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Windows 7: What should we do after January 2020

16 Jun 2019   #71
OfficialAlexM

Windows 10 LTSC 2019, planning to go back to 7
 
 

Don't think that's possible since it's built in into the Desktop Window Manager and explorer itself. Disabling Game DVR does not fix this.


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16 Jun 2019   #72
Banyarola

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

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Don't think that's possible since it's built in into the Desktop Window Manager and explorer itself. Disabling Game DVR does not fix this.
Well, like I said, i'm not familiar with it. If it was a bug maybe they fixed it by now.
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16 Jun 2019   #73
OfficialAlexM

Windows 10 LTSC 2019, planning to go back to 7
 
 

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Well, like I said, i'm not familiar with it. If it was a bug maybe they fixed it by now.

It's been a bug for a few years
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16 Jun 2019   #74
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

A decent operating system should not make you jump through all kinds of hoops to prevent it from doing all the noxious things that Windows 10 does to your computer (and to you). for this reason alone, users who value having control over their computer should avoid it. Especially considering that there are so many fine Linux systems out there (Ubuntu, Mint, Zorin, Solus...and many more).


Note: post edited by OP after it caused a bit of a flare-up. My apologies.
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18 Jun 2019   #75
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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The one glaring flaw with all that is, if the original OS is an OEM (came with the computer), it won't work on a new computer.
you said it won't work, but what you meant was it won't activate without a new license. Of course it will work.
Thank you johnhoh. That is some great info you posted for me earlier. Apparently, wiser heads prevailed and removed all of the silly posts. However, your last one should not have been removed. You had mentioned that with some tweaking one could easily (in 1 hour if I recall) have their Windows 10 machine perform like a Windows 7 system (my wording here is approximate). Has this process been documented anywhere?

-thx
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18 Jun 2019   #76
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MourningStar View Post
Thank you johnhoh. That is some great info you posted for me earlier. Apparently, wiser heads prevailed and removed all of the silly posts. However, your last one should not have been removed. You had mentioned that with some tweaking one could easily (in 1 hour if I recall) have their Windows 10 machine perform like a Windows 7 system (my wording here is approximate). Has this process been documented anywhere?-thx
You're welcome. The documented process is in the link.

Isolating Win10 from all unrequested microsoft intervention (which is what we have with Win7), and also making Win10 look and act like Win7 is easily done with three free programs - Sledgehammer, Classic shell, and Winaero tweaker. The last few years while most of us have been complaining about and avoiding Win10 due to its many issues, there were a quite a few generous programmers devising free and easy to use programs that quickly fix those issues.

Making Win10 look and act like Win7
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4 Weeks Ago   #77
edassange

W7 Home Premium x86 SP1 Build 7601
 
 

I'd be quite interested to know how many members plan to continue using W7 or will stop using it and if so will they be using W10 or another OS. Poll anyone?

If support for W7 wasn't ending, like most people here I would continue using it, but I guess I'll reluctantly switch to W10.
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4 Weeks Ago   #78
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

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I'd be quite interested to know how many members plan to continue using W7 or will stop using it and if so will they be using W10 or another OS. Poll anyone?

If support for W7 wasn't ending, like most people here I would continue using it, but I guess I'll reluctantly switch to W10.

I'll not stop using Windows 7 even after end of support..It's like my old HP laptop with Windows XP SP3.. it still turns on and i use it to backup my mails in Outlook Express 6.0.


Now for the future..i guess i'll turn to Windows 10 one day. Apple? Not worth the price of their laptop compare to a self build powerfull desktop PC. Free OS? No either, i do not think an install on a brand new computer. I hate to be resigned.
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4 Weeks Ago   #79
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

I have lots of options. Convert my 7 to 10 (no), 8.1, 2012, 2012R2, 2016, or a Unix based system. I think for now I'm going to stay on 7 and eventually convert to Linux using 8.1 or 2016 in VMware for anything that requires an updated version of Windows. However I still have to test certain functionality so I haven't made up my mind yet. I'm not happy with the prospect but I'd much rather use Linux than 10. Who really knows where windows will be at that time. Maybe the next version will be more user friendly, not have all the tracking, and will not force you to install updates that will only screw it up. Or maybe that's just my pipe dream.
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4 Weeks Ago   #80
Melchior

Windows 7 ULTIMATE (SP1)(x64)
 
 

Windows 7 FOREVER!!! lol...
the only chance of upgrading testing is to clone my current HDD onto a new HDD of the same size.. and see if a Windows 10 upgrade borks/bricks it... if not.. idk I still don't really like Win10 AND KEEP that old HDD as a backup...
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