With the end of free Win 10, should us 8-bit veterans abandon Win 7?

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  1. Posts : 2,047
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-BIT
       #11

    Upgrade to Windows 10 is painless on newer devices, doing the upgrade on a reasonably old device is a 50/50 chance which I am about to take.
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    Windows 10 Education 64 bit
       #12

    58 year old here, with grey hair. I moved on to Windows 10. I had issues with some of the early builds. It's been smooth sailing recently though. I do my install, let Windows update do its thing, drivers install, all my hardware works. My laptop is a few years old, my desktop PC's are even older. I did the full transition, 7 > 8.0 > 8.1 >10. I didn't like 8.0 all that much. The changes they made in 8.1 fixed most of my gripes. IMHO, 10 is even better. I have nothing against Windows 7, or those that want to continue using. I've moved on though and don't see me ever going back. Do the free upgrade now and that device will get a digital entitlement. Then roll back to Windows 7. You keep the Digital Entitlement and can reinstall 10 after the 29th with no activation issues. All the bases covered.
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    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #13

    Yea most older systems might have issues with fast start = mother board not compatible,
    Pretty easy to disable using cmd and disable hibernation with powercfg -h off
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  4. Posts : 12
    Win 7 SP1 Professional 64 bit
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       #14

    Lite2 said:
    I upgraded my PC from 7 to 10 and really liked it for boot time and general peppyness. Went back to 7 because of Canons lack of support for my imageclass all in one scanner. Went to HP's Pagewide, on the way now. Can't wait to reinstall my Win 10 image and have a working scanner again. I use classic shell to make the start menu look like Win7 which I prefer.
    Never had a problem with the release versions of Win10 as far as stability, more of personal preferences.
    I was initially turned off with the Win 10 start screen because I was so wetted to the start screen of the pre-Win 8 days. I will check this out. Thank you very much for this hint.
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  5. Posts : 12
    Win 7 SP1 Professional 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #15

    RoasterMen said:
    Upgrade to Windows 10 is painless on newer devices, doing the upgrade on a reasonably old device is a 50/50 chance which I am about to take.
    It took about 2.5 hours to upgrade an 8-year-old Lenovo laptop to Win 10. The laptop had a 2.5 GHz dual core processor and mucho memory and a high capacity hard drive. But, the upgrade was successful and so far, this machine is working just fine.
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  6. Posts : 12
    Win 7 SP1 Professional 64 bit
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       #16

    alphanumeric said:
    58 year old here, with grey hair. I moved on to Windows 10. I had issues with some of the early builds. It's been smooth sailing recently though. I do my install, let Windows update do its thing, drivers install, all my hardware works. My laptop is a few years old, my desktop PC's are even older. I did the full transition, 7 > 8.0 > 8.1 >10. I didn't like 8.0 all that much. The changes they made in 8.1 fixed most of my gripes. IMHO, 10 is even better. I have nothing against Windows 7, or those that want to continue using. I've moved on though and don't see me ever going back. Do the free upgrade now and that device will get a digital entitlement. Then roll back to Windows 7. You keep the Digital Entitlement and can reinstall 10 after the 29th with no activation issues. All the bases covered.
    When I purchased a Lenovo tablet/laptop for my wife some years ago, it came pre-installed with Win 8.1. This was my first exposure to the "new" Windows and I did not like it. Ugh. In upgrading this machine to Win 10, there were no issues. I did have do a significant amount of maintenance before I did the upgrade. Oh dear, oh my...
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  7. Posts : 73
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
       #17

    I'm holding off as long as possible to upgrade to windows 10. I'm a gamer and my games have to work but so far alot of people are having trouble getting games to run great on windows 10. Plus i'm not a fan of all the spying windows 10 does. Now i hear they want to charge a subscription fee to use windows every month. I'll stick to 7 till no game maker supports windows 7 anymore which i heard will be a long time coming.
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  8. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #18

    Win-10 in it's self is not a monthly charge
    Some of the apps are like office 365.....
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  9. Posts : 163
    Win7 64 Bit
       #19

    I bought a used notebook same as another one I have.. It came with fresh install win10....oddly is was different the the upgrade I did on win 7 I had on the other notebook... I have so many programs installed.. I don't want to go thru that again.. so I hope win 7 lasts as long as XP did.
    For my use I can't see anything great about win10 win11 etc for now..to make my life alot different.. compared to 95 and xp 7 is just plain awesome...and with a ssd so fast in booting up etc.
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  10. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #20

    Yea fast start in win-10 is often not any faster than win-7 on a ssd
    Problem is a lot of older mother boards/ bios are not compatible with win-10 fast start/ Intel rapid fire so in that case might be a little slower seeing win-10 has a fairly useless lock screen to keep passing by too.
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