I will keep windows 7 in one of my laptops as Movie maker is not working in either win 8.1 or win 10TP.
You can do anything you want! Just back up your Windows 7 and if you don't like Windows 10, just restore your backup of Windows 7 and Windows 10 is GONE and forgotten. Microsoft can't make you do anything you don't want them to do. Period.
I back up my Windows 8.1 every week anyway, and I'll do another backup of my entire C: drive, before I ever allow Windows 10 upgrade to install. I'll never allow myself to be put in a position where Microsoft dictates to me what OS I'll run, etc.
Happy Father's day, y'all!
I didn't mean or want to get into an argument with you .. ok?? If you don't like the term I used well.. fine. My .. some just want to start an argument over nothing.. do you??
I've been the ONLY one in charge of my computer, for 35 years now, and it will remain that way.
There are readers of these forums, that never post, so we don't see them, but they are HERE. and can be easily confused by posts that say that Microsoft is in charge of our computers and we can do nothing about it. That's just NOT TRUE!
WE are in charge of our computers, NOT Microsoft.
Nuff said on that.....
Darn I cannot believe what I am about to say. . .I agree with Techno. . .Microsoft has no control over your system if you don't like Win 10 then just do a clean reinstall of your previous OS. . .problem solved. . .
I don't have to worry about Win 7. I'm not upgrading it as I need it for one application that will not work on Win 8/8.1/10 (it is a driver issue and even installing in compatibility mode it won't work). But, as I have a dual boot system with Win 8.1 (on my main recording studio system) I'll upgrade the 8.1 installation. My backup system is basically the same as the primary except it has Win 10 Preview on a separate hard drive and it too will get the Win 8.1 upgraded.
But, as noted, all you have to do is image the hard drive (all partitions) before upgrading. If you don't like it, just restore the disc image and you are back to where you were before the Win 10 upgrade (and you will have the Win 10 product key if you change your mine later on).
It took 7 hours, where as just my SSD only takes 4 minutes.(I can imagine how long reimaging would take, I really hope I don't need it). I just keep this image about a year and if all is well, I can create one for 10.