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Windows 7: Windows 7 and Office 2010 End of Support

30 Apr 2019   #141

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SandraChung View Post
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.
I only run Windows 10 in a Virtual Machine, and it rarely gets booted up to be honest. I use it for around half an hour before it starts annoying the cr*p out of me!
I've got to know my way around it, but I'm still unimpressed!

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30 Apr 2019   #142

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
I only run Windows 10 in a Virtual Machine, and it rarely gets booted up to be honest. I use it for around half an hour before it starts annoying the cr*p out of me!
I've got to know my way around it, but I'm still unimpressed!
Same for me and I run it every day at work. I use it more than my own computer.
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5 Days Ago   #143

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit

I plan to use it forever as well. As far as my lappy, I still have the XP recovery discs for it, made copies of those, I have an entire directory of drivers, all paperwork, etc.... This machine does all I need it to do. I even added the Bluetooth chip it was supposed to have I have it fined tuned, thanks to Brink (and others) exemplary care and tips over these years. But anyway I tried Windows 10 on this machine on an old drive being the MS fanboi I am I still tried to participate in learning the new OS. I installed it with the internet unplugged. Let's just say I am staying right here. With the spying and everything it is just a way the government weaponizes a corporation. When I tried to use certain .exe files Windows Defender ATE them. It was very slow. None of my emulators worked with it... I unplug my internet every few mins just in case something is going on there... I'm in it for the long haul I make constant backups so we good.
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3 Days Ago   #144

Windows 10 LTSC 2019, planning to go back to 7

I want to go back to Windows 7. But I'm afraid software/drivers might stop supporting it. I'm not worried about security since I have a MBAM premium license and know how to protect myself, and I don't go to shady sites.

Should I remain in W10 or switch back to 7? And if I should switch back to 7, what should I know?

Win 10 is giving me headaches with a 144hz/60hz dual monitor setup (because it forces vsync on everything and locks my main monitor to 60hz when anything that requires GPU acceleration goes on on my secondary monitor). I heard it's not an issue on 7.
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3 Days Ago   #145

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

I'm running a dual boot machine. Win 7 64bit Ultimate, and Win 10 Pro. I have customized Win 10 desktop to get rid of that annoying tile set up. So, it's not the UI that makes me use my Win 7 boot drive more often.

When Win 10 runs right, it's ok. But when it screws up, it does so with devestating results, and if I didn't have data recovery software, I would have lost the data on two 3tb external HDDs. 10 kept offloading my 5 drive bay, without properly ejecting the bay, causing 2 partitions to be blown. I now keep my external drive bay 'off' unless I need something on it when using Win 10, or just boot into Win 7 (which doesn't have any issues with keeping the drives at the ready)

And then there was Win 10's inability to install updates. Then task manager stopped working. I got in touch the MS Assure, and whatever she did, she totally bollixed up the Win 10 installation. After messing everything up, her solution was to 'refresh' windows. Even THAT didn't work. Lucky for me, I had made a clone of the installation when everything was working, and just swapped the drives out.

As for Office 2010 on Windows 7, it's not as if my version will suddenly stop working. Just no more updates. That's fine with me, as I use it only for myself. I don't want to 'rent' Office 365, when I own a copy of Office 2010 and 2016 Pro.

I also have 'legacy' software that I can't install on Windows 10 because the company that made the software no longer uses the same authentication service. And then there's hardware that Win 10 just refuses to recognize that Windows 7 works with flawlessly.

I also still use Windows Media Center, as I use my computer to watch TV. Prefer that than using 3rd party software.
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