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Windows 7: Who's sticking with Windows 7?

24 Jul 2015   #41
Thomas24Windows

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Nope.avi.

Nope. I'm moving to Windows 10.


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24 Jul 2015   #42
BugMeister

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547
 
 

Windows10 is ace - can't wait..
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24 Jul 2015   #43
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

I agree with all the posters here who are staying with Windows 7. I have 4/5 main machines all running Windows 7 Ultimate and I need absolute stability and Windows 10 is too new and most likely unstable. I am also not best pleased about the discontinuing of Windows Media Center. They almost had me and then I lost interest. More stupid UI changes so now you have no idea where the active window went. No Aero after being asked by 10K plus insiders. So I am sticking with 7.
I am also testing 10 on 4 virtual machines over 3 PC's just to see what happens but so far it is MEH. I'll stay with the insider program but I will not use 10 on a main system. Too much selling your soul to Microsoft for nothing in return.
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24 Jul 2015   #44
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
I agree with all the posters here who are staying with Windows 7. I have 4/5 main machines all running Windows 7 Ultimate and I need absolute stability and Windows 10 is too new and most likely unstable. I am also not best pleased about the discontinuing of Windows Media Center. They almost had me and then I lost interest. More stupid UI changes so now you have no idea where the active window went. No Aero after being asked by 10K plus insiders. So I am sticking with 7.
I am also testing 10 on 4 virtual machines over 3 PC's just to see what happens but so far it is MEH. I'll stay with the insider program but I will not use 10 on a main system. Too much selling your soul to Microsoft for nothing in return.
Indianatone,

I am using both windows 7 & 10. I still use windows 7 more then any of my other systems. I read there was tweak that you could get Aero themes to work in windows 10, don't know if it will work when the release comes out for the consumer.
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24 Jul 2015   #45
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

One item that will always be an issue for me is 10 not dismounting or releasing other hdd's or sdd's on shut down
I shouldn't have to disable or sacrifice fast startup just so 10 acts right or like 7 and all prior windows versions with exterior or interior drives.
If I want to remove a drive or reconnect it in another os check disk should not be activated on the other os.
This alone makes 10 potentially data killing.
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24 Jul 2015   #46
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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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.
I believe you can go back to Win 7 after downgrading to Win 10 during the first month. After that, your key is locked into Win 10.
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24 Jul 2015   #47
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hmm, Jeannie thanks for sharing. I guess all these are speculation at the moment? It won't matter to me as I will be upgrading my currently unused keys, but may be extremely important for anyone with only a single Win 7 key.
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24 Jul 2015   #48
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
I believe you can go back to Win 7 after downgrading to Win 10 during the first month. After that, your key is locked into Win 10.

I've just built a new PC for my son and have installed one of my two remaining W7 licenses. It was SP1 but still required 160+ important update downloads. I still have error debugging effort!

My own PC has W7 and it suits me fine except for the numerous fairly recent patch Tuesday updates. Some of these can cause problems - a M$ plot?

I'll consider Windows 10 when you brave people have fully tested it but still have concerns about some paid software comparability.
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24 Jul 2015   #49
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
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.
I believe you can go back to Win 7 after downgrading to Win 10 during the first month. After that, your key is locked into Win 10.
Lady Fitzgerald

That is a little concerning. I thought you could always go back. I have an image restore of windows 7 sp1 and Xubuntu. Are you saying the if I use windows 10 for more than 30 day after the 29th, I can never go back to windows 7 ever even with an image restore?

They couldn't do that with my system. My key happens to be an dell oem-slp which is used on many dell systems. Some people will upgrade to 10 and others will not upgrade to windows 10. That could really foul up some people windows 7 systems if they block the oem-slp key.

I still don't have to worry about losing a key because someone was nice enough to give me a windows 7 retail version. I am currently triple booting with windows 7, 10 and Xubuntu.
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24 Jul 2015   #50
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Seems nothing much has been written in stone on what to really expect from Win 10 until it comes out. Even, some features aren't scheduled to be out right away and others will be subject to change. I find it frightening.
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