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Windows 7: Should I install Win 10?

31 Jan 2017   #11
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

10 is not horrible, per se. It just doesn't play nice with some engineering and CAD/CAM software, though I suspect that is the fault of the software designers more than Win 10 itself. Though, it seems that Microsoft keeps breaking things like Outlook and Excel every time they update Win 10.

I was forced to switch at work, but I won't switch at home until I buy my new Kaby Lake CPU sometime next year. I still prefer Seven's look and feel.

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01 Feb 2017   #12

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


I guess one more opinion won't sway people one way or the other. I went from a stable Windows 98 to Windows XP. I remember a really steep learning curve as well as getting used to new graphics and where to find familiar programs. I swore I'd never upgrade again.

Few years later I went from a very stable XP to 7 and faced yet another steep learning curve and operating system demons. Eventually 7 became rock solid and handled everything I threw at it. Great OS. I decide to skip 8 and 8.1 and waited for 10's release. Once again I had new graphics and a huge learning curve. I'm still learning about 10, but gol durn it, it works. Dare I say almost as good as 7.

I am of the firm belief that each new 10 build solves an issue or two facing many users. No, it doesn't solve every issue because of the unique and plentiful computer configurations out there. Throw in some other software company (like Malwarebytes) that is also trying to release a new and improved product with numerous documented major issues and utter chaos can reign.

I think many people are scared of the installed telemetry and what personal info will get sent to Microsoft. Personally, if they get excited knowing I visit Seven Forums or Ten Forums, or the Yahoo1 home page, they need some serious counseling. So I dug around and found an app that might solve telemetry issues. It's call "DoNotSpy10" and seems to cover every concern one might have. I have no monetary stake in the product and I've been using it for a couple of months. It does exactly what it claims to do.

pXc-coding >> DoNotSpy10

Make a full system image of your perfect Windows 7 and put it in a save place. Install 10 and give it a try. you might be pleasantly surprised. If you still hate !0 or DoNotSpy you can roll back your machine to Windows 7 in about 30 minutes. Be bold. Be brave. Be strong. And enter the dark abyss.
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01 Feb 2017   #13

Windows 7 HP 64

Fist software law: "The best software is the one you know how to use."
On Win 10:
- A lot of things are different, like settings and Control panel, start menu, app etc.
- If it was so good to M$ to exchange Win 7 and win 8 to Win 10 for free, M$ is making profit from something they take from you.
- Don't like the idea of being spy by M$ and sharing MY data with any one. Apple and Google does the same. I don't care about what OS X or Android do as I don't have it on MY computer.

I've seen a lot of things on Win 10 that I don't like, and as Jack mentioned, 10 offers really nothing I need or want.
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01 Feb 2017   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

@ Mellon_Head , marsmimar & Megahertz07. Thank you for all your input , very helpful!
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