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Windows 7: Who's sticking with Windows 7?

01 Sep 2015   #121
kabo0m

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

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01 Sep 2015   #122
essenbe

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

Secure Boot was a function of Windows 8 too. I am running Windows 10 in Legacy mode, as you know. If UEFI Bios was required, no older computers could run it. I have it installed on an ancient laptop (for laptops). It has a T2390 CPU. I would just guess it is 10 years old. Apparently it will install either way.
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01 Sep 2015   #123
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Agreed so have I
I just don't like all of the items that I need to disabled in 10 to make it usable for me
Then I get to the third party stuff that is needed for me :/
Possibly in 11+ months 10 will change but I'm sure in no hurry to jump in I've seen it and curiosity is over
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01 Sep 2015   #124
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you get a computer getting stuck in checking updates or just don't install manually, try setting WU for automatic until updates are installed. My friend's PC had such an issue the other day.
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01 Sep 2015   #125
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep most I've read are trying to avoid win-10 and all the telemetry goodies though
So that's not always applicable.

Personally if it's a clean install it might be best just to search for updates for windows only and not optional..... stuff by unchecking the settings to do so,
Then do the others later.
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01 Sep 2015   #126
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I just did a Clean Install and I just downloaded all updates; and it took forever.
Then I went through my list of unwanted updates (14) and hid them. Then I installed updates 15 or 20 at a time. Rebooting after ever time whether requested or not.
I don't do anything else on the computer being update until all updates are complete.

One screwed up Windows 7 update can take hours to fix. That is another reason I don't auto update any thing. I schedule nothing on my computers. It's my job to do these things while I'm watching my computers to make sure things go smooth.
I'm my Home I.T. Department.

To answer the question.
Yes I'm sticking with Windows 7 for now. I see no reason to get in a hurry to go to Windows 10. Windows 10 isn't going away, therefore I will be able to buy it at a later date if I so desire.
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01 Sep 2015   #127
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

I just upgraded my Win 8.1 install last week. It's not as awful as I thought it would be, though Cortana doesn't work because I live in Canada (I really hate this BS from Microsoft. First Media Centre wouldn't let us set up an HD signal, now no Cortana. Nothing like feeling that you're a second class citizen in the world. Maybe MS looks at us like we're a third world country or something, or we might do something horrible with these capabilities, I don't know, but it's becoming tiresome to hear that "feature 'X' isn't available in your region". We're not a region, we're a country. [/end of rant]

Other than that, it seems to be a nice OS. I'm not too worried about the privacy aspect because the NSA, FBI and CSIS have back doors into everything anyway. Big brother is always watching, whether MS collects the data or not. Nothing you can do about it, so why worry.

My Windows 7 install is staying exactly as it is. I don't think I'll ever give that up.
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01 Sep 2015   #128
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
I just upgraded my Win 8.1 install last week. It's not as awful as I thought it would be, though Cortana doesn't work because I live in Canada (I really hate this BS from Microsoft. First Media Centre wouldn't let us set up an HD signal, now no Cortana. Nothing like feeling that you're a second class citizen in the world. Maybe MS looks at us like we're a third world country or something, or we might do something horrible with these capabilities, I don't know, but it's becoming tiresome to hear that "feature 'X' isn't available in your region". We're not a region, we're a country. [/end of rant]

Other than that, it seems to be a nice OS. I'm not too worried about the privacy aspect because the NSA, FBI and CSIS have back doors into everything anyway. Big brother is always watching, whether MS collects the data or not. Nothing you can do about it, so why worry.

My Windows 7 install is staying exactly as it is. I don't think I'll ever give that up.
I'm thinking it's not so much that MSpy thinks Canada is a second world country so much as it was in too big of a hurry to rush Win 10 long before it was really ready and is trying to limit the amount of damage control by limiting full features to smaller areas. Look at it this way; you didn't wind up being a guinea pig like the first adopters in the U.S. etc. did.
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11 Oct 2015   #129
hazel123

Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 7 32 bit and Xubuntu
 
 

We have 3 laptops and a netbook running Windows 7. I tried one of them with the Windows 10 upgrade and it wasn't fully functional - I didn't want to clean install it and lose some of my programs so rolled back to Windows 7. I actually prefer Windows 7 - it's simple, looks nice, I don't need apps - I have shortcuts set up on my Firefox bookmarks bar for weather and sites I used. On top of all that I don't want to lose Chess Titans! I think the only way to get Windows 10 if you really want it is buy a new laptop that is set up for it with the correct software and programs. I would quite like to upgrade our sons's small laptop to Windows 10 as he likes that kind of flashy, fast moving thing and icons, but a clean install isn't possible on his as it came with some Intel touch screen stuff I can't get drivers for.

So we are sticking with Windows 7. If son wants flashy icons and apps we can get a cheap tablet - but he'll have to wait for that too lol.

I really think Microsoft should have gone the route of two different operating systems. Kept a traditional one for laptops and the touchscreen, app based one for tablets - or tablets with keyboards. I guess the assumption is everyone will have touchscreen at some point.

We are sticking with Windows 7 - it's so good and so nice to use. By the time they stop supporting it who knows where technology will be at? If it aint broke, don't fix it. My short trial of Windows 10 didn't make me feel I was missing anything. I was disappointed actually, expecting like an even better Windows 7 - but it isn't and there is loss of user control and some favourite programs.
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11 Oct 2015   #130
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hazel123 View Post
... I really think Microsoft should have gone the route of two different operating systems. Kept a traditional one for laptops and the touchscreen, app based one for tablets - or tablets with keyboards. I guess the assumption is everyone will have touchscreen at some point. ...
That's exactly what MS did, except they put it all into 1 OS. Both Win 8.1 and Win 10 work perfectly fine with either touch or keyboard/mouse. Both OSes are far more usable with keyboard/mouse than touch, IMO. The use of apps is completely optional.

I recently purchased a new laptop that came with Win 10 (typing this post from it now). When I told the sales droid which laptop I wanted he made a comment like, "But that one doesn't have a touchscreen, are you sure you want that one?" I specifically chose the model I did because it didn't come with a hokey touchscreen.
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