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Windows 7: Ding a fresh install of Win 7 need a refresher

2 Weeks Ago   #11
ignatzatsonic

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So it seems best to spend another $200 on winnows 10 Pro and hope they fix it quick.
That's your call.

Windows 10 is not exactly free of update confusion. You have less choice about which updates you will accept than in Windows 7.


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2 Weeks Ago   #12
eaglepi

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eaglepi View Post
So it seems best to spend another $200 on winnows 10 Pro and hope they fix it quick.
That's your call.

Windows 10 is not exactly free of update confusion. You have less choice about which updates you will accept than in Windows 7.
So what is the best thing to do??????
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2 Weeks Ago   #13
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eaglepi View Post
So it seems best to spend another $200 on winnows 10 Pro and hope they fix it quick.
That's your call.

Windows 10 is not exactly free of update confusion. You have less choice about which updates you will accept than in Windows 7.
So what is the best thing to do??????
As determined by who?

Windows 7 is used by over twice as many people as Windows 10. No one knows how long that will continue.

Most people who just go out and buy a new PC will get Win 10. Some will be satisfied and some won't. Apparently you weren't.

You personally have to evaluate your dislike of 10. If you can't stand it, then you have no choice but to use something else.
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2 Weeks Ago   #14
eaglepi

Windows 7 ultimate SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eaglepi View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post

That's your call.

Windows 10 is not exactly free of update confusion. You have less choice about which updates you will accept than in Windows 7.
So what is the best thing to do??????
As determined by who?

Windows 7 is used by over twice as many people as Windows 10. No one knows how long that will continue.

Most people who just go out and buy a new PC will get Win 10. Some will be satisfied and some won't. Apparently you weren't.

You personally have to evaluate your dislike of 10. If you can't stand it, then you have no choice but to use something else.
So just to be clear, are you or the others telling me that staying with 7 and then only installing security updates. Win 7 lets you control which updates that are install so that should be easy enough.

Is that the overall opinion of most who know what they are talking about???
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2 Weeks Ago   #15
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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You do not have to buy W10, if you already upgraded to it from W7 during the free upgrade period then you have a digital license, all you have to do is clean install W10 and click skip when it asks for a key.

It will auto activate when you get online.

What do you mean fix it ? There`s nothing wrong with it.

Just customize it how you want and you`re set.

I use it everyday now, it`s just another Operating System

yes I know of that digital license but I find it to me a mess and would rather have a new disk and a key code so I chose to buy a new copy of Win 10
Why ? You could put that money towards a real graphics card.
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2 Weeks Ago   #16
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eaglepi View Post

So what is the best thing to do??????
As determined by who?

Windows 7 is used by over twice as many people as Windows 10. No one knows how long that will continue.

Most people who just go out and buy a new PC will get Win 10. Some will be satisfied and some won't. Apparently you weren't.

You personally have to evaluate your dislike of 10. If you can't stand it, then you have no choice but to use something else.
So just to be clear, are you or the others telling me that staying with 7 and then only installing security updates. Win 7 lets you control which updates that are install so that should be easy enough.

Is that the overall opinion of most who know what they are talking about???
Exactly, never have windows set to auto update, and as I already said, you read the More Information option over on the right side of the windows Update window to see the description of each update and whether you even need that update.
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2 Weeks Ago   #17
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eaglepi View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eaglepi View Post

So what is the best thing to do??????
As determined by who?

Windows 7 is used by over twice as many people as Windows 10. No one knows how long that will continue.

Most people who just go out and buy a new PC will get Win 10. Some will be satisfied and some won't. Apparently you weren't.

You personally have to evaluate your dislike of 10. If you can't stand it, then you have no choice but to use something else.
So just to be clear, are you or the others telling me that staying with 7 and then only installing security updates. Win 7 lets you control which updates that are install so that should be easy enough.

Is that the overall opinion of most who know what they are talking about???
I'm telling you that's what I'm doing. Nothing more. I haven't taken a poll about what others are doing.

Regardless, in Windows 7 you DO have a lot of control over what updates to accept.

BUT BUT BUT, you will NOT have an easy time deciding which you should accept if you go through them one by one because you will be offered hundreds over time and the explanations for accepting them are often unclear.

There is a monthly "security only" single one-item update and that's what I've decided to go with. I am hiding and declining ALL other updates until and unless I decide "security only" updates are a bad deal.

Yes, that's not the way I'd like things to be, but I have to deal with Microsoft or buy an Apple or go to Linux.
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2 Weeks Ago   #18
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I agree Ignatz, some of Microsofts description of an update can be very vague.
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2 Weeks Ago   #19
eaglepi

Windows 7 ultimate SP1
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eaglepi View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post

As determined by who?

Windows 7 is used by over twice as many people as Windows 10. No one knows how long that will continue.

Most people who just go out and buy a new PC will get Win 10. Some will be satisfied and some won't. Apparently you weren't.

You personally have to evaluate your dislike of 10. If you can't stand it, then you have no choice but to use something else.
So just to be clear, are you or the others telling me that staying with 7 and then only installing security updates. Win 7 lets you control which updates that are install so that should be easy enough.

Is that the overall opinion of most who know what they are talking about???
Exactly, never have windows set to auto update, and as I already said, you read the More Information option over on the right side of the windows Update window to see the description of each update and whether you even need that update.
I've decide to buy another Windows 10 pro for $200 even though I know I have some digital license because upgraded from win 7 to 10

BUT<<<<<< I chose to buy a new copy with a disk and key code>>>>>>>>> I appreciate all who are trying to save me money but I have tried to fresh install win 10 with the DL but it was a mess. So I would rather spend $200 and be sure of what I have. So for those trying to help me please keep in mind I chose to buy a new win 10 Pro disk and key code from the Microsoft store.

I also know there are other places that sell it for much less but I read all kinds of issues with not being able to activate so that is why I will spend the $200 at the Microsoft store.
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Thanks for those who want to save me money but I had to explain why I am doing what I am doing
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2 Weeks Ago   #20
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

OK; that's a fair price. It is $200 at Newegg.

Windows 10 Pro - Full Version (32 & 64-bit) / USB Flash Drive-Newegg.com

You should be able to carry it over to new PCs in the future--it's not "OEM" as far as I can tell.

Not sure why you need the Pro version, but it's your money.
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