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Windows 7: Windows 10 versus Windows 7: Whose numbers do you trust?

04 Feb 2017   #11
Jody Thornton

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

But I think that the same hardware would run 10 as easily as 7.


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05 Feb 2017   #12
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

I was just thinking about how the numbers stack up given that some of us run 7 and 10 on different machines and even a dual boot OS's on some of those too. Myself I still think 7 is more user friendly although I configure my Start screen in 10 to look like 7 and find it easier to navigate then.

Now for sales out here it seems to me that less computers especially laptops are being offered with 7 as an option which is a disappointment to me at least.
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05 Feb 2017   #13
pippox0

Windows7 Pro
 
 

Windows7 support ends on 2020, so don't give up buy a windows7 retail DVD and take safe for future use in case of disaster recovery.
Or create install media from your windows7 pc , like i do.
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05 Feb 2017   #14
LevelBest

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit (Service Pack 1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pippox0 View Post
create install media from your windows7 pc , like i do.
Could you explain what that is exactly and how to go about it?

LevelBest
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05 Feb 2017   #15
RogerR

7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

There is no compelling reason for most users to change to 10. Touchscreen is about the only the only function pushing any upgrade past 7. It's unfortunate that its near monopoly encourages MS to force largely undesired changes on the public at large.
No doubt the windows consortium can see the future more clearly than I can - Android taking over the world - but I find their attempts to hold back the green tide as counter-productive. Just as Firefox is losing market share by emulating Chrome, MS is missing the point with the 10 spyware model. Copying an innovator does not make you an innovator.

The sole reason 10 is 'viable' at all is because it ships installed with every new lap and desktop. If you had to buy the OS and 7 was a dollar less than 10 - how many would choose 10?
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05 Feb 2017   #16
pippox0

Windows7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LevelBest View Post
Could you explain what that is exactly and how to go about it?

LevelBest
Hi,
here is explained by Microsoft

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/.../ff621489.aspx

BTW -> Start -> Search "System repair disc" then launch the tool that will create a bootable recovery disc.

Anyway you can get windows key from your Pc and download the iso from microsoft
Cheers
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05 Feb 2017   #17
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote:
Could you explain what that is exactly and how to go about it?

LevelBest
Now in addition to pippox0"s suggestion here is another great site to download an ISO from Microsoft you just need to be careful what version you download the bit version and that you already have an activation code for the machine you are installing on. That you will have seen on the sticker attached to the machine somewhere

There are quite a few different methods of getting the ISO but what we have linked here are probably the easiest - I have used the Heidoc site quite a few times now and another thing to think about is when you make the bootable disk (particularly) or stick is to burn it at the slowest rate you can pick 4x is the highest I would recommend you use - any higher and you run the risk of the disk being badly finished or even corrupted.

Edit:An afterthought it would be a good idea if you can afford it to buy a new hard drive to install on better still a SSD and just transfer the data and programs onto from the old drive. The SSD would make a ton of difference.
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06 Feb 2017   #18
LevelBest

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit (Service Pack 1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pippox0 View Post
Windows7 support ends on 2020, so don't give up buy a windows7 retail DVD and take safe for future use in case of disaster recovery.
Or create install media from your windows7 pc , like i do.
Given that this was in the context of W7 coming to an end, I thought 'create install media from your Win7 PC' was a way of copying the Win7 programme and files from your existing PC to transfer Win7 to a new computer. Oh well, nice thought!
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06 Feb 2017   #19
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LevelBest View Post
Given that this was in the context of W7 coming to an end, I thought 'create install media from your Win7 PC' was a way of copying the Win7 programme and files from your existing PC to transfer Win7 to a new computer. Oh well, nice thought!
Hi,
This should work
You do need a new activation key and the same version of windows probably
Make Windows 7 bootable after motherboard swap
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06 Feb 2017   #20
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LevelBest View Post
Given that this was in the context of W7 coming to an end, I thought 'create install media from your Win7 PC' was a way of copying the Win7 programme and files from your existing PC to transfer Win7 to a new computer. Oh well, nice thought!
In addition to Thrash Zones suggestion personally what you propose to me is making yourself a lot of work. Me i would opt for a clean install using an ISO for Win 7. Doing it this way you only need to make a bootable disk or stick and use the activation code on the machine's sticker. It goes before saying you must pick the correct bit version that the activation code is for, and make the disk or stick bootable. The disk or stick I would advise you to burn the ISO at the slowest rate you can it will avoid any issues with files copying badly or being corrupted.

Now I would say just one thing though and that is when I do a clean install I always make sure the drive is cleaned or wiped with DISKPART or Partition Wizard so that I am fairly sure nothing from the original install is left behind.

Now I have to add that that is me being a little pedantic but from past experience I find this the only thing to do with the drive first after finding a straight format sometimes leaves remnants of the previous install which can cause issues with the clean install. Mind you a new drive circumvents having to clean the drive first and it would certainly give you the opportunity to install on a SSD as well. But it is your budget and choice of course.

The old drive after you have finished transferring data and programs if you so wish can be wiped and used as a spare.
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