What modern hardware is good for upgrading my Win7 rig?

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    windows 7 ultimatex64
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    No, using Legacy for all boot devices.
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    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
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       #22

    joeyc100 said:
    No, using Legacy for all boot devices.
    Child's play. Get it done on UEFI mode and I'll be impressed. :P
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  3. Posts : 84
    windows 7 ultimatex64
       #23

    I have no use for UEFI. I do not know what it is, or, more importantly, why it is.
    I just wanted a more modern computer that runs 10th gen Win 7. And I got one.
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  4. Posts : 113
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
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       #24

    When you upgrade your hardware in a few years, you'll be in the same position as me. But then Windows 7 doesn't make efficient use of 12th gen CPUs so we both might be forced to upgrade to 10 in a few years.
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    7 X64
       #25

    win10 will be expired in 2025
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  6. Posts : 113
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
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       #26

    SIW2 said:
    win10 will be expired in 2025
    We will ride out the storm like always. I clung to XP for the longest time because of its high level of customizability which windows 7 lacked, but with Bongo's help I was able to modify it (rest his soul). Now I'm clinging to 7 because of 10's high level of spyware telemetry bullshit. I shall modify and remove all that crap one day when I muster the time and energy. The succeeding versions of Windows will be worse and worse and require more and more convoluted effort to mod but it will be done.
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  7. Posts : 84
    windows 7 ultimatex64
       #27

    From a prior post...
    "But then Windows 7 doesn't make efficient use of 12th gen CPUs so we both might be forced to upgrade to 10 in a few years."

    I don't know what constitutes efficiency, but I think that when I can use one of my many legacy programs without having to worry about whether the new cpu/OS/x86/x64/whatever will run it, I am saving my sanity.
    Your prediction of what happens in the future should mention the real possibility that eventually users will be charged monthly for the use of an OS (perhaps $15.99 as is Netflix, and rising at will).

    If I must move up it will be to Windows 8.1 with an outer shell to give it the look and feel of XP (or was that Windows 2000?).
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  8. Posts : 113
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
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       #28

    joeyc100 said:
    From a prior post...
    "But then Windows 7 doesn't make efficient use of 12th gen CPUs so we both might be forced to upgrade to 10 in a few years."

    I don't know what constitutes efficiency, but I think that when I can use one of my many legacy programs without having to worry about whether the new cpu/OS/x86/x64/whatever will run it, I am saving my sanity.
    Your prediction of what happens in the future should mention the real possibility that eventually users will be charged monthly for the use of an OS (perhaps $15.99 as is Netflix, and rising at will).
    If I must move up it will be to Windows 8.1 with an outer shell to give it the look and feel of XP (or was that Windows 2000?).
    12th gen Intel CPUs have P-cores and E-cores, Windows 7 doesn't distinguish between them so you might have intensive programs running slowly on E-cores and P-cores being wasted on background tasks.

    All my legacy programs currently work, including games from the 90s, and the ones that don't are easily emulated. You should invest in a VM.

    I know Netflix charges monthly fees, that's what Bittorrent is for. :P
    It's not feasible for M$ to charge monthly fees for anything except updates so we should be able to pay a one time fee and use it. Since we love 7, we'll be happy with the earlier version of the next OS.
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