Your statement about 32 bit support is not correct. Windows 11
does not have a 32 bit version but that has nothing to do with
whether you can run 32 bit programs in Windows 11. You can.
See this page for one discussion.
As far as programs generally being compatible with Windows 7
over time, I don't have the technical knowledge to discuss
that. I had thought many of them wouldn't but as I consider the
question, I was thinking that because that is what has happened
in the past, as time went on, a lot of programs stopped
supporting earlier versions of Windows. That doesn't mean that
has to be the case this time. Technical conditions may differ.
We'll see what those with enough technical knowledge say.
Well I have win7 on an old laptop and I decided to try it.
According to windows updates, the last major security update
was round october sometime.
The lastnon security os enhancement update was in september
of the same year.
I suspect for win7 support most stuff probably will support
it till win10 stopps completely.
Simply put win11 is 64 bit only so while there will probably
be 32 bit apps till they just are not convenient to support
When windows 10 dies completely spaciffic 32 bit apps will
not probably exist.
Right now microsoft still releases 32 bit runtime files and
32 bit libraries.
So I'd expect this to continue.
Its worth noting that while the latest java runtime is 8.
something, the last java that is able to support 7 is java 7.
Apart from this, I should imagine chrome will support things
till the end of 32 bit at least.
And therefore edge and the rest will follow.
At any rate its much easier to support 7, I mean nvda has no
addons at all running on 7 and it can access basically the
I should imagine that any new software released for windows
from now on will at least be untested with windows below 10
but that doesn't mean it won't run.
Saying that after trying my old toshiba I can't say I would
like a single hard drive enabled machine.
On 1/03/2022 6:38 pm, Gene wrote:
I have a Windows 7 machine. I haven't tried to install
Firefox but I can run the most recent Firefox portable.
IE8 can't access most web sites any longer but you can run
IE11 on Windows 7. You can also run Edge in Windows 7 and
Its not the current state of what you can run that I think
is of concern to a lot of users, but I have no idea what
programs may stop supporting Windows 7 in the next year or
two. I would think that browser support, when it ends, may
be a serious problem for many people if banks stop letting
them use older versions of browsers.
On 2/28/2022 11:18 PM, mattias
Lol i played with a virtual win 7
You cant access NVDA-project.org from
You can install a older firefox..
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The question has come up before and it has been stated
that when that happens, we will be notified before it
does. When it does, you can still use the latest
version that does support it. I doubt the loss of
support in new versions will matter much to most
Windows 7 users. What I'd be much more worried about is
that programs may stop supporting Windows 7 such as
browsers over the nest year or two. And the Microsoft
real time protection program for Windows 7, Microsoft
Security Essentials, is supposed to stop supporting
Windows 7 in 2023. Other programs may still do so but
Microsoft Security Essentials is a good and accessible
program. If browsers stop supporting it in a year or
two, at some point, you won't be able to use your
banking site because they require reasonably current
versions of browsers.
And if your printer breaks or your scanner, I doubt you
can get new equipment now that supports Windows 7.
Whether NVDA stops supporting Windows 7 perhaps this or
next year looks to me like one of the least things you
need to worry about.
On 2/28/2022 10:48 PM, mattias wrote:
I read somewhere maybe on this
That NVDA soon stops supporting
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