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Windows 7: i hate w10.

21 Hours Ago   #101
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Any time you buy Windows 7 at 1/4 of the normal cost, you can pretty much figure it is a counterfeit.
People have been selling counterfeit Windows on eBay for years. When they are kicked off eBay they just start another account and start selling again.

Jack
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21 Hours Ago   #102
Melchior

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Any time you buy Windows 7 at 1/4 of the normal cost, you can pretty much figure it is a counterfeit.
People have been selling counterfeit Windows on eBay for years. When they are kicked off eBay they just start another account and start selling again.

Jack
EXCEPT as I already stated... I have clearly have LEGIT CDs(32bit and 64bit) and a COA Sticker so I don't know how they could still be "counterfeit" ..

for the first one that had already been used too many times.. ie I had spoken to a MS rep that time the key was legit but already used so I got a dud...

but for the "COA SLP product key" I received as the replacement key... not as legal as should be.. but a LEGIT key that worked...

as for the price... its possible the seller didn't know how much to sell them for and settled on
$73.99
I am more concerned to pay a very high price like around $300 and get ripped off... then a mid ranged price I did pay...

as for the COA Sticker I payed for... I don't have a camera or smart phone so I cannot do a photo for you to see...
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8 Hours Ago   #103
Jody Thornton

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Any time you buy Windows 7 at 1/4 of the normal cost, you can pretty much figure it is a counterfeit.
People have been selling counterfeit Windows on eBay for years. When they are kicked off eBay they just start another account and start selling again.

Jack
I've received two Windows 8 Pro sealed packages with both x64 and x86 media, and I've paid $60 for the first and later, $40 for the second copy. Both Legit and I've only activated the first. So it is possible to get.

To me (even though it is the retail cost), paying over $100.00 for a copy of Windows in horrendous.
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6 Hours Ago   #104
ItAintBroke

Windows 10 Home
 
 

I'm glad to be here, and will likely be back to Windows 7 Pro this weekend. It's not so much that I hate Win 10, as it is the lack of control I have over it. I'm a Win 7 gal, and frankly, I'm still in search of the newest, least intrusive OS, fully aware those days are gone.

I'm on 10 now, but only because I sent my laptop in for repairs (a new HD), and I think the tech thought he was doing me a favor by installing it, so I'm checking it out (I've since learned that any Win 8 install automatically gets updated when using Asurion warranty services). If I can't get Win 10 tricked up with the same freedom and ease as my husband experiences with his Ducati 750, I will be removing it this weekend.
Sure, it's pretty, but I have major issues with control, and if I pay for something - &*!%@#@ - I want it to do what I want it to do.There was a time when purchasing a product, you were asked if you wanted a particular feature. If you wanted it, you clicked or pressed something, giving permission. NOW, you have to commit to spending a month minimum finding and turning stuff off, and wondering whether what you press or click on actually does the opposite! (Yes, Margaret, there is no Santa Claus, and Microsoft does set up certain buttons/controls that totally ignore your permissions).
I just don't get how people are okay with the level of intrusiveness we've allowed these "Silicon Slut Monsters" to put on consumers, and what makes me really ill, is every company and institution has followed suit, because we've helped them prove time and time again, that we'll take anything if it's shoved down our throats often enough, long enough and with the impression of it being "free."

I've been rolling my eyes at Microsoft's messages that tell you what you stand to lose access to, if you "turn off, uninstall or delete" any app. A month ago, my friend was in a state of panic over whether to uninstall something that would limit her use of Skype. I asked her if she had Skype before Win 10, why would she now resign her account to be controlled by Win 10? She thought about it, uninstalled the app, and guess what? No flies are swarming around her house, there's no blood running out of her bathroom sink, and no one is spitting green goo across the room (Yes, Margaret, the demon in the film "The Exorcist" is a petulant child compared to the "Legion" of apps taunting me in Win 10).

I've been playing with Win 10 for two days now, and I'm already tired of it. To date, here's what I need to remove before deciding whether to keep it or not:
CORTANA
EDGE
DRMs (BAKED IN, ITUNE, AMAZON, ETC.)
INVOLUNTARY UPGRADES/UPDATES
WINDOWS STORE (It's where their updates come from,now that most of us have learned how to turn it off)
ANY AND ALL APPS THAT CANNOT BE REMOVED(I don't own or use an "Xbox," "Groove," and I don't play Microsoft's games. This means that there is no moat between the new laptop owner and the third-party seller partnering with Microsoft).

I don't know a lot about the inner workings of computers, but I do know when I'm being duped and dumped on by these guys, and I resent it almost as much as the people who love saying things like, "It's here, get used to it" "What's the big deal? Don't use it!" "I use it all the time, and it's makes things so much easier." Oh brother.

All I want is to get what I pay for, and if I have to take some 'bloat' to get it, fine, but once I purchase and take it home, I want to be able to take it off without worrying about sneaky attachments set to turn my laptop to a brick the moment I question its importance. So, I'm here to learn what exactly can or can't be down with this OS, because I've been on for two days now, and I'm already sick of it.
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Windows 7 Pro and Outlook 2010 Pro - Two programs I own that Microsoft will NEVER stop me from using.
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5 Hours Ago   #105
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jody Thornton View Post
I've received two Windows 8 Pro sealed packages with both x64 and x86 media, and I've paid $60 for the first and later, $40 for the second copy. Both Legit and I've only activated the first. So it is possible to get.

To me (even though it is the retail cost), paying over $100.00 for a copy of Windows in horrendous.
Jody, although windows 8 is not supported, Windows 8.1 is still fully supported, so there's no retro effect on prices ( it's now rare so let's charge more ).

There is the other unfortunate factor with windows 8 that also has an effect on prices, Very few people got on with it when it was released and most only changed when it was re-launched as 8.1

I understand that you are "stuck" where you are due to hardware issues but 8, and even 8.1 never had the appeal that Win7 had / has
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5 Hours Ago   #106
Melchior

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Hey ItAintBroke, nice first post ooh that passion...

I took one look at Win10 one time while installing a favored game( Unreal Tournament 2004) on his new PC bought from BestBuy.. for a friend and was like ICK... Among those, crappy UI, and the loss of time worn features I had come to rely on and the location of said features... to the fat that said game would not fully load... do to Win10 being NEW with lack of support for a lot of older programming.. like DirectDraw which as I understand it is mostly no longer supported..


I will never use Win10, M$ could NOT pay me to UPGRADE TO IT! lol
so its Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 F.O.R.E.V.E.R.! lol

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
I understand that you are "stuck" where you are due to hardware issues but 8, and even 8.1 never had the appeal that Win7 had / has
yes appeal, M$ got something right with Win7
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5 Hours Ago   #107
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Haven't used it for years, moved on
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4 Hours Ago   #108
ItAintBroke

Windows 10 Home
 
 

Thanks Melchior! Consumer rights have been chipped away at an alarming speed since Steve Jobs showed the world that the consumer will take whatever's given to them. It's the nature of business, but now computer manufacturers have taken the idea of "supply and demand" to mean, "THEY" supply to the consumer what they deem necessary, and "THEY" demand we thank them for it. It's a tired topic, but I guess I come from a generation that's been watching this for a long time, and honestly, I'm not excited about the future.
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4 Hours Ago   #109
Melchior

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ItAintBroke View Post
I'm not excited about the future.
lol me neither!
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