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Windows 7: More Than 3 Out of 4 Enthusiasts Reject Windows 8

18 Apr 2013   #891
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

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Supplies of Windows 7 seem to be even shrinking at Newegg. Just ordered another copy. Now I have 3 spares, but 1 is in German language.
Question for you whs since you are multi lingual. The German copy of Windows 7, if that is an Ultimate you can use the language packs, I assume to make it whatever language you wish? But German would be the base language? Is that how that works? Sorry for such a dumb question but I am a lazy English speaker. I am fluent in British and American English and BS.


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18 Apr 2013   #892
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You can just put the lp.cab in with dism.

Then when you install, you can choose which language to install.

You can't then change it on the fly.

If you want to switch to the other language, you would have to reinstall the os and select the other language.

In whs case, it doesn't matter. He can use the product key that came with English dvd when he installs from German dvd , or vice versa.
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18 Apr 2013   #893
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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Supplies of Windows 7 seem to be even shrinking at Newegg. Just ordered another copy. Now I have 3 spares, but 1 is in German language.
Question for you whs since you are multi lingual. The German copy of Windows 7, if that is an Ultimate you can use the language packs, I assume to make it whatever language you wish? But German would be the base language? Is that how that works? Sorry for such a dumb question but I am a lazy English speaker. I am fluent in British and American English and BS.
Well. it is not an Ultimate, it is a Home Premium. But for me it makes little difference whether it's German or English.

If it were Ultimate and you installed the English language pack, you would get 90% in English. But there are some corners of the OS where the translation does not seem to work, e.g. in some command prompt windows.

If the German version were an original OEM installation, I would download an English version and activate it with the key on the COA sticker. If it were a seperately purchased version, that key may (or may not) work for activation of an English version.
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18 Apr 2013   #894
PaulGo

Windows 10 (64 bit)
 
 

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What a Windows 8 U-turn will mean for the PC



...Many PC OEMs are dissatisfied with what Microsoft has done with Windows 8 and the way the company has handled the negative response to the operating system. Privately, one OEM source told me that Microsoft is "destroying" the PC industry, while another claimed that Windows 8 has "handed over millions of customers to Apple."
What a Windows 8 U-turn will mean for the PC | ZDNet
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18 Apr 2013   #895
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

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What a Windows 8 U-turn will mean for the PC



...Many PC OEMs are dissatisfied with what Microsoft has done with Windows 8 and the way the company has handled the negative response to the operating system. Privately, one OEM source told me that Microsoft is "destroying" the PC industry, while another claimed that Windows 8 has "handed over millions of customers to Apple."
What a Windows 8 U-turn will mean for the PC | ZDNet
Hi there
Yet another piece of -- well I'm not saying

Also enclose what the Markets think of Apple -- and it's not good. AAPL is on a one way trip to nowhere -- with the amount of cash already amassed they won't disappear overnight - but the long downward inevitable decline into obscurity is starting already.

The PC itself is also on a downward spiral -- nothing can halt that - but it will still remain as a niche product. This is NOTHING to do with W8.

Cheers
jimbo


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18 Apr 2013   #896
gregrocker

 

Again I ask and await a single response:

If the PC is phasing out what will replace it to do the real work that powers the world economy, easily more than half of what computers are used for?

Will accountants turn their phone or tablet sideways to plot sales on spreadsheets? Will word processing be done on keyboards snapped onto tablets?

By pushing out an OS that has zero Desktop Experience, MS seems to be trying to trigger the death of the PC, but where will business go?

Wait, we already know. Business responded to months-long scare campaigns about BIOS viruses unless they get Win8 Secure Boot by deciding to go nearly 100% with Windows 7.

So you have at least half of computing - the half which drives the world economy, not checks on Brittny's latest DUI - choosing Win7 on the desktop. Do you embrace those booming sales by your ignored stepkid, or keep trying to flog your dead-horse bad Ipad imitation?

Put Win7 back on all desktop PC's, Win8 on touchscreens only. Give Upgrade rights to Win7 to all who got stuck with Win8 on PC's. Do this as though the company's survival depends upon it.
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18 Apr 2013   #897
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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The PC itself is also on a downward spiral -- nothing can halt that - but it will still remain as a niche product
This is really pushing it. Greg is right - what will run the economy. Are we going to do accounts receivable, inventory control, spreadsheets and alike from smartphones.
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18 Apr 2013   #898
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

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The PC itself is also on a downward spiral -- nothing can halt that - but it will still remain as a niche product
This is really pushing it. Greg is right - what will run the economy. Are we going to do accounts receivable, inventory control, spreadsheets and alike from smartphones.
I've hammered this obvious point on a number of occasions.
In the medium term I cannot envisage business doing away with some form of desktop. We have these things called fingers and eyeballs - human ergonomics.
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18 Apr 2013   #899
Dallas 7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PaulGo View Post
Quote:
What a Windows 8 U-turn will mean for the PC



...Many PC OEMs are dissatisfied with what Microsoft has done with Windows 8 and the way the company has handled the negative response to the operating system. Privately, one OEM source told me that Microsoft is "destroying" the PC industry, while another claimed that Windows 8 has "handed over millions of customers to Apple."
What a Windows 8 U-turn will mean for the PC | ZDNet
Hi there
Yet another piece of -- well I'm not saying

Also enclose what the Markets think of Apple -- and it's not good. AAPL is on a one way trip to nowhere -- with the amount of cash already amassed they won't disappear overnight - but the long downward inevitable decline into obscurity is starting already.

The PC itself is also on a downward spiral -- nothing can halt that - but it will still remain as a niche product. This is NOTHING to do with W8.

Cheers
jimbo

It's undeniable there are other factors involved, but considering how polarizing and highly unpopular W8 has been, W8 cannot escape it's share of the blame for the downward slide of PC sales.

At a time when Microsoft needed to do something impressive, they totally blew it!
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18 Apr 2013   #900
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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At a time when Microsoft needed to do something impressive, they totally blew it!
I think you are right. If Windows 8 would have really impressed us like Windows 7 did, it could have sponsored PC sales. That is not to say that there would have been a double digit PC growth, but the nums would not have looked as dismal as they look now.
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