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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   #1
jonnyhillow

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Tried Win 10 for 6 weeks , back to 7 for good and couldn't be happier.

I gave Win 10 a shot and learned all about it , the more i used it the more i hated it . There is just tons of stuff that i will never use with it but the worst part of it is it's much harder if not impossible to remove all the stuff you don't like about it .

The "privacy" issues aside , it's terrible , long live 7 .


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28 Sep 2015   #2
Brds7t7

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jonnyhillow View Post
I gave Win 10 a shot and learned all about it , the more i used it the more i hated it . There is just tons of stuff that i will never use with it but the worst part of it is it's much harder if not impossible to remove all the stuff you don't like about it .

The "privacy" issues aside , it's terrible , long live 7 .
Glad to see you back from "The Dark Side"
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28 Sep 2015   #3
sobranie

win7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Win10 ... unmitigated disaster all round. M$ announced that this is the last Windows ever, I think I'm beginning to realise why!!
I even purchased a copy of Win10 for dummies to help me round the O.S. even though I have been computer literate since the early 80's. Still no wiser, seems everything changed for changes sake. I must recommend the dummies book, I feel it's quite gentle on the buttocks!!
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28 Sep 2015   #4
Hiker Guy

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

I have waited this long to avoid the early adopter headaches. Would be interested in exactly what you found to push you over the edge back to Windows 7, which is what I am currently running.

Actually, I am in the process of upgrading my system (new motherboard and graphics card) to prepare for Windows 10. Am not in a hurry to change systems, but could do it later this month.
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28 Sep 2015   #5
robilong

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hiker Guy View Post
I have waited this long to avoid the early adopter headaches. Would be interested in exactly what you found to push you over the edge back to Windows 7, which is what I am currently running.

Actually, I am in the process of upgrading my system (new motherboard and graphics card) to prepare for Windows 10. Am not in a hurry to change systems, but could do it later this month.
Do you want a stable system or do you just need desperately an "upgrade" to something which already works?
I know some people, who have picked W10 update button from W7 screen ... asking me why this and this is not working as used during last 25 years or as expected. I don't know the answer.
Then I have asked what did you expected, when you clicked this w10 update button?
Answer was "nothing", I clicked just because it was "free".
So I guess if you want something free today - go for w10.
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28 Sep 2015   #6
Hiker Guy

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robilong View Post
Do you want a stable system or do you just need desperately an "upgrade" to something which already works?
I know some people, who have picked W10 update button from W7 screen ... asking me why this and this is not working as used during last 25 years or as expected. I don't know the answer.
Then I have asked what did you expected, when you clicked this w10 update button?
Answer was "nothing", I clicked just because it was "free".
So I guess if you want something free today - go for w10.
I don't think there is a need to be defensive here. I have migrated from DOS systems to Windows over the years. Yes, Windows 7 works, but so did DOS, and there was a big outcry over the unnecessary enhancements with a graphical interface. Even dabbled with Apple systems for awhile. With cameras, you should have heard the outcry over the inclusion of video inside of DSLRs and why it was unnecessary.

I am in the process of upgrading several technologies I work with, from cell phone (upgrading a 5 year old Samsung phone), to a new tablet (waiting for the Surface Pro 4 to be released), and upgrading my computer (graphic card issues). My work laptop was just replaced, and for it I chose Windows 7 vs. Windows 8 (that cost me more, by the way), and have no regrets as it provides compatibility with work systems I need to work within.

I am not an apologist for Windows 10, but am interested what it can provide in new features, and how that could benefit me. Yes, I skipped Windows 8 due to issues, no regrets. Have been monitoring the Windows 10 forums and if it provides stronger security, ease of use, and interacts with an expected new Windows 10 Surface Pro, I would be interested.

So far I have not clicked on the Windows 10 button, and wouldn't install it just because it is free. Desperate, not quite. If I was, I would have installed immediately.

My original question was what was insurmountable and caused them so much grief. Still a valid question.
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28 Sep 2015   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

The way I see it is if you want to use a M$ account for login and use all the new apps,
There's no need to upgrade 7
All anyone needs to do is join the insiders program,
Download and install win-10 on it's own hdd/ ssd and use it for free
https://insider.windows.com/

There's no risk and you can bailout at anytime you wish too and your win-7 is unharmed and so is your activation key
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28 Sep 2015   #8
Brds7t7

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

Here's what I intend to do. I'm going to carry on using Windows 7 until July 2016 as I'm not interested in the slightest in Windows 10 as it is now.
Around the middle of July 2016 I'll create a full 7 system image, download the 10 media Creation tool and go through upgrading to Windows 10.
I'll allow the OS to activate just to claim my free upgrade.
As soon as 10 is activated, I'll then restore my 7 system image and continue using 7 until it's EOL or until/if ever 10 gets to an acceptable state that I feel the need to upgrade.
At least this will will cover me if I do ever decide to upgrade in the future. At the moment though that's looking highly unlikely.
And if that time never comes, I'll consider switching to Linux.
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28 Sep 2015   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

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.
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28 Sep 2015   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

As far as I have read the insiders program is indefinite why upgrade at all
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