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Windows 7: Should i go back to windows 7?

2 Weeks Ago   #1
Dolary

 
 
Should i go back to windows 7?

I got to the realization that i dont like windows 10. I miss windows 7. I know, they will stop supporting it, but if you got a good antivirus and spyware program, would it still possible to stay on windows 7?


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2 Weeks Ago   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

There are threads about this, Dave

What should we do after January 2020
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2 Weeks Ago   #3
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

I still have an old laptop with Win XP and it works as it always did.

Win 7 will work the same way it does today.
What you need is an offline update (like Simplix), the drivers and a Win 7 installation disk.
MS releases SP2 for Windows 7
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2 Weeks Ago   #4
tjg79

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

I tried Windows 10 during the free upgrade period and hated it. I went back to Windows 7. Now, I'm looking for a Windows alternative for the upcoming end-of-life for Windows 7.


I don't think anyone should trust Microsoft, Google, etc...
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2 Weeks Ago   #5
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tjg79 View Post
I tried Windows 10 during the free upgrade period and hated it. I went back to Windows 7. Now, I'm looking for a Windows alternative for the upcoming end-of-life for Windows 7.
Win 7 end of support doesn't change anything. It will continue to work as it does today.

Linux is a very good OS. It's powerful, safe and free.
And there are a lot of distributions. I like these:
Lubuntu
Mint
Zorin OS

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Best lightweight Linux distro of 2019 | TechRadar
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2 Weeks Ago   #6
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tjg79 View Post
I tried Windows 10 during the free upgrade period and hated it.
Its not hard to get rid of everything you hated
Making Win10 look and act like Win7
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2 Weeks Ago   #7
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

Did I miss something, or does microsoft now provide a win7 iso with updates though 8/2018 and includes integrated USB3 and NVME drivers?

Just downloaded this:
Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool

which points to this microsoft link for a 2018 version of win7 with nvme and usb3. Did not know that iso was legally available. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
https://download.microsoft.com/downl...4FRE_en-us.iso
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2 Weeks Ago   #8
Dynentan

Win7
 
 

I just went back to windows 7 again and i love it.

My only concern is if i will be able to use my computer for gaming as well as using my programs. If i buy a game sometime in the future, will the game developers still make it compatible with windows 7?
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2 Weeks Ago   #9
tjg79

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnhoh View Post
Its not hard to get rid of everything you hated
Making Win10 look and act like Win7

Thanks for that link.


One of my problems with Win 10 was drivers for my vintage Intel DX58SO motherboard. I couldn't find drivers for all the embedded features such as the Intel Rapid Storage Technology. The Win 7 driver wouldn't work with Win 10, and I couldn't find a newer version of the Intel RST driver that would work with my motherboard and Win 10.



Without Intel support, Win 10 was not an option unless I upgraded my motherboard and cpu.


I've read some links where others have upgraded to Win 10 with the Intel DX58SO, but I question the quality of those upgrades.



When I initially upgraded, I allowed the program to do an upgrade install. I wasn't satisfied with the upgrade install, so when I attempted a clean install, it became apparent that it was a no-go.
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2 Weeks Ago   #10
tjg79

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dynentan View Post
I just went back to windows 7 again and i love it.

My only concern is if i will be able to use my computer for gaming as well as using my programs. If i buy a game sometime in the future, will the game developers still make it compatible with windows 7?

After the end of support date, I wouldn't expect any new game to be backwards compatible with Win 7. If it happens to be compatible with 8.1, it might work, but consider yourself lucky if it does.
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