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Poll Results: What OS will you upgrade to after Windows 7?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 81% of voters (164)
    Windows (8, 10, etc.)
  • 18% of voters (37)
    Linux
  • 3% of voters (8)
    Other
202 Total Votes  
post #11 of 158
Well that's just too bad.

Linux ftw.
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post #12 of 158
I'll move onto Windows 10 if anything at all. Still can't get over how metro is tied into every part of Windows 8.1
post #13 of 158
Quote:
Originally Posted by .:hybrid:. View Post

If this is true, I suspect Microsoft will just release slip-streamed EHCI drivers that can be placed in the installer.

Similar to having to add SATA drivers to Windows XP installations because it only supports ATA.

It's unlikely since Microsoft wants people to move on as well.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tivan View Post

'If you have just one PS/2 port you will have to switch your PS/2 based mouse and keyboard as required through the entire process. '

Because hitting Tab repeatedly to navigate the windows 7 installer is not 2015 enough.

For the benefit of people who aren't old enough to remember: PS/2 isn't a hot-pluggable connection. You technically risk damaging the PS/2 controller hardware each time you hot plug it, though in practice modern controllers are very tolerant. Modern controllers also auto-detect which kind of device is attached upon boot. Back in the old days there was a dedicated port for the mouse and a dedicated port for the keyboard. Reversing them wouldn't work. During the transition window, some boards continued to carry dual ports with specific markings even though they had more sophisticated auto-detecting controllers onboard. Even so, if you boot with a mouse attached you will find a keyboard will not work if you switch on the fly. The reverse would also be true. If you boot with no device attached, you'll find plugging either in doesn't result in either one working. I don't know if there are any controllers that detect hot-plugging and re-detect. I've never seen one.
post #14 of 158
Well its time to build a hackintosh.
post #15 of 158
Riding Haswell for the coming 10 years, along with Windows 7. By that time, there should have been some movement in OS space.
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post #16 of 158
I've always installed Windows 7 from a HDD. I've been doing it since Win98. It's the first thing I do when i get an OS. I take the disc and put it on one of my older, smaller, but serviceable HDD's and make it bootable.

It's never caused me an issue and it installs a little quicker.
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post #17 of 158
Hey,

You know, I do have a ps/2 keyboard/mouse and a installation cd of windows 7 laying around.

Us older folk have stuff like that.

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post #18 of 158
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chargeit View Post

Hey,

You know, I do have a ps/2 keyboard / mouse and a installation cd of windows 7 laying around.

Us older folk have stuff like that.

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ME TOO. I have a mouse that has a physical ball in it!!!

Remember when you had to 'clean your mouse's balls?' hehehe biggrin.gif
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post #19 of 158
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ME TOO. I have a mouse that has a physical ball in it!!!

Remember when you had to 'clean your mouse's balls?' hehehe biggrin.gif

Yea, I have to say I don't miss mice having balls. biggrin.gif
     
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post #20 of 158
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Originally Posted by drnilly007 View Post

Yes finally people can stop with the "Windows 7 is better"... no its not its obsolete.
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Agreed. It's really old at this point. It was a great OS, but people seriously need to move on.
So fatal flaws exist in 7 that I'm not aware of? What is obsolete about it? It runs everything I throw at it (and there's plenty of legacy programs that work on 7 but fail on 8)

It's obvious from looking at marketshare numbers that everyone hates 7. Especially enterprise customers. Oh wait...
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