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Windows 7: Who's sticking with Windows 7?

21 Jul 2015   #1

Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
Who's sticking with Windows 7?

I am a reporter doing a story on people who've decided to stick with Windows 7 and not go for the Windows 10 free upgrade. If that's you, and you'd like to talk to me about it, hit me up on email at [EMAIL REMOVED] or just respond to this thread.

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21 Jul 2015   #2

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

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Yep not giving up any win-7 licenses
Doesn't mean I wouldn't use 10 I just don't believe in upgrades
I will however stay in the insiders program and use 10 for free and might buy it outright when I feel the need to use it a lot.
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21 Jul 2015   #3

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

I'll be keeping W7 Pro on my main rig, dual booting with W10 as an Insider. I'm starting to use W10 much more than W7 now but I still love 7, and it helps having a working copy of the OS you're offering help on. W8.1 will remain as a VM.

My backup rig and laptop are both being upgraded from 7 to 10.
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21 Jul 2015   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Keeping 7 here, but will be putting 10 on a seperate drive.
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21 Jul 2015   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

For sure keeping Windows 7.
I will wait for more reports on Windows 10 but will not upgrade and in danger one of my Windows 7 COA keys.

If and when I do get Windows 10 I will buy a full version. No Upgrades.
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21 Jul 2015   #6
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

I'm staying with Win 7, probably until its EOL (End of Life, 01/14/2020), for various reasons, the biggest ones being the discontinuation of WMC (Windows Media Center) and gadgets (both of which I heavily depend on) and the new update/upgrade policy which makes all update/upgrades mandatory, which will occur at random times with only limited delays of them possible only with the Pro version.

The mandatory updates/upgrades mean if MS issues an update/upgrade that breaks existing software or hardware or makes a change to the user interface I do not like, even with Win 10 Pro, I would only be able to delay the update/upgrade for a few months after which I would be out of luck. In the past, up to Win 7, one would be assured that the OS (Operating System) would be essentially unchanged in appearance and operation for at least ten years after the release date. One also had the option to not download an update if it would cause harm to one's computer. With Win 10, changes to the appearance or user interface could happen at any time and the one would have no choice but to accept it with only a few months delay if using the Pro version (users of the Home version would get updates/upgrades immediately with no option to delay them).
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21 Jul 2015   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1

Lots of good reasons above for staying with Win 7, but my own is simpler. I'm lazy! I have a system that works as I want it to and that I know pretty well, and so far I've seen no compelling reason to move to Win 10. I'll make the transition only with the purchase of a new computer in the future, far enough off, I hope, so that the OS is mature.
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21 Jul 2015   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1

I just can't see switching. Win 7 is so good, I just hate to try something and not like it. I heard so many complaints about Win 8, I am glad I did not switch. Win 10 might be fine, but why chance it. One other reason is that my girlfriend is only "Moderate Computer Savvy" and she is comfortable with Win 7. The last thing I want to do is upset the woman in my life.
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21 Jul 2015   #9

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit

I am doing both keeping windows 7 and windows 10 and leaving the insider program. The reason I am going with 10 as well, is because someone was nice enough to provide a windows 7 retail version.

Microsoft needs to do the following for windows 10
What the 10 app limit means, I want to be able to install unlimited amount of program on one computer
Microsoft needs to fix the log in and log off sound, I can't get it to work even with registry trick.
Microsoft needs to lets you choose which weather service office you get the alerts from both the weather app and cortana.

If I didn't have the windows 7 retail version, I wouldn't get windows 10 now. The reason, windows 10 mainstream lifecycle ends in 2020 and the extended support for windows 7 also ends in 2020. So, if you are going to have to pay to upgrade you might as well wait. I would lose the dvd play back feature.

I also think the cost of reported windows 10 retail/oem disk is way to high. I was excepting to be a lot cheaper.
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21 Jul 2015   #10

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

Looks like M$ removed the iso downloads :/
Last I checked the slow ring was 10164 iso
It's been more than a couple weeks since I've used it and it hung on updating some language packs an hour ago so I formatted it
Updating has been an interesting process a lot of try again later stuff throughout testing started,
The only good thing was the new iso downloads if they are gone so am I.
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