Under Windows XP, it's simply called "16-bit support", I think for Vista and 7 too.
It would be nice to have 16-bit support for 64-bit systems, if that is ever developed and released, it would solve a lot of my problems. If that happens, can you track me down? Haha.
It might be some system log file that logs input, actually I had heard Logs for certain browsers keep info on what keys are used. I know this has been done on Apple devices too, a certain log file shows what keys were used. I heard about this last summer, so maybe there is some way to dredge keyboard input from Windows 10. I doubt if it is an actual keylogger though.
I wouldnt worry about it though, all you need is a good AV program that halts web activity, and both Malwarebytes and ESET check for things like that.
I agree with that sentiment. If Windows 7 or 8.1 is working for don't upgrade. But realize that MS is pushing Windows 10 very hard. If you have automatic updates turn them off immediately. The Windows 10 upgrade will be offered anyway - just use the handy X in the upper right to close the dialog box. Unfortunately you can no longer say "No Thanks" to the upgrade - only Upgrade now or Upgrade Later., My wife has Windows 7 with about 150 programs. You can be sure I'm not even advise to upgrade (even though I'm an Insider) because for sure the upgrade will brick some of the apps. I've told her if she wants to see Windows 10 she can use VMware to access a VM on mly ESXi server. Otherwise she needs to image her own machine and I'll attempt to upgrade. Fortunately she doesn't seem inclined to upgrade
It's inevitable MS will "Lover the guard" on W7 and despite expiration date being far away there will be nothing new for it. Even the rate bug and security fixes and updates get more rare as termination data approaches, that's how was in the past anyway. That's one of the reasons MS is pushing W10 as unified system, to have less of everything else to worry abut and support big way. W7, being so popular, may fare better but still...
It seems all the sensible people have answered my question in that there is no real reason to upgrade, not yet anyway.
A lot of the things MS are pushing I really don't care about such as Cortana and Edge.
and features such as the always on updates is a major, huge problem in my opinion. No long ago I took my backup laptop, which had automatic backups switched on to a site to meet a client. Logged into their wifi and was immediately told Windows was installing updates and forced me to reboot. I sat there like a lemon for 50 minutes unable to work whilst windows did its stuff. Two days ago an update on my tablet took about 2 hours to configure, stopping me working on that system. Luckily that system is on manual updates and I chose to update at a quiet time.
One specific question of interest. How is explorer or file explorer in windows 10? Do MS still push you to their cloud and libraries? and have all the expanding tree faults been fixed?
I always shake my head at people who don't apply any updates, or upgrades until they have to, and then they have tons of problems. Those problems would not have occurred if they had simply kept current. But oh well...
I have no idea what you mean by "expanding tree faults".
Like many professional people I have several hard drives and networks that I access regularly. I know what I am doing, my directory structures and where I want to store or locate things. As a photographer I have terrabytes upon terrabytes of data, and deep complex directories.
Windows explorer worked perfectly in XP in my opinion. Since then there have been several very annoying issues such as.
1. Forcing libraries on people
2. Forcing cloud storage on people.
3. Having CP links in explorer.
4. The left panel folder links not expanding when I go deep into a directory structure, meaning I cannot easily see or navigate.
5. or using other options it always expands to the bottom so you can't see it.
6. Not having 'save as' as a simple default so I can put things where I want with my defaults.
and several similar other problems. They are all well documented and complained about on the internet.
I'm not going to get into an argument that you think libraries and cloud etc. are better, if you like them fine, whatever.
But its not good for me and I should be able to configure what I want.