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Windows 7: How long will you use windows 7?

24 Mar 2014   #41
smarteyeball

 
 

Getting safe mode back in 8 only takes a few entries in the cmd line. After that goodbye PITA, hello F8!

I ditched 7 on my desktop ages ago but still use it occasionally on my laptop. The way I have my PC setup, I use 8 like 7 anyway.

However 7 is going to me a main OS for many for a long time and there's nothing wrong with that at all.


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24 Mar 2014   #42
Jonguy30

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I will probably be using mine until my laptop dies. After that, I don't know what I'll be using. But at the moment everything is working fine.
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24 Mar 2014   #43
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

You need to use CMD? Nowhere in this Windows Startup Settings (including safe mode) - Microsoft Windows Help says anything about CMD.
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24 Mar 2014   #44
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Who knows really? As of now, I don't plan to change it for anything else if there isn't a strong reason to do so. Most likely, until I buy a new computer and it comes pre-infected with "9"/"10"/whatever, and 7 cannot run on it because of missing drivers (that's how I was forced into 7 for this notebook, in fact).

I tried Win8 in a virtual machine, and on a real install for some time, and it's really bad, despite some improvements, the UI is unusable on computers, it's for tablets. So 7 stays. I'm in the mood to try whatever they come up next, but for me to make a "spontaneous" migration, it needs to be a considerable improvement.
My other desktop is still running XP for the same reason, and still no plans to change it. Maybe when the next reformat inevitably comes.
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25 Mar 2014   #45
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
...My other desktop is still running XP for the same reason, and still no plans to change it...
Good luck with that when support ends next month.
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25 Mar 2014   #46
mj2000

Windows 7 Starter SP1 32bit
 
 

I am also intended to use it still long time, but as i ve heard, there is no sp2 on the way.

thats really bad. is there a way to protest or let them know, that still millions of people want to use it more long and a SP schould be there ?
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25 Mar 2014   #47
Jonguy30

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

There won't be an SP 2 for Windows 7 because of Windows 8. They're working on that now so I doubt there will ever be an SP2 and I don't think you can demand them to make one. Every new Windows version is having fewer and fewer service packs. XP had 3, vista 2 and 7 only had 1. And when they're done with 8 they'll move on to a newer OS. That's how things are, sadly.
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25 Mar 2014   #48
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
You need to use CMD? Nowhere in this Windows Startup Settings (including safe mode) - Microsoft Windows Help says anything about CMD.
That's only a "one off" method and is a bit of a nuisance way of getting into safe mode (especially if the PC is having trouble). I personally find 8's new boot options a pita.

The method I use enables F8 to be accessed normally and permanently just like previous versions of Windows

You simply open an elevated command prompt and type:

bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy

When you restart, you can now use F8 again. You only need to use the CMD prompt once.

To change it back to 8's boot menu, you type:

bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy standard
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25 Mar 2014   #49
Endzone

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
Who knows really? As of now, I don't plan to change it for anything else if there isn't a strong reason to do so. Most likely, until I buy a new computer and it comes pre-infected with "9"/"10"/whatever, and 7 cannot run on it because of missing drivers (that's how I was forced into 7 for this notebook, in fact).

I tried Win8 in a virtual machine, and on a real install for some time, and it's really bad, despite some improvements, the UI is unusable on computers, it's for tablets. So 7 stays. I'm in the mood to try whatever they come up next, but for me to make a "spontaneous" migration, it needs to be a considerable improvement.
My other desktop is still running XP for the same reason, and still no plans to change it. Maybe when the next reformat inevitably comes.
Do you have a retail copy of XP? If so, I wonder if MS Update site would let you do the SP3 update? I know if you have an OEM copy, if you try to reinstall it, they aren't going to let you register it or do any updates. I'd keep XP going as long as possible too if I were you.
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25 Mar 2014   #50
4wd

W7, W8.1
 
 

Will be using w7 (retail licenses) as long as MS provides support and updates.
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