[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

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  1. flu!d

    flu!d Ubuntu Mate 16.04 LTS

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    This may have worked in 2014 where you could leave the option to 'allow for installation of apps outside the app store' enabled, these days the option is generally disabled unless the user deliberately enables it for the installation of one application at a time.

    Unlike Windows where Outlook will open anything and double extension hacks still exist, the simplest form of hack that appears impossible for Microsoft to resolve. Even UAC is absolutely bloody hopeless when it comes to privilege escalation and so called secure certificates appear to be getting stolen in a never ending cycle allowing software to install above that of super admin - Meaning the only way to remove it is a complete reformat and reinstall.

    Fact is, the worlds most popular OS suffers a minuscule amount of infections in direct comparison to Windows. So it's not purely popularity that's the reason for the ocean of infections under Windows.
     
  2. Perko

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    Yeah I'm done. I have an actual rock wall to break down outside.
     
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    Car repairs. My old ford has been waiting for a head gasket 15 years, rego in about 10 weeks
    So another 98 ford here to replace it ...

    That's fix every annoying thing about this new one here " there is alot " :tired: then hardened lowered suspension + heavy brakes to drop in.
    Kangaroos are no joke out here in the country. Just about every second car in the town has a side or front impact.

    " Read suicidal " they hit like a bomb. I've defensive steered & out braked many. Why I won't buy a expensive modern car.
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  4. MUTMAN

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    Yer, so i asked one of the young fellas and he told me they have detailed instructions on what to do to allow the sideload etc.

    Arrr, the power of porn....
    So I showed him how to torrent porn instead :)
     
  5. flu!d

    flu!d Ubuntu Mate 16.04 LTS

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    Sadly there's not much you can do about the meatbag in front of the machine... ;)
     
  6. elvis

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    Yeah, I reckon we'll see a lot of stuff happening to people refusing to move off Win7 in the same way it's happening to people who refuse to move off WinXP.

    xpcrytolocker.jpg
     
  7. broccoli

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    to backup their data.....
     
  8. elvis

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    Same comment as the other thread. Backups are not mutually exclusive to using a patched/supported OS.

    Even on a system with a complete backup, Cryptolocker is a pain in the arse. For a business, 100 cryptlockered desktops isn't business destroying, but it does take a lot of paid workers out of valuable production for a day or so while you image everything back to working state.

    239 days until Win7 EOL. Who's yet to plan their migration? Who thinks they can avoid cryptolocker on an unpatched OS? Who thinks that one infection won't lead to 2, or 3, or every few weeks?
     
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  9. power

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    i miss you W7, I'm officially over to 10 now - Enterprise LTSC of course. It's the least annoying SKU.
     
  10. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    We're rolling forward with full #yolo "new OS every quarter" Win10. Every time staff complain, I tell them it's this or Linux.

    And of course, everyone who isn't forced to use Adobe applications chooses Linux. So, that's a pretty interesting observation, in and of itself.
     
  11. everybodies

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    if you lose 2-4TB of data you only have yourself to blame

    yea, it 'was supposed to be backed up' lol

    would you trust your backup to someone who can't spell desperate? :)
     
  12. power

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    i manually migrated all the stuff i needed (read game saves) so linux isn't happening for me. tldr i'm entrenched.
     
  13. Recharge

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    ......because crypto locker hasn't effected windows 10 at all... *COUGH!*
     
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  14. mareke

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    I've currently got 2 computers running Windows 7 but I've got Acronis images of each with Windows 10 installed with all updates applied. I'm ready to switch my main computer to Windows 10 when Windows 7 ceases to be supported. The other computer I'll probably keep running Windows 7 offline. I'll then have an old computer still running Windows XP, another running Windows 7 & my main computer running Windows 10 plus a laptop I recently bought running Windows 10. My Windows XP computer still gets regular use running a HP scanner that has no Windows 7 or 10 drivers. Out of all three operating systems I like Windows 7 most.
     
  15. tensop

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    i need some sort of DP/HDMI input card with zero latency that can display on a window in VLC, or straight up software... that way i can make linux my main desktop and just have a windows box i can power up and play games on ;)
     
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    what's stopping you dual booting?
     
  17. Recharge

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    that still requires rebooting :p
     
  18. power

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    but two physical boxes is convenient?

    Linux users must be super happy about "cloud" gaming, it will finally give them the dream of having windows without having windows.
     
  19. elvis

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    Nah, we already have Proton. Compatibility rates are bananas good.

    I mean, assuming "vidya games" is your primary reason for using a computer. For the people I'm talking about, making money in business is the actual requirement. And those folks, making the decision (either through action or inaction) of staying on Windows XP or 7 is very, very stupid. There are several other valid business alternatives in 2019 (including Microsoft products in variable ways - Office365 on tablets with a bluetooth keyboard/mouse satisfies the requirements of quite a few office chair warmers).
     
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    Mathuisella

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    i know right....

    they spout this crap...

    like win10 isn't able to get the same shit done to it....

    I have things on seperate hard drives, if an os becomes corrupted, meh just move the physical drives to a clean system that's isolated, check it for infection and go from there.

    I always put the OS on it's own seperate physical hard drive, all things that are important not to lose are on different physical drives which can be swapped out if needed.
     

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