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Windows 7: Should I install Win 10?

30 Jan 2017   #1
winnseven7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Should I install Win 10?

I have heard w10 is a beta and only we are given free upgrade so that M$ can get info from our PC in telemetry to send our PC info to MS...so we do all the work is why its free to upgrade. MS is making motherboard manufacturers make new MB's to not be able to install win7 so you are forced to install win10. So many problems with win10 on the internet forums. When my PC hardware dies looks like I will be forced to install win10 if I buy a new PC. Should I install win10 now or wait till FULL complete version that is reliable as win7 is ???????? And when will win10 be ready to trust ??????


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30 Jan 2017   #2
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Windows Ten is not a Beta product. There are Beta Versions of the next release version available for testing, for Free, if a user wants them

The free upgrade offer finished a long time ago

Microsoft has not forced motherboard manufacturers to do anything, the motherboards have advanced but there are no plans to update Windows 7 to suit, Windows 7 is in Extended support so does not receive any New options which is normal for a system approaching End of Life.

There have been some issues with running Windows 10 on older hardware as there was with all previous Operating Systems, It's about the same as I remember at the release of Windows 7, but no where near the problems of XP

You can decide to purchase a copy of Windows ten and load it onto your existing hardware or wait until you have to replace your current hardware, only you can decide
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30 Jan 2017   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yep pretty much
10 does a lot of things in the back ground that are uncontrollable
And if you do start to tame the unnecessary/ unwanted tasks from doing their things 10 throws a fit becoming completely unstable.
The most recent that I noticed is the insistence to use a MS account the message 10 works best if you do use a MS account is a nice add-on
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30 Jan 2017   #4
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

I've been using Win 10 since it was in Beta (called the Insider Preview) starting in Oct 2014. It was released in July 2015 with the free offer upgrade available until July 2016. In Aug 2016, the first major update was released (Anniversary update). MS is readying the next major update for the OS which is rumored to be released spring 2017.

Throughout all of the releases and test versions I have used, I have found Win 10 to be very stable. I have it running on 2 desktops, 2 laptops and a tablet with no issues on any of them. As far as older equipment, I installed Win 10 on an older Acer netbook that originally came with Win XP and it ran fine there.

This forum is mainly comprised of those individuals that have decided, for whatever reason, that they will stick with Win 7. It's doubtful you will find many here that will tell you to move on to Win 10.

It's still possible to do the upgrade for free (legitimately) so, if you want to try it and decide for yourself, do a system backup of your current hdd, do the upgrade and try it. If you don't like it, restore from your backup and go back to Win 7.
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30 Jan 2017   #5
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

You have win 7 ult, the best Windows ever made.

You can make a test drive.
Put on a spare disk, detach ALL other HDD / SSD and do a Win 10 Clean install.
As you have Win 7 Ultimate, install Win 10 Pro. Use your Win 7 Ultimate key when asked.
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30 Jan 2017   #6
winnseven7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you all for the reponses.

I did a free available upgrade to win10 .
deleted HDD then
I did a clean install of win10
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30 Jan 2017   #7
winnseven7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Sooo why did you install Windows 10
sooooo why did you post in my thread
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30 Jan 2017   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Simple question, removed.

Just wondered why you installed 10 when it sounds like you clearly didn`t want to, it`s been out for nearly 2 years now including the TP

You seem to have gotten some false information about 10.
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30 Jan 2017   #9
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

You may have started the thread but it is owned by Designer Media, as are all threads on our forums
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30 Jan 2017   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
The quirk in buying a machine now days is if the manufacture blocks or makes drivers for win-7
I'd say laptops/ notebooks would be the toughest to install 7 on those but a desktop those are more flexible

Kabylake processors are the unknown ones at this point
Just ask the manufacture before buying
7 rules I'll be on it for the foreseeable future 10 offers really nothing I need or want.
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