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Windows 7: Part 2: Microsoft silently preparing your PC for Win 10

18 Apr 2015   #141
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Think on this one.

If Microsoft gives enough Windows 10 away to counterfeiters their percent will clime very high. You know a billion here and a billion there and soon the numbers look great at a board meeting and in the news media.


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18 Apr 2015   #142
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Think on this one.

If Microsoft gives enough Windows 10 away to counterfeiters their percent will clime very high. You know a billion here and a billion there and soon the numbers look great at a board meeting and in the news media.
I've been saying that for a while now. It's a wrinkle even Darrell Huff didn't think of.
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18 Apr 2015   #143
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

It would be good to have a comprehensive listing of all the technological improvements in the operating systems compared to Windows 7.
Most of the websites I have visited focus exclusively on the GUI, Applications, and convenience (debatable) features. But I am talking about under-the-hood geek stuff. I have found this kind of information hard to find.

For instance, I know that Windows 8 has native USB 3.0 support. No need for 3rd party drivers. It's plug and play. A huge improvement over Windows 7.
Each OS is going to support more hardware natively with built in drivers, so we 7 people are really cut off in 2009 in that respect.
Universal search is a nice improvement also.
In Windows 8 and 10 there is faster start up. About a third of the time faster.
Windows 10 has virtual desktops, which could be a practical tool.

I think if we knew what is to be gained from the new OS in terms of performance and compatibility in making the move up it would greatly smooth the road. Just presenting another pretty face on an OS that is perceived as doing the same thing as 7 is not the way to sell the product, me thinks.
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18 Apr 2015   #144
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
It would be good to have a comprehensive listing of all the technological improvements in the operating systems compared to Windows 7.
More important would be a comprehensive list of what user LOSE by going to W10.

Regards,
GEWB
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18 Apr 2015   #145
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Based on what I have read, most of what we would lose falls into the "look and feel" category. In terms of functionality and technology we would start at the 7 platform and add from there.

There is the possibility that we could lose functionality in that, say, a parallel port device could no longer be compatible, but I am assuming that we are moving up in the hardware world, not trying to stay in the 90's!

EDIT: let me point out here that I never moved to Windows 8 because of those "look and feel" issues. So I hear you. Right now I'm ready to accept the ugly face to get the advanced tech.
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18 Apr 2015   #146
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Something else I have alway wondered; Windows 8 and Windows 10 touch screen. How do you right tick.
Right tick opens a world of things we work with all the time.

So far all I know what one gains with Windows 10.

1. It will talk to you.
2. It's easy to sync everything including your coffee pot.
3. You can have the joy of a lot of colored squares.
4. If you have enough money you can make the side of your house a holograph screen if you buy special head gear.
5. Every time you type something Bing jumps up with a lot of websites.
6. You no longer have the bothersome and terrible Control Panel or all those ugly icons.
7. If you hold your mouth just right a panel will pop out of the right side of the screen.
8. The big thing you gain is you now can have just about everything in a Cloud and then have prayer session to insure the internet doesn't go down when you want to do something.

***Feel free to add to my list of things we gain with Windows 10.***
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18 Apr 2015   #147
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

I get it Jack! I'm just trying to start a separate discussion specifically about the tech improvements in 8 & 10, and to see if anyone here at SevenForums knows what they are. (More at the code level, not the GUI level)
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18 Apr 2015   #148
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
I get it Jack! I'm just trying to start a separate discussion specifically about the tech improvements in 8 & 10, and to see if anyone here at SevenForums knows what they are. (More at the code level, not the GUI level)
The tech level improvements don't mean much if the GUI is mung.
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18 Apr 2015   #149
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

And that is your right and privilege.
But, in case anyone else is thinking about it......... it's good to have the facts.
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18 Apr 2015   #150
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

It may be worth starting this as a discussion on its own Bob. Maybe Ten Forums would be a better place? That's not detracting from your questions (I'm interested too) or from the people who've responded so far, I just think it's a worthwhile discussion in its own right.
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