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« on: June 16, 2016, 04:35:12 pm »
I'm mainly just curious to see how many people have switched from Windows 7 at this point. I'm still a happy Windows 7 user myself, as of June 2016. I tried Windows 10 and it went sooo badly that I have little interest in switching until I get a new PC.

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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2016, 05:24:07 pm »
My main master computer runs Windows 7, but every other desktop and laptop that I personally own runs Windows 10.  I keep 7 on my main master because a LOT of old games just refuse to work with Windows 10 or are just way too buggy.  I also love playing games using emulators and original controllers with USB adapters.  It just runs so much smoother on Windows 7 than 10.  

Eventually I'll have to make due with a virtual machine for all my old software, but even stuff from 1995 works PERFECTLY with Windows 7.  So until support of Windows 7 ends, I'll be using it on my main computer.  I predict that Microsoft will be forced to extend support for Windows 7 another 5 years like they had to do with Windows XP.  Way too many businesses still run 7 to just abandon it in less than 4 years.  If they extend support, I'll be rocking Windows 7 until 2025!

@action9000: "Upgrading" to Windows 10 is NEVER a good idea.  When you upgrade an Operating System, a lot of problems can crop up.  Not only right after installation but even months later in some cases.  If you want to upgrade, you absolutely MUST do a clean installation if you want to avoid a lot of headaches.  

Also, even though Microsoft says Windows 10 will work on a Core 2 Duo from 10 years ago, there are a lot of potential driver issues that can crop up.  Generally my recommendation is, if it came with Windows 7, stay on Windows 7.  If it came with Windows 8, back up your stuff and do a clean install of Windows 10.

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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2016, 07:05:19 pm »
I've been using Manjaro Linux Openbox Edition for a couple of years now.

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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2016, 10:00:49 pm »
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@action9000: "Upgrading" to Windows 10 is NEVER a good idea. When you upgrade an Operating System, a lot of problems can crop up. Not only right after installation but even months later in some cases. If you want to upgrade, you absolutely MUST do a clean installation if you want to avoid a lot of headaches.
That's a good point; I hadn't thought of that. I just attributed it to having just enough weird stuff in this machine that's just old enough that it didn't line up with what Windows 10 supported.

It might be better now but I have no real reason to attempt the upgrade again to find out. :p When even my SSDs refused to work at full capacity because their associated software (Intel Rapid Storage Technology) didn't work on Win10 without BSODing, I gave up. :p

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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2016, 10:18:48 pm »
On my main computer; I run windows 7; which I have used for a year or two. Although, I keep getting the notification to upgrade to windows 10. I'm content to using windows 7 and have no intention to upgrade unless I have to.


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« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2016, 11:18:17 pm »
I still have Windows XP and it runs fine,

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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2016, 12:30:48 am »
My current system I am on is Windows 10. However I still use Windows 7 on my older computers.

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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2016, 04:13:41 am »
My computer cant handle windows 10 so im still with my trusty windows 7

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« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2016, 07:36:55 am »
I don't even have that yet nor will I

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« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2016, 06:52:20 am »
I'm currently using Win7 and shudder at the thought of updating to Win10... Wish they still supported XP. :D

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« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2016, 09:59:41 am »
Quote from: landbeforetimelover,Jun 16 2016 on  05:24 PM
@action9000: "Upgrading" to Windows 10 is NEVER a good idea.  When you upgrade an Operating System, a lot of problems can crop up.  Not only right after installation but even months later in some cases.  If you want to upgrade, you absolutely MUST do a clean installation if you want to avoid a lot of headaches.
There's another reason upgrading may be problematic when going from an older Windows to the latest version: file loss.

Usually upgrades should keep the files intact. I remember upgrading my sister's laptop from Vista to 7 without any loss of data and it ran just fine. It might have been better with a clean install, but my sister only had an upgrade disc, so a clean installation was not really an option. In the end, though, at least she didn't really see any corruption of her personal files.

However, a friend of mine had another friend who upgraded from... I want to say it was Windows 8, or maybe it was 7, to Windows 10, and he ran into problems right away. There is some sort of issue with the upgrading thing with Windows 10 and some people have suffered loss of data. For him, despite the act that he clicked the option to upgrade, it actually did a clean installation. Or behaved more like one anyway, and his personal data was overwritten.

Naturally, he panicked as he tried to see where they were. Some people say they were moved, but he still couldn't find them. He eventually had a friend of his who was knowledgeable in computers com over and try to recover his data.

Good news: some data was recovered

Bad news: he wasn't able to recover everything

So there's another reason to add to the list of "why you shouldn't upgrade and instead choose a clean install". At least with the clean install, the need to backup data is a lot more apparent. I'm pretty sure it even warns people that they should upgrade. With an upgrade, the gimmick is that you are supposed to keep your personal data, but with this glitch going on, it is possible to lose that data and it's hard to get back.

I am not sure if Microsoft fixed the upgrading issue yet or not.

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« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2016, 10:53:20 am »
I use an old computer with Windows XP but I also have a computer with Windows 7.

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« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2016, 07:55:16 pm »
I think the newer computer I have has Windows 7 on it also

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« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2016, 07:30:42 pm »
I have two computers, both of which are now almost six years old.

The laptop is Windows 7, and I use it for nearly all of my web browsing (visiting forums, reading and writing fanfiction, and checking my email). Despite the occasional unexpected shutdown and it's inability to play videos for more than an hour without overheating, it's still working just fine for me.

The desktop used to be Windows XP, but I decided to upgrade it to Windows 7 just three months ago (mostly with a lot of help from my brother, who knows way more about computers than I do). Based on what I've read here, I think that by "upgrade" I actually mean a clean install (the only hardware adjustment needed was replacing the 2GB of RAM with 4GB, if I remember correctly). I only use my desktop for watching videos (both online videos and DVD movies) and gaming on Steam. The reason I had decided to stop using Windows XP was because I was having difficulty accessing Steam for months and figured that its regular updates might've finally become too much for an operating system that's no longer supported.

I was okay with doing a clean install because due to what I've always used my desktop for, I had practically no files at all that were worth backing up (though I was able to keep my Firefox browsing history, so that's good). So far, everything seems to be working just fine, and since I've heard that older games apparently don't work on Windows 10, I'll be sticking with what I've got now for a while.

Of course, once I've eventually gone through all the older games I've got (both on CDs and on my Steam account), then I'll be ready for Windows 10. I've already decided that, when that time comes, I'll just get an entirely new machine that comes with Window 10 preinstalled to hopefully avoid a lot of hassle.

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« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2016, 08:13:47 pm »
I am currently using Windows 10, but as soon as my new SSD and video card come in I will have a dual-boot Windows and Linux system.


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« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2017, 01:15:19 am »
I have Windows 10 and Ubuntu 17.10 on my laptop.

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« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2017, 04:22:55 pm »
I use windows 10, well, my laptop when it arrived came with Windows 8, then upgraded to 8.1, then that sneaky free upgrade to Windows 10. I had some issues upgrading to 10, but I was able to finish it nonetheless, all I had to do was to be safe and have a whole backup of my files, then keep tinkering with the upgrade lol.

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« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2017, 03:00:50 am »
I use Windows 10.

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« Reply #18 on: December 13, 2017, 01:52:42 pm »
I have Windows 10 and LXLE in dual-boot, although I should really get an SSD, not the snappiest of experiences with 2 HDDs :lol Also, on my notebook, I'm running LXLE as well, just about enough for an Intel Atom to handle.
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« Reply #19 on: December 13, 2017, 04:02:30 pm »
I use Windows 10 as well.