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Windows 7: Who's sticking with Windows 7?

31 Aug 2015   #111
kabo0m

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scr View Post
I won't be moving to 10 right now, perhaps not at all. I have a 5 GB cap on a 1 to 3 mbps connection and it would pretty much eat up my allotment for a month just for the upgrade on one and another month for the second one. I'm not seeing anything in Win 10 that I need.

My main reason though is the no choice update policy. I install critical updates right away but delay the others for two reasons. The main one being the cap. I want to chose when the updates are downloaded not when MS says I have to take them. Updates could very easily put me over my cap and cost me a lot of money ($0.45 per MB). The second reason is the update could be a bad one and then I'm stuck with a brick and possibly both systems could become bricks. As it is I update one at a time reserving the other to look up why the updated computer has issues.

The third, I don't know how MS intends to deal with HP systems which could be an issue. MS has recommended updates to my system which, had I done them, would have crashed it.

The fourth, things on Win 10 seems to be pointing to the cloud and thus a need of a high speed connection to be of use. At the moment that is not in my future.
That is pretty much the case for me except that my bandwidth cap is thankfully higher (even though yours is 2 Gb higher than my cousin's cap). Also in the past (one of my posts on these forums in fact) have been about bad updates that screwed up my computer temporarily. Has happened 3 times in the last 10 years. Also I don't know exactly how the updates work when you are in the middle of working on something. I would not want a forced reboot when I am in the middle of working on a project. Especially when my computer is old and not the best and sometimes crashes. Last month I was over my bandwidth from downloading a game and had to pay $50 Cdn. I am unemployed and on Provincial Disability which does not give as much as Federal so I still haven't paid that. Also everything on my computer is compatible with Windows 7 (When I went from Xp to 7 I had to update 2 things which my ex-fiance helped me with financially) and I own this Windows 7 license. I also cracks for old software that I want to run without needing the CD in all the time but from the hard drive for speed and Windows 10 would uninstall any programs cracked I heard even if not related to Microsoft. Also I don't like the loss of privacy since I do a lot of security stuff (Anti-spam and anti-scam stuff) as a hobby. I also love customizing my computer the way I want it to be .. not the way that Microsoft insists it to be. It was what intrigued me back in Windows 95 when I used to make my own start up window animations (I miss those lol). Another reason is with Microsoft's track record I tend to not trust why they want to give 10 for free unless they want people to go to it for a reason to their own benefit rather than ours. I would rather wait and see if there are any issues and bugs before jumping into an operating system that forces updates on me when they want rather than when I want.

Also I don't want to have to have a Microsoft account which is required for some features.


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01 Sep 2015   #112
DouglassG

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I, however, remain on the agenda insider and use 10 free and you can buy it directly, I feel the need to use it.
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01 Sep 2015   #113
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Staying with 7 for now. Don't quite trust the whole Windows 10 thing yet, want to see how it develops. Plus my CAD vendors don't recommend running Windows 10, things aren't 100% stable there yet. Same goes for 3D printing.
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01 Sep 2015   #114
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I use 7 and 10, I see no need to choose one over the other, they are just operating systems Long Live 7


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01 Sep 2015   #115
kabo0m

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by m3tafl0ps View Post
I am a reporter doing a story on people who've decided to stick with Windows 7 and not go for the Windows 10 free upgrade. If that's you, and you'd like to talk to me about it, hit me up on email at [EMAIL REMOVED] or just respond to this thread.
Are you Ian? pcworld.com/article/2952888/windows/windows-7-holdouts-why-diehard-users-refuse-to-move-to-windows-10.html

Nice article. Thanks for the write up
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01 Sep 2015   #116
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep it is a nice write up

The way clean installs have been going lately with windows updates stalling all over the place just checking for update I'm wondering if M$ is hampering with servers for win-7 receiving them,

It's just happening way too often to be an anomaly in time of day... server overload.....:/
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01 Sep 2015   #117
kabo0m

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bit
 
 

Another reason that concerns me is this:

Windows 10 Shares Your Wi-Fi With Contacts ? Krebs on Security
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01 Sep 2015   #118
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

The wifi sharing stuff is not all that much of an issue I've read
These people would still need the password
Besides as stated it's among contacts/ friends... so :/

Most of the issues I have are with a) a M$ account might be mandatory as well as uefi bios
Not to mention this
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If the above did not apply to local accounts I'd say I was one huge step forward in paying for it.
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01 Sep 2015   #119
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

It's an easy thing to turn Wi Fi sharing off and you don't need a UEFI Bios.
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01 Sep 2015   #120
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

At one time the system requirements did state uefi bios were required in 10tp
Reading this it states on the right column for secure boot it does
Windows 10 Specifications - Microsoft
I'm pretty sure can't swear secure boot is enabled on an install as well as fast start.....
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