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Windows 7: Who's sticking with Windows 7?

08 Jun 2016   #191
Keager

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Keeping 7 at work, plus all the other places I support. Mostly it will be a who moved the cheese effect, but still have some apps not going to work on 8.1 or 10, yet. Probably in 2019 will be ready for it.


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08 Jun 2016   #192
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

The theory that Microsoft puts out is that each succeeding version of Windows is better than the last. We know from history, this is not true. I find it possible that Windows 7 is the best that has been made and there is not reason to switch.
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08 Jun 2016   #193
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

My thoughts. Of course their are those that really don't care what my thoughts are but anyway here goes.

W-10 can and will be a great operating system if the consumers demand it to be.
If the consumer just takes what ever Microsoft throws at them, W-10 will not be a great operating system.

How does one be a demanding consumer is simple. Don't buy W-10 until it has what you need and or want.
If in a small chance you are like me; Windows 7 is a great operating system but as in the past I will buy another operating system if the new operating system allows me to make choices and decisions on how the operating system works or doesn't work. I also want to be able to make the new system looks as I want it to look. I don't want my operating system to look like a cell phone.
Trying not to be to simplistic, all I want is a newer better operating system that I control what does or does not happen and when. No mandatory updates of any kind is one example. Most know how the wrong update can do to a system.

Yes I know that Microsoft doesn't intend to make a operating system just for me. I also don't expect them to.
Keep in mind that there are a billion or so Windows 7 users that just want some of the things that I want. (Control of the operating system at least to the degree we have had in the past.)

**If Microsoft gives us a fair shake we will buy W-10 just like we bought all the other Microsoft operating systems. Some of Microsofts operating were great for their time and some were not.
Our dollars were the judging method of which operating systems were prime time and which were not.**

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Layback Bear
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08 Jun 2016   #194
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
My thoughts. Of course their are those that really don't care what my thoughts are but anyway here goes.
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09 Jun 2016   #195
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Just think for a moment. If Microsoft had released 10 with Media Center, Aero (if you want it) a Classic Windows 2000/XP style desktop with the under the cover improvements to the kernel, better support for multi core CPU's and SSD technologies, start menu like classic shell, a tablet mode for those that want it. All they have to do is put a Seven mode or even an XP mode so the OS can be skinned like it. I would have bought 10 copies of the Pro version. But they did not. They have alienated a large number of their user base. Everything is now in the cloud. They have stopped making Autoroute/Streets and Trips, Map Point, Encarta reference (years ago) and now we are expected to lump Windows 10. No thanks. I will be using Linux on my machines with 7 in a locked up VM after Windows 7 goes EOL so I can run the few programs I like which won't run on Linux. I suspect that once July 30th comes around the adoption rate for 10 will fall to absolutely zero. People will buy machines with 10 on it and will no doubt just get on with it.
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09 Jun 2016   #196
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
Just think for a moment. If Microsoft had released 10 with Media Center, Aero (if you want it) a Classic Windows 2000/XP style desktop with the under the cover improvements to the kernel, better support for multi core CPU's and SSD technologies, start menu like classic shell, a tablet mode for those that want it. All they have to do is put a Seven mode or even an XP mode so the OS can be skinned like it. I would have bought 10 copies of the Pro version. But they did not. They have alienated a large number of their user base. Everything is now in the cloud. They have stopped making Autoroute/Streets and Trips, Map Point, Encarta reference (years ago) and now we are expected to lump Windows 10. No thanks. I will be using Linux on my machines with 7 in a locked up VM after Windows 7 goes EOL so I can run the few programs I like which won't run on Linux. I suspect that once July 30th comes around the adoption rate for 10 will fall to absolutely zero. People will buy machines with 10 on it and will no doubt just get on with it.

MS would have to also stop the spying, forced updates, and frequent major changes to get my interest. Even if they did it tomorrow, I still wouldn't downgrade to Win 10 simply because I can no longer trust MS.
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09 Jun 2016   #197
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
MS would have to also stop the spying, forced updates, and frequent major changes to get my interest. Even if they did it tomorrow, I still wouldn't downgrade to Win 10 simply because I can no longer trust MS.
MS would also have to eliminate the malware-style dialogue boxes.

"Pay-per-Click" is coming.

On the bright side, Linux Mint 18 will be released soon.
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10 Jun 2016   #198
Magnakai

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

rerolling back to win7, ditching win10; hi well this is my story->

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win10 is ok for ppl who want an OS hassle-free. but it really takes too many options away from the user. and they do this quite bluntly "you can turn this service off for a while... but windows 10 will turn it on again eventually!" ... is this some kind of piss joke- what does 'a while' mean can't u be more specific? and the action center is even worse than other versions ... "windows defender needs to scan your system now!" x10 wtf ... no, it doesn't. sure, u can turn off notifications, but if u check at the settings page, the choices/options available to u aren't that great. most of the time it's either on or off, u can't specify certain behaviors. or maybe this was in developmental stage. can't opt to not install system updates, you could only defer. it's designed to take choices away from u. sync settings always balls up, and i have noticed discrepancies- this feature is not yet 100% absolute ... i am better off manually cloning my pc. and i want to murder cortana ...

the only positive thing about win10 is the right-click menu on START BUTTON .. hahaha

ps. Hey yeah, and hardware verification and the entire win10 user acc integration is just pure bs. i have a 15" & 13" laptop, roughly same gen and chipset, but they are verified differently. i can't swap out the HDD between them, they won't run that way. and so they say, if u make minor changes to ur hardware it's ok, but if u do major changes i dunno i guess like ur cpu chip, mobo etc., would u have to reinstall everything all over again. crap microsoft, do u mean we have to inform YOU now every time we want to upgrade components?? man, i've been swapping harddisks between my pcs for years! why all the complication? i got so pissed off logging in with win10 user acc, i just logged in with a local user after a short while. Microsoft really assumed too much on ur behalf. .. of course i did NOT read ur eula LOL.... sorry but i just don't waste time reading S.H1-tt.
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10 Jun 2016   #199
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
As far as I know switching hdd's or sdd's does not affect an install even in win-10
cpu's maybe I've only done that on a retail install so I wouldn't know but on a laptop that is not often possible

Mother board changes have always affected oem installs so that is nothing new
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10 Jun 2016   #200
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Magnakai View Post
the only positive thing about win10 is the right-click menu on START BUTTON .. hahaha
That was actually one of the few improvements in the W8 Series (IIRC it was introduced in W8.1).
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