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

18 Apr 2016   #1
rafa79

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 7 vs Windows 10: which do you find the best? Why?

I've always preferred gadgets and modern stuff over older things, so obviously I have Windows 10 installed dual booting with Windows 7 Ultimate.

But I find Windows 7 to be still, if anything, the most beautiful OS by MS so far. I like the modern side of Windows 10 but I simply cannot get used to it's looks. Every single time I boot back into Windows 7 I feel like I'm back home from a bad trip.

Do you feel the same? Why?


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19 Apr 2016   #2
ICIT2LOL

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

Rafa mate I prefer 7 over 10 after trying it simply because it is so simple in its GUI. Then there are the aggressive a tactics of Microsoft with 10 and in particular how they can access data from your machine at will,

Now I know you can switch off a lot of those options about sending data to Microsoft but I watched a good YouTube last night detailing how even if you switch those channels off they are and can be reinstated by Microsoft without you knowing. That YouTube is this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1kGMCfb2xw it runs for a while.

I don't know about you but I value my privacy as much as one can an I do not like being bullied into using something I do not like or need and now we have manufacturers jump on board like Intel and Asus who will make their products to only support Windows 10 - again very annoying and it really does come down to money eh?

Now if you are thinking of reverting back to 7 then please be aware that doing so is creating a lot of issues with a load of members doing just that only to find their machines are not working properly.

Me when I used 10 I chose to clean all the drive before I reinstalled 7 on it simply because I knew for sure any files come what may would be completely and utterly deleted. I know that means a lot of work but hey it is worth it. When it comes to updates immediately after installing 7 I set updates to what is in my pic and you need to watch for KB3035533 especially - that is as well as installing what I have outlined below.

Now just as a by the by on all my machine now I run the disable batch file from this Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums

and I also use this on a daily basis because even the most innocuous looking updates can contain 10 files
Ultimate Outsider - Software Downloads < one just uses the Control Panel and after the initial set up one just uses the button in my pic.

Edit I meant to add you can use Classic Shell to use 10 in a 7 type interface but even so that YouTube has got me concerned. Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements


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19 Apr 2016   #3
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
Rafa mate I prefer 7 over 10 after trying it simply because it is so simple in its GUI. Then there are the aggressive a tactics of Microsoft with 10 and in particular how they can access data from your machine at will,

Now I know you can switch off a lot of those options about sending data to Microsoft but I watched a good YouTube last night detailing how even if you switch those channels off they are and can be reinstated by Microsoft without you knowing. That YouTube is this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1kGMCfb2xw it runs for a while.
As much as you keep trying and have things explained to you, you still choose to ignore the basic facts and spew this garbage.

Nice video, I can see where you get your facts now.
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19 Apr 2016   #4
w7pro

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

While I don't agree about Win7 being the most beautiful OS (it's a transparent nonsense IMHO), I would never install Win10 because I consider it a spyware.
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19 Apr 2016   #5
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
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
Rafa mate I prefer 7 over 10 after trying it simply because it is so simple in its GUI. Then there are the aggressive a tactics of Microsoft with 10 and in particular how they can access data from your machine at will,

Now I know you can switch off a lot of those options about sending data to Microsoft but I watched a good YouTube last night detailing how even if you switch those channels off they are and can be reinstated by Microsoft without you knowing. That YouTube is this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1kGMCfb2xw it runs for a while.
As much as you keep trying and have things explained to you, you still choose to ignore the basic facts and spew this garbage.

Nice video, I can see where you get your facts now.
Hello Derek now I am a bit confused by your post mate on one hand you tell me I am spewing garbage again then say you know where I am getting my info from - the video.

Now personally I feel every time I say something against Windows 10 I get jumped on by someone (not particularly you) - who actually likes it and never get any positive feedback.

The video I came across by pure chance - I wasn't looking for such stuff - well it sort of laid out what I have always thought was happening or is this a work of fiction - will I find those settings in 10 if I try it again ? - I don't know anymore because all I want is to use a system that is not intrusive or bullying and that is just what Microsoft are doing in my mind.
Perhaps I had better stop offering opinions and stick to stuff I know are fact ie hardware etc.

Anyway I am seriously thinking of going Linux as I have on my secondary laptop - a shame because I have a lot of friends especially in Windows 7 forum and have learned a lot about computing from them. I don't know but I had a great friend in Gary Britton (like many others) who guided me through a whole host of stuff and I often wonder what he would have said about it all.

Sorry to Rafa a bit off topic my apologies if I have ruined what you were looking for.
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19 Apr 2016   #6
derekimo

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You've started a few threads on this and people you supposedly trust explained things to you yet you continue to spew all the rhetoric from all over the internet.

I don't care if you like W10 or not, but when you ask about things and then are given reasonable responses from people you trust you choose to go right back to the outrageous internet stories.

My comment about the video is because that guy is crazy as a loon.

You can hate W10 all you want but at least point out facts instead of B.S.
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19 Apr 2016   #7
ICIT2LOL

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

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My comment about the video is because that guy is crazy as a loon.

You can hate W10 all you want but at least point out facts instead of B.S.
Ok I give in and I can accept that 10 is as safe as houses - in other words what I see in articles and videos like that one are really fiction? If it was fiction then it was very cleverly done at least you have to admit that.

There is nothing wrong with 7 in my mind and yes I do not like the GUI in 10 it just seems to me that no one seems to actually know what Microsoft are doing - all a but apathetic to me.
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19 Apr 2016   #8
derekimo

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I don't think it's cleverly done, just people feeding each other back and forth.

My point was you appeared to have your questions and concerns answered by people you trust from here, then you turn right around and go right back to the hype.

Doesn't say much about the faith you have in those people, I really don't care if you like it I just can't understand how you can switch back and forth like that.

I'm not saying 10 is perfect or everyone should get it but there are plenty of B.S. stories out there and you need to at least keep some facts in what you say if you want it to mean anything.

Stick to 7 or Linux or whatever you want, you are talking about things you heard or read and instead of actually checking to see if it was fact you just pass it along because it sounds outrageous.

That's gossip column stuff or people feeding off the Anti-Microsoft wave to gain activity on their site/blog/youtube channel, etc.
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19 Apr 2016   #9
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I have moved to Win 10 for my "operational" system. I still dual boot with Win 7 but only because there is one application that I need that will not work on Win 8/8.1/10. There is a lot of negative Internet posts about Win 10 but I have none of those "supposed" concerns.

My recording studio software and hardware is all Win 10 compatible. My audio recording interface unit latency dropped from (reliable) 6ms to 4ms with Windows 10.

However, the hardware can be an issue for those that want to upgrade. My advice is, do not upgrade "old" hardware. It may or may not work and if it does work it may not really work well.
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19 Apr 2016   #10
ICIT2LOL

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

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My point was you appeared to have your questions and concerns answered by people you trust from here, then you turn right around and go right back to the hype.

Doesn't say much about the faith you have in those people, I really don't care if you like it I just can't understand how you can switch back and forth like that.
Well it is not that I do not trust anyone I know Derek it just seems to me that each time someone I know well tells am the system is ok I come across articles from what I am assuming are reliable and genuine sources like ZDNet and techsupport that point out the features of 10 that I do have concerns over. Surely all the hype as you put it cannot all be wrong??
I am concerned over my privacy more than anything else and accessing my emails for example is an invasion of my rights if indeed that is what they can do is downright unethical - so are you happy with them accessing your data and using it? - if again that is what they can do? Plus I consider foisting updates on a user whether the user wants them or not is tantamount to burying your head in the sand and hoping for the best and trust that Microsoft is acting on your best interests.
Look what I am getting at is that one just blithely accepts things at face value then no wonder the world is the place it is.
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