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Windows 7: windows 7 or 10 ?

04 Dec 2016   #31
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

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Yeah apparently we (consumer) aren't intelligent to enough to need control panel, msconfig, or anytthing useful.
MS knows whats best for us!
Now there is a revelation they've known that for years foisting Vista then 8 on us in between XP and 10 and when one or two of us finally get the hang of it they give the next version.

Trouble is there is no viable alternative - have tried Linux and Ubuntu and well I found the use of a command prompt way of navigating some parts of the the system really quite irritating let alone time consuming.


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04 Dec 2016   #32
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Hi Lee, yea, I found that, and, I found a separate place where one can set the home page, it sticks there, but not in settings.

Yes, there are dark days ahead.....

I'm like mjf, I was used to XP and had to learn to live with 7 and that's what I'll do with 10.
I plan to do a mreflect backup after I load firefox, other essential programs, and after I uninstall the McAfee that lenovo uses, now there's a thread for later; What do you think of McAfee since Intel bought it out and has been developing it?

While using 10 I'm already thinking, now where did I see that in 7?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Just install your favorite browser if you don`t like Edge, I sure don`t.

And I thought the entire idea of feedback was to help MS build a better OS ? why in the he// would they remove the control panel ?

They may as well just turn the feedback option off
FF 52.0.2 and a .pdf reader is on 10 now.
I was thinking; If MS gets rid of CP, where are they going to "stuff" everything that's in there now? Imagine the paths getting to the view tab in folder options.... The tutorials will be glorious!
I see some system apps like msconfig have already been changed.

I would of liked to have seen 10home remain "traditional" and they could experiment to their hearts desire with 10pro, but in MS's way of thinking it's just a business.
I can picture the MS board room doing business with their blackberry's, earbuds and phones telling R&D what works and what don't, they have some personal desktop and smaller pc's but I'll bet, rarely use them, their families maybe, but not them. What feedback! Aww...Dad/Mom, can you do something about this?!?

We have a local TV station that went mobile on their weather show, some of the city labels block out the radar and satellite, I wrote them about it, didn't help, but I wrote.

Wellll...mite as well get comfortable and settle into working with my xmas present before I take my Winter's nap. Cold, rainy, and snow for the NE next Sunday the 11th.


Clear Skies!
Steve
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04 Dec 2016   #33
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yikes Mcafee = no difference rebranding it to Intel security or anything else Intel comes up with
The issue is not the name it's problem is the software
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04 Dec 2016   #34
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Oh!!! The Shame!!!

I looked into it, click on monthly tests: AV-Comparatives Real-World Protection Test - AV-Comparatives I was surprised at AVG, but I'm looking into Avira. McAfee is slightly better than MSE. Just to be sure this is what I'm looking at: AV-Comparatives - Independent Tests of Anti-Virus Software - Real
World Protection Test Overview


I believe this is the page for removal: https://How to uninstall McAfee Windows security software using the Consumer Products Removal tool [MCPR] | service.mcafee.com/webcenter/portal
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04 Dec 2016   #35
paul1149

Linux Lite 3.2 x64; Windows 7, 8.1
 
 

I like Win10, but not its intrusiveness. If I could control the updates and stop the spying, I would be happy with it. But as it is, I've been on Linux for almost two years now, and it's excellent. The command prompt objection is old. I don't use the command prompt any more than I did in Windows (admittedly, my Linux Lite distro is a ubuntu derivative, and most programs have a .deb installer that needs no commands. For this reason I recommend a distro from the ubuntu family for beginners).

There is a learning curve, but with Lite (which is full-featured, BTW), it is minimal. Switching to LibreOffice took a good week of work, to learn macros and set up the interface, but now it's very close to what I want it to be. The net result is precious little MS on the machine, a classic interface, an OS built by people who value privacy and security as much as I, and no need for an AV at this point. Essentially, it boils down to freedom.
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04 Dec 2016   #36
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Even with all M$ efforts to push users to Win 10 (for free), Win 7 still has 47% x 23% of Win 10.
https://www.netmarketshare.com/opera...10&qpcustomd=0

It is telling M$ that most people don't like Win 10, for many reasons.

M$ should launch a Win 7 SE with win 10 core (to be compatible with new hardware) but with the GUI and all functions of Win 7 and without the spy crap.

For years, I also have Lubuntu on my computer. It's fast, safe and free. And it looks like Windows. Once you learn how to use, you don't miss windows.
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04 Dec 2016   #37
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

That would be Awesome Mega Great Idea.

But of course we all know it will never happen

Windows 7 Special Edition $99
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04 Dec 2016   #38
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
I looked into it, click on monthly tests: AV-Comparatives Real-World Protection Test - AV-Comparatives I was surprised at AVG, but I'm looking into Avira. McAfee is slightly better than MSE. Just to be sure this is what I'm looking at: AV-Comparatives - Independent Tests of Anti-Virus Software - Real
World Protection Test Overview
Here'e another site with AV compares:
Test antivirus software for Windows 10 - October 2016 | AV-TEST

fwiw, i use Avira on Win 8.1, no problems here.
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04 Dec 2016   #39
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Dave, thanks for the link and endorsement.
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04 Dec 2016   #40
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MoxieMomma View Post
Hi:

AFAIK, availability of NEW OEM Win7 computers (even for Enterprise) ended in October.
Anything you find now will likely be "refurbished" or "used".
"CAVEAT EMPTOR" in that regard...

MM
Actually, not true in the real world anyway. But it may vary by vendor.

You can buy new Lenovo Thinkpad P50/P70 right now today with Win7 Pro pre-installed through Win10 Pro downgrade rights. You can also then get the Win10 recovery install media, if you want to "do it yourself" and add a second bootable Windows after-the-fact.

These are brand new Skylake laptops with Intel i7-6700HQ, i7-6820HQ, Xeon E3-1505M or Xeon E3-1575M processors, and up to 64GB of non-ECC or ECC (with Xeon CPU) DDR4 PC4-2133Mhz or PC4-2400Mhz memory. 1xSATA3 2.5"HDD/SSD and/or 2xM.2 SATA3 SSD or 2xM.2 NVMe SSD.

All hardware in the machine is 100% supported with Win7/Win10 drivers provided and pre-installed by Lenovo.

These are not "used/refurbs".
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