Win 7 Updates

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I have a Win 7 laptop that I have been using since July of 2009.  It has gradually slowed down over the years and I recently deleted a lot of software (it is no longer my primary laptop).  I know that Win7 is no longer supported,(new updates, etc) but if I wipe the laptop and re-install Win 7, will I be able to get all existing updates?  Same question for Office 2003.

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Windows 7 will remain supported for one more year.

"After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running Windows 7."

Office 2003 updates must be applied manually.  You'll need to goofle to see what post-SP3 patches to apply.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8

"Support and updates for Office 2003 is no longer available. Office 2003 products no longer receive the following:

    Assisted support

    Online content updates

    Software updates from Microsoft Update

    Security updates to help protect your PC from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software, which can steal your personal information."
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if I wipe the laptop and re-install Win 7, will I be able to get all existing updates?   <-- Yes, for certain and in agreement with the above.

You may wish to upgrade Office on this machine as Office 2003 is long gone.  Windows 7 will run Office 2016 just fine and updates will then occur for both Windows and Office.

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John

Thanks for the info.  If I read it right, Win7 will pickup all the updates if I re-install.  

I will stick with Office 2003 for as long as I can - don't need any other functions and really hate the interface since they went to the ribbon bar (I know I am a luddite - but I can live with that).

Thanks again.

Ken
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Dr Klahn and John

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kevinhsiehNetwork Engineer

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There have been various changes to Windows Updates over the years. Expect to have to manually apply some updates before a fresh Windows 7 box will be able to get Windows Updates directly.

I am sure you can Google for required updates.

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