Is it practical and safe to stick with Windows 7?

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  1. Golden's Avatar
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       #21

    f14tomcat said:
    Says he already upgraded, and the clean install is to come.
    Yep, Im just questioning the need to clean install over the top of a successful W7 to W10 upgrade. I don't see the merit in doing that, unless the update wasn't successful.
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  2. f14tomcat's Avatar
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       #22

    Golden said:
    Yep, Im just questioning the need to clean install over the top of a successful W7 to W10 upgrade. I don't see the merit in doing that, unless the update wasn't successful.
    Only thing I can think of is the W7>10 was an exercise in mechanics to get the digital license firmly rooted in the MS servers, then a clean install of 10 to start afresh.
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  3. Kari's Avatar
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       #23

    f14tomcat said:
    Only thing I can think of is the W7>10 was an exercise in mechanics to get the digital license firmly rooted in the MS servers, then a clean install of 10 to start afresh.
    Only two methods exist for Windows 7 users wanting to clean install Windows 10 without need to buy a license. Either in-place upgrade first to get digital license, then clean install, or use the excellent workaround @Shawn shows in his tutorial Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First

    Kari
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  4. f14tomcat's Avatar
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       #24

    Kari said:
    Only two methods exist for Windows 7 users wanting to clean install Windows 10 without need to buy a license. Either in-place upgrade first to get digital license, then clean install, or use the excellent workaround @Shawn shows in his tutorial Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First

    Kari
    Thanks, Kari. Golden asked the question, though. I just replied to him.
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  5. Kari's Avatar
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       #25

    f14tomcat said:
    Thanks, Kari. Golden asked the question, though. I just replied to him.
    I just wanted to clarify this. I am not good in "political correctness", my post might have come out wrong.

    Kari
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  6. f14tomcat's Avatar
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       #26

    Kari said:
    I just wanted to clarify this. I am not good in "political correctness", my post might have come out wrong.

    Kari
    Thanks. No "PC" needed, just thought you may have quoted the wrong person, that's all.
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       #27

    Darkstrike said:
    I honestly don't understand why people have issues with 10.
    It's genuinely pleasing to hear that not everyone has problems installing and using W10. Unfortunately, for many (most of us novices?) it's been a pain. However, I suspect not too many novices like me have attempted this W10 upgrade - most novices have probably followed Microsoft's implied advice and purchased a new machine with W10 pre-installed.

    No doubt I will grow more accustomed to W10 over the coming weeks and months. In honesty, I can't say I've been impressed with any operating system I've ever used (and I go back to W3.1). If I don't get on with a particular app, there's probably scores of other similar apps I can use instead - not so with operating systems. Operating systems are to be tolerated and users have to make the most of their choice. And let's face it, there's a relatively limited choice of operating systems for the novice. If we were all given free rein to develop and structure an operating system for ourselves (obviously, with assistance from programmers etc), we would likely all come up with something quite different and probably unique.

    I don't want to be unduly negative or turn this thread into a W10 moan but my main gripes with W10, apart from the difficulties I had upgrading, are that W10 refused to acknowledge my NAS that I use for backups. I had to learn a lot (which took quite some time) to do a reverse search using the NAS operating system to persuade W10 to 'see' it. Secondly, I find much of the wording within W10 ambiguous and I've misinterpreted things a good few times but that's partly me being unfamiliar with IT terminology, I guess (don't remember having this problem with W7 though). Second main issue is my screen refresh display which, despite altering the registry (yikes!), is not sorted. Again, never any problems with either of these issues in W7. And access to some settings that I'm using in W10 seem buried a bit deeper, more clicks to get to them, like the Control Panel for instance. The relationship between W10 Settings and Control Panel are inelegant (different appearance - sticking with car analogies, looks like the back of a Ford mated to the front of a Honda. Odd. Why did Microsoft not add Control Panel to Settings?
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  8. badrobot's Avatar
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       #28

    Hi, I don't understand what sort of problems you are having with Windows 10 and your Qnap NAS but my mine works perfectly together. I can even see all the external hard drives (Seagate) attached to my Qnap NAS.

    Windows 10 can see all connected devices within my home network.

    By the way, I never tried an upgrade method. I always do clean installation on all of my machines.

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  9. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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       #29

    dogfonos said:
    It's genuinely pleasing to hear that not everyone has problems installing and using W10. Unfortunately, for many (most of us novices?) it's been a pain. However, I suspect not too many novices like me have attempted this W10 upgrade - most novices have probably followed Microsoft's implied advice and purchased a new machine with W10 pre-installed.
    I would expect that tens, if not hundreds of millions novices just let their Windows 7 upgrade to Windows 10 way back when Microsoft pushed it through Windows Update.
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  10. Posts : 52
    Windows 10 64 bit
       #30

    dogfonos said:
    Thanks for your opinions. I thought my idea would be sacrilege to your ears and that I'd get 'shouted down' for suggesting such a thing on a W10 forum.
    ;
    Most of us here have seven and ten forums and some of us (I do not yet) have the full set: vista, seven,eight and ten.
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