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Windows 7: I Want to Keep Windows 7 Forever

26 Oct 2019   #11
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AK6DN View Post
Not true. On a PC install linux and VirtualBox. Clone your current Win7 system into a virtual hard disk and move it to VirtualBox on that system.


Voila you now have an environment where you can run the same Win7 image on new hardware (that runs a base linux OS) basically forever. Your 'virtualized' Win7 hardware can live basically forever in a VirtualBox X86 environment.

You can't game with that and Virtual Box's USB emulation is horrible.


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26 Oct 2019   #12
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
Did you notice that their cheapest router is $700?

You don't need their appliance. You can run it on a nettop of your choice. I ran it in VMware for testing.

You go here, grab the Microsoft ASNs and monitor what emulates from the computer with this.
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27 Oct 2019   #13
LovelyFlipper

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

The suffering is real.
I still have PTSD from Vista.
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30 Oct 2019   #14
TheNewGuyHere

W7 Professional 64bit
 
 

For a small yearly fee you can keep the security hole plugged by this software:

Micropatches - 0patch


I have no skinny in recommending this software it is just the only one that does what they claim.
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22 Dec 2019   #15
jjr

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Windows 10 is horrible period, I'm older and do not need the aggravation of all the bloat and also as well as the attempt to make it look like Windows 7.

Bought a brand new Aliwneare Desktop from Dell that came installed windows 10 all I can say is its garbage ( nice pg software sucks to put it mildly), I had to the send the PC back then came across a article on the Dell site saying if you had Win7 Professional Disc if could be 10 could be rolled back.

So called Dell sales and they put me in touch with their tech support and they told me it could make it so it would look like Win7 or roll it back to 7 w/ my disc, so went ahead head and ordered a new XPS 8700 Desktop with Win 10 pro.

Pc was delivered and then I called Tech to have them set it up , at that point now I'm told that they could not do that as they no longer offer Win 7 support but could configure it to look sort of like Win 7.

Tried that and still too much garbage....

So that pc went back, next I bought a brand new 2015 XPS 8700 from a 3rd party seller on Amazon, that came with the Win 8 disc but had Win 7 Pro already installed.

So now at least I have a new pc and will run Win 7 as long as possible.

I have:
Zone Alarm Extreme Security
Malwarebytes Premium

I have installed NEVER 10 so to stop all the forced Win 10 junk and also turned off the Win7 updates.

Have cloned the HD to another new one for emergency back up also I use Acronis True Image to create OD backups.

As far as Office Professional Plus (2016) Paid version
Out of that whole suite I only use Word occasional'y

For safety concerns should I try and remove or disable the rest of the programs?

Turn off Win Defender? Never use it but its there?

Go my Dell and DL that drivers I need from there and back them up or go the 3rd party route.

Any thoughts greatly appreciated.

I also have a Dell Insprion Laptop which I'm doing basically same thing to ...



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheNewGuyHere View Post
For a small yearly fee you can keep the security hole plugged by this software:

Micropatches - 0patch


I have no skinny in recommending this software it is just the only one that does what they claim.
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22 Dec 2019   #16
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

You don't need Office unless it's required for work. It's just a space hog and M$ will keep plaguing you with security updates. Download OpenOffice or LibreOffice. Mine takes up only 309 MB. Writer is the equivalent of Word.

I use Classic Shell to make my Win7 look like XP.

Setting up 3rd W7 machine. Never10 looks great. Gibson has been a reliable security iconoclast for many years.
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22 Dec 2019   #17
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

From where can Never 10 be safely downloaded?
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22 Dec 2019   #18
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

"https://www.grc.com/never10.htm"
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23 Dec 2019   #19
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

I also don't like the idea of switching to Windows 10. However, I am coming to realize life goes on. I just got myself a new 4K monitor and Windows 7 has a lot of trouble coping with it. I have another thread running on this, but apparently any Displayport monitor suffers from a known issue - if you turn it off or put to sleep or the computer goes into sleep, then all your windows are going to get resized to some ancient small resolution (640x480) and get bunched to the upper left corner. There are discussions of that all over the internet, all support forums, etc. The issue apparently can't be solved. However, Windows 10 has no such issue - I have just installed a fresh copy of whatever the latest build is on a separate drive - and it runs faster than 7 (same PC, same SSD, just all other drives and ethernet disconnected) and there is no problem with the 4K monitor. So while it's annoying as hell - mostly the fact that Microsoft in their infinite wisdom have decided that they know better than me how to set up my computer - eventually I'll have to switch to it or otherwise install Linux.


Linux however is not quite the same as Windows - lots of programs either don't exist for Linux or have only clones that are not that good. Office is obviously the thing that comes to mind - all those "free" Linux alternatives are not good enough. If they are, then why not use emacs (which I do for almost all my work)?
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23 Dec 2019   #20
TechnoMage2016

Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x86
 
 

It only takes about an hour, and several utilities, to beat Win-10 into submission, and make it look and act a lot like Win-7.


I always start off by killing "WUDO" and "Cortana"....two huge security holes.


The new "OpenShellSetup_4_4_142.exe" is a good second step. (makes Win-10 look like Win-7)



Since most of Win-10 failures happen after an update, running the "stopupdates10Setup.exe" program can't hurt. Most home PC users couldn't care less about updates, so just shutting them off eliminates a lot of future hate and discontent.


I've had pretty good luck with Win-10, that's mostly due to the proper setup.
I can say the same thing about Win-89, Millenium, XP, Vista and Win-7. Not to exclude, Win-8.1.


Happy Holidays Mates!
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