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Windows 7: Why Upgrade to Windows 10?

08 Jun 2015   #11
BugMeister

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547
 
 

- just booked my update to Win10

- great stuff!!


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09 Jun 2015   #12
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Forkbeard View Post
I'm eligable for the free update to Windows 10 and am unsure as to whether to go for it or not. My Windows 7 installation works flawlessly and I'm happy with it. Are there any reasons to/or not to upgrade? I can't see many benefits. I tried Windows 8/.1 for a while and hated it. The start screen and charm bar etc was pointless on the desktop.
If you didn`t like 8, you won`t like 10.

If you like your Windows 7 install, I see no reason to go with 10
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09 Jun 2015   #13
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit; Zorin OS 9 Core (in VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nt62 View Post
The classic mode and customization options available in 7 do not exist in 8.x or 10.x
I like to be able to resize scroll bars and close X's. It's nice to be able to quickly change explorer fonts although there is a 3rd party program that can change explorer fonts in 8 or 10.
No classic mode?? No customization except third-party for fonts? No sale!
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09 Jun 2015   #14
z3r010

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Forkbeard View Post
I'm eligable for the free update to Windows 10 and am unsure as to whether to go for it or not. My Windows 7 installation works flawlessly and I'm happy with it. Are there any reasons to/or not to upgrade? I can't see many benefits. I tried Windows 8/.1 for a while and hated it. The start screen and charm bar etc was pointless on the desktop.
If you didn`t like 8, you won`t like 10.
I don't see why, 10 is nothing like 8
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09 Jun 2015   #15
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Nothing like it ?

You don`t notice the square flat look of 8 and 10, that`s what I`m referring to.
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09 Jun 2015   #16
z3r010

 

I know it doesn't look clunky and dated like Windows 7.
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09 Jun 2015   #17
nt62

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
I don't see why, 10 is nothing like 8
Anyone could ignore the "store" in 10 but that program is in 8. (not 7)
8 and 10 are touch centric. 10 is a hybrid desktop mixed with touch options. (not 7)
Cortana in 10 and integrated Bing search in 8.1,
both of which can be disabled, are a part of the MS egosystem. (not 7)

10 and 8 use MS accounts and synchronization. (not 7)

The word "tile" or "metro / modern app" doesn't exist in 7.

10 will be great (or is), 8.x will be preferred by many for what it offers.
7 will remain only as long as users are ok being unsupported.
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09 Jun 2015   #18
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
I know it doesn't look clunky and dated like Windows 7.
At least 7 doesn't look like a cell phone display.
Start menu on 7 is perfect why is it not an option in 10 when on a desktop makes zero sense.
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09 Jun 2015   #19
Windows Sniper

Windows 8.1
 
 

In the cases that most of you are referencing are aesthetics.

I moved from Windows 7 to 8 purely for the performance increase that it offers, and yes there are huge performance benefits. However i've modded my Windows8 to be aesthetically the same as windows 7.

So long as that option is there, no matter if it is third party or vendor, I will most likely move to 10.

You can moan all you like about the Tiles / Metro / Charms, what you don't realise is that you can disable most of them through the registry anyway. If you are looking for a system that brings performance increases and functionality (DX12), then surely you can take the time to learn how to personalise the machine to you?

Also, as a point the Charms bar does not exist in Win10 desktop, however it can be accessed through touchsmart media by swiping still.

Heck, i've got Facial recognition on my Win8 desktop which has been added as a default in Win10 with Hello!


Stop looking at the things you can change, and start looking at the work that MS has actually done under the hood.


Have a read through of Windows 10 vs Windows 7: Should you upgrade? and it will actually highlight some decent improvements compared to Windows 7, a few were available in Win8 but those have also been improved.
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09 Jun 2015   #20
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Workarounds is not the point,
The point is the default install and easy to find options,

Why is M$ throwing users to the third party wolves.
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