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Windows 7: Windows 7 vs Windows 10: which do you find the best? Why?

19 Apr 2016   #21
rafa79

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I too am sad that Windows 7 will be overtaken by 10 but then that's just how things are in life.

Windows 8.1 will be supported by MS until 2023, which gives you, in a worst case scenario, 3 additional years of a non-Windows 10 MS supported OS.

Your current problems with Windows 10 will be a thing of the past in a year or a couple at most. Until then all you can do is use Windows 7 or 8.1 and wait. That's how it's been with practically every OS before.


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19 Apr 2016   #22
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
IMO. since MS is giving away Win 10, it makes sense for them to say, "We give you this software for free and, in exchange, you allow us to collect data." Maybe MS should do something like they did a couple years back where they had Win 8 with Bing that was less expensive. They could sell Win 10 with Data for a lower price (free?) but then charge more for a version where the user can completely opt out of the data collection.
MS is not giving Win 10 for free.
The cost is giving up a current Win 7 or Win 8.x license to use the "free upgrade" offer.
Right now it is a free OS UPGRADE offer, it is not a free OS LICENSE offer.
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19 Apr 2016   #23
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

No it's not free
Oh yea Barnacles he is hilarious lol

It is true about personal settings being changed though that is not funny
I finally just got rid of the offending apps
How to Uninstall Windows 10?s Built-in Apps (and How to Reinstall Them)
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19 Apr 2016   #24
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
IMO. since MS is giving away Win 10, it makes sense for them to say, "We give you this software for free and, in exchange, you allow us to collect data." Maybe MS should do something like they did a couple years back where they had Win 8 with Bing that was less expensive. They could sell Win 10 with Data for a lower price (free?) but then charge more for a version where the user can completely opt out of the data collection.
MS is not giving Win 10 for free.
The cost is giving up a current Win 7 or Win 8.x license to use the "free upgrade" offer.
Right now it is a free OS UPGRADE offer, it is not a free OS LICENSE offer.
A ridiculously silly nitpick on your part. Substitute "free os upgrade offer" into where I said "free" and the argument remains the same. Geez.
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19 Apr 2016   #25
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Some people believe the free upgrade offer allows them to use Win 7 and Win 10 at the same time.
I only tried to point out that is not legally allowed, it could get the license blacklisted/blocked for both OS's.
Sorry if you feel i nitpicked, but i didn't want people to read "it is free" and think they could get a free Win 10 OS & license, and continue using Win 7 at the same time with the same license.
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19 Apr 2016   #26
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yea it's just a swap meet
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19 Apr 2016   #27
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Well I thought I would see what it was like anyway and have dropped in a new drive that I can just wipe if it is still not my cup of poison. Now I have been told that because I tried the upgrade on that machine before I can download an ISO and clean install 10 Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First - Windows 10 Forums

Problem is I went ahead not knowing this and installed 7 Pro again thinking I would have to go the upgrade way but apparently not so am hoping I can just install the 10 ISO over this install without having to wipe the drive - not that it is a big deal. So am waiting on the ISO download now.
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19 Apr 2016   #28
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

You can use the Win 7 key to do a clean install if you want, it will accept that. That's how I did mine.

It doesn't really matter that 7 is on it now.

Without confusing the issue I'll just say, it would be better to stick to one persons directions and you are already getting guidance over there.
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19 Apr 2016   #29
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
You can use the Win 7 key to do a clean install if you want, it will accept that. That's how I did mine.

It doesn't really matter that 7 is on it now.

Without confusing the issue I'll just say, it would be better to stick to one persons directions and you are already getting guidance over there.
Yes Derek well a member - Navy has told me to do the upgrade if all goes well then do a clean install because the original upgrade info/activation will be verified by Microsoft.

Right now I am waiting on the ISO download and it looks as if it will not finish until later today.
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19 Apr 2016   #30
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

He said that because you said you wanted to upgrade, he offered a link to a clean install in post #4.

Either way, it doesn't matter, I don't want to confuse things even more.
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