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Windows 7: Microsoft to users: You'll download Windows 10, and you'll like it

31 Oct 2015   #41
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Pretty hard to believe Indiana :/


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31 Oct 2015   #42
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote:
if you only use your computer for email, browsing online, some light word processing, and viewing movies or photographs, there's little reason for it, and good reasons not to upgrade. Windows 10 is bandwidth-heavy compared to older OSes, grabs a lot of data from its users unless precautions are taken, and has a slight – but annoyingly noticeable – learning curve
The only thing I don't get, is why the register said that (the part in bold print).


For the record, I am not totally against windows 10, just the way the upgrade process is being handled.
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31 Oct 2015   #43
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by groze View Post
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if you only use your computer for email, browsing online, some light word processing, and viewing movies or photographs, there's little reason for it, and good reasons not to upgrade. Windows 10 is bandwidth-heavy compared to older OSes, grabs a lot of data from its users unless precautions are taken, and has a slight – but annoyingly noticeable – learning curve
The only thing I don't get, is why the register said that (the part in bold print).
Because Win 7 and win 8.x are already capable of all that. They still has WMC for viewing recorded TV shows and movies. They do not require dealing with a learning curve since the user already knows how to use their present OS and browsers. They do not force potentially faulty or otherwise undesirable updates upon the user. They do not spy on you to the same degree Win 10 does.

The heavy handed upgrade process is only a part of the issues I have with *&^%$#@! MSpy, which are not limited to just Win 10. Trying to sneak in additional spyware onto Win 7 and Win 8.x is another huge issue.
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31 Oct 2015   #44
Painter

W7Pro/64
 
 

There is this perception here that there are millions of W7 users who are up in arms about what MS is doing. No doubt there is a substantial number, but not enough for MS to see it as a ground swell. MS is going by the numbers ... 110 million converts (the LOVE-us group) and a small group of MS malcontents (Luddites to them) who protest anything new. I really do believe they go to meetings and have a belly laugh over the 'so-called' outrage that the bloggers and forums produce. Compare the numbers. MS will no doubt loose customers - and MS says, so what! Get real, MS is not concerned about losing a few hundred 'Luddites' to Linux or a few hundred ship rats to Apple. MS is concerned about the W7/W8 holdouts who are there for the plucking.

The W7 install base is huge and a good percentage of them are not aware of what is going on. MS categorize them as not outraged and receptive. When the install W10 hits their systems as a recommended update most will just accept the EULA question - MS is counting on it. Another 1 billion new W10 subscribers LOVING Microsoft. It is tough to argue with such overwhelming numbers. MS will say the users 'chose' to accept the free upgrade - the rest is just manufactured outrage.
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31 Oct 2015   #45
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Painter,

MS also forgots those who dual or triple boot (like me), I don't need two windows 10 operating system on my computer. One windows 10 operating system is enough.
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31 Oct 2015   #46
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Pretty hard to believe Indiana :/
Really, which part? They have already tried it once and said they were sorry we did it in error!!! Now Microsoft are saying we are going to offer the OS upgrade in 2016. Six months later with Microsoft's recent behavior I would suggest they are going to insist non domain (so basically home users) are forced to upgrade and like I said you logon and accept the EULA and bam bam (Flintstones) you have Windows 10.
Not hard to believe at all. Planed strategy.
I leave my machines on 24/7 perhaps I need to reconsider that strategy so I don't end up on 10 without my permission.
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31 Oct 2015   #47
Painter

W7Pro/64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by groze View Post
Painter,

MS also forgots those who dual or triple boot (like me), I don't need two windows 10 operating system on my computer. One windows 10 operating system is enough.
All the better, you get counted twice ... it improves the numbers.
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31 Oct 2015   #48
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If I was the new boss of Microsoft. Some new guidelines.

1. Windows 10 stays
2. Windows 10 will no longer be free
3. Windows 10 will be in re-development starting NOW.
4. Windows 10 will be change to meet our billions of customers needs and desires.
5. We will no longer make products we like unless our customer also like them and are willing to pay for them.
6. We will not hold back anything, their will be full and understandable disclosure.
7. Their will be opt in and not opt out of any added functions; well displayed and understandable.
8. We will no longer have Windows 10 in any updates of our previous operating systems.
9. We will increase our advertisement budget to sell our products in a friendly fashion.
10. Board members will agree to these above guidelines or quickly find the exit door before the janitorial department gets in the board room and starts cleaning.

Our goal is to make Windows 10 so our customers want to buy, use and enjoy Windows 10. We want to keep our billions of customers and add to our customer list with products that old and new customers want.

Starting now all our employees will be notified that the desires and obligation of Microsoft are to make products our customers want and need, not some board room member goofy idea.

To all board room members.

Don't ask any questions until you are sure you understand and agree to the above memo.

Please install a copy of this memo in all bathroom stalls and above all urinals so everybody in the company will read it.

Signed:
Layback Bear
Dated NOW
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31 Oct 2015   #49
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dustymars View Post
Well, I am using it on my Dell 1545 laptop and it has many redeeming features. I am not a stickler on how it looks or operates most versions work okay. However, our two other PCs have NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 on-board graphic chips and Windows 10 will not install. They have left the billions of us out here with such graphics systems out in the cold and it appears to me they could care less about it. Guess we wait, huh?
I should not post a fix for you as I hate to lose another Windows 7 user but there are indeed drivers for your video system on your laptop. See here:

NVIDIA compatibility issue with Windows 10 (Solved) - Ivan Ridao Freitas

You need to burn a DVD to install windows 10. It will by pass the video card check.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 32 or 64 bit.

Drivers | GeForce 64 bit

Drivers | GeForce 32 bit
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31 Oct 2015   #50
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
If I was the new boss of Microsoft. Some new guidelines.

1. Windows 10 stays
2. Windows 10 will no longer be free
3. Windows 10 will be in re-development starting NOW.
4. Windows 10 will be change to meet our billions of customers needs and desires.
5. We will no longer make products we like unless our customer also like them and are willing to pay for them.
6. We will not hold back anything, their will be full and understandable disclosure.
7. Their will be opt in and not opt out of any added functions; well displayed and understandable.
8. We will no longer have Windows 10 in any updates of our previous operating systems.
9. We will increase our advertisement budget to sell our products in a friendly fashion.
10. Board members will agree to these above guidelines or quickly find the exit door before the janitorial department gets in the board room and starts cleaning.

Our goal is to make Windows 10 so our customers want to buy, use and enjoy Windows 10. We want to keep our billions of customers and add to our customer list with products that old and new customers want.

Starting now all our employees will be notified that the desires and obligation of Microsoft are to make products our customers want and need, not some board room member goofy idea.

To all board room members.
Don't ask any questions until you are sure you understand and agree to the above memo.

Please install a copy of this memo in all bathroom stalls and above all urinals so everybody in the company will read it.

Signed:
Layback Bear
Dated NOW
I'm liking you more and more for MS CEO!
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