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Windows 7: How long should I keep Windows 7 and delay upgrading?

1 Week Ago   #41
ringel05

Multiple Windows 7 and Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iron7 View Post
any thoughts anyone?
Yeah, do whatever floats your boat. It's your system.


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1 Week Ago   #42
xlcgroup

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

awesome, just ditch using social media as a source of news and you're alright!
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1 Week Ago   #43
mrjimphelps

Dual Boot Xubuntu Linux 64-bit / Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xlcgroup View Post
I appreciate it, I do have Malware Bytes and SuperAnti Spyware and do scans regularly FWIW. I will start taking some proactive steps and do some research on what you suggest. It's a lot to swallow as I am not experienced in hardware upgrades or Xubuntu.
You can go to xubuntu.com and create a bootable DVD with Xubuntu on it. Then boot your computer with the DVD in the drive, booting to the DVD. You can then run Xubuntu from the DVD, without having to install anything on your computer. In other words, this is a very easy way to try it out before deciding to go with it.
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1 Week Ago   #44
xlcgroup

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
You can go to xubuntu.com and create a bootable DVD with Xubuntu on it. Then boot your computer with the DVD in the drive, booting to the DVD. You can then run Xubuntu from the DVD, without having to install anything on your computer. In other words, this is a very easy way to try it out before deciding to go with it.
thanks, i am reading about comparisons to 8.1 now but will keep this in mind.
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1 Week Ago   #45
Jody Thornton

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Melchior View Post
Win10 is the WORST M$ has ever done, followed by Win8, WinVista and WinME.. uuggh!!
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I only agree on 10. It works well actually, but I hate the interface and reduced customization - oh and the forced updates too.

Windows ME could be tweaked to be a nice hybrid OS when 9x was still a thing. But really calling Vista and Windows 8 bad OS releases (after tweaking and/or service packs) is just displaying ignorance.
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1 Week Ago   #46
Melchior

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 (v6.1.7601.23537)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jody Thornton View Post
I only agree on 10. It works well actually, but I hate the interface and reduced customization - oh and the forced updates too.

Windows ME could be tweaked to be a nice hybrid OS when 9x was still a thing. But really calling Vista and Windows 8 bad OS releases (after tweaking and/or service packs) is just displaying ignorance.
I worked on servicing a couple of WinVista boxes.. it was a headache...
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1 Week Ago   #47
Jody Thornton

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Melchior View Post
I worked on servicing a couple of WinVista boxes.. it was a headache...
But try the x64 build with SP2, the Platform update, and just use Prefectch (disable SuperFetch in the registry only). It worked REALLY nice.
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1 Week Ago   #48
Melchior

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 (v6.1.7601.23537)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jody Thornton View Post
But try the x64 build with SP2, the Platform update, and just use Prefectch (disable SuperFetch in the registry only). It worked REALLY nice.
lol..... sure it did ;p

yeah Superfetch is kinda annoying..
That's why I found this tool..
http://blog.ib-soft.net/2009/09/tweakprefetch.html

see screenshot for my settings...


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1 Week Ago   #49
Jody Thornton

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Melchior View Post
lol..... sure it did ;p

yeah Superfetch is kinda annoying..
That's why I found this tool..
http://blog.ib-soft.net/2009/09/tweakprefetch.html

see screenshot for my settings...
I used that too in the past - cool tool
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1 Week Ago   #50
Melchior

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 (v6.1.7601.23537)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jody Thornton View Post
I used that too in the past - cool tool
another REALLY COOL TOOL I found is
I allows you to
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RegScanner is a small utility that allows you to scan the Registry, find the desired Registry values that match to the specified search criteria, and display them in one list. After finding the Registry values, you can easily jump to the right value in RegEdit, simply by double-clicking the desired Registry item. You can also export the found Registry values into a .reg file that can be used in RegEdit.
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  • RegScanner utility display the entire search result at once, so you don't have to press F3 in order to find the next value.
  • In addition to the standard string search (Like in RegEdit), RegScanner can also find Registry values by data length, value type (REG_SZ, REG_DWORD, and so on), and by modified date of the key.
  • RegScanner can find a unicode string located inside a binary value.
  • RegScanner allows you to make a case sensitive search.
  • While scanning the Registry, RegScanner display the current scanned Registry key, as opposed to RegEdit, that simply display a boring "Searching the registry" dialog-box.
http://www.nirsoft.net/
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/device_manager_view.html
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/uninstall_view.html
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/what_run_in_startup.html


If you wanna keep tabs on new new updates from him...
"What's New" section lower half of the main page...



OMG he has SO MANY handy utilities I cannot possible list them ALL.. lol

EDIT:
Here is is blog/new page
http://blog.nirsoft.net/
http://blog.nirsoft.net/feed/
http://feeds.feedburner.com/Nirblog
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