Anyone still using Windows 7?

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  1. sportsfan7700

    sportsfan7700 Registered Member

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    I was just wondering if anyone has reverted like me back to Windows 7. I run a business and the wireless was not working well in Windows 8, hence the switch.
     
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    I will continue to use 7 until Microsoft stops supporting it And they come up with a superior OS of which will be post 8 or 8.1.
     
  4. Peter2150

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    Hi Sportsfan

    Not only still using it, but I replace one desktop back in August, and another just here in November. Ordered them both with Win 7x64. I have no plan to upgrade them to Windows 8.xxx

    Pete
     
  5. MikeBCda

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    I've always stuck with the OS that came with the hardware, so my current system is on 7 (Home Premium, x64). Things were different back in DOS days, when you could fairly reliably count on significant improvements in each new version ... DOS 5 in particular I remember for finally changing error messages to useful ones, often including suggestions for correcting the error. No more "bad command" simply from not being able to find a file.

    Like twl845, I expect to stay with 7 until it's no longer supported or this system dies, whichever comes first. In either case I suspect it'll be quite a while -- the system's only a year old, and I predict the 7 vs. 8 situation with be almost exactly a repeat of XP vs. Vista, with MS finding itself forced to considerably extend the normal support schedule for 7 until they come up with something much better than 8.

    Speaking of 8, I think we're seeing a first from MS, and not an enviable one. From what I'm hearing and seeing from other users, there's actually more learning-curve and compatibility problems encountered just upgrading from 8 to 8.1 than with any full-version upgrade in the past.
     
  6. J_L

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    Why upgrade what's not broken unnecessarily?
     
  7. Peter2150

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    Exactly. I upgraded two desktops not because of OS, but because hardware just gave up the ghost. Neither system owed me anything.

    Pete
     
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    Spent this year replacing XP in our small office. All Windows 7.
     
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    How often does this need to be said?

    Every other major MS OS is good.

    Windows 3.1x (1992) - Good
    Windows 95 (1995) - Mixed bag, at the beginning it sucked
    Windows 98 (199eight) - Good
    Windows ME (2000) - Sucked (hard)
    Windows XP (2001) - Good
    Windows Vista (2006) - Sucked although not as hard as ME
    Windows 7 (2009) - Good
    Windows 8 (2012) - Sucked (no Start button wtf)


    Using Windows 7 here & will wait for 9. Unless MS is too busy helping the *** spying agencies to put Win 9 out promptly. Just like between XP & Win 7 with Vista throw in to toss us off.
     
  11. ratchet

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    You are just bias because you like 7s! ;)
     
  12. The Red Moon

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    Im using what came with my laptop and thats windows 7 home premium.If an operating system does what you expect from it then why change.?
     
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    We have more computers than people in my house - not sure why. But we have 1 XP, 2 Vista, 1 Win 7, and 1 Win 8.0. Frankly, they have all been reliable and stable over the years. I can't even complain about Vista.

    We have spent time making Win 8 look and feel like Win 7, which is pretty silly if you think about it. Shouldn't it be the other way around? Anyway, I think Win 7 is the perfect operating system at least until something better comes along - and it hasn't come yet.
     
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    1. Will keep Windows 7 on PC's, I won't switch to Windows 8, I have tried the cheap 8.0 Pro upgrade, it feels as a step backwards (when mouse and keyboard are your only means/devices of navigation and data entry.

    2. Happy user of Win8 on cheap but great Huawei W1 mobile phone (easy integration with PC, take a picture of business card and boom, added to outlook and via outlook in CRM). For business users it has same ease of use as iOS, with better battery life as Androids and lowest TCO (1/3 the price of an iOS, 1/2 the price of similar Android with same hardware specs).

    3. Happy user of Asus TF100. Ideal hybrid between laptop and tablet, ease of use of having both touch screen and keyboard with seamless office integration. Win 8.1 works great also. For business users not needing desktop publishing or gaming performance I can't see a reason to buy a laptop ever again.
     
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    Most of my customers who bought Windows 8 computers really wish they could revert to Windows 7, but downgrading is usually impractical and unsupported by the vendor.
     
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    I may in time switch to 8.1 I hear it's supposed to be better then 8.
     
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    I use W7, have NO wanting to go to 8.
     
  19. tomazyk

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    I use Windows 7 on all my computers and will use it as long as possible. I will try to skip Win8 as I did Vista. I also hope that Microsoft will come to their senses with next release.
     
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    I run Win7 x64 Pro at home on 3 laptops.

    In our office we run Windows 8 because some of our international clients use it so we have to support it. If it werent for other clients using it, we would be on 7. Any new PC deployments for workstations get Win 7 x64. Just for 1 client I have deployed about 60 Win7 x64 Pro PC's in the last few months.
     
  21. PoetWarrior

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    Have two desktops. One with Windows 7 for the wife/work and the other has Windows 8 on it. Really like 8's use of secure boot. Didn't like that 8.1 broke refresh/reset if you only have a windows 8 disk so I'm staying with 8. Possibly will go with 8.2 if these things are corrected.
     
  22. MisterB

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    This list is missing all the early versions of Windows NT:

    Windows NT 3.1
    Windows NT 3.5
    Windows NT 4.0
    Windows 2000

    Windows NT 3.1 was very rough around the the edges. It had the Windows 3.1 desktop but inside was a completely different OS than DOS based Windows 3.1

    Windows NT 3.5 was much better and smother. It still had the 3.1 desktop.

    Windows NT 4, in the context of it's times, was one of Microsoft's best OSes ever. It had the Windows 95 desktop but it was extremely fast and stable, after the first couple of service packs, on a Pentium II with 128mb of ram. None of the early versions of Windows NT were plug and play which actually made them more secure but made hardware upgrades and changes painful. This led to the development of Windows 2000--NT 5.0--which fused the convenient plug and play of Windows 95-Windows ME with the stable multitasking NT kernal and the NTFS file system.

    I'm currently using Windows XP, Vista and 7 on different laptops. Right now, I'm on Vista which I find to be a great OS if given the right hardware and tweaked properly. I feel the same about Windows 7 and all of the earlier versions of Windows NT except 3.1. Windows 3.1 and 95/98/ME were all very unstable and crash prone but the one I liked best was 98. That being said, I much preferred Windows NT 4 even with its more primitive desktop and used it regularly until around 2002/2003.
     
  23. Mrkvonic

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    Bingo. HW replacement = OS replacement.
    Mrk
     
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    Windows 7 64bit at home, and what I chose to deploy at work to 150 clients - we would have an end-user nightmare with Windows 8!

    We won't upgrade until something with a more intuitive, desktop interface turns up :rolleyes:
     
  25. jima

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    I think in some cases there is an over-reaction to win 8. At first there is a very strong sense of frustration and regret because you can't seem figure out how to do even simple things you could do with ease with your previous operating system.

    But if you stay with it, eventually you will figure out where everything is. Once you get everything set up the way you want, it works quite well. Powers up and shuts down very fast.

    I felt that there was very little learning curve when going from 8 to 8.1, and the latter is a definite improvement. There was some conflicts when 8.1 was first released, but for the most part they are being ironed out.

    I needed a new machine - could only find win 8 - hated it at first - got used to it- it works well - would not upgrade to win 8 from win 7 if I had it.
     
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