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Windows 7: W7 to W10

13 Mar 2017   #11
ColColt

Windows 7(64) Home Premium
 
 

My main source of "defense" is a Netgear router, Windows built in firewall and MalewareBytes and WinPatrol. I have this setup on both W7 and the Vista machine.


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13 Mar 2017   #12
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Okay so what is the problem we all have our preferences

Next is what browser do you use ?
ie11 is not recommended to use unless you really need too most security holes will usually effect it more than other browsers.
If you do have to use ie11 at the least activate enhanced protection mode and that is about all one can do that and use in-private browsing.
Otherwise use firefox it's much better anyway

And no I would never use chrome personally it does stuff nobody knows what rums on it
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13 Mar 2017   #13
ColColt

Windows 7(64) Home Premium
 
 

i haven't used IE in years. I've been using FF mostly for a good 10-12 years.
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13 Mar 2017   #14
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Well then you just have to realize the sky is not falling 7 is good for at least 3 more years and only MS thinks we all need win-10
Vista on the other hand you might look into some linux options like zorin or mint mate they will run okay on anything

Or buy a copy of win-10 and clean install it on one of the vista machines
Not many old machines are compatible with fast start features of win-10
All one needs to do is disable hibernation asap
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13 Mar 2017   #15
ColColt

Windows 7(64) Home Premium
 
 

I know that sooner or later I'll have to end up biting the bullet and get another computer which no doubt will be W10. My old Vista machine is dated, getting old but an old friend I'm not about to let go easily. Push comes to shove, I can still use it for my photo post processing or anything else not requiring an Internet connection.

The W7 computer is going to stay as is. Three years is a ways down the pike and I may have croaked before worrying about it. I'm just one to look down the road a ways.
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13 Mar 2017   #16
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yep pretty much why I said if you want to try win-10 if you haven't is to just buy a copy then you can legally dual boot with win-7 or Vista but all MS sells is oem copies so it will be locked to which ever machine you install it on.

I use one of these to dual boot different os's it has made life a lot simpler so I can keep os's completely separate
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13 Mar 2017   #17
ColColt

Windows 7(64) Home Premium
 
 

Maybe it's just time to just get another computer with W10 installed...sort of a back up in the event something physical goes awry like it did three years ago when I couldn't get downstairs to the main computer and had to stay upstairs(couldn't walk) with no computer. I got withdrawals and swore I'd not let that happen again. That's when I got the W7 for upstairs.
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13 Mar 2017   #18
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Always good to check on new computer deals
New hardware is best for 10 at least it has the best chances for compatibility
10 in general can be a bit buggy I don't use 10 for anything serious just benchmarking and tweaking it till I break it and start over
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13 Mar 2017   #19
ColColt

Windows 7(64) Home Premium
 
 

It would probably be a fill in in the event something went belly up(like the MOB) of Vista or even the W7.
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14 Mar 2017   #20
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
How ever it works out
Personally 10 really needs another year or so to mature and I suppose so do I
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