Windows 7 Windows 7 better than Windows 10, really?

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by Umbra, Aug 13, 2016.

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which one you prefer?

  1. Win7

    31.3%
  2. Win10

    68.8%
  1. Rolo

    Rolo Level 18

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    Oh, now, 8 was a total abomination. That one I would say, "Unless you're on a tablet, skip it".

    10 is what 8 should have been (like 7 is what Vista should have been and XP is what 2000 should have been).

    Bugs are definitely fewer but I may be comparing it to beta (used it almost a year before release).

    Something is very wrong if anything is using 20% resources.

    The only thing I really do not like about updates are the in-place upgrades (e.g. Anniversary update and most likely the Creators update in April).

    Set your update options:
    - Set the schedule
    - Set delivery to "PCs on local network" (not setting that may be draining your battery)
    - You can defer some updates

    Your primary means of securing your system is automatic updates--especially for the OS. To go through the trouble to secure one's system yet not use automatic updates is self-defeating. I wish more software would automatically update itself (one big feature of UWP).

    Besides, the Internet is shared. I don't want my bandwidth and latency interfered with because of bot-ridden automatic-updates-turned-off machines messing it up. No PC is an island. I'm glad they did that; they just better make sure forced updates never break anything.

    Battery life should be better than 8 and definitely better than 7. I got an additional 2+ hours of HD video streaming over WiFi with 10 vs. 7 on my MSI GT70 17-inch gaming laptop (under 3 hrs to over 5).
     
  2. Deletedmessiah

    Deletedmessiah Level 15

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    #102 Deletedmessiah, Feb 23, 2017
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    You're right on nothing is free. But here's a catch, If you were to buy a new PC or a copy of Windows 10 Home, you are paying. No update option even when you pay.
    I'll get a laptop with Pro when I update in the future. New processors won't support old Windows so I'll have to update.
    I went a little aggressive there. I didn't word it properly, it was something like they can look into every one of your files in PC or something. EULA is long so can't read but I'll try to find articles related to it.

    Yes, it was using 20% of CPU. I had clean installed 10 after updating and the problem was still there.
    I like automatic updates too or one click updates. But Windows updates have been inefficient. And updates bring bugs often, I prefer to update after being sure that there're no major bugs.
    Good that your system's battery life was better in 10. Not for me though. Are you using SSD? How's your processor usage when updating?
     
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  3. Rolo

    Rolo Level 18

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    Yes, I use an SSD...far less power consumption and far more speed/responsiveness.

    I don't know what my CPU usage is during updates; it updates when I'm not using it, like its supposed to. When I do manual updates (I don't like to wait on Patch Tuesday), it doesn't impact system responsiveness at all (usability, streaming). I have good CPUs (i5-2500K, i7-4800MQ, i7-6650U) though.

    If you're getting sluggishness during an update, check your storage drivers and chipset drivers. For platter drives, check fragmentation. For SSDs, check wear-leveling (may need a defrag IF stuff is splattered everywhere on the drive; otherwise, leave it alone--shouldn't be an issue if it's a clean install).
     
  4. Jimy Pérez

    Jimy Pérez Level 1

    Jun 10, 2016
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    Windows 10 !!!
     
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  5. Jimy Pérez

    Jimy Pérez Level 1

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    Windows 10 is much more stable and lighter than windows 7. When downloading windows updates update windows 10 it always goes fluid does not get slow with regular updates compared to windows 7 always kept them off so Windows 10 wins! (y):cool:
     
  6. Soulweave

    Soulweave Moderator
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    never had a problem with W7 updates. But then again i used a different method
     
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  7. Evjl's Rain

    Evjl's Rain Level 29
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  8. Jimy Pérez

    Jimy Pérez Level 1

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    But I do. Maybe you have more resources from your PC because each system is a world
     
  9. Soulweave

    Soulweave Moderator
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    An AMD laptop with 4GB ram, 6 years old laptop.
     
  10. Jimy Pérez

    Jimy Pérez Level 1

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    Mine intel celeron with 2gb of ram is a canaima of the government
    his with 6 years is still powerful
     
  11. TranquilKnight

    TranquilKnight New Member

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    TBH if Windows 10 had fewer bugs I would have voted for it. Right now after FCU it has become buggier for me. Folder icons in the Start Menu disappear, Metro apps won't open in 1 try, settings and store apps take countless tries to open, occasional freezes that required to turn off the laptop forcefully. Yes, I have also performed a clean install. I love Windows 10. I would have voted for 10 before FCU but at this moment I'd rather use Windows 7.
     
  12. Umbra

    Umbra From Emsisoft
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    1- create a new admin account
    2- log into it
    3- delete the old one, all start menu issue disappears with it.
     
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  13. ShadicTheHedgehog

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    I object to voting on Windows 10 which is still BETA unstable operation system. Windows 7 is much better for games and for the work.
     
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