Windows 7 Really Better than 10?

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by SearchLight, Aug 13, 2017.


If you had a preference, would you dump Windows 10 in favor of Windows 7?

Poll closed Aug 20, 2017.
  1. Yes, because it is more stable and user friendly.

  2. No, I like the latest OS and will stay with Windows 10

  1. SearchLight

    SearchLight Level 3

    Jul 3, 2017
    New Jersey
    Windows 10
    I have never worked or used Windows 7, had 98, XP, 8 then 8.1, and now the latest, 10.

    Many friends of mine still use, and talk affectionately about W7, and feel in many ways, a better and/or stable system than W10. They suggest I try it. Others say ditch 10, and use it.

    I am aware that support will be ending very soon, and I know that I can install another separate system on my PC with the option of dual booting.

    What are your thoughts on Windows 7?
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  2. brod56

    brod56 Level 11

    Feb 13, 2017
    Windows 10
    No! Windows 7 may be just a bit more stable (only noticeable on older machines) but it's way worse.
    For me, updgrading to Windows 10 made my PC faster and much more modern. Its regular updates only keep improving it.
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  3. Huchim

    Huchim Level 4

    Oct 17, 2015
    Windows 8.1
    Well yes it is better if you use a computer or a laptop from 2012. In that kind of systems is more stable that windows 10 because win7 is not such agressive on telemetry or functions as windows 10.

    Again, it higly depends from your pc or laptop, I have a sony vaio laptop from 2011 with win 7 by default, I don't change it and I say this because I've tried windows 8.1 and 10 and I've found problems as high use of RAM (I suppose from fast startup) I decide to keep windows 7 (mainly because it's used by family) until I get a new and modern computer and I'll be using win10 for sure.

    I'm not using win7 if I have a modern hardware with a modern graphics that can be better with directx 12 with windows 10
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  4. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Level 8
    Content Creator

    May 13, 2017
    Postal Worker
    Windows 10
    7 is the best Windows that ever was and will be, but it not like we have a choice, it is just obsolete.
    I have moved to 10 because of the lack of hardware and software support, not to mention security updates.
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  5. edon

    edon Level 1

    Jul 6, 2017
    W7 is the best !
  6. Trooper

    Trooper Level 6

    Aug 28, 2015
    Windows 10
    Liked W7 a lot but moved on to W10 as it is more secure and getting more secure all the time. Especially with the upcoming Fall Creators Update.
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  7. Fritz

    Fritz Level 11

    Sep 28, 2015
    Windows 10
    Windows 7 was a great OS and has served your friends well, so they're reluctant to change. That's to be expected. When it comes to technology, I do recommend a less emotional approach, though. Always consider the consequences.

    Windows 10 took almost everything bad about 8 and 8.1 (which I hated and skipped) off the plate and actually went back a bit towards a Win7-style. It's also lightyears ahead as far as security goes and will be supported for years to come.

    The only reason I see is when you use applications that just won't run on anything other than Windows 7 and there's no replacement to be had. I also use Windows 7 Embedded PosReady 7 in commercial environments still, because Windows 10 IoT isn't quite there yet. Then again, these embedded versions have a much longer support time frame and there's nobody checking mail, browsing or downloading anything, they're being used with a single application exclusively.

    TL;DR: If there's no tangible reason to use an old OS, use an actual one. Always.
  8. Marko :)

    Marko :) Level 10

    Aug 12, 2015
    Windows 10
    It's hard to choose one for me. Windows 7 is better IMO but I like Windows 10 too. The only things I don't like on Windows 10 are telemetry, bloatware (that comes with OS) and buggy updates. Other than that, it's decent OS.
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  9. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

    Jul 3, 2015
    Windows 10 is faster and more secure. It may not work on older systems.
    If you can handle Windows 8, then you can surely handle Windows 10.
    The people who have trouble with Windows 10 are the folks who are coming from XP or Vista or 7, and they have expectations that the user experience will be the same.
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  10. juhful

    juhful Level 12

    Jun 22, 2013
    North America
    Windows 7 was good in it's day but Windows 10 is a far superior OS especially in terms of security. Like others have said your decision does have to take into account the PC you are using, unless it's 5 years or older Windows 10 is the best option.
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  11. Faybert

    Faybert Level 10
    AV Tester

    Jan 8, 2017
    Windows 10
    I always use the latest, not just for security, but for new technologies that the old ones do not support. Continuing on 7 is a big mistake, both in performance and especially in security.
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  12. legendcampos

    legendcampos Level 5

    Aug 22, 2014
    Windows 10
    I like Windows 7, Microsoft made kludged in Windows 10 that crashed into my concept when creating the apps store, which everyone knows is bad, because it was destined for smartphone users so much they try to win the market, most prefer Android and IOS. Although I prefer to use the 7 to be cleaner, Win 10 is more modern, more current, DirectX 12 support ideal for the latest VGA. Then back to 7 is walking backwards because we have to follow technological developments.
  13. nsm0220

    nsm0220 Level 21

    Sep 9, 2013
    Windows 7
    I pick W7 for stability and friendly UI and the backwards comparably of software and hardware.Also W7 is very hardware friendly as well,
  14. darko999

    darko999 Level 16

    Oct 2, 2014
    I give you a point about Windows 7 being a bit more stable than Windows 10 but that's reasonable if we accept the fact that Windows 10 added new features and upgraded modules into new more secure ones. That will always cost some stability, however I find Windows 10 an upgraded version of Windows 7. No reason for me to go back to Win 7.
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  15. Exterminator

    Exterminator Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 23, 2012
    Windows 10
    Windows 10 is faster and more secure than Windows 7.
    Most complaints about Windows 10 can be easily managed and tweaked.
    Been using it so long it is difficult for me to work on a 7 machine.
  16. SearchLight

    SearchLight Level 3

    Jul 3, 2017
    New Jersey
    Windows 10
    Thanks for all your replies. My gut told me to stay with 10 . Appreciate the advice. Old cars may be nice, and run well but once you have trouble getting the parts, it's time to move on. Same applies to OS imho.
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  17. 212eta

    212eta Level 7

    May 11, 2011
    Windows Desktop
    Windows 10
    No, I like 10 more than 7. :cool:
    Ten has been more stable on my hardware. ;)
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  18. monkeylove

    monkeylove Level 2

    Mar 9, 2014
    I found Win 8.1 better in terms of performance compared to Win 7, and just used Classic Shell to make it look like Win 7. I've tried Win 10 for a limited time, and it looks OK, although I'd like to avoid the privacy problems.
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  19. Lockdown

    Lockdown From AppGuard

    Oct 24, 2016
    AppGuard LLC Virginia, U.S.
    What OS is better is a matter of personal preference, but in terms of security Windows 10 is significantly more secure.
    frogboy likes this.
  20. frogboy

    frogboy Level 61

    Jun 9, 2013
    Heavy Duty Mechanic.
    Western Australia
    Windows 10
    Windows 10 for me. Never looked back at all, faster and more secure.
    darko999 and ispx like this.
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