Talk:Windows 7

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Former featured article candidate Windows 7 is a former featured article candidate. Please view the links under Article milestones below to see why the nomination failed. For older candidates, please check the archive.
Article milestones
Date Process Result
November 28, 2010 Featured article candidate Not promoted
September 27, 2012 Good article nominee Not listed
In the news A news item involving this article was featured on Wikipedia's Main Page in the "In the news" column on October 23, 2009.
Current status: Former featured article candidate
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Q: Wait, isn't Windows 7 version 7.0?
A: No, it is not. It was made version 6.1 to increase compatibility with Windows Vista.
Q: Wait, shouldn't it be called Windows 6? It's not version 7.0!
A: No. The product is called Windows 7, but it's version 6.1.
edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Windows 7:

Here are some tasks awaiting attention:
  • Article requests : Look at this section. Just a list of the features found in Windows 7, using the names Microsoft gave them. For example, "Gadgets". What is that? Provide an explanation.
  • Expand : This section needs to be expanded a bit. Comprised mostly of two sentence paragraphs.

Semi-protected edit request on 19 April 2017[edit]

Convenience rollup In May 2016, Microsoft released a "Convenience rollup update for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1", which contains all patches released between the release of SP1 and April 2016


Convenience rollup In May 2016, Microsoft released a "Convenience rollup update for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1" (KB3125574), which contains all patches released between the release of SP1 and April 2016 (talk) 13:42, 19 April 2017 (UTC)

Not done: The requested change merely adds fancruft, purely technical information that is of interest to an extremely small group of our readership. —Codename Lisa (talk) 14:30, 19 April 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 5 July 2017[edit]

Previously, there was a note in the support section of the infobox that said support for Windows 7 on Skylake and newer CPUs is restricted. Later this sentence was removed when Microsoft removed the restriction for Skylake CPUs. This was mistake. Let's look at what the article currently says:

Microsoft retracted the decision and stated that it would continue to support Windows 7 and 8.1 on Skylake hardware through the end of their extended support lifecycle. However, the restrictions on newer CPU microarchitectures remain in force.

This means even though Skylake is now fully supported, Kaby Lake, Coffee Lake and newer are not. This needs to be in the infobox. (talk) 10:09, 5 July 2017 (UTC)

Not done Please provide specific examples of text that needs to change, and the exact change you intend. --Izno (talk) 20:17, 5 July 2017 (UTC)

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The Win 7 logo is missing on the sidebar.[edit]

The Win 7 logo is missing on the sidebar.

Cnon20 (talk) 13:20, 13 September 2017 (UTC)Cnon20

Support period has ended?[edit]

Concerning consumer support ending, neither of the "ending Jan 13, 2015" citations point to anything that works.

Moreover, our page implies that the support period has ended for consumer versions, yet a 2012 PC World article says it has not: Windows 7's consumer editions were due to drop off the support list on Jan. 13, 2015, a deadline that has now been moved to Jan. 14, 2020. — Cpiral§Cpiral 20:02, 4 November 2017 (UTC)

The information in this Wikipedia article is fully accurate. Windows 7's mainstream support (phone support, new features) ended in January 2015, and extended support (security patches) will most likely end in 2020. The change described in the article you linked is reflected in these dates. Warren -talk- 21:04, 4 November 2017 (UTC)
Hello. :)
My investigations lead to the conclusion that Warren is right.
As for the citations, the Microsoft Support page works perfectly well. The other article by Stephen Rose is probably suffering from a downtime. If it didn't recover in a few days, I advise reviving it with Wayback Machine or better yet, use the Computerworld article.
Best regards,
Codename Lisa (talk) 14:03, 6 November 2017 (UTC)