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Old 09-08-2015, 12:46 PM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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Just an observation, for whomever ...

Running Win 7 Ult -- Get the Win 10 for free icon -- get curious (too many conflicting stories).
Install Win 10 (pretty long download).
Certain programmes do not work. Mouse wheel does not work.
Do some more stuff.
Still no good.
At 28 days, I decide to revert back to Win 7
Took a very short time !! Really ???
Wonder why so fast ??
Decide to do a clean install.
Three (3) days later after umpteen updates (I think close to 300 ?) and re-installation of all software,
now my old good old trusty system is back and everything works.
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Old 09-08-2015, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Colorado Plateau
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I have a Win 7 laptop. It works fine. I like Win 7. I'm not going to change a thing.
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Old 09-08-2015, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, Ca
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I upgraded from 7 to 8.1 pro to 10 and the only issue I had was the front USB ports stopped working. My IT guy just re-installed the drivers from the Disc that came with my motherboard and it's working fine. He said a lot of people are running into problems when they upgrade from 7 to 10 while bypassing 8.1.
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Old 09-08-2015, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Greater NYC, USA
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Win 10 did install did not fix hardware problems on my laptop. The case is still broken and so is the wi-fi. Otherwise, got nothing on win 10
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Old 09-11-2015, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I have a Win 7 laptop. It works fine. I like Win 7. I'm not going to change a thing.
I have a 2-year-old desktop running Windows 7 Professional and it works perfectly. Never had a problem, ever. The only way I will get Windows 10 is if/when I purchase a new computer with Windows 10 already installed. I don't care that the upgrade to Windows 10 from my Windows 7 is free. I just hear about too many issues and the bugs aren't all worked out yet.
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Old 09-12-2015, 02:08 PM
 
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Well, certainly you can keep Windows 7 as long as you wish.
The end date for main stream support is 1/13/2015.

That is why I took the free upgrade to Windows 10.

Windows 7 will continue to work just as Windows XP still works.
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Old 09-12-2015, 05:25 PM
 
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Well, certainly you can keep Windows 7 as long as you wish.
The end date for main stream support is 1/13/2015.

That is why I took the free upgrade to Windows 10.

Windows 7 will continue to work just as Windows XP still works.
I tried W10 and reverted back to W7 within an hour. My W10 install was problem-free and took less than two hours. It was a matter of minutes to revert back to W7.

MS will continue to provide security updates until 1/14/20 so W7 users shouldn't have anything to worry about.
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Old 09-12-2015, 05:26 PM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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Well, certainly you can keep Windows 7 as long as you wish.
The end date for main stream support is 1/13/2015.
Should that have been worded,

The end date for main stream support was 1/13/2015.

The date for extended support is January 14, 2020
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Old 09-12-2015, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Yeah, my Win-7 laptop works great, thinking of ordering another one, just to make sure I have a backup if/when mine crashes. Dell Latitude, less than $150, still in stock.
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Old 09-13-2015, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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Yeah, my Win-7 laptop works great, thinking of ordering another one, just to make sure I have a backup if/when mine crashes. Dell Latitude, less than $150, still in stock.
I bought one used and refubished when the main one needed repair. It's in good running order after a good hard drive cleaning. I also discovered how easy it is to replace parts on your laptop. The only thing I want is a screwdriver without a magnet for the screws. I plan to keep fixing this until I have no need for one. I also have a backup desktop with 7. I still have my old xp laptop, with extremely good sound so it is to hold all the music as a backup and be added to the sterio setup. It even has a nifty visual display you can watch which changes with the music.

I'm also going to get a standalone hard drive to do a full backup periodically so I can restore everything.
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