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End of Windows 7 support

Discussion in 'off topic' started by wylton, May 13, 2019.

  1. Rcook

    Rcook pfm Member

    Having done the free upgrade as detailed in the other thread a couple of days ago, the only issues I had were a few drivers needed updating (not that they didn't work, just newer ones were available) easy enough, and a USB 3.0 hub I had wouldn't work until I updated the BIOS.
    I have found that newer software which ran ok on Windows 7 (Office 2016, Huawei Hi Suite among others) work better under Windows 10 (more functionality, smoother)
     
  2. wylton

    wylton pfm Member

    Ah! TBH, I hadn't realised that there was already another thread on the subject; I'll have a read...
     
  3. CHE

    CHE pfm Member

    Many thanks, will try that. Had a few goes before and never got anything to work.

    And for those that ask, I'm not a business user.

    CHE
     
  4. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Keep Music Vile

    There were issues with W10 maxing out disc usage, especially on older devices and at startup. If my i3 desktop is anything to go by, these have now been largely addressed.

    I have grown to rather like W10, best since XP.
     
  5. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr pfm Member

    My i3 desktop machine runs Win10 absolutely fine, and I prefer it to the Win7 that we use at work.
     
  6. clifftaylor

    clifftaylor Probably retired!

    I've found Win10 to be the most stable version of Windows I've used, starting with 98.
     
  7. wylton

    wylton pfm Member

    Well, if that's the case, then maybe my future usage of the laptop won't be as bleak as I had imagined! As I said, I'm using 10 on the main computer and of course, at work too; still hate edge though!
     
  8. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr pfm Member

    I use Firefox, am used to it now and so have never tried Edge. Just because it’s bundled, doesn’t mean you have to use it.
     
  9. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Keep Music Vile

    Firefox on W10 for me. Stuck with IE and Edge on my work laptop, though.
     
  10. garyi

    garyi leave blank

    Edge does suck some balls, luckily its going to be chromium soon.
     
  11. wylton

    wylton pfm Member

    I'm tending to use two browsers these days, as each has its own advantages, using Edge + IE on the PC (Windows 10) and Firefox + IE on the laptop (Windows 7) at the moment.

    I hate Bing too & hate the fact that Microsoft wants to force us to use it.
     
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  12. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    not exactly hard to change
     
  13. wylton

    wylton pfm Member

    No, agreed, and I don't use it, but up it pops up every now and again, because AFAIK, you can't remove it. TBH, I prefer good old fashioned Google.
     
  14. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    you can change the default search engine, I am never troubled by Bing. I use Win10 and Chrome, with Google search
     
  15. cctaylor

    cctaylor pfm Member

    If you download and install Classic Shell you can get the look and feel of older versions of Windows. I have been using it since Windows 8.
     
  16. MikeMA

    MikeMA pfm Member

    I just had a quick look at Classic Shell, and apparently it's no longer being maintained or developed.
     
  17. awkwardbydesign

    awkwardbydesign Officially Awesome

    Ah, that's helpful. I installed Never Ten on my laptop to avoid Windows 10, but if I'm forced to use it that would make life easier.
    EDIT. Just saw the previous post!
     
  18. Darth Vader

    Darth Vader From the Dark Side

  19. suzywong

    suzywong pfm Member

    I use Stardock’s “Start 10” to get a win7-like menu. 30 day trial version or $5.

    Works for me.
     
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  20. wylton

    wylton pfm Member

    One concern, is that the reason why the original developer of Classic Shell dropped it, was because he didn't have the time to keep up with the constant updates that Microsoft put out for Windows 10, so how can we be sure that these 3rd party add-ons will keep up?
     

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