Windows 7 and Opera 96 & Beyond
synk2015 last edited by
beyond so beyond, what kind of problem, I don't understand.
bbildman last edited by bbildman
@leocg said in Windows 7 and Opera 96 & Beyond:
@bbildman For saved passwords you will need to use Sync to transfer to a different Opera installation. Another option would to export the passwords and import them in the new Opera
I would much prefer doing the export/import method, unless of course I could just copy my old profile data folder into the new one (emptied after install), in which case all passwords would simply be in there.
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@sgunhouse said in Windows 7 and Opera 96 & Beyond:
Microsoft only released Windows 7 in about 2003, so no. Not recommending keeping an old OS by any means, but check your research.
Sorry, that was a typo—they stopped supporting it in 2020. (Three years isn't enough, though...?)
sgunhouse Moderator Volunteer last edited by
@bbildman If you could do an upgrade (of Windows) it might work, but not a new computer. Passwords, cookies and other secure data is encrypted to your OS user account, the encryption key is randomly assigned when you create your account on the device. As such the odds of a new account having the same key are trillions to one.
You can export your passwords from your old system then import them into the new one, or you could use Sync (though judging by what I see in the forums that doesn't always work out).
bbildman last edited by
@sgunhouse Thanks for your insight, it would be an upgrade to an already existing windows 7 Pro.
WilliamEdward-99 last edited by
Leo, I appreciate your response. However, both Opera and your response are confusing. Does that imply that it will instal (or not) if you download it on your own? Or does that suggest that if you upgrade Opera after 95, Opera 96, and beyond, it will instal but lack the security it had prior to 96?
leocg Moderator Volunteer last edited by
@williamedward-99 You will not be able to install any Opera version above 95 if you aren't on Windows 10 at least, that's what I understood.
You should get a message saying that the OS is no longer supported if you try to install Opera 96 and above.
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bbildman last edited by
Ok, I am really adverse to upgrading to Windows 10 - just so I can use Opera.
I have been testing Waterfox browser, and I like it, and am thinking I may simply switch browsers (seems that Waterfox will continue supporting Win 7) instead of upgrading my Windows 7 laptop
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