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Windows 7: Jan. 13 marks the end of mainstream support for Windows 7

02 Feb 2015   #61
realflow100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Anything past windows 7. You can't disable DWM Which introduces massive input delay in over-desktop openGL programs. and for high-speed time-critical intense games this is not wanted. So i'm sticking with windows 7 for now because i like being able to enable and disable DWM on the fly when switching between an openGL game like minecraft and a directX game like crysis or GTA
There is no way to do this on windows 8 or above without going to the extremes of suspending .exe's with process tools and replacing .exe's or some crazy unsafe method.


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07 Feb 2015   #62
WinS3v3n64Bit

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I wanna know why they are skipping Win9 & going to Win10 from 8.1
Maybe cause it reminds them of Win98? hehe.
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07 Feb 2015   #63
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WinS3v3n64Bit View Post
I wanna know why they are skipping Win9 & going to Win10 from 8.1
Maybe cause it reminds them of Win98? hehe.
No, real reason why. One site speculated it had something to do with programs and/or drivers that may see windows 9 as windows 98se and not install.
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07 Feb 2015   #64
WinS3v3n64Bit

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by groze View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WinS3v3n64Bit View Post
I wanna know why they are skipping Win9 & going to Win10 from 8.1
Maybe cause it reminds them of Win98? hehe.
No, real reason why. One site speculated it had something to do with programs and/or drivers that may see windows 9 as windows 98se and not install.
hehe yea I figured that. Indeed Win9 would not be sales-catchy.
Nice to meet you groze btw.
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07 Feb 2015   #65
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by groze View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WinS3v3n64Bit View Post
I wanna know why they are skipping Win9 & going to Win10 from 8.1
Maybe cause it reminds them of Win98? hehe.
No, real reason why. One site speculated it had something to do with programs and/or drivers that may see windows 9 as windows 98se and not install.
Actually, that is pretty much the most accepted answer, one that M$ finally admitted to after their initial snow job.
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08 Feb 2015   #66
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WinS3v3n64Bit View Post
I wanna know why they are skipping Win9 & going to Win10 from 8.1
Maybe cause it reminds them of Win98? hehe.
Maybe cause the pronunciation of English "nine" is very similar to German "nein".
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08 Feb 2015   #67
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Because the Chinese would have kept it forever?

The number 9 is a positive number in Chinese Numerology, as it sounds like the pronunciation of the word "longlasting" and represents longevity. The number 9 was also traditionally associated with China's emperor. 9 is the only number associated with the Fire element, which stands for ideas of motivation and truth.

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08 Feb 2015   #68
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Amazing what I learn in just a few posts
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08 Feb 2015   #69
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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A proposed default wallpaper for windows 9 .....
Jan. 13 marks the end of mainstream support for Windows 7-nein.jpg


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08 Feb 2015   #70
Lady Fitzgerald

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A proposed default wallpaper for windows 9 .....
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