[WIN10] Gone back to WIN 7

Discussion in 'Windows Operating Systems' started by Mathuisella, Apr 26, 2018.

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All driver/game/compatability issues aside, which do you perfer 7 or 10

  1. Windows 7

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  2. Windows 10

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  1. 2SHY

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  2. metamorphosis

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    Only if you use the old creation tool. See this thread.
    Any media creation tool will work for a clean install.
     
  3. elvis

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    If you can't clean install at a moment's notice, your personal backup routine had failed.

    I can take an axe to my laptop at any give time, and worst case I've lost an hour's development R&D.
     
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  4. Myne_h

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    If you're looking for a lazy way to do a backup of your old install before wiping it:

    http://www.drivesnapshot.de/en/index.htm

    You can do a full backup while Windows is running, and restore via Windows PE/f8 recovery menu/the install cd (remember shift f10 for cmd) if you decide you want to go back.

    I presume you are all smart enough that you have multiple partitions or drives and your OS is on a relatively small one.

    That said, I find it easier to do a basic cleanup, and move the "bulky shit" to another drive to reduce the size of the backup.
    Ie, clear all your temp shit, move your 100gb games folders off etc.

    You can browse the backups and restore your user profile crap via explorer.

    Easy.
     
  5. Aetherone

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    Surely others can appreciate the irony - Windows 7 end-of-life. BETTER UPGRADE TO THE MORE SECURE WINDOWS 10 NOW!!!
    One day later @ the NSA: uh, guys...
     
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  6. millsy

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    You mean the bug in their implementation of the newer and theoretically more secure signature scheme that isn't supported in Windows 7 at all?

    Stuff has bugs but don't conflate a bug in newer functionality that doesn't exist in Windows 7 as Windows 7 being more secure
     
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  7. metamorphosis

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    Data-wise, yes, that's one perspective.
    But there's too many situations where users have lost their installation media/keys/usernames/passwords and/or the company that made the software doesn't supply the installers anymore, for me to agree here. Yes, backup is important, no, it doesn't cover software, and no, newer software is not always better or possible, in some cases.
     
  8. power

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    back up your installers?
     
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  9. Myne_h

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    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/disk2vhd

    You're welcome.
     
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  10. Aetherone

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    "theoretically" whoops
    As someone who mirrored the 3DFX FTP server way back in the day, who the hell doesn't keep copies of every single relevant bit of software archived somewhere?
    The cloud is far too new flashinnapan to trust it. Local copies of everything. Always. Crazy to rely on a company that may or may not go bust, or may or may not decide to scorched earth everything pre-10 1909 (/waves @ Intel) to supply software/drivers.
     
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    I should have said practically, it _is_ more secure, but you're at the mercy of people coding the implementation of it.

    New features have bugs. Grass green, sky blue, news at 6
     
  12. 2SHY

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    If Windows 7 is now End of Life, does this make Windows 7 Retro ?

    Petition to move this to the Retro Sub forums now ?
     
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    it was already retro.
     
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  14. Aetherone

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    Shit, that reminds me. Time to update the W7/S8 deployment images for the very last time before freezing. Course, I'd thought the same thing about XP/2k3 DI's until 2017 (twice), then 2018 and 2019...
     
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    Remember this free upgrade path to Windows 10 could expire at any time, so update now before it expires.
     

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