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Windows 7: The Last Days of Windows 7

13 Sep 2011   #11

Windows 7 64 bit

Like others here, my Win7 system has been totally solid since the OS was installed.

The chance of me upgrading to Win8, which looks like a kid's toy, is remote in the extreme.

I have a feeling that Win7 will become the new XP, in that people will continue using it for as long as possible, or until MS removes all support.

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13 Sep 2011   #12

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

I can't see spending money twice just to upgrade what I have from 7 to 8, but in another year or two, if I build or buy a new system, I can see getting windows 8 for it. Assuming of course that it doesn't end up being Vista SE, if you catch my drift.
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13 Sep 2011   #13

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64

Ah yes I'm very much looking forward to purchasing W7 Ultimate family pack for a deep discount as W8 hits.
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13 Sep 2011   #14

Windows 7 64 ultimate

why are they releasing W8 so fast?

W7 i just getting established!!!!
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13 Sep 2011   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

I will give Windows 8 one year until I make my decision whether to upgrade or not. I love Windows 7, but watching other peoples experiences after one year should be enough time to think of my final decision.
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13 Sep 2011   #16

windows 7 professional 64-bit

The folks in Redmond seem determined to have us buy new operating system every 3 - 5 years. At present I see no need to upgrade without a really compelling reason.
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13 Sep 2011   #17

Windows Seven, Ubuntu

It will be a long time before you can run custom themes in windows 8. I am sticking with 7. I would test 8 on a dual boot though.
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13 Sep 2011   #18

Windows 7 x64 / Same

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darkhaund View Post
why are they releasing W8 so fast?

W7 i just getting established!!!!
MS has to start a real, serious OS lifecycle, since the last OS release schedules have been terrible. When was the last time they made a release date prior to W7?
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13 Sep 2011   #19

Windows 7 32 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
Not sure I'll be making the jump to 8 too quickly. I like 7, it works, and for me has run without issue for 2 years.It will take some big improvements now to budge me off 7.

After being burned by Vista preSP1 I insisted on running Seven with settings that worked in Vista. Such as prefetching only boot files, no swap etc..

Finally curiosity got the better of me and I changed Seven prefetch options to the default pair of '3's. I gave it a one GB page file, and set Superfetch to delayed start. It's running very smoothly. Of course I'm not about to let it index my drives. Sticking with Everything Search.

Still, it's smoother than I expected. Setting Superfetch to delayed start just avoids the disk churning for a long time at boot. After I open a few apps then the Standby memory uses all I have as expected.
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13 Sep 2011   #20

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

"Last days"? They are dreaming... OMG. Windows 7 is by far the best OS Microsoft has ever released.
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