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Windows 7: Who's sticking with Windows 7?

21 Jul 2015   #11
strollin

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Yep not giving up any win-7 licenses
Doesn't mean I wouldn't use 10 I just don't believe in upgrades
I will however stay in the insiders program and use 10 for free and might buy it outright when I feel the need to use it a lot.
This pretty much sums up my feelings as well. I have Win 7 and Win 8.1 machines that I don't plan to upgrade, mostly because I don't believe in upgrades. If Win 10 was super amazing and did things that I couldn't live without, then I might consider upgrading. It isn't amazing so I don't feel compelled to upgrade. It's a decent OS but so are Win 7 and Win 8.1.

I'll eventually move to Win 10 when I buy or build new machines. Until then, I'll stick with whatever OS is already on my machines.


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21 Jul 2015   #12
m3tafl0ps

Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Yep not giving up any win-7 licenses
Doesn't mean I wouldn't use 10 I just don't believe in upgrades
I will however stay in the insiders program and use 10 for free and might buy it outright when I feel the need to use it a lot.
This pretty much sums up my feelings as well. I have Win 7 and Win 8.1 machines that I don't plan to upgrade, mostly because I don't believe in upgrades. If Win 10 was super amazing and did things that I couldn't live without, then I might consider upgrading. It isn't amazing so I don't feel compelled to upgrade. It's a decent OS but so are Win 7 and Win 8.1.

I'll eventually move to Win 10 when I buy or build new machines. Until then, I'll stick with whatever OS is already on my machines.
so strollin why not move from 8.1 to 10? Most people see 8.1 as a failure. Personally, I think 8 and 8.1 were the best Windows desktops yet. The problem for me is how modern UI apps operate in that environment something Windows 10 improves upon. That's why I am switching when the upgrade rolls out.
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21 Jul 2015   #13
scr

1. Windows 7 Home Premium sp1 - 64bit 2. Windows 7 Pro sp1 - 64bit
 
 

I recently bought a new computer with Win7 Pro. I already had a Win 7 Premium machine. I wanted another computer for a while to retire and old XP but I didn't want 8.1 or 10.

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.

I will not say I will never move to 10 but a lot of things have to change with my connection status and Win 10 will have to prove itself reliable as well as provide something worth the effort.

Another factor is that I will be pretty close to 76 years old when EOL for Win 7 rolls around. If I can still remember how to turn a computer on and why I did, maybe I'll consider a update.
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21 Jul 2015   #14
Loki

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Staying with Windows 7. I'll run a VM of 10 in dual boot mode.

Love Windows 7, dislike Windows 8, 8.1, Windows 10 is OK.

The Start menu in Windows 7 works the way I want. I turned off the pin recent program and then PIN the 15ish programs I use. I PIN all my Browsers to the task bar with my 3 most used programs. The Start menu in 10 place everything to the side that you PIN, I dislike that.

The forced updates... as we have seen MS has had issues with updates. I like to choose when to install.

Loki

PS it is still flat and ugly... I've seen better graphics from 3rd graders...
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21 Jul 2015   #15
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Will wait until the Windows 10 free upgrade offer is due to expire (after 12 months) before making a decision on giving up my Windows 7 license. I certainly don't wish to swap 7 for 10 any time soon as there are bound to be quite a few bugs that will need ironing out. Like others here I'm probably more likely to purchase Windows 10 rather than upgrade.
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21 Jul 2015   #16
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Keeping 7 here, but will be putting 10 on a seperate drive.
Might do the same the with Windows 10 on a separate drive, not dual booting. A switch power button.

Softwares/Drivers for Windows 10 appear to popping up but some remains with bugs so not in a hurry!
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21 Jul 2015   #17
strollin

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by m3tafl0ps View Post
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so strollin why not move from 8.1 to 10? Most people see 8.1 as a failure. Personally, I think 8 and 8.1 were the best Windows desktops yet. The problem for me is how modern UI apps operate in that environment something Windows 10 improves upon. That's why I am switching when the upgrade rolls out.
I already explained that I don't see anything in Win 10 that would compel me to upgrade from either Win 7 or 8.1. I have no issues with Win 8.1 so am in no rush to upgrade.
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21 Jul 2015   #18
torchwood

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

I'm sticking with my W7 laptop, but i am going for 10 on my 8.1 rig, Im on sky broadband and i need silverlight to run skygo, oops not available on 10, millions of sky customers in the same boat.
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21 Jul 2015   #19
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Questions I think one should ask.
These are the question I ask myself.

1. What will Windows 10 do that Windows 7 won't do?
2. What options does Windows 10 have that Windows 7 doesn't have?
3. Does one want or need those added options?
4. What user control does one loose with Windows 10 such as Windows Updates; maybe more.
5. Does one have the reasonable internet that will allow downloading Windows 10.
6. Can one buy Windows 10 DVD from Microsoft through a legal Retailer?
7. Forget the free version. Is Windows 10 worth buying?
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21 Jul 2015   #20
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Good questions
And there's at least a year to figure it out even for the free offering.
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