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Windows 7: New end of free Windows 10 upgrade offer notification

05 Jul 2016   #41
FerchogtX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

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I'm definitely not upgrading. I'd rather keep Windows 7 on my system if I'm entirely honest. Beside the BSODs I've had with Windows 7 (haven't had any recently though) I have no issues. With Windows 10, it's been reported that it gives issues with a lot of games, such as Red Alert 2 and other older generation games.
Not to mention that, in some cases, DX11 cappable VGA's are downgraded to DX10 for no reason, W10 drivers suck... That and fighting for your default applications everytime a major upgrade hits your rig...


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05 Jul 2016   #42
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Note, I also used 10 (actually I use more operating systems) but had to go back to 7 do to a graphics issue. I have been trying different distros. The only one that seems to work for me is Linux 17.3 xfce (There are a few other distro's I like but 17.3 mint seems the best for me). I dual boot between windows 7 32 bit & Linux mint 17.3 64 bit xfce.
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05 Jul 2016   #43
themorus

10 Pro and 8.1 Home
 
 

I allready have 10 and it is brilliant, no doubt about that, I had 7 up to last week on a other machine but it was giving me tons of problems with driver issues, blue screen issues, windows update issues so I wiped it put 8.1 on it as I had a spare key and it's so much better than 7, no problems whatsoever. I don't know what Microsoft have done with 7 updates and drivers as I never had much issues with 7 only this past year since 10 came out, I like 7 but 8.1 and 10 seem so much faster and slicker. I think 7 belongs in a different age and it's ageing fast.
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05 Jul 2016   #44
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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I allready have 10 and it is brilliant, no doubt about that, I had 7 up to last week on a other machine but it was giving me tons of problems with driver issues, blue screen issues, windows update issues so I wiped it put 8.1 on it as I had a spare key and it's so much better than 7, no problems whatsoever. I don't know what Microsoft have done with 7 updates and drivers as I never had much issues with 7 only this past year since 10 came out, I like 7 but 8.1 and 10 seem so much faster and slicker. I think 7 belongs in a different age and it's ageing fast.
Dia Dhuit! We all are aging fast. It doesn't mean all needs to be discarded. Look at fine wine and cheese.
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05 Jul 2016   #45
themorus

10 Pro and 8.1 Home
 
 

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I allready have 10 and it is brilliant, no doubt about that, I had 7 up to last week on a other machine but it was giving me tons of problems with driver issues, blue screen issues, windows update issues so I wiped it put 8.1 on it as I had a spare key and it's so much better than 7, no problems whatsoever. I don't know what Microsoft have done with 7 updates and drivers as I never had much issues with 7 only this past year since 10 came out, I like 7 but 8.1 and 10 seem so much faster and slicker. I think 7 belongs in a different age and it's ageing fast.
Dia Dhuit! We all are aging fast. It doesn't mean all needs to be discarded. Look at fine wine and cheese.
Your comparision with wine and cheese dosen't add up when it comes to a operating system, if that's the case why don't we all go back to windows 95. Cheese and wine making hasn't really changed in hundreds of years but technology is changing every day.
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05 Jul 2016   #46
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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I allready have 10 and it is brilliant, no doubt about that, I had 7 up to last week on a other machine but it was giving me tons of problems with driver issues, blue screen issues, windows update issues so I wiped it put 8.1 on it as I had a spare key and it's so much better than 7, no problems whatsoever. I don't know what Microsoft have done with 7 updates and drivers as I never had much issues with 7 only this past year since 10 came out, I like 7 but 8.1 and 10 seem so much faster and slicker. I think 7 belongs in a different age and it's ageing fast.
Dia Dhuit! We all are aging fast. It doesn't mean all needs to be discarded. Look at fine wine and cheese.
Your comparision with wine and cheese dosen't add up when it comes to a operating system, if that's the case why don't we all go back to windows 95. Cheese and wine making hasn't really changed in hundreds of years but technology is changing every day.
If wine and cheese gets old enough, it will go bad so the analogy still holds. I have no problems with new technology when it actually benefits me. I gained nothing but annoyance with 8.x's cartoonish and clumsy GUI. I actually would lose features with Win 10 since it has dropped some programs I depend on, such as Windows Media Center (and don't suggest using another one; even with the pathetic support MS is giving it for older OSes, it still beats the holy, hairy heck out of second place) and some gadgets as well as a few other programs and hardware. Keep in mind that Win 7 and 8.1 haven't reached their EOL yet.
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05 Jul 2016   #47
themorus

10 Pro and 8.1 Home
 
 

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Dia Dhuit! We all are aging fast. It doesn't mean all needs to be discarded. Look at fine wine and cheese.
Your comparision with wine and cheese dosen't add up when it comes to a operating system, if that's the case why don't we all go back to windows 95. Cheese and wine making hasn't really changed in hundreds of years but technology is changing every day.
If wine and cheese gets old enough, it will go bad so the analogy still holds. I have no problems with new technology when it actually benefits me. I gained nothing but annoyance with 8.x's cartoonish and clumsy GUI. I actually would lose features with Win 10 since it has dropped some programs I depend on, such as Windows Media Center (and don't suggest using another one; even with the pathetic support MS is giving it for older OSes, it still beats the holy, hairy heck out of second place) and some gadgets as well as a few other programs and hardware. Keep in mind that Win 7 and 8.1 haven't reached their EOL yet.
Fair comment, whatever rocks your boat.
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06 Jul 2016   #48
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

I'm not sure what "aging" means for an OS. I can't imagine drivers starting to develop problems after some time. As far as I'm concerned, if you build or buy a system and it runs without problems, it will continue to do so until some hardware fails. I can understand problems may occur with new hardware, if the vendor simply does not provide a driver. In fact, that's the only reason we cannot go back to Windows 95 - there are no drivers for modern hardware (I'm not saying I want to, I'm just saying it's technically impossible). If you adding new hardware constantly, then sure, you need to use the latest OS. Myself, I build a system and I keep using it until either it fails, or stops fulfilling its purpose. For now I'm using 7 and I see no reason to upgrade. I did try W10 on a separate drive - I actually can get a free copy from work. But frankly, I'm not impressed, and so my work will be on W7 for quite some time.
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07 Jul 2016   #49
3Colors

64-bit Windows 7 Professional
 
 

When the date arrives hopefully we can now install the patches with confidence. Since they decided not to separate the patches related to W10 with others that was the trigger to generate discomfort in some users. I not think it was difficult to make an extra tab as there is for Optional patches.

Each time I use an PC with W10 is convincing me little more change me mind :O
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15 Jul 2016   #50
Diddlededum

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I have two desktops. One did the upgrade to W10 fine. I'm not sure I like W10 interface as much as W7 but computer seems faster and snappier.

The other was a disaster - it's a complicated gaming rig with three monitors and professional grade audio card. I couldn't get the monitors to display properly or get sound out of the audio card (as no W10 drivers available). So I had to downgrade back to W7 and thankfully everything worked out the box again.

With hindsight I'm thinking I should probably image my disk now, upgrade to W10, image the disk and downgrade again. That way, if I end up replacing the graphics cards or sound card before the end of the life of the PC, I can "upgrade" using the W10 image and try to configure the settings from W10. Anyone done precisely that (ie imaged W7, upgraded to W10, imaged that to ensure you can still run W10 after end of July 2016 should you wish to in the future, and then rolled back to a stable W7 configuration)?
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