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Windows 7: Windows 7 and Office 2010 End of Support

23 Apr 2019   #131
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hey Man View Post
Considering the backlash they had over Vista, 8 to a degree and now 10 in addition to the fact that clearly XP and 7 were the most popular operating systems for them, it just seems idiotic not to update Windows 7 for today. It's literally a license for them to print money and will bring back customers who have bailed Microsoft because of the garbage they are releasing.

Whatever their reasons are - it's just bad business on their part as a company and I don't even mean from a customer perspective. They had their version of Coke Classic in computer terms and they just tossed the recipe so to speak in the garbage.
Contempt for the customer is characteristic of monopolies.


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23 Apr 2019   #132
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

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Are there any programs that can make Windows 10 more like Windows 7 or at best can you just install a Windows 7 skin that makes 10 look like 7, so at least you can avoid the look of the 10 desktop and use the desktop like you would with 7?
For many of us it isn't just/only/about the looks. It isn't even about 10 anymore. It's about how M$ views us. It's about not trusting them not to change their pricing out of the blue and suddenly having to rent it from them, or having ads pumped through the app store, or (at least for me) doing something completely devious with it. It's about their new data collection techniques, the forced updates, and the yearly overhauls. Slapping on a new theme doesn't change it beneath the surface and what I feel about it. I don't trust it on my own computer and I never will as long as they have the same setup and mindset.
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24 Apr 2019   #133
SandraChung

Windows 7 Ultimate x64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 10pro
 
 
As if I need another reason to dislike Windows 10

Did I say dislike? No, I mean LOATHE.
I booted into the Windows 10 drive.

Windows 10 took into its programing to 'scan' two of my external drives. One drive it wiped every file out of that in one directory of one drive, and then blew out the partition on another drive.

I am currently on my Windows 7 drive, using data recovery software. So far, it's found the missing partition and all the file. When the scan is complete, i will click on RECOVER, and that will be one problem fixed.
What gets me, is the drive with the folder wiped clean, reads as if those files are still taking space, so hopefully, they can be recovered, also.
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25 Apr 2019   #134
SandraChung

Windows 7 Ultimate x64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 10pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hey Man View Post
Are there any programs that can make Windows 10 more like Windows 7 or at best can you just install a Windows 7 skin that makes 10 look like 7, so at least you can avoid the look of the 10 desktop and use the desktop like you would with 7?
StartMenu X.
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27 Apr 2019   #135
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM19.2 MATE, W10 Home 1703, W10 Pro 1703 VM, #All 64 bit
 
 
Pay-per-Click

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by townsbg View Post
To me it's not just about 10 and not trusting it, I think that they have something devious up their sleeve and I no longer trust them. Time will tell what they do with 10.
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I agree. I don't trust them either, anymore.

I'm expecting that Pay-per-Click is only a few years away.
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28 Apr 2019   #136
SandraChung

Windows 7 Ultimate x64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 10pro
 
 

I managed to fix the problems Windows 10 caused on the external drives by using software in Windows 7. How's that for irony? As for MS with their "will no longer supply security updates" I never relied on MS' security updates. I have BitDefender on Windows 7, and MalwareBytes on Windows 10. I also have an old XP laptop with Malwarebytes, and haven't had any problems with that. I get tired of the scare tactics. It's not as if everything currently running on my computer is going to come to a screeching halt just because MS ends public support for Windows 7.

As for possibility of "Pay per click", I'm more worried about 'subscription' model.
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28 Apr 2019   #137
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi SandraChung,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SandraChung View Post
It's not as if everything currently running on my computer is going to come to a screeching halt just because MS ends public support for Windows 7.
True!

As long as you have got a stable system image [or two!] then you should be OK. I have got a Win 7 ISO and all the updates [cumulative and security-only] etc saved as well. There are people still using XP without any problems!

The biggest problem will be that as time goes on software updates [third-party] will probably not be available!
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28 Apr 2019   #138
Brds7t7

Win 7 Ultimate, Win 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (All 64-Bit)
 
 

To be honest, I don't even worry about software updates that much either. There are certain programmes I keep up to date, but there's still a lot where I'm running older versions. Either because the so-called "update" has either removed features I used, made the programme worse, or has added a ridiculous amount of bloat to the programme (this usually happens when some grubby company buys it from a decent company).

If a programme gets to the point where it will no longer work on 7 anymore, I'll just look for an alternative.
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29 Apr 2019   #139
SandraChung

Windows 7 Ultimate x64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 10pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi SandraChung,


True!

As long as you have got a stable system image [or two!] then you should be OK. I have got a Win 7 ISO and all the updates [cumulative and security-only] etc saved as well. There are people still using XP without any problems!

The biggest problem will be that as time goes on software updates [third-party] will probably not be available!
I have Installation Discs, bought and paid for, I have downloaded all the updates from the MS catalog and saved. Everything works. And if it ain't broken, I'm not fixing it.

That being typed, I do have a dual boot system, with Win 7 Ult 64bit, and Win 10 Pro. I pretty much spend most of my computer time on the Windows 7 drive, and only occasionally use the Win 10 because every time I think it's doing ok, it seems to screw something up.
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29 Apr 2019   #140
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

I hope this forum will continue indefinitely, so all of us, along with anyone else who needs it, can still share helpful info. Windows 7 forever, Seven Forums forever!
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