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Windows 7: Is Windows 7 still popular these days?

23 Apr 2017   #41
FerchogtX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

Both of you need to test Linux Mint... average users rarely need to mess with terminal anymore...


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23 Apr 2017   #42
MickeyT2008

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Although Windows 7 is a good operating system I prefer Windows 10, and now that DirectX12 games are becoming commonplace it's necessary, although of course multibooting 10 and 7 together is fairly simple. Windows 10 is a lot like Windows 7 with the fairly useless start menu replaced with Windows Phone OS and I quite like it.
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23 Apr 2017   #43
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

That is just what I don't want.
I want my PC's to look and work like a PC not a phone.

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Windows 10 is a lot like Windows 7 with the fairly useless start menu replaced with Windows Phone OS and I quite like it.
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23 Apr 2017   #44
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
Not mine. The filing system's a mess. Folders that don't really exist containing files that don't exist. Junction points with folders within folders like a Hall of Mirrors. Links that point to themselves. You get permission to install a setup file, then you're told the decompressed files don't have permission to open. I'm wondering about how the average user who doesn't go to forums for help can install and run their programs. Or maybe they just use whatever programs came with the computer.
It sounds to me like your system is a mess.... I've been running Win 7 for years and the symptoms your mention never occur on any of my 5 system running Win 7. Support runs out in 2020. I'll be running Win 7 for some years after that.
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23 Apr 2017   #45
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Windows 7 is the best
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24 Apr 2017   #46
pippox0

Windows7 Pro
 
 

I will use windows 7 for a lot of years more when it will end at 2020.
I have just prepared myself to this.
I have created backup of all OS, drivers, ect. so i can re-install all the times i want ...
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24 Apr 2017   #47
MickeyT2008

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
That is just what I don't want.
That's no problem because you're not me and we're both free to use whichever operating system or systems we prefer
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24 Apr 2017   #48
Phil314

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I long since realised that Redmond was peopled by folks unable to find work with General Motors. As a result, Microsoft turned into a car manufacturer, with successive models re-designed according to Redmond diktat. Though all were described as 'Operating Systems', closer acquaintance revealed them to be vehicles for ego trips. Not road trips. And the ego was, but of course, that of Microsoft itself.

For example: I'd find that the steering wheel had moved from one side of the car to the other -- and even to the rear seat. The windshield at least stayed where it should be, though was now entirely opaque, so no chance of actually seeing through it to figure out where you were going. But at least the wipers were now quite pretty, because Microsoft had made 'em multi-colored, even arranging for them to very often stick fast rather than park, the better to allow one to appreciate the sheer cleverness of the aesthetic.

The engine compartment, which used to be accessible, was now re-organised such as to fill half the trunk and part of the sump. A plethora of new controls and shiny buttons accompanied each new version, including one which took the roof clean off in the middle of a downpour despite the fact that what you'd bought was a hard top. There was even one model where the wheels fell off completely and couldn't be put back on, something called Windows 8, I think.

Eventually, Microsoft equipped its offerings with a resident representative, an individual so discreet that you'd hardly know it was there but which nevertheless traveled everywhere with you and when you came home sat in your garage sending notes back to Redmond so as to improve your Driver Experience -- amazing, though even more so was the subsequent fitting as standard, rather than as an option, of a Microsoft representative who actually followed you indoors to find out what you were doing, see if you were eating the right stuff, reading the right stuff. Even buying the right stuff.

Complaining to Microsoft, or on an Internet forum, merely betrayed your own ignorance, resulting -- as it so often did -- only in the lofty advice that You. Have. To. Learn. 'S your fault, wanting something you can use as you intend, rather than how Microsoft intends. Once you've understood that there's no good reason for the steering wheel to be at the front and every good reason for the transmission to be on the roof, well, there you are then. Get with it, OK?

Amongst all that though, there were a few things Microsoft managed to get right. Windows XP, which my wife still runs on her laptop, and Windows 7, which I have on this pooter. XP I didn't have too much trouble with at the time; Windows 7, by contrast, needed a bit of customising but since then has worked just fine. So-oooo, as to the question:

Is Windows 7 still popular these days? Answer: I dunno; is oxygen still popular?

I know I can't manage without it, nor have any desire to attempt to. And I rather suspect I'm not the only one.
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24 Apr 2017   #49
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phil314 View Post
...The engine compartment, which used to be accessible, was now re-organised such as to fill half the trunk and part of the sump. A plethora of new controls and shiny buttons accompanied each new version...

Eventually, Microsoft equipped its offerings with a resident representative, an individual so discreet that you'd hardly know it was there but which nevertheless traveled everywhere with you and when you came home sat in your garage sending notes back to Redmond so as to improve your Driver Experience -- amazing, though even more so was the subsequent fitting as standard, rather than as an option, of a Microsoft representative who actually followed you indoors to find out what you were doing, see if you were eating the right stuff, reading the right stuff. Even buying the right stuff...
I chuckled at your entire satirical analogy although much of it actually is becoming true in cars. I used to work on the engines of my cars but, now, the engine compartments are too crowded for even my small hands, are far too complicated, and require too much special equipment for me to do most of my own work anymore (granted, old age doesn't help any). In many vehicles, some components traditionally located in the engine compartment, such as batteries, are now located elsewhere and some components, such as transmissions and differentials, that were located elsewhere, are now in the engine compartments. Engines are being turned sideways or backwards. The engine compartments are even being relocated, such as under the floor.

Many vehicles now have GPS systems that can be used to locate and track them. Some can even be used to disable a vehicle remotely. The computers store data on your driving habits, such as how fast the vehicle has been driven. Insurance companies are giving customers discounts to allow them to install devices that transmit where you are, how fast you drive, how hard you brake, how far you drive, when you drive, etc. back to the insurance company.
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24 Apr 2017   #50
Phil314

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

If I bring in my Morris Minor then . . . can you service her? Betcha you could. Two problems though: (1) 'tis a long way to Arizona for me, even though it's my joint favourite State (with Colorado) and (2) sadly, that ol' Morris Minor went off into the sunset long ago. My wife used to have an Austin A40 -- this was years before Volkswagen claimed its Golf had re-invented the motor car -- and not only was its engine fully accessible at all times, so, too, was the highway. With your feet. But we did manage to get the floor welded a couple of times. You're right about today's cars though. I've decided it's all down to men who have moved from the Oedipus complex to the Umbilical complex, this desperate need to remain connected. Regards to AZ. (Best fish 'n chips ever in Carefree, by the way.)
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