://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=283&t=166644

theverge article you linked also doesn’t contradict what I wrote ? In fact it suggests you MUST run win10 on some modern hardware

you didn’t say what CPU/mobo you were using but if it’s capable of running a modern DAW then it’s capable of running windows 10

you asked a question I answered - and gave you good advice IMO - that’s me done

no problem (for me!) if you don’t believe me :smiley:

Wrong.

I was speaking by PM directly to a Steinberg support/issues tech regarding my system and spoke about upgrading my current Windows 7 system to Windows 10 and my specs are not modern enough.

’ you MUST run win10 on some modern hardware’

Yes, you must. My hardware is not modern. I’m running a Intel X5690 in an ASUS P6T WS mobo, I’m not even sure Windows 8 existed yet lol, let alone 10.

yeah - that’s old :slight_smile: Was a decent CPU in it’s day.

westmere chips aren’'t on the “supported” list by microsoft but will be fine. MS have even been releasing microcode patches

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4465065/kb4465065-intel-microcode-updates

will need to be the win10pro for xeon

costs nothing to try - and first rule of steinberg “support” is they generally don’t really know that much.

I’ll be building a new machine for WIndows 10, Will be keeping this one WIndows 7.