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Windows 7: Microsoft sets stage for massive Windows 10 upgrade strategy

12 Dec 2015   #61
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

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...Governments really don't care if someone sends a email to their girlfriend about the two wife's they have.
Unless they blackmail you with it. What worries me more are the governments and corporations that collect my data (aka spy on me) not being secure enough to keep that data out of the hands of malicious hackers.
Agreed.
Security costs money, so it's the first thing that is dropped during the development of systems.

Also, politicians are very interested in finding out who voted for them and punishing those who didn't (e.g. the Fort Lee lane closure scandal or the IRS targeting controversy).


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14 Dec 2015   #62
jonnyhillow

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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Tried 10, wasn't thrilled, and reinstalled 7 on 11/26. I hid the 4 known "telemetry" updates and set the DisableOSUpgrade value in the registry. WU is on and set to notify.

So far no sign of sketchy updates, GWX, or the install bits being silently downloaded.

Kevin


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I tried 10, but I'm back on 7 now. I have a six year old Intel motherboard and Intel's not supporting 10 on old boards. It was too much of a hassle trying to find suitable Intel drivers and I'm not sure that the MS supplied drivers are offering full functionality. My 10 upgrade install was buggy. My 10 clean install became toast when I installed the wrong version Intel RST driver. Hence, back to reliable 7 which is their pinnacle of design IMO. If you have an old motherboard, you're better off with 7. Also, 10 is not as good as 7 for performing all the usual PC maintenance tasks IMO.

I tried 10 for 6 weeks and really tried to like it but the more i used it the more i started hating it .
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14 Dec 2015   #63
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep I personally did not like all of the third partyware it takes to make 10 bearable not to mention 10 pro was mandatory to do the rest = group policy to kill cortana......

Too much setup time to mess with for directx12
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15 Dec 2015   #64
jpchint

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

After so many controversies,i'm afraid whether to "Upgrade to 10" or to continue with "7"!!
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15 Dec 2015   #65
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

No need to be afraid it's just an os
Albeit pushed at an early age if you want it get it
Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First - Windows 10 Forums

But make a system image before
Personally I would do the above and buy another hdd or ssd to load win-10 on
But you can use this for the image recovery
Imaging with free Macrium

If you don't want 10 set your windows update settings correctly and review all Important updates and optional/ recommended updates in the future before downloading and installing them.
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15 Dec 2015   #66
jonnyhillow

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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Yep I personally did not like all of the third partyware it takes to make 10 bearable not to mention 10 pro was mandatory to do the rest = group policy to kill cortana......

Too much setup time to mess with for directx12


I hate Cortana myself but there are just way too many things built in to it that i have zero interest in. I hate the whole metro look as well .
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15 Dec 2015   #67
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Ok, I can see Elmer Fudd wearing a horned helmet and singing, "Kill Cortana, Kill Cortana..." (instead of, "Kill the wabbit...").

Even funnier is IE11's spell checker is flagging Cortana as being misspelled.
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16 Dec 2015   #68
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

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If you don't want 10 set your windows update settings correctly and review all Important updates and optional/ recommended updates in the future before downloading and installing them.
Not that it's a bad idea & I know some people that make a system image before any update from MS (me included), but it seems like an even more important thing to do now considering you might let one innocuous thing slip through & next thing you know: "Surprise, you've got 10!."
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16 Dec 2015   #69
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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If you don't want 10 set your windows update settings correctly and review all Important updates and optional/ recommended updates in the future before downloading and installing them.
Not that it's a bad idea & I know some people that make a system image before any update from MS (me included), but it seems like an even more important thing to do now considering you might let one innocuous thing slip through & next thing you know: "Surprise, you've got 10!."
I'm one of those who make an image before updating MSpy updates (or anything else, for that matter). I also wait until Saturday before downloading and installing the updates so there is time for reports of problems to surface. Often, when MSpy comes out a borked update, it gets pulled, fixed, and replaced by Saturday.
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16 Dec 2015   #70
jamis

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Spell checking for most any application is in your system dictionary. Cortana isn't in mine and FF will flag it as misspelled too.
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