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Windows 7: Who's sticking with Windows 7?

24 Jul 2015   #51
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.
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 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.
I read that somewhere recently. MS hasn't been too informative about sneaky, little details like this. I have two unused retail versions of W7—Ultimate and Home Premium—but there is no way I would ever sacrifice them. I'm hanging onto them in case I find myself or a friend needing them.


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24 Jul 2015   #52
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Update. Check this article. It seems you can revert after a month but you would have to do a clean install or restore an image.
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24 Jul 2015   #53
BugMeister

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547
 
 

you need have no fears, your ladyship..
you're in safe hands with Microsoft..

- and Windows10 is an absolute delight!
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24 Jul 2015   #54
Boozad

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

Windows 10 is indeed a bloody good OS. If you use Media Center I can see the downside but other than that I think it's top notch.
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24 Jul 2015   #55
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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you need have no fears, your ladyship..
you're in safe hands with Microsoft..

- and Windows10 is an absolute delight!
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Windows 10 is indeed a bloody good OS. If you use Media Center I can see the downside but other than that I think it's top notch.
It's more than just the loss of WMC. Gadgets will also be lost (requiring the replacement of a very expensive 2.2KVA UPS), updates will be mandatory (Pro can only delay them), etc. Sorry, I just don't like the direction MS has been taking, not to mention the way they are going about it. If I wanted to be controlled that much, I would go with Apple. And, frankly, Win 10 is ugly compared to Win 7.
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24 Jul 2015   #56
lehnerus2000

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

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I'm predicting that a bunch of "Windows Update Blocker" programs will be released for W10.

Some of them might even be legitimate ...
You don't even need that... just go to services -> stop Windows Update and change startup to disabled... end of story...
I'm not certain that will work in W10 (I know it works in W7).

Even if it does work, since MS is hellbent on mandatory updates they will modify/remove the service if too many people start using it to block updates.
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25 Jul 2015   #57
strollin

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

I think people are too fixated on the "FREE UPGRADE" part of the equation. I doubt I will upgrade any of my many licenses (both Win 7 and Win 8) but when the time comes for me to build or buy another machine, I will purchase Win 10 then.

It's not that I dislike Win 10, it's that I've never been a fan of upgrading anyway, I prefer doing a clean install of a new OS.
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25 Jul 2015   #58
Boozad

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

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you need have no fears, your ladyship..
you're in safe hands with Microsoft..

- and Windows10 is an absolute delight!
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Windows 10 is indeed a bloody good OS. If you use Media Center I can see the downside but other than that I think it's top notch.
It's more than just the loss of WMC. Gadgets will also be lost (requiring the replacement of a very expensive 2.2KVA UPS),
I'll wrap that into my Media Center statement. If something is missing that you use then I can see the downside. It's issues like this that MS relied on Insiders so much for though, if they'd had enough feedback requesting gadgets I'm sure they'd have listened and reinstated them or found an alternative.

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updates will be mandatory (Pro can only delay them), etc. Sorry, I just don't like the direction MS has been taking, not to mention the way they are going about it. If I wanted to be controlled that much, I would go with Apple.
Don't forget updates will be heavily tested by Insiders before being released to the general public. In all of my time running 7 I've only ever removed a handful of updates (one which caused issues with WMP and the GWX ones) so the probability of updates causing problems should be minimal.

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And, frankly, Win 10 is ugly compared to Win 7.
Personal preference, not a fact. I used to hate the monotoned, blocky appearance of 8 but now I do really love the look of 10. Probably months of use has made it grow on me.
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25 Jul 2015   #59
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

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I used to hate the monotoned, blocky appearance of 8 but now I do really love the look of 10.


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Probably months of use has made it grow on me.
To me, the reason behind liking the look and feel of windows 10 is ... it is better than anything I have used previously.
I must to mention it that for the initial builds I did not like the look, but it gradually changed to a very pleasant one.
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25 Jul 2015   #60
JustCall

Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit
 
 

I don't care what OS is on my system, as long as its running fine.

Whats the point of buying an OS for €120 if you already have one?
Somebody like me could use that money on a new CPU!

Btw, if you try Win10 for free, can you still access Win7?
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