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Windows 7: I want to stick with W7 - 2020 workaround?

06 Mar 2016   #11
Emmar

W 7 Home Premium
 
 

I thought GWX was a software to find out if the installation software was already on the PC. I was told to download it for a search on my new 8.1 desktop.

I think MS has backed off after admitting their "error" of a misplaced check mark.


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07 Mar 2016   #12
SJLPHI

W7 Pro 64 and 32 bit, 2 laptops
 
 

Join my club, and send Microsoft a grievance regarding the downgrade, and tell them that you'll start using Mac as of 2020.
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07 Mar 2016   #13
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Emmar View Post
I thought GWX was a software to find out if the installation software was already on the PC. I was told to download it for a search on my new 8.1 desktop....
The GWX Control Panel does more than check to see if the W10 installation files are on your computer. See this website for more info: Ultimate Outsider: Using GWX Control Panel to Permanently Remove the 'Get Windows 10' Icon
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07 Mar 2016   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Bertison you are correct. Microsoft did state that W-10 will be their last operating system.
They didn't say what version of W-10 that would be.
Trying to predict what Microsoft will be doing in 2020 is not possible.
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07 Mar 2016   #15
SJLPHI

W7 Pro 64 and 32 bit, 2 laptops
 
 

Here's what I'm worried about, how would they expect a PAID operating system to be a rolling distribution, with ONE desktop environment?

You cannot have any one update/upgrade which will be compatible with ALL computers!

As for sticking with W7,
look up DisableGWX and DisableOSUpgrade regedit DWORD keys. Don't be afraid to make regedit keys.
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07 Mar 2016   #16
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SJLPHI View Post
Join my club, and send Microsoft a grievance regarding the downgrade, and tell them that you'll start using Mac as of 2020.
This time there's no Steve jobs to return and save Apple, like the last time he left, I wouldn't be surprised to see Apple not making desktops or laptops by 2020, The may even be owned by Microsoft by then
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07 Mar 2016   #17
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Microsoft would do anything to be able to buy Apples cell phone business.
Apples Desktop and Laptop business would just fad away to never never land.
I can't predict the future so this is just my opinion.
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07 Mar 2016   #18
SJLPHI

W7 Pro 64 and 32 bit, 2 laptops
 
 

You know,

in terms of OS, Mac and Microsoft should stay competing, but they have been lately converging. Windows converging to MacOS. Except, Windows was NEVER intended originally to run like MacOS.

The best/worst part of using Linux is that there are so many distributions of Linux, so even if one invents a virus/worm for Linux, they cannot infect the total batch of "LINUX" in the similar way to MacOSX, or Windows"#". The curse is that the companies cannot make so many different variations of compatible drivers/software for individual distros.
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07 Mar 2016   #19
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

The Cell phone business is a different proposition to the Personal Computer market - Apple are still selling 25% of the mobile phones worldwide, but their PC market is shrinking again
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07 Mar 2016   #20
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Yes if you add the apple PC share to the all the tiny Linux shares, it only leaves Microsoft with about 95% of the world market
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