Some readers seem to have missed the point of me going to the trouble of installing, configuring, and using Windows 7 here in January 2020. This isn’t about the first two of those tasks, installing and configuring. It’s about the third.
That is, literally one-third of all PC users in the world---about 500 million people, using Microsoft’s usage numbers---are still running Windows 7 today. And the clock is ticking. So the goal here is to discover what it’s like sticking with the most popular Windows version of all time in its waning days. And, as its support lifecycle ticks away, what it’s like to continue using Windows 7 into the unknown.