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

17 Mar 2016   #31
xse

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Its quite easy to be secure, actually. All you need is firewall settings like mine:




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17 Mar 2016   #32
z3r010

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
That's what it is. Who wants to go from a rock solid Windows 7 to a shaky Windows 10.
Windows 10 is absolutely rock solid here, just as 8.1 was before it.
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17 Mar 2016   #33
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I understand that Windows 10 runs well on many system. And then there are quite a few people that report problems. I don't really see many people reporting problems wiith Windows 7. I guess it is good to have choices.
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17 Mar 2016   #34
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

What we have to realize is that, human nature is a funny thing. If you have an issue, Real or Imagined, you complain and complain loudly, I know I do . For those who do not have an issue what's the point of saying anything, just get on with using it I suppose you could say "If it Ain't Broke why tell anyone". This gives an extremely biased view, far from the actual truth of things and will always tend to the Negative, whatever the product or service concerned
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17 Mar 2016   #35
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Nice philosophical view. But why would W10 people complain more than W7 people if there were no problems.
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17 Mar 2016   #36
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I think we`ve beat this dead horse enough already, the question was will Windows 7 still be safe after 2020, and I say of course it will, as long as you have a decent anti virus and malware program, and be smart (as you should be) you`ll be fine.
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17 Mar 2016   #37
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Nice philosophical view. But why would W10 people complain more than W7 people if there were no problems.
I think that`s because Windows 10 is new and people will be complaining about it for years to come.

I think saying they are having problems they don`t understand is a better way of saying that Windows 10 has problems, but they just don`t know how to correctly express themselves, so they just consider it a windows 10 problem.

I think 10 is fine, I just prefer 7 so much more.

I`m still baffled that so many people still come here with Windows 7 issues, it boggles my mind

But then again, 99% of these people are the cause of their own problems.
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17 Mar 2016   #38
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Nice philosophical view. But why would W10 people complain more than W7 people if there were no problems.
As far as I know they do not. A quick poll on TF showed an approval rating in excess of 95%, which is actually more than I would expect for a Microsoft OS at this stage of Development.

If you look for people with issues, (I do not class the things we are seeing as Bugs, a Bug would apply to the majority of users not a small minority, but that's my training coming through ), then you will find them.

This is true with every Microsoft, Apple and even Linux, (which is basically only used by enthusiasts).

I was a big user of the Professional branch of windows Operating Systems The NT line rather than the Consumer OS's (9x series) and was responsible for specifying a lot of systems for industry .

I spent a lot of time 15 years ago removing the "awful XP" from systems and installing Windows 2000 before they could be used in industry, (this was a professional decision and not due to it's UI by Disney), It took until SP3 to get to a usable OS, but by then it was so behind the times that I was glad to see Vista

There seems a lot of people against Windows 10 Here on SF, this is due, to a great extent, to the simple fact is that the majority of senior users are now using Windows 10 and are posting on TF, and those that are left are those who have decided they are not able, or willing, or ready to move, this produces a bias to the views posted

I and the other members of the management visit all the sites and as we work a lot behind the scenes we see the sites as a whole which is different view from that from the front end of any one forum
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17 Mar 2016   #39
hawkie

windows 7 home
 
 

The issue in 2020 will be the same as I am currently experiencing with XP.

It wont matter how much you wish to keep the old you will be forced to update just like I am as web browsers stop supporting the old operating systems along with AV

you will find over time things stop working and you will have to change no matter how deep you dig in.

I didnt move from 98 till I had to and I am still hanging on to XP until I can work out how to make 7 do as I want.

I am hating the new learning curve I am being forced to accept.

With luck the security issues will have been found and work arounds found before you have to upgrade to 10, regardless you will be forced to sooner or later
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17 Mar 2016   #40
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I totally agree with you, and those that love and use 10 should use TenForums and those who love and use 7 should stay here, it`s only natural that some people are partial to 7 and want to defend it, at the same time a windows 10 user should never come here and bash any of us or 7, the respect should go both ways.
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