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Windows 7: Who's sticking with Windows 7?

24 Jul 2015   #31
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

While I'm upgrading two machines from 7 Pro and Ultimate and keeping 7 Pro with an Insider 10 dual boot I'll still buy at least one retail copy. It's juct pushing the button at the time the prices are best that matters.


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24 Jul 2015   #32
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I'll sit on the fence for now
I removed build 10164 thinking I'd just replace it with the newer iso but there isn't one or M$ hasn't posted it yet :/
The download link has changed possibly the iso's are not going to be offered anymore ?
https://insider.windows.com/
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24 Jul 2015   #33
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

I will go for windows 10. But not as an insider, most probably.

My laptop (windows 8.1) is ready for getting the free upgrade. Using the insider preview build 10240 on the desktop. Soon I will take the formal way to get windows 10 upgrade on it too.
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24 Jul 2015   #34
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Leaning against it. I was excited to hear about the free upgrade, but now it appears that it will not be possible to dual-boot. I won't risk losing Windows 7. I had no interest in 8. It seems that it's all about connecting these days, the hell with how things look. Vista and Seven are beautiful, 8 and 10 ugly. But that's the way the world is going. Aesthetics? Most don't even know what the word means anymore.
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24 Jul 2015   #35
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by michael diemer View Post
Leaning against it. I was excited to hear about the free upgrade, but now it appears that it will not be possible to dual-boot. I won't risk losing Windows 7. I had no interest in 8. It seems that it's all about connecting these days, the hell with how things look. Vista and Seven are beautiful, 8 and 10 ugly. But that's the way the world is going. Aesthetics? Most don't even know what the word means anymore.

I am triple booting with 10 right now. You are kind of correct you need to do the dual booting a little differently though but it is possible. I boot with 7, 10 and Xubuntu and use grub as my boot manager. I have done a lot testing on this. I ran into some issues with booting but I got it fixed.
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24 Jul 2015   #36
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

7 and 10 dual boot just fine. I've been doing it for months.
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24 Jul 2015   #37
gregrocker

 

Agree. Dual Booting is no problem, configured during install of second OS or add missing OS using EasyBCD.

You can include Linux in the Windows Boot Menu following Dual boot Ubuntu-Win7:

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Even before the advent of WUBI I used to run my Linux installs using the Windows Bootloader

All you need to do here is when installing Linux ensure that you use the advanced options and load grub to the Actual Linux Partition, rather than the active partition, and use EasyBCD to add the grub loader to the Windows Bootloader.

As my primary Operating System will always be Windows this enabled me to keep control of the bootloader.

I often run multiple windows operating systems on one PC so this method this makes things a lot more controlled
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24 Jul 2015   #38
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

My concern is not whether dual-booting is possible, but rather that Microsoft is not going to allow it. They're giving it away, after all. The idea is your 7 license is consumed if you accept the upgrade. While they may not have enforced this with earlier upgrades, my sense is they mean business this time. I'm not taking any chances, I like Seven too much.
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24 Jul 2015   #39
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Well, true somewhat. Your Windows 7 key won't be deactivated. It is just that you won't be able to use them at the same time with dual booting. If you image/backup Windows 7, then you can go back to it easily without reinstalling. This is my understanding as of current.
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24 Jul 2015   #40
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

I triple boot legally. I have windows 7 retail on partition 1 and on partition 2 Windows 10 upgraded from windows 7 oem. It worked better that way.
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