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  1.    30 Nov 2017 #31

    Bree said: View Post
    Apparently it was the high cost of the MPEG-2 licences that led to the removal of the ability to play DVDs. I knew this was coming so before the 2015 launch of Windows 10 I installed VLC on my Win7 laptop. As it happens, for a limited time (as a sop to those of us upgrading from a Media edition of Windows 7) Microsoft issued a free install of their DVD Player app through windows update. So I have two ways I can play DVDs in Windows 10.

    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Fo...m=msdnmagazine
    Thank you for this.:)
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  2.    30 Nov 2017 #32

    swarfega said: View Post
    Have you at any point done a clean install in your upgrade route from 7? If not I would strongly consider it to iron out any possible issues caught using the multiple upgrade hoops from 7-8-8.1-10. Then give 10 another trial period.

    In my own experience, 10 does perform better than 7.
    I have done a clean install of Win 10 on 2 machines. I already had a Win 10 license for one machine, for the home edition so I put that on there. I took the other machine to a computer shop and paid to get the Pro edition on that one. The pro edition is definitely better.
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       30 Nov 2017 #33

    abe said: View Post
    One problem I had with Win.10 was that I could not burn CD/DVD's. I could go online, download an iso file, and try burning it to a disc, only rarely would it work. I tried DVD's of other write speed, once in a while it would work, mostly no. I could take the same file, move it to my Win.7 machine and never fail to burn it. This prompted me to think, if I have to use Win 7 for the serious stuff, why bother with Windows 10 at all. I still have Win. 10 booted on 2 machines, but I rarely go there.
    Hi,
    Yep win-7 works reliably has for the entire time I've used it MS and gwx tried hard to mess it up
    Since 7's release I have clean installed 2 times
    1st was to get rid of all of acer's crapware so it doesn't really count
    2nd was my bad for dual booting with win-10 on the same disk

    I personally lost track of how many clean installs of 10 I've done to fix things that just return,
    10 to me is just a toy to play with every blue moon to benchmark new hardware
    Once done 10 goes back in a drawer.
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    Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition
       30 Nov 2017 #34

    Win 10 is set to use USB drives, next month when I go to Fry's Electronic to buy 8GB memory, I have to get some more USB's to back up files and such.
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    Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition
       30 Nov 2017 #35

    ThrashZone said: View Post
    Hi,
    Yep win-7 works reliably has for the entire time I've used it MS and gwx tried hard to mess it up
    Since 7's release I have clean installed 2 times
    1st was to get rid of all of acer's crapware so it doesn't really count
    2nd was my bad for dual booting with win-10 on the same disk

    I personally lost track of how many clean installs of 10 I've done to fix things that just return,
    10 to me is just a toy to play with every blue moon to benchmark new hardware
    Once done 10 goes back in a drawer.
    My Win 7 I did clean install on a ACER Aspire 5515 with Vista home basic, that was all it was basic windows to make it run, I bought a upgrade to Home Premium and couldn't use cause ACER removed files it needed to use to upgrade, I went looking a full version of Vista and they were discontinued then, 7 wasn't out yet, salesman at Compusa showed me a System Builders Service Pack of Win 7 Home Premium X32, bought it for $99. Installed it, used drivers from ACER and Emachine. the 5515 didn't come with Win 7 but the Emachine E620 which was the same as the 5515 did.
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  6.    01 Dec 2017 #36

    eLPuSHeR said: View Post
    I recommend using Rufus for that. It has worked perfectly fine for me so far. Just use the Media Creation Tool to download the ISO image. Then use Rufus to put it on an usb stick.
    Thanks, good idea, and i'll use linux to download the iso , the media creation tool does not work ATM
    tried both in 1703 and 1709...
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  7.    01 Dec 2017 #37

    ThrashZone said: View Post
    Hi,
    Now why would you say that @AddRAM didn't say 10 sucks





    7 is more stable than 10 will ever be
    10's update system insures that.
    Damn good point and one that I happen to agree with.
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  •    01 Dec 2017 #38

    ThrashZone said: View Post
    Hi,
    Yep win-7 works reliably has for the entire time I've used it MS and gwx tried hard to mess it up
    Since 7's release I have clean installed 2 times
    1st was to get rid of all of acer's crapware so it doesn't really count
    2nd was my bad for dual booting with win-10 on the same disk

    I personally lost track of how many clean installs of 10 I've done to fix things that just return,
    10 to me is just a toy to play with every blue moon to benchmark new hardware
    Once done 10 goes back in a drawer.

    Sounds a lot like my experience, thanks.:)
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    Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition
       01 Dec 2017 #39

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  •    03 Dec 2017 #40

    I would like to thank everyone for their input on this thread. Combined with the advice I have received from others, relative to their own experience with Windows, I have been trying out various Apple products. I am especially swayed by Apple users who have recently switched from Windows. I will definitely be going this route, as Apple is the only system that can actually replace Windows completely, and in the area of photos particularly, being definitely superior. Now that I have made up my mind, I will be doing this, sooner rather than later.
    It only remains as to the choice of machine, most likely a laptop. As a side note, the people I talk to in the business world still regard XP as the best Windows system ever made. Everything after Windows 8 appears to have benefited Linux and Apple to a greater extent than anyone could have imagined.
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