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can I pay for updates for win 7,not by microsoft

by larry hz / February 12, 2013 8:08 AM PST

can i pay for them after my win7 updates stop???????????

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 12, 2013 8:31 AM PST

Same thing for Apple's OS as well.

Why would your Windows 7 updates stop? And what if it did? The OS just like Windows 3.1 still runs fine.

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by Jimmy Greystone / February 12, 2013 8:25 AM PST

No, because updates for Windows would require access to the Windows source code, and so basically only Microsoft could produce the updates. A very select few partner companies and organizations do have access to the Windows source code, but they are contractually prohibited from using it in any way other than to facilitate developing their products.

Microsoft is going to be your one and only source for updates for Microsoft products for better or worse.

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by larry hz / February 12, 2013 10:53 PM PST
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