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Windows 7: If you had the chance to go back to an older OS, What would it be?

04 Mar 2015   #11
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

No need to go back win-7 is perfect out of the box
x-p was my first os and I do not miss it at all
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06 Mar 2015   #12
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

WebTV

A Guy
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06 Mar 2015   #13
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

win 7 or a linux distro which will always be new since those are free. Xp could be a option but ehh I can't even use it anymore too use to the new stuff I would just move to linux.
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07 Mar 2015   #14
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

DOS 6.22

I like it a lot the amount of control of everything that was going on the OS. The default install was incredibly clean (compared to today immensely bloated "clean" installs). Installing programs was a matter of copying a directory and running a file. Drivers can be checked by looking at config.sys/autoexec.bat. Antiviruses were actually useful back then (as well as viruses were made by real men and not script kiddies). No messing with registries, hidden autorun programs, everything was really simple.
Pair it with Norton Commander 3 and file management became trivial too
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07 Mar 2015   #15
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
DOS 6.22

I like it a lot the amount of control of everything that was going on the OS. The default install was incredibly clean (compared to today immensely bloated "clean" installs). Installing programs was a matter of copying a directory and running a file. Drivers can be checked by looking at config.sys/autoexec.bat. Antiviruses were actually useful back then (as well as viruses were made by real men and not script kiddies). No messing with registries, hidden autorun programs, everything was really simple.
Pair it with Norton Commander 3 and file management became trivial too
You might like dosbox.

You might also like chocolatey . Chocolatey is package manager to install software using the command line in cmd or powershell terminals. The only issue with me, it doesn't give you a chance to do a custom installs. It silent installs the program. At least on a Linux system with apt-get or similar command, you know you can download software that been trusted and approved from an official repository unless you use an unofficial repository.
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07 Mar 2015   #16
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
WebTV

A Guy
Those WebTV's were great back in their day
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07 Mar 2015   #17
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by groze View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
DOS 6.22

I like it a lot the amount of control of everything that was going on the OS. The default install was incredibly clean (compared to today immensely bloated "clean" installs). Installing programs was a matter of copying a directory and running a file. Drivers can be checked by looking at config.sys/autoexec.bat. Antiviruses were actually useful back then (as well as viruses were made by real men and not script kiddies). No messing with registries, hidden autorun programs, everything was really simple.
Pair it with Norton Commander 3 and file management became trivial too
You might like dosbox.

You might also like chocolatey . Chocolatey is package manager to install software using the command line in cmd or powershell terminals. The only issue with me, it doesn't give you a chance to do a custom installs. It silent installs the program. At least on a Linux system with apt-get or similar command, you know you can download software that been trusted and approved from an official repository unless you use an unofficial repository.
I like DosBox actually, but far from a real DOS environment. Nice option to play older games or other programs within newer OSs.

I don't like Chocolatey at all. It's actually the opposite of what i was talking about. It takes away chance of controlling what installers do (because they run fully silently), and the downloads can came from anywhere, as you can't control that really. Even worse, it doesn't gives the chance to backup the installer itself (a must for any backup plan). The only thing in common with the real DOS is the command-line interface, which is incidentally the worst part of DOS (hence my comment on NC).
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07 Mar 2015   #18
d2123cross

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jadinolf View Post
I'll just stick with 7.
I had 7 until yesterday, when I upgraded to Windows 10 T.P.
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07 Mar 2015   #19
d2123cross

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
No need to go back win-7 is perfect out of the box
x-p was my first os and I do not miss it at all If you had the chance to go back to an older OS, What would it be?
Exactly! Windows 7 is perfect out of the box!! If you had the chance to go back to an older OS, What would it be?

But, why do you not miss Win Xp at all? It was great!!
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07 Mar 2015   #20
d2123cross

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
DOS 6.22

I like it a lot the amount of control of everything that was going on the OS. The default install was incredibly clean (compared to today immensely bloated "clean" installs). Installing programs was a matter of copying a directory and running a file. Drivers can be checked by looking at config.sys/autoexec.bat. Antiviruses were actually useful back then (as well as viruses were made by real men and not script kiddies). No messing with registries, hidden autorun programs, everything was really simple.
Pair it with Norton Commander 3 and file management became trivial too If you had the chance to go back to an older OS, What would it be?
Great answer! I liked how much control the OS gave you. Those were real clean installs.
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