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  1.    4 Weeks Ago #11

    MrBill said: View Post
    Well the first thing that comes to mind are the recent articles on ATMs running Windows XP still. Add to that older programs that run on the OS. This doesn't even necessarily mean it's a machine's primary OS. I know lots of folks who run Windows XP in a VM. They may use it on the interwebs for various reasons and it gets picked up on one of these surveys. Heck, I know of machines still running DOS either in VMs or even on an actual device. If everything is working the way you want, and there isn't a security threat, why not? Now that said, the ATMs mentioned have been hacked, so that's a different animal.
    Agreed, some are actually still running Windows 95. I have a friend who simply refuses to give up his Windows XP machine, that is what he learned on and it what he will use till the day he dies. I got him setup with at least Windows 7 on another computer, but he only uses it for mail and solitaire. I think XP will be around a long time, as will 7 and 8.

    I wish I could get excited about Windows 10.
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  2. Joined : Jan 2015
    Posts : 347
    Windows 10
       4 Weeks Ago #12

    Trust_No1 said: View Post
    Agreed, some are actually still running Windows 95. I have a friend who simply refuses to give up his Windows XP machine, that is what he learned on and it what he will use till the day he dies. I got him setup with at least Windows 7 on another computer, but he only uses it for mail and solitaire. I think XP will be around a long time, as will 7 and 8.

    I wish I could get excited about Windows 10.
    TBH I don't think you really need to get excited about Windows 10... It's entire purpose for existence is to be transparent to the end user while still being as idiot-proof as is reasonably possible.

    Things are getting pretty funky right now with Apple, so it might be a good time to hunker down and ensure that Windows "Just Works."
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  3. Joined : Aug 2014
    Balayan, Batangas
    Posts : 168
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       4 Weeks Ago #13

    dmex said: View Post
    There's something seriously wrong with those statistics. Does Netmarketshare and StatCounter only track American websites or something?

    The entire Australian government has switched to Windows 10 (within the last few months) and I've personally upgraded a few thousand machines to Windows 10 that are going to Vietnam and other countries provided to us for refurbishment by dozens of government schools... getting new hardware specifically for Windows 10.

    Also, what's the point of yet another GWX for Windows 7 when the free upgrade still hasn't ended? Despite the media claiming otherwise, you can still upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 for free.
    The free upgrade is basically finished. Only those who reserved their keys before the deadline are able to upgrade to Windows 10.
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  4. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 84
    Windows
       4 Weeks Ago #14

    RoasterMen said: View Post
    The free upgrade is basically finished. Only those who reserved their keys before the deadline are able to upgrade to Windows 10.
    When was the last time you tried performing an upgrade because the 'free upgrade' still works?

    I've upgraded a number of machines since July and every last one received a digital entitlement to Windows 10 - just this week alone I've upgraded 3 machines to Windows 10 and each one activated after the upgrade.

    If you read the activation guidelines; You don't even need to upgrade, you can just enter your Windows 7 and 8 key during the Windows 10 setup and it'll activate perfectly fine (but I prefer the upgrade since it's easier to recover).
    Last edited by dmex; 4 Weeks Ago at 05:51.
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 48
    Win10
       4 Weeks Ago #15

    just got my new laptop at work with....Windows 7 installed. This is a company wide roll out and they still going with Win7.
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  6. Joined : Nov 2013
    Central Florida
    Posts : 323
    Win 7 Pro/32, Win 10 Pro/64/32
       4 Weeks Ago #16

    Just last year, the VA finally updated all their thousands of PC's (work stations) from XP Pro to Windows 7.

    Last week I was in a dentists office, where there were many PC's, all happily running Windows XP Pro.

    Many places in the world are just not ready for Windows 10, and may not ever be.

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  7.    4 Weeks Ago #17

    FuturDreamz said: View Post
    TBH I don't think you really need to get excited about Windows 10... It's entire purpose for existence is to be transparent to the end user while still being as idiot-proof as is reasonably possible.

    Things are getting pretty funky right now with Apple, so it might be a good time to hunker down and ensure that Windows "Just Works."
    Well you got the idiot-proof right OR was that 'proves we are idiots'?
    We will see what Google's new Andromeda OS has to offer.

    And I don't care if Windows 10 ever works, I gave it a chance and I am pretty much done with it, it offers me zero reason to switch.
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  8. Joined : Nov 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro
       4 Weeks Ago #18

    Windows 10 will be RENAMED! Microsoft decided to make a new operating system and rename the OS name from Windows 10 to Windows .. click here to find out more..
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  9. Joined : Aug 2014
    Australia, Adelaide
    Posts : 1,341
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       4 Weeks Ago #19

    msongs said: View Post
    PS - only down side to 7 I see is if I want to do a clean install using my licensed win 7 purchased version going to be a drag doing all the updates since the install disk was made.
    You need these items to reduce the amount of updates required for a clean install of W7:
    1. W7 install source
    2. W7 SP1 (KB976932)
    3. W7 SP1 Update Rollup pre-requisite (KB3020369)
    4. W7 SP1 Update Rollup (KB3125574)


    Using those items will create a W7 SP1 installation that is updated to April 2016.
    http://www.howtogeek.com/255435/how-...nience-rollup/

    dmex said: View Post
    Also, what's the point of yet another GWX for Windows 7 when the free upgrade still hasn't ended? Despite the media claiming otherwise, you can still upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 for free.
    A large numbers of users refused to (and are still refusing to) voluntarily replace W7 and/or the W8 series with W10.

    I'm glad I didn't try to "upgrade" my W7 desktops.
    I "upgraded" my W7 laptop to W10 and the install "bit rotted" after a dozen boot ups.
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  10. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 256
    Windows 7 (SP1)
       4 Weeks Ago #20

    Trust_No1 said: View Post
    Agreed, some are actually still running Windows 95. I have a friend who simply refuses to give up his Windows XP machine, that is what he learned on and it what he will use till the day he dies. I got him setup with at least Windows 7 on another computer, but he only uses it for mail and solitaire. I think XP will be around a long time, as will 7 and 8.

    I wish I could get excited about Windows 10.

    And there I suspect lies the problem, I just don't see what's the point of Windows 10 for the end user. I can see advantages for Microsoft they have essentially installed adware on your machine that they can update, change and alter at whim.

    Lets say Windows 7 has never existed and next year they introduced it as the successor to windows 10 I would certainly upgrade, the reasons would be ..

    1) Better start menu with much more attractive icons
    2) Many more start menu choices and fully customisable interface
    3) No horrible 80's retro style squares everywhere that look like they belong on a mobile phone that's not selling
    4) Control of which updates you would like to install, and when
    5) More private O.S.
    6) No Adverts to start menu
    7) No adverts on start screen
    8) Cortana removed
    9) Full choice of search engine, removal of the second rate Bing
    10) an operating system you can fix, without constantly being advised to do a full days wipe and fresh install
    11) Option to integrate if you so wish with your Microsoft account
    12) No major updates forced on you, changing the appearance and function of the O.S.

    and on.. and on....
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