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Windows 7: Windows 10 worse than windows 8

17 Feb 2015   #11
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

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17 Feb 2015   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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I think it's faster, I like the Live Tiles on the side of a real Start menu updating the Weather, News, Calendar and my four mailboxes at a glance. Just the ability to have these over on one side of a real Start menu has changed me from hating apps to using five of them. Gone is the "Wall of Buttons" that slams down on your work in Windows 8 like a guillotine.
I toggle mine to the start page which I like better - especially the Apps page


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I like Windows Mail a lot, getting all of my four web mailboxes easily popped into one full page tabbed mailbox with no ads and a huge reading pane.
I don't use windows Mail - I use AOL since day 1 and never lost a mail (unlike other people).

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I like built-in OneDrive where I root my User folders so that they are simultaneously synced to my other devices and backed up to the Cloud.
I disabled OneDrive. Who needs it and what is it good for. We have 7 PCs, 2 tablets and 1 W8Phone. They are all different and I do not want the same stuff on all of them.

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I am fascinated by the progression to meld Windows 7 style desktop excellence with Windows 8's Ipad-like touch optimization. At first I was concerned about the 7 Control Panel being subsumed by 8's appcentric PC Settings, but these are working out to be sufficient replacements.
What melding are you talking about. I hope you do not refer to that retarded start menu.

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But I believe from all I am seeing and personally experiencing in this heavy work-station environment - far from social media - that this will be a worthy successor to Windows 7, the finest OS ever.
Only history will tell.
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17 Feb 2015   #13
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

So far, I really haven't seen anything in Win 10 that I like that I can't easily achieve as well or better in Win 7 with or without added programs. Add to that I find the appearance of Win 7 both more aesthetically pleasing and easier to read than the cartoonish appearance carried over from Wi 8.x to Win 10. There are a few things I do not like, such as the difficulty of registering the installation and the push toward the cloud (no big surprise for the latter considering the position the new CEO used to hold). The threat of continuous forced upgrades that were introduced in Win 8.x also worries me. Many of these issues may be alleviated by RTM (or shortly afterwards) so I'm taking a wait and see attitude.
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17 Feb 2015   #14
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Each new build has gotten worse not for the better imho.
Last build upgrade actually eat my hdd
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17 Feb 2015   #15
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Each new build has gotten worse not for the better imho.
Last build upgrade actually eat my hdd
There is that. It almost seems as M$ tried to get everyone hooked on what everyone wanted then sneak in the not so wanted stuff that M$ wants.
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17 Feb 2015   #16
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Before 9926 my only gripe was Bing desktop search default searching the net,
Then Microsoft made a joke of the entire start menu
So I'm not at all sure where Microsoft is getting it's feed back from

Having a 2 mile long all apps list was just freaking idiotic lol
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17 Feb 2015   #17
gregrocker

 

Sample the apps over time to pin the ones you want, uninstall the ones you don't. The OS can remember these settings so you need only do it once. This is a benefit of using your MS Account across all devices to sync files, mail, customizations.

I feel like a fool now for struggling weeks to avoid using MS Account for sign-in. Some things make life easier. Only if MS were known to spy like Google would this be inadvisable. But I've never seen any evidence of this and except for pushing Bing (which can be deselected then forbidden from Browser Search, and ignored in Start Search) they tend to protect the consumer more than one would expect from a huge corporation. But if that were to change you would read about it here.
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17 Feb 2015   #18
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Sample the apps over time to pin the ones you want, uninstall the ones you don't. The OS can remember these settings so you need only do it once. This is a benefit of using your MS Account across all devices to sync files, mail, customizations.

I feel like a fool now for struggling weeks to avoid using MS Account for sign-in. Some things make life easier. Only if MS were known to spy like Google would this be inadvisable. But I've never seen any evidence of this and except for pushing Bing (which can be deselected then forbidden from Browser Search, and ignored in Start Search) they tend to protect the consumer more than one would expect from a huge corporation. But if that were to change you would read about it here.
To have an M$ account, you have to have ALL cookies enabled. That will NOT happen on my computers. I will determine which cookies get put on my computers.
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17 Feb 2015   #19
gregrocker

 

It's only when I remove Google cookies, uninstall their apps and stay signed out if their sites including YouTube that I stop being stalked by interest ads based on my searches. MS like Firefox even blocks them from spying from IE Search box.

As long as I'm not being stalked with ads that blatantly invade my privacy I don't care if in the worst case they buld a consumer profile that I only see working in my interest. This is not to say they are even doing this. But it interests me enough to find out. Anyone track what they're tracking?
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17 Feb 2015   #20
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Well for one Bing has no place in a start menu or taskbar search/ cortana,
The suggestions are unwanted and a total turn off ignoring them is not an option they should not be there in the first place nor should bing image of the day or popular now.
If that does not change it is a deal breaker.
To serve uncontrollable suggestions/ content will soon follow serving adds.
I personally wouldn't use a Microsoft account to sign into a computer if you paid me.

If you or anyone else likes it good for y'all
Personal choice has to rule all other defaults if it does not what is the real improvement ?
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