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  1.    18 Jan 2017 #11

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Windows 2000 was one of my all time favourites. I stayed with it until support ended. I went kicking and screaming to XP, lol. Never really liked XP all that much to be honest. Warmed up to 7 after using it though. Didn't like 8 at all. The changes made in 8.1 were a welcome relief. There are some things in 10 I don't like but as a whole its OK. I have no intension of ever going back to 8.1 or 7.
    Yes Windows 2000 was also an all time favourite, but supplanted with Windows XP x64 Edition. Rock solid provided your machine was compatible.

    What is it that you dislike about Windows 8? I was hesitant to put it on my machine initially (only the x64 release of 8 works on my HP system, not 8.1), but really, it's been rock solid. All of the metro packages have been removed and concealed with Classic Shell. As it stands, even when I get a better machine, I see no need for 8.1, so 8 it will be.

    Just curious.
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  2.    18 Jan 2017 #12
    Join Date : Dec 2013
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    Windows 7 was also beloved by those who don't believe in paying for their OSs. One more reason for it's continued popularity, which has been inherited through Windows 7 upgrade path to Windows 10. Also a reason for the lack of popularity for Windows 8, which was much better protected from non-genuine use.
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  3.    18 Jan 2017 #13

    Guess I did cheat a bit by buying win2000pro oem, for 250.00.

    I liked the beta version of Windows7pro so much... that in the first month of it coming out I bought 3 copies. For me and my two sons, at 195.00 each.

    Yes, Windows10 I got free like so many did.
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  4.    18 Jan 2017 #14
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    Skokie Illinois
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 1703

    I had a Toshiba laptop that self destructed when trying to program some digital ham radios, the Toshiba was running windows 7 pro. windows 7 had quirks with loading the driver for the programming cable. got it to run on my windows 7 laptop but absolutely cannot get it to install on my friends laptop that is the same computer running the same version of windows 7 pro. got the dell last night brought it home downloaded the programming cable driver and programming software and no issues at all installing it. found a way to install it on his laptop by using universal drivers but at least windows 10 does what it is supposed to like mac.
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  5.    19 Jan 2017 #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jody Thornton View Post
    Yes Windows 2000 was also an all time favourite, but supplanted with Windows XP x64 Edition. Rock solid provided your machine was compatible.

    What is it that you dislike about Windows 8? I was hesitant to put it on my machine initially (only the x64 release of 8 works on my HP system, not 8.1), but really, it's been rock solid. All of the metro packages have been removed and concealed with Classic Shell. As it stands, even when I get a better machine, I see no need for 8.1, so 8 it will be.

    Just curious.
    I didn't like the Start Menu/Screen in Windows 8.0. And before you ask, I had no interest in Classic shell. I just went back to Windows 7. When they changed it in Windows 8.1 I was back on board.
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  6.    19 Jan 2017 #16
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    Spain
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Wow, W7 was the first version of Windows I really enjoyed, and I've been through Windows 3.1, 95 and 98 before XP. XP was an important step in quality and consistency. Vista was a little messy, and 7 came to provide what I called and upgraded XP. Since 7, I never had any problem at all with Windows. Well, some messed stuff wich had to do with my obsession, back in the day, of using cleaners. Other than that, and aside the initial problems I had with 10, them all from 7 have been flawless.
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  7.    19 Jan 2017 #17
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    Of course, many vendors have given up supporting Windows 7 now. It is time to let Windows 7 die a graceful death.
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  8.    19 Jan 2017 #18

    Quote Originally Posted by cereberus View Post
    Of course, many vendors have given up supporting Windows 7 now. It is time to let Windows 7 die a graceful death.
    That's why it pays to hold onto older software. I still have a old tower with sdr ram & a floppy drive, that I plan to put Dos 7.1 unto, just for fun.
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  9.    19 Jan 2017 #19

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I didn't like the Start Menu/Screen in Windows 8.0. And before you ask, I had no interest in Classic shell. I just went back to Windows 7. When they changed it in Windows 8.1 I was back on board.
    So what was different then for you in 8.1? I guess that's what I'm asking (not to belabor a point, but other than improvements in the Metro apps, and the new Facebook app, I see little difference in the "explorer" section of Windows 8 vs 8.1)
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  10.    19 Jan 2017 #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jody Thornton View Post
    So what was different then for you in 8.1? I guess that's what I'm asking (not to belabor a point, but other than improvements in the Metro apps, and the new Facebook app, I see little difference in the "explorer" section of Windows 8 vs 8.1)
    I'd have to install and compare the two to remember exactly what cheesed me off at the time. It was the way the Start Menu/Screen worked that bugged me. I'm running Windows 10 now, and have been for quit a while.
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