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Windows 7: I still like '7'

02 Apr 2018   #1

home premium 32 bit
I still like '7'

Just a general comment really

Have just done a fresh install of Windows 7 pro 64 bit on a friends Laptop. Apart from the 200+ updates (taking quite some time) all went well.

I had forgotten just how good 7 was (I'm on 10 pro) - so much so I am tempted to revert back to 7 on some of my machines!

The big frustration with 10 is the length of time for updates to download and install - 7 is so much more reliable and straightforward and SO quick by comparison.

I expect that some '7' users have stayed with this OS for the same reasons.

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02 Apr 2018   #2

Win 7 Home Prem x64 SP1

Yes, yes, and... yes!
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02 Apr 2018   #3

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)

I like Windows 7; but I like Linux Mint even more.
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02 Apr 2018   #4

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

I disabled the update service some months ago because I believe that after 8 years and hundreds of updates & corrections of bad updates, Microsoft can't/won't improve the W7. Also believe that their monthly rollups, appearing as both a required and optional update, is nothing more than MS collecting user data, and whatever is gleaned from it is applied to Windows 10.

Over time I succeeded to repair all errors that appeared in the Event Viewer, and it has been consistently clean for the past six months. The benefit of this is that I am familiar with many Event IDs, and know what is serious, important or irrelevant. It also convinced me that all the required corrections have been applied by now. But admittedly, I activate the update service every 60 days or so, just to monitor what is offered in the updates.

I am dreading the thought of being forced to switch to Windows 10 because of streamlining (to W10) of the ~50 installed apps I rely on.
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 I still like '7'

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