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Windows 7: Who's sticking with Windows 7?

06 Jun 2016   #171
sgage

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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I've been running Win 10 since the very first preview and have never had the issues you are describing Thrash. I don't find Win 10 unstable in the least.

Even though I run Win 10 on several machines and like it fine, I still have no intention of upgrading my desktop (running Win 7 Ult) to Win 10 as I don't feel there will be anything gained by doing so.
You have had no problems (you say), therefore there are no problems. This anecdotal nonsense is the bane of tech forums. People have very real problems with Win10. Glad that you don't, but just because you don't doesn't mean that others don't.
And of course just because one user has an issue the whole OS is full of Bugs and unstable for everyone who is forced to use it

I think you should lose this trolling attitude you have and especially stop questioning the statements of others just because it does not fit your personal agenda
Are you accusing me of having a trolling attitude, or the person I was responding to? If you were responding to me, you are out of line.


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06 Jun 2016   #172
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

I'm out of line am I

Bye
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06 Jun 2016   #173
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Here is an anecdotal sample of one. I went to hire a blu ray today. The store computers "went down" because of a recent Windows 10 auto update. I'm guessing it may have been a database software compatibility issue with the update. They are trying to go back to Windows 7. From a small business point of view I'm sure they couldn't care less about the OS but they would care about losing money.
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06 Jun 2016   #174
TechnoMage2016

Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1, x86
 
 

I've tried, or run, every OS from MS since DOS 2.0 and I've just recently given up on the so called Latest & Greatest and I've gone back to Windows 7 Ultimate/32, SP-1, because of its User Friendly GUI and its backward compatibility with older software that I want to continue to use. And, it does not have the HUGE security holes, as does Win-10.

Per an article that I received recently in my email, I have downloaded Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1 from MS.
The only drawback is the huge list of MS Updates that I have to get to bring it fully up to date.
On my latest install, I've received 219 updates. That takes an awful long time!
But the effort is not without its benefits.

Yes, I'll stay with Windows 7.

Cheers Mates!
TechnoMage
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06 Jun 2016   #175
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
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Per an article that I received recently in my email, I have downloaded Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1 from MS.
The only drawback is the huge list of MS Updates that I have to get to bring it fully up to date.
On my latest install, I've received 219 updates. That takes an awful long time!
But the effort is not without its benefits.
If you haven't, I suggest having a look at this thread:
Simplifying updates for Windows 7 and 8.1
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07 Jun 2016   #176
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

My main machine was behaving a little flaky. It has had windows 10 on it for a short time as a test and was re imaged with 7. Anyhow it stopped seeing USB drives, files would disappear (no icons just the names) and other strange things. So I decided to blow it away and re install 7 64 bit Ultimate. Installation took no time at all of the basic OS, then the drivers, programs and so on and on. Then I decided to activate my Genuine Retail Copy of Ultimate and I got an error back from the activation server that stated the key can no longer be used to activate Windows. Boy that is an underhand tactic. If you get that message don't give up phone them and activate over the phone. M$ is trying every dirty trick in the book. Just a few more programs to install then I can image the partition with Macrium Reflect.
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07 Jun 2016   #177
vivian

Windows 7 Home Edition 32bit
 
 
I am sticking to Windows 7

I did the infamous Windows 10 update. It looks good and the performance is good also. It saved freed up some space on my small SSD drive.

Thank goodness I had an Acronis image of my Asus laptop because the first thing that went south was my dvd drive, after that Wi-Fi kept getting a red X on it. To fix Wi-Fi I had to constantly do troubleshooting. Some other drivers where not available also. I don't remember which. Asus did not have a good selection of Windows 10 drivers for my laptop that is 5 years old.

After I joined Cortana, I lost all access to anything in My Documents, I couldn't save or open any of my documents. When I backed up my data I forgot to backup my pst and lost some info.

I read all I could about undoing Cortana and it seems like you can't. I gave up on this and went back to Windows 7.

One day it asked me reboot, thank goodness I looked closely. Microsoft had already downloaded Windows 10 without me agreeing to it and was about to install it when I did the shut down or restart.

The never10 utility got rid of the constant nagging and also deleted the installation files. https://www.grc.com/never10.htm

I don't plan to update to Windows 10 unless nothing I do will work with Windows 7. And at that time I will do a fresh install.
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07 Jun 2016   #178
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Tony lets hope that the Microsoft Server was just a little slow on releasing your Windows 7 key from the W-10 Upgrade so you can use it again with Windows 7.

Did you have the W-10 Upgrade using your Windows 7 key longer than 30 days? Hopefully not.
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07 Jun 2016   #179
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

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Then I decided to activate my Genuine Retail Copy of Ultimate and I got an error back from the activation server that stated the key can no longer be used to activate Windows.
Did you try method 2 from this link, altering a registry value:

Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media | Windows 7 content from SuperSite for Windows

??
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07 Jun 2016   #180
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Tony lets hope that the Microsoft Server was just a little slow on releasing your Windows 7 key from the W-10 Upgrade so you can use it again with Windows 7.

Did you have the W-10 Upgrade using your Windows 7 key longer than 30 days? Hopefully not.
Jack,
No 10 was on there in July last year for about three days. I replaced a Toshiba 256 gb SSD with a Samsung 850 Pro recently and thought with all the copy this to that etc it was time for a new install.
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