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Windows 7: Tried Win 10 for 6 weeks , back to 7 for good and couldn't be happier.

28 Sep 2015   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

To me if one wants Windows 10 just buy Windows 10.

Now one has Windows 10 with it's own COA key and Windows 7 with it's own COA key.
New should the two mix.


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28 Sep 2015   #12
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

That would work too if the insiders program was not any ones cup of tea
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28 Sep 2015   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm of need with a little help understanding this; their is a cut off date for getting a free upgrade to Widows 10.
What is the cut off date when one can no longer use the free upgrade they installed without paying for it? Surly you won't be able to use it forever.
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28 Sep 2015   #14
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Brds7t7 I don't believe your method will work. My thinking.

Once you use your Windows 7 COA key to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 your Windows 7 key is no longer available to be used on your restored Windows 7.
It's being used on the Windows 10 activation.

You won't be able to use 1 Windows 7 COA key to keep Windows 10 and Windows 7 activated at the same time.
My Win 7 is a retail key and from what I've been reading on the Microsoft answer forums people have successfully gone back to Windows 7. Surely they can't just take a Windows 7 retail key away from someone?

Edit: Oh wait, I misunderstood your reply there. My idea is not to have two OS running at the same time. I have no interest in dual-booting. Once I've activated 10 I will then just go back to 7 until I decide (if ever) to later install 10 again.

I could pay for Windows 10 but why would I if it's a free upgrade? Plus, at the moment it doesn't seem like something I would want to purchase. I don't feel it's worth paying full price for in it's current state.

If I can't upgrade after July 2016 then I haven't lost out. I'll just continue to use 7 until EOL.
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28 Sep 2015   #15
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep I'm sure the program might end someday,
Bottom line is it's a great way to take a look see before purchasing 10 or out and out upgrading
Best way to test drive win-10 that I've seen
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28 Sep 2015   #16
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Yep I'm sure the program might end someday,
Bottom line is it's a great way to take a look see before purchasing 10 or out and out upgrading
Best way to test drive win-10 that I've seen
Only issue I have with that Thrash is that you're basically beta testing updates before those updates reach a beta product (ooh that'll annoy the Windows 10 lovers)!
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28 Sep 2015   #17
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

All updates are beta brother
Besides it has the same ring settings as it's always had fast or slow
Slow would be just as everyone else is getting them

I'll probably reload 10 in January and see what hasn't changed
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28 Sep 2015   #18
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
All updates are beta brother
Besides it has the same ring settings as it's always had fast or slow
Slow would be just as everyone else is getting them
Good point!
If I was interesed in Dual-Booting I'd certianly give it a go as it's a good option. But one OS is enough for me.
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28 Sep 2015   #19
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

That is the way dual boot works one at a time otherwise v-m would be used but still one at a time

Either way I just love my ez swap evo make separating os as easy as it gets 10 is never the wiser of others,
Only Linux knows your dual booting the old fashion safe way
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28 Sep 2015   #20
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
That is the way dual boot works one at a time otherwise v-m would be used but still one at a time

Either way I just love my ez swap evo make separating os as easy as it gets 10 is never the wiser of others,
Only Linux knows your dual booting the old fashion safe way
Yeah use VM's for testing software and tried Linux out in a couple VM's. But, other than that, I like to stick to one OS on my main drive.
7 does everything I need right now.
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