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Windows 7: Beyond Windows 7

25 Dec 2018   #21
msalton1

windows 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
On the link MS releases SP2 for Windows 7 you will find all the offline updates

Thanks for the link...and for your work in keeping the thread current.


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25 Dec 2018   #22
msalton1

windows 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F22 Simpilot View Post
Anything beyond Kaby Lake and it won't work. The motherboard manufacturers only have Win 10 drivers.

If you use Kaby Lake then updates won't work without a hack from Github.

Is there any advantage to using Kaby Lake & hack over going with Skylake or older?
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25 Dec 2018   #23
Pete4

win7hp64
 
 

My new Coffee Lake cpu laptop has 6 cores, compared to my older Haswell 4cores and is almost twice as fast in Cinebench15, so yes there is a reason to go with newer cpu. I bite the bullet and learned how to fix most of the major flaws in Win10, so actually it's not that bad and for everything else is Linux. My Win7 computers should run fine with or without MS support for at least few more years as well, so I'm not too worried, since by then PC will become irrelevant, being replaced by phone. As a matter of fact my phone can do about 60% of things my PC can already and some things PC can't at all.
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25 Dec 2018   #24
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vel123 View Post
It is not possible to hinder Windows 10 from leaking all the mentioned data. Finding and using the offered options to minimize the amounts of shared information is difficult and time consuming even for experienced users. On top of that, the majority of user-made changes towards privacy is reverted with every Windows update.
I suspect that it'll be very difficult for 10 to phone home if you never connect to the internet. But who's going to do that.
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25 Dec 2018   #25
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You can stop all that with a hardware-based firewall like a nettop and Pfsense. That's my plan when I do go Win 10. I will be blocking all of MS's ASNs. If I need MS I'll use my VPN. I'll also watch the SNMP port and make sure the OS isn't communicating with other IPs it shouldn't.

No updates, but as it stands now, I don't use them. I do have about 4 for certain things, but that's it.
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26 Dec 2018   #26
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by msalton1 View Post
Is there any advantage to using Kaby Lake & hack over going with Skylake or older?
Not really.

UserBenchmark: Intel Core i5-3570 vs i5-7400


Ivybridge board with decent Quad core ( e.g. i5 -3570s) and ssd is more than most people need.
Adventurous types can use use bios mod to boot from pcie nvme - nearly all ivybridge boards will support it.
That will keep you going for many years.

It is possible to use win7 with coffee lake, it requires a separate graphics card. But only a tiny number of people need 6 or 8 cores.
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26 Dec 2018   #27
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
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It is possible to use win7 with coffee lake, it requires a separate graphics card. But only a tiny number of people need 6 or 8 cores.

The motherboards for a Coffee Lake CPU are 300 series and I've looked and the MOBO manufacturer only supplies Win 10 drivers. So whether those work in 7 I don't know.
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26 Dec 2018   #28
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

For me personally, I require damn good single threading capability for Flight Simulator FSX. FSX is only single threaded and to make matters worse CPU orientated. The highest CPU I could do without going Xeon is the i7 7700K. My board is only a 200 series board so Coffee Lake is out. And I just built this computer two years ago. No way I'm replacing this perfectly good working board. And there's no way in hell's half acre I'm going Win 10 yet. Maybe in seven to ten years I will. LOL
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26 Dec 2018   #29
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F22 Simpilot View Post
The motherboards for a Coffee Lake CPU are 300 series and I've looked and the MOBO manufacturer only supplies Win 10 drivers. So whether those work in 7 I don't know.
ASUS select win7 in the dropdown - win7 bios, audio, lan,usb, chipset,sata
H310M-E R2.0 | Motherboards | ASUS USA

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Gigabyte, example:

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No graphics drivers- separate graphics card needed.


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26 Dec 2018   #30
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Win7 with 16 core Ryzen Threadripper:

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