Win7 Professional Upgrade RETAIL --> Windows 10?

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  1. spapakons's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1803 (April 2018 build 17134.472)
       1 Week Ago #31

    Windows 10 give you DirectX 12 (needed for all modern games and some video editing applications) and Windows Store apps/games that do not have a desktop version, so you cannot run them in Windows 7. If you like Windows 7 user interface, you can customize Windows 10 (start menu, icons, etc) to make it exactly like Windows 7. Have a look at the Customization threads, look at my posts there.
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  2.    1 Week Ago #32

    dictum said: View Post
    I will give you an unpopular opinion here, but there is nothing wrong at all with Windows Seven, other than MS dropping its support. I have Seven on one of my machines. Nothing wrong with it at all. Win 10 is a solution to an non-existing problem.

    I would just keep Seven without any upgrade headaches. I don't really understand what 10 gets you that Seven does not have. You get all this Cortana worthless BS and telemetrics, I've had to disable both.
    Most current hardware appears to be making it quite difficult to install anything older than Win10 due to drivers and other compatibility issues.
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  3. jimbo45's Avatar
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       1 Week Ago #33

    Hi there

    @PatrickGSR94
    @spapakons

    actually XP (or better it's parent Win2003 server) was probably the most reliable OS Ms ever had and Win 2003 server was a decent server. I'm still running it as a "Desktop" OS as a VM -- apart from the fact that security is not supported any more on it - it's the most stable Windows I've ever had -- and it doesn't treat people as though they are running silly things like Candy Crush soda on a so called professional OS.

    Since I run all my Internet connections through a Linux gateway I'm not that bothered with security on the Windows 2003 server VM (and it handles up to 64 GB of RAM anyway). I use the OS as I have some old studio hardware where I can cut Vinyls for people -- I'm not spending 30,000 USD on new equipment when the old gear works absolutely fine. Sharing the W2003 system with Linux via SAMBA allows me to cut the vinyls on the Win2003 system and then use Linux for the e-commerce to collect / transmit customers orders etc.

    The hardware drivers won't even run on W7 so I had to keep XP (now W2K3 server) - as a VM 100% fine.

    I used this method to convert W2K3 server to a workstation

    How to convert your Windows Server 2003... to a Workstation!

    Brilliant --still working fantastically as a VM -- serial number I had from old TechNet subscription.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4.    1 Week Ago #34

    PatrickGSR94 said: View Post
    Most current hardware appears to be making it quite difficult to install anything older than Win10 due to drivers and other compatibility issues.
    Well if you have an old computer that came with Seven installed, keep that. I suppose it does not make sense to install Seven on a brand new machine.

    but with a 2013 machine, you know it came with Seven and everything works, so there is only risk something might not work if you upgrade. You know that has happened before.
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  5.    1 Week Ago #35

    dictum said: View Post
    Well if you have an old computer that came with Seven installed, keep that. I suppose it does not make sense to install Seven on a brand new machine.

    but with a 2013 machine, you know it came with Seven and everything works, so there is only risk something might not work if you upgrade. You know that has happened before.
    It was a home-built machine, and I was only upgrading parts, not building a 100% new machine. I still have the HDD with Win7 installed, as I upgraded to a NVMe SSD for OS and apps as part of the upgrade.
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  6. jimbo45's Avatar
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       1 Week Ago #36

    PatrickGSR94 said: View Post
    It was a home-built machine, and I was only upgrading parts, not building a 100% new machine. I still have the HDD with Win7 installed, as I upgraded to a NVMe SSD for OS and apps as part of the upgrade.
    The only possible problem with W7 might be the file system -- GPT disks aren't AFAIK bootable on W7 systems (could be wrong) although on other non boot HDD's read / write to GPT drives perfectly possible.

    Using non GPT drives means you have a 2 TB limit and if you ever get into the horrendous rubbish of "logical partitions" then good luck to you.

    IMO W7 works fine when booted from a small SSD and then can access normal large GPT formatted HDD's with physical partitions etc. W7 works brilliantly as a VM as well of course.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  7. sn00ker's Avatar
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    10 pro 64 clean install
       1 Week Ago #37

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    @PatrickGSR94
    @spapakons

    actually XP (or better it's parent Win2003 server) was probably the most reliable OS Ms ever had and Win 2003 server was a decent server. I'm still running it as a "Desktop" OS as a VM -- apart from the fact that security is not supported any more on it - it's the most stable Windows I've ever had -- and it doesn't treat people as though they are running silly things like Candy Crush soda on a so called professional OS.
    jimbo
    I had a thing for W2000 but xp was ok too
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