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Windows 7: Why Upgrade to Windows 10?

08 Jun 2015   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64 / Linux MInt 17.2
Why Upgrade to Windows 10?

I'm eligable for the free update to Windows 10 and am unsure as to whether to go for it or not. My Windows 7 installation works flawlessly and I'm happy with it. Are there any reasons to/or not to upgrade? I can't see many benefits. I tried Windows 8/.1 for a while and hated it. The start screen and charm bar etc was pointless on the desktop.

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08 Jun 2015   #2

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Well I've used both and 10 is ? like you said "pointless on a desktop" pretty much sums it up what 10 is
I believe 8.1 is a bit better start screen is better than the new start button.

There's no rush you can add 10tp in a v-m using VMware and take a look see before deciding
Unless you plan on using a M$ account.. to use Cortana/ Bing/ xbox/....... it is pretty much nothing there as in improvements imho
But check it out some people like it and some do not :/
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08 Jun 2015   #3

Windows 7 Pro-x64

You loose Windows Media Center. That's enough to kill the upgrade for me as I have a TV card and don't like other software options necessary to use it. MS will give you a free DVD player instead. Whoopee! I also couldn't find Stereo Mix so that kills a few options for me on my turntable. SM may be there somewhere but I couldn't find it in the mish-mash of system stick figures they call menu icons.

And what the heck is a "Hamburger Menu"? As I said of Windows 8TP, the UI looks like is was stolen from a Mickey-D cash register. I guess MS tried to make the OS idiot proof as well. In doing so, MS has stripped and gutted the features, removed the ability to customize the look and feel and replaced the numerous check-box options with a few (very few) On-Off Slide Switches for mouseless (mindless) users. The system is locked down for the average user and easy install of custom software has been replaced with a "store" of limited value to real users.
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08 Jun 2015   #4

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
And what the heck is a "Hamburger Menu"? .
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08 Jun 2015   #5

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Well I've used both and 10 is ? like you said "pointless on a desktop" pretty much sums it up what 10 is
Got to argue that Mike. I've been using 10 exclusively for the last four days and I'm doing everything I do in 7 without noticing any difference. It's certainly not pointless on a desktop, I understand you may not like it but don't make statements like that that simply aren't true. I'm as big a 7 fan as you can get, but I really, really like 10 too. It doesn't matter which OS I boot into, I can use my PC and all of my programs seamlessly with either.
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08 Jun 2015   #6

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Yea your right with start10 or classic shell it's exactly like 8.
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08 Jun 2015   #7


You must be looking at a completely different Windows 10 to the one I'm using.
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08 Jun 2015   #8

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Yea it's always fun when people focus more on 1 sentence than the entire post.
I only repeated what the op posted in that context

Try it and find out for yourself was completely ignored :/
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08 Jun 2015   #9


There are many reasons to upgrade to 10. One significant reason is price / cost. With a free upgrade, you save the cost of buying a retail copy. The other significant reason is synchronization to devices if that is what you like or need. I plan to grab a copy of the free upgrade but will continue to use 7 - 8.0 - 8.1.1 and 10 on separate SSDs.

After finding a little program that moves the orb to the center or to the right side of the taskbar,
windows 7 does what I need. Streaming video in a browser is nice since the stream does not get suspended as it does in a "modern" app unless the "app" is snapped or can or has the option to run in the background.

The classic mode and customization options available in 7 do not exist in 8.x or 10.x
I like to be able to resize scroll bars and close X's. It's nice to be able to quickly change explorer fonts although there is a 3rd party program that can change explorer fonts in 8 or 10.

Hello Seven Forums.

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08 Jun 2015   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Windows 10 is like other operating systems. You can try it and decide yourself. To get a better understanding of Windows 10 our sister site should be able to help.

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Join the Ten Forum so you can post questions.
I personally haven't decide about Windows 10. Some things I like and somethings I don't like.
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