Hello. I am one, of the reportedly few people, that has not upgraded to Windows 10, when given the opportunity, and remained with 8.1.
I avoid the tile system and installed Classic Shell, in this way my system resembles the old beloved Window XP or 7, systems and I am happy with it.
I am not interested in the new features, offered by the new OS’s, I am using the laptop mainly for email and web browsing and the desktop with VS 2019 for a multi-year sw project, plus some OpenOffice sometimes. All these applications will continue to work, but as you know, the support for Windows 8.1 will end Jan 10th , so I am faced with the option, and the burden, of upgrading or not.
What we are told is that our system will be much more vulnerable without the security upgrade from MS, but I say “don't I have WSA?”
What do I have WSA for what? Can't I count only on the protection offered by WSA, plus the firewall, plus the router?
The problem is complicated also because i have an incompatible hw, with Window 11 or even Windows 10 (the laptop) and because this is a critical time, so I wonder if I can at least delay this change.
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