How far we have come from Windows 7


  1. Posts : 1,194
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    How far we have come from Windows 7


    Just for grins, I decided to do an install off a Win 7 disk I still have. However
    My keyboard and mouse didn't work with the Win 7 install program until I plugged those devices into USB 2 ports located on the front of my system case. Those ports go directly to the motherboard.
    Win 7 refused to install onto a GPT disk. I've pretty much converted all my HDDs to GPT.

    Now this was just for grins. I think I have learned what I needed to about why Win 10 is better.
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  2. Posts : 19,242
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #2

    Far enough for W7 to not even work on my main machine.
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  3. Posts : 38
    Windows 10 Pro 20H1, Linux Mint 20.3, Linux Manjaro 21.3
       #3

    "Win 7 refused to install onto a GPT disk."

    Windows 7 certainly does install onto a GPT formatted disk. What it doesn't do is work with UEFI when it has 'Secure Boot' enabled. So it's simple. Turn that off first.

    I don't think W10 is better. It may have a more modern look, but it comes with a fair bit of garbage and adverts which you then have to go to the trouble of turning off or configuring your system to stop them. Then there's less control over downloading/installing updates, etc.

    I much prefer Win7, and thankfully kept it.
    Last edited by bendipa; 12 Oct 2019 at 17:26. Reason: Need to add a quote.
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  4. Posts : 1,194
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    Thread Starter
       #4

    bendipa said:
    "Win 7 refused to install onto a GPT disk."

    Windows 7 certainly does install onto a GPT formatted disk. What it doesn't do is work with UEFI when it has 'Secure Boot' enabled. So it's simple. Turn that off first.
    Oh! I certainly did not know that, and the message from the Win 7 installer doesn't provide that info. So thanks, I will definitely take your suggestions.
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