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Windows 7: Windows 7 PC Sales Ended on Friday 31 October 2014

04 Nov 2014   #61
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

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Hi there



You can try out the latest build as a VM without losing any of your W7 stuff. A really new build(9865) is due imminently --this is the THIRD version (Second update) since the original build came out.

You can use W10 just like W7 if you are primarily a desktop user.


jimbo
When will 9865 be out? I have to disable grub to install it. I am using 9860. 9861 was the first build that I used.

Quote:
You can use W10 just like W7 if you are primarily a desktop user.
Not quite. Application background color issues. I can't seem to get a gray theme like I have in windows 7 but I got close to it. Shut down is in the wrong place.
Hi there

Just keepchecking in the "Check for new builds" in the control panel pc settings.

Remember that these are TEST / PREVIEW builds so there will be features missing / changed before final release. Still if you want to do some FREE testing on a VM why not try it --it does address MOST of the concerns that traditional desktop (i.e keyboard and mouse) users have. Remember though that in the current builds so far the emphasis is on traditional keyboard / mouse usage so Touch isn't very well implemented - so you will probably be disappointed if you want to try it out on a touch enabled device.

Cheers
jimbo


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04 Nov 2014   #62
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

I think that all of us who remember the Windows 7 Beta, and Pre beta program, have probably gone a little soft Beta software has to be expected to have issues, that's the whole purpose of a Beta test

Not all beta software will be ready for prime time, as W7 was
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04 Nov 2014   #63
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

HI there

For what it actually does W10 Tech preview has very little serious issues (other than the touch facilities) -- quite a few are really using it as their main OS -- wouldn't recommend that approach yet with a PREVIEW - however it does seem to be remarkably stable. I've run it as a VM and on a real machine with no issues (other than mentioned).

Cheers
jimbo
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04 Nov 2014   #64
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

I cringe sometimes when I see people using Beta Copies of Security / Anti-Malware packages - That's what VMs were invented for

But from what I've seen of Ten it does seem pretty stable, and polished for what it is
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08 Nov 2014   #65
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
I think that all of us who remember the Windows 7 Beta, and Pre beta program, have probably gone a little soft Beta software has to be expected to have issues, that's the whole purpose of a Beta test

Not all beta software will be ready for prime time, as W7 was
I remember when we were saying 7 was ready to run right out of the box by the time the RC builds were available in May '09! There were a few initial problems encountered mostly with some of the programs like video capturing corrected once we were past the first public beta stage and into the RCs. The RC ran like the finished pre SP1 7 back then.

With the first 8 builds the preview there however was buggy due to the new secure boot where adding 8 into 7's BCD seemed to work out but not the reverse where 7 was added in causing both to stall. Had to isolate both drives at the time to clean up the disk errors.

Fortunately I was able to get people here out of XP a bit before the deadline came up. The second OS drive on my main case will be seeing the 10 preview there shortly where I will be taking notes to see if the next all platform version is upto par. From what I heard so it walks right past 8 and 8.1.
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11 Nov 2014   #66
Fantail

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 

Doing some testing at work for the 2014 (tax year) releases mostly using VM boxes so I agree with barman58. Speaking of, unofficially testing our jazz with 10 in a box on the laptop even though its not covered in the sprint, seems ok.
Then something odd happened, I got a tech call from someone actually using 8.1
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11 Nov 2014   #67
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Here I built the present desktop case with dual OSing in mind and have both options for VMs or a second HD to try out any OS on keeping the boot loaders, etc separately. VMs are great for the fast looks but for trying out a variety of programs some not being able to run on a VM you end up slapping something new on a spare drive. Plus you get a first hand look at the recovery options when hitting the F8 button. But when only having one drive running a laptop you can at least get the close look with a VM.

What will be sad now will be no longer seeing 7 preinstalled on the newer laptops coming out since the OEMs as well as retailers will be discounting their current inventories especially for Black Friday in order to clear them out. But it comes as no surprise when looking back at seeing the 9x desktops going quickly for ME and then XP that was rushed out and then the long gap before Vista since you only had about 3-5yrs. at the most to buy new with each version except for XP having a longer shelf life.
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27 Nov 2014   #68
sixwheeler2011

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Their are many that like W-8. Their just isn't enough of them to suite Microsoft's needs for sales.

Microsoft's yard stick to measure success is sales.
Just like every other company.
Hello,

Since the Blast of 8.0 UI with new and pre-existing windows 8 users and purchasers. Myself included
I do quite a bit of work on My Now win 8.1(current 11/27/14) And do not mind the functionality, as I have had
an HP Compaq with start win vista 64bit/to win RT 8 Enterprise for 90 days, win 7 professional, and currently win 7 Home Basic. Using the bi pass of the Boot to Metro, to boot to desktop, just currently adding the Start menu via shell extension. I have no issues with windows 8.1.
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27 Nov 2014   #69
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Well you will be finding yourself even more happy once you get into the next W10 to come since the preview and almost time for second build surpasses 8 or 8.1 where MS finally is realizing their goal of a one for all version of Windows to be. All platforms that is not RT and then Windows with RT gui thrust at you.

What will still hurt however is no longer seeing anything newer with 7 as the option except for Dell and their choice of OS offer that was originally seen when Vista first arrived. Some(blog writers mainly) seem to suggest that 10 could be the last paid for version since all updates to follow would be added on free of charge with a one time life time license. The versions to follow would still be sold retail if just upgrading as each of those came out but not for what came later.
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27 Nov 2014   #70
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Well you will be finding yourself even more happy once you get into the next W10 to come since the preview and almost time for second build surpasses 8 or 8.1 where MS finally is realizing their goal of a one for all version of Windows to be. All platforms that is not RT and then Windows with RT gui thrust at you.

What will still hurt however is no longer seeing anything newer with 7 as the option except for Dell and their choice of OS offer that was originally seen when Vista first arrived. Some(blog writers mainly) seem to suggest that 10 could be the last paid for version since all updates to follow would be added on free of charge with a one time life time license. The versions to follow would still be sold retail if just upgrading as each of those came out but not for what came later.
Night Hawk
For clarification
Does dell sell older systems with Vista or xp sp3? Most Dells I have seen online have windows 7 or above including the refurbished ones.
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