Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Win 10 From Win 7 Pro x64 - What Do I Gain - What Do I Lose

02 Jul 2015   #1
baumgrenze

Win 7 Pro 64
 
 
Win 10 From Win 7 Pro x64 - What Do I Gain - What Do I Lose

I struggled to install Win 7 Pro x64 about a year ago. I thought XP Pro was fine. I'm now glad I moved.

That said, I use a lot of 'legacy' software in compatibility mode, things that do what I want like PSE 6, Acrobat 8, and Office 2000. I use ZTreeWin many times a day.

What Do I Gain? What Do I Lose? Are there links where I should start, where I can see Win 10 screenshots, etc? Just how significant is the learning curve? Believe me, it gets harder after age 75.

My hardware seems to fit the MS specs.

Gigabyte EP35-DS3P (Intel P35 ATX) based custom machine by GamePC delivered March 2008
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.4 GHz) processor
8GB RAM (the max my MOBO will permit)
ATI Radeon HD 3870 graphics card with WDDM 1.1
My bus speed is 266 megahertz.

thanks
baumgrenze


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
02 Jul 2015   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

There is a Windows Ten sister forum that has tons of info on those kinds of issues:

Windows 10 News - Windows 10 Forums

Note: I put a direct link to the News subforum because the others won't be doing "real business" until Windows 10 is released. Then the problem solving starts.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jul 2015   #3
baumgrenze

Win 7 Pro 64
 
 

Thank you for replying, MilesAhead.

Wow, it is "independent' that it requires another registration and account profile.

Do I commit the 'sin' of cross-posting if I resubmit my post there? I do not want to be offensive.

Your reply will tell me whether or not to open yet another account.

thanks

baumgrenze
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

02 Jul 2015   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
If you have a spare hdd join the insiders program and install 10tp on it and see for your self how good it is and what programs you can install
Download Windows 10 Insider Preview ISO - Microsoft Windows
It would be the best way for you to evaluate it,
Disconnect all other drives during the install and your present install is unchanged
You have a year to decide.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jul 2015   #5
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baumgrenze View Post
Wow, it is "independent' that it requires another registration and account profile.

Do I commit the 'sin' of cross-posting if I resubmit my post there? I do not want to be offensive.

Your reply will tell me whether or not to open yet another account.

thanks

baumgrenze
You are free of sin by joining and cross posting, it is recommended actually since it's geared towards 10.

A lot of the same people are over there from here and our other sites, a lot of first hand knowledge too.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jul 2015   #6
baumgrenze

Win 7 Pro 64
 
 

Thank you ThrashZone.

Yes, when I moved from XP to Win 7 I was convinced I wanted to keep using RAID1 on my C:drive (OS and Programs) but others 'here' persuaded me it made no sense. That drive is available. I am on Win 7 Pro x64 and it and my program files are now compatible so I gather I should download the x64 version of Win 10.

I had rotator cuff surgery 2 weeks ago and my dominant arm is in a sling until 1 August (Swiss "Independence Day" or "Schweizerischen Bundesfeiertag") so I will probably wait a month before do the install and evaluation. Working the keyboard with my left hand only is tiring.

I installed Win 7 from an ISO on a thumb drive onto my other SSD. I will review my experience. It took a bit of doing. How much longer is the download link good? I thought I read that time is short.

If I try this, can I drag my program files from the drive now containing Win 7, or is the best path the careful re-installation of each program? That would certainly persuade me to wait.

Thanks for you patience in advance,

baumgrenze
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jul 2015   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
As long as you join the insiders program soon is all that's needed now,
There's no telling how long the download for iso build 10130 will be good for but M$ will usually post a newer build to replace it

Upcoming changes to Windows 10 Insider Preview builds [UPDATED 6/22] | Blogging Windows

Another option would be to make a system image and upgrade your present install
Then your programs could be integrated with the upgrade or you'll see if there's a problem pretty quickly.

Make sure you use a reliable system image utility though
Imaging with free Macrium
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jul 2015   #8
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

[QUOTE=derekimo;3100957]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baumgrenze View Post
A lot of the same people are over there from here and our other sites, a lot of first hand knowledge too.
Yes, you can't escape us merely by registering on another Windows forum.
The W10 is having one build after another released right now. A good time to get in on the fun with minimal waiting. A great bunch of regulars there if I do say so immodestly myself.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jul 2015   #9
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 
10 tp

The W10 TP Insider programme rules HAVE changed, as of build dated 2/7/15.
IF you want to use it you now have to have a windows logon identity, the local login route, NO PASSWORD has been discontinued, however the iso's for the previous build are still available.

Roy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jul 2015   #10
mart4494

Win7 Home Premium x64, Linux Mint 14
 
 

I'm in the same camp as the OP. Running Win7 x64 on my desktop with 8GB ram and a SSD I wonder exactly what Win10 would be bringing to the party - for me anyway.

Recently purchased a new laptop as the old one expired and yes, it came with Win8 installed. Promptly added ClassicShell and apart from the 'flat' GUI, I'm not impressed. There is no way of 'bombing' the new laptop back to 7 as the drivers are not available but I find the lack of options available to change different aspects of the UI to be frustrating. No doubt this is all part of keeping things minimal under the bonnet to shave a few nanoseconds off the load times here and there but in reality - for me - there is nothing that puts it head and shoulders above Win7.

Have been testing Win10 and as far as I'm concerned, it's really just another Win8. So no benefits for me although I'm sure that others will feel different. It's really a case of giving the thing a test drive, see if your programs and hardware are compatible and if there's anything else that sways you. All a personal decision.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Win 10 From Win 7 Pro x64 - What Do I Gain - What Do I Lose




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
How to gain permission to do anything like with XP
I loved XP but I finally had to bite the bullet and move on to Windows 7. So far it's been nothing but a nuisance. Everything I try to do, like move or delete a file, brings up a "you don't have permission" message. Once I figure out how to get past one another one pops up for something else. My...
System Security
How to re-gain administrator rights?
Hello, not sure if this is the appropriate section, so feel free to direct me. Anyway, I have three accounts on my Win7 Lenovo Ideacentre. 2 Standard, 1 Admin. I started using this PC yesterday after a 4 month hiatus. unfortunately, I've forgotten the password to my admin account. Thus I am...
General Discussion
What do I gain by installing the chip set drivers?
Right now I am running Windows 7 with the default windows drivers for the chip set. I have run a driver up date program and it tells me that the chip set needs a driver update. I know I was running the Windows driver not the manufacturer's driver but everything seems to be running very well so what...
Drivers
Hi-Gain Wireless antenna recommendation?
Hey everyone, as some of you know I've been having WIFI issues so I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for a 'hi-gain wireless antenna' thats relatively cheap, but will work. I'm currently looking at this one; Newegg.com - HAWKING HWU8DD IEEE 802.11b/g USB 2.0 Hi-Gain Wireless-G Dish...
Chillout Room
User Gain Administrator access
Hello, I want to know is there any way that i can gain access admin for my User. It happen like this if i want to save any thing from browser or software i need to run as administrator only i can save it if i run normally (just click it) i can't save it. It the same if i download any file i want...
General Discussion
Microphone/preamp with too much gain in 64bit W7
Hi guys, so yea, I love Windows 7, it's the first operating system that almost always truly "just works" for me. However, last week I bought a couple of couple of Condenser Microphones(MXL 990 and 991), along with a XLR cable to USB interface/preamp, or what I use to connect the microphones to my...
Sound & Audio


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:34.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App