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Windows 7: Making Win10 look and act like Win7

2 Days Ago   #21

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM19.1 MATE, W10 Home 1703, W10 Pro 1703 VM, #All 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnhoh View Post
Its worth noting that as long as programs never run the only annoyance is they take up space, and win10 takes up significantly less space than win7 even if you do not uninstall anything, so its not really a big deal either way.

My W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit) clean install (updated to December 2014) is <12 GB.
The Macrium Reflect Backup Image is <7 GB.

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1 Day Ago   #22

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ian50 View Post
There's a plethora of bewildering jargon. For example, I have no idea at all what "defcon 1, 3 ... whatever" means or its' relevance.

All sorts of caveats suddenly appear on the horizon. As I understand your initial post, installing Sledgehammer into a Win10 setup allows a cmd file to be run that blocks intrusive MS upgrades unless you permit them. Sounds great and simple ... but then:

we have defcon, askwoody, green graphs. What on earth ?

And interestingly, Google finds the Sledgehammer 2.6.0 in search and lists a few links, including Softpedia. Yet the Softpedia search box itself comes up empty. So Google accurately lists the download screen for Softpedia, yet Softpedia itself insists it cannot find it. Clearly MS dislikes Sledgehammer a lot.

(OT--there's an entire world outside Google. Try Duckduckgo and Startpage, both of which don't record your IP address.)
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1 Day Ago   #23

Windows 7 Pro x64

> " ... Try Duckduckgo and Startpage ..."

That's not my point. Google found Softpedia's Sledgehammer listing but Softpedia itself will not. The inference I draw from this curious fact is that Softpedia is somewhat fearful of MS (probably with reason) and MS most definitely dislikes Sledgehammer, again with reason.

This gives me comfort that Sledgehammer is a potent tool. Hence my thanks to Johnoh for the post. It's an important one and I like the suggestion above that with a bit of polishing it should be lodged with the other excellent tutorials on this site.
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14 Hours Ago   #24

Windows 7 HP 64

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