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Windows 7: Windows 10 worse than windows 8

24 Mar 2015   #201
gregrocker

 

I haven't found anything that runs in VMWare that comes close to a regular install. I don't use them. The PC is virtual enough for me.

I have not downloaded or installed the newest TP yet, if you were asking me.

I was so happy to get back to 7 after a bunch of mouse, app and other TP bugs started crawling all over me for several weeks. The apps stopped live updating even after reinstall, three mice stopped scrolling and then working correctly.

Coming back to 7 it was especially a relief not to feel its age, like I had suspected and even predicted I would. It still feels fresh, new and as crispy as the TP.

But I've got some space to spare for a Dual Boot so I'll be bac comparing them soon. I haven't given up on the TP, yet. It will be nice to get back to the nicer GUI on Windows Mail because this 7 Essentials download is comparatively as clunky as Outlook Express.
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24 Mar 2015   #202
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I= whs post #195
Quote:
I don't think we can make a 'one fits all' recommendation.
I think that statement hit the nail on the head.

Even a dumb bunny like me will make a decision on what W-10 brings to the table that I want or think I need.
Reading this forum and the Ten Fourm and trying W-10 will help me to make that decision.
I have pretty well nail down the things I don't need or like about W-10 now I'm hoping to find all the things I like about W=10.

One thing I'm positive about.
I will not give up a W-7 COA for a free W-10.
I know Microsoft says that I can go back to W-7 and not loose my COA key but I'm not trusting the new Microsoft Non-Genuine (counterfeit) company.

So if I do choose to add W-10 to one of my choices for a operating system their will have to be a way I can buy or use it without risking one of my W-7 COA keys.

Don't give up on W-10 it's still in the kitchen and has not been put on the table as a finished meal for all those that are hungry.
We all are just cooks in the kitchen tasting W-10 before it's served to the dinner guest.
The head chief is Microsoft and just might have some new ideas that many of us just might like.

P/S:
I do notice (this is my opinion) that the post about W-10 and W-7 are more of a discussion.
Compared to W-8 that was more of a bare knuckle brawl.
So things are getting better.
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24 Mar 2015   #203
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I think there is another problem with Microsoft letting the OEMs lock the OS so the users cannot change the OS but use the current ones with bloated applications.
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24 Mar 2015   #204
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
After a rough adjustment period, there is not a problem any longer with UEFI BIOS. I handle multiple cases of these here per day and have only had one I recall in a year's time that couldn't get installed to UEFI.. Firmware just had to catch up and it seems to have all done so. So it just take a little patience, getting the settings and any flash installer correct.
Exactly. UEFI is different but, overall, it is better than the older BIOS. I hadn't had much experience messing around in BIOS before I built my first rig, which has a UEFI MOBO, so I didn't have any old habits to unlearn. That made learning how to use it much easier for me (especially since I don't OC). For me, it was just a matter of reading the manual.
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24 Mar 2015   #205
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Over all UEFI bios install of Windows 7 went quite smooth. Just had to do a little reading and tinkering after the install to get things the way I want them.

But as Lady Fitzgerald has pointed out those of us that tinker in the bois settings because we over clock had to learn some new things. It just took a little homework and trial and error.
For a new tinkerer it might of went a little easier because they didn't have to unlearn any thing.

I would suggest to all new readers of this forum to read gregrocker tutorials before doing a install. It will make things easier for you. Take your time the tutorials have a lot of information in them.

You could also become a member of this forum and have the ability of posting question so members of this forum can give guidance.

This post is a little off subject but come and join us anyway.

Layback Bear
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24 Mar 2015   #206
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
...come and join us...

Layback Bear
Why? Are we coming apart? (running and ducking )
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24 Mar 2015   #207
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Then arrives a new OS which allows you to use an online account if you so decide and wish, but also totally accepts if you don't want to use the cloud services and use an online account on your device. This is suddenly not accepted, they keep telling how Microsoft is "forcing" them to cloud when in reality it's the only one of the big players which totally let's you decide, cloud or no cloud.
That's because MS has a page saying sign in to your MS Account during the install.
There is no indication whatsoever that you can use a Local Account until you perform a bunch of extra clicks.

If it was the other way around there would less complaints.

No prizes for guessing why MS arranged it this way.
They are trying to trick people into signing up to the "Cloud" when they don't need to.

It's even worse than the download sites that have a giant download button (which is full of crapware or entirely unrelated to the software you are trying to download) and the real download is a tiny link hidden somewhere else on the same page.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
My biggest problem really is running in a VM, it's not the same as a bare metal install.
For me the newer versions of VMware Player don't play nice for me with screen resolution ...
My VMs seem to run better in Linux Mint (using VMware Player) than in W7.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I haven't found anything that runs in VMWare that comes close to a regular install. I don't use them. The PC is virtual enough for me.
Apart from the boot up time, I haven't noticed any performance issues.
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24 Mar 2015   #208
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
That's because MS has a page saying sign in to your MS Account during the install.
There is no indication whatsoever that you can use a Local Account until you perform a bunch of extra clicks.

If it was the other way around there would less complaints.
I don't know, how difficult is it really? Task: create a local account to sign in to Windows. Choice to make: Either select Sign in to your MS Account, or select Create a new account.

Difficult to choose? In my opinion using common sense and logics is if not necessary but at least recommended.
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24 Mar 2015   #209
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep I believe it's just the wording,
I reinstalled win-8 a month or so ago and it was pretty straight forward Microsoft account and next to it was Local account.
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24 Mar 2015   #210
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
After a rough adjustment period, there is not a problem any longer with UEFI BIOS. I handle multiple cases of these here per day and have only had one I recall in a year's time that couldn't get installed to UEFI.. Firmware just had to catch up and it seems to have all done so. So it just take a little patience, getting the settings and any flash installer correct.
Since you seem to have mastered UEFI, can you then tell me how to install a persistent Linux distro on a flash drive that boots in UEFI. Here is the way I do it on a MBR drive.
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