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Starting to update from xp systems to windows 7 computers

 
 
BillRM
 
Reply Sat 19 Oct, 2019 12:54 pm
I had been more then happy with windows xp and had cheerfully laugh at Microsoft attempts to force me to change OSs in the last years.

However everything reach an end point an only a few months until windows 7 reached end of support itself I had picked up my first window 7 computer.

Note they are now going dirt cheap due to the of support deadline from Microsoft for 7.

Lord compare to XP the interface with it users is very bad but after installing the shell program to bring back some of the features of XP I am getting happy with the computer.

footnote no I never been hack as my layers of protect softwares had done it job with xp and I see little likelihood of being attack successfully on a 7 platform long after it end of life support.

Suggest people look into a program by the name of sandboxie for one.


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Jewels Vern
 
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Reply Sat 19 Oct, 2019 01:44 pm
I liked Win98 just fine after I got all the bug fixes installed. I upgraded to WinXP because it was free. Eventually the computer burned out and the new computer had Win7 pre-installed.

So far I have declined to pay for Windows after seeing what a lousy product Win98 was. Vista was in there somewhere and my guru described the user license as "the world's longest suicide note". What I have seen of Win10 is not just garbage, but openly hostile to the user. I can't even use my printer because it doesn't have Microsoft's permission to exist.

When I am forced to upgrade I will upgrade to Linux.
BillRM
 
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Reply Sat 19 Oct, 2019 04:14 pm
@Jewels Vern,
Jewels Vern wrote:

I liked Win98 just fine after I got all the bug fixes installed. I upgraded to WinXP because it was free. Eventually the computer burned out and the new computer had Win7 pre-installed.

So far I have declined to pay for Windows after seeing what a lousy product Win98 was. Vista was in there somewhere and my guru described the user license as "the world's longest suicide note". What I have seen of Win10 is not just garbage, but openly hostile to the user. I can't even use my printer because it doesn't have Microsoft's permission to exist.

When I am forced to upgrade I will upgrade to Linux.


I have a computer with some minor hardware problems that I am thinking of install an OS by the name of reactOS on it an see how good it is.

Quote:
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oralloy
 
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Reply Sun 20 Oct, 2019 09:52 pm
If you have a computer with a Windows 7 license, you should see if it will upgrade to Windows 10 for free.

It depends on your hardware though. Windows 10 will not run on older CPUs because it was complied using some of the more modern x86 coding:
https://web.archive.org/web/20121028174134/windows.microsoft.com/en-id/windows-8/what-is-pae-nx-sse2

If the computer had Windows 7 as its original operating system, that should be new enough though.
BillRM
 
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Reply Mon 21 Oct, 2019 07:17 am
@oralloy,
oralloy wrote:

If you have a computer with a Windows 7 license, you should see if it will upgrade to Windows 10 for free.

It depends on your hardware though. Windows 10 will not run on older CPUs because it was complied using some of the more modern x86 coding:
https://web.archive.org/web/20121028174134/windows.microsoft.com/en-id/windows-8/what-is-pae-nx-sse2

If the computer had Windows 7 as its original operating system, that should be new enough though.


One of the first things I did was to place a program on the computer by the name of never ten to made sure that microsoft would not and can not place OS 10 on my computer behind my back as it had done to so many others.
oralloy
 
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Reply Mon 21 Oct, 2019 07:35 am
@BillRM,
Is there some reason why you don't want Windows 10?
BillRM
 
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Reply Mon 21 Oct, 2019 12:44 pm
@oralloy,
oralloy wrote:

Is there some reason why you don't want Windows 10?




Let see to begin with Microsoft trying to force the OS done people throat for one thing kind of turn me off to that OS.The force updates go along with the attempt to force the OS on people.

Next all the wonderful spyware/reporting to the mothership nonsense bake into the OS.we found out about along with any such we have not found out about.

The change in their business model to

Quote:

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsofts-new-business-model-for-windows-10-pay-to-play/

The basic proposition of Windows 10 Home is "Set it and forget it." A penny-pinching PC user once was able to get by with Home edition. Now, many of the traditional management and configuration options you once took for granted are not available on this edition.

Updates, for example, can't be deferred. Both quality updates (like the monthly Patch Tuesday security fixes) and feature updates (the free major upgrades, such as the Anniversary Update) are managed by Microsoft. In addition, there are fewer customization options than in the past. Features that used to have an on-off switch now can only be managed with manual registry updates, if at all.

The so-called Windows 10 Consumer Experience means upsell opportunities appear on the Start menu automatically, with suggested apps on the left and up to five tiles on the right, for Twitter and games like Candy Crush. The Get Office app is also included in every copy of Windows 10, offering free trials with the goal of getting users to pay for a monthly or annual Office subscription.

o, you'll pay $199. Ouch.
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vanmaymoingay
 
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Reply Tue 5 Nov, 2019 11:18 pm
@oralloy,
nice
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