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

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    Windows (8, 10, etc.)
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    Linux
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'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.

That would be the way to go since PS2 hot swapping was always hit/miss.
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I wonder if motherboard companys cant patch something in to get it working right for windows 7 like a emulation mode or somthing it pays for them to do it to get more sells not everyone will want to run windows 8 or 10 and people don't like being forced to do somthing. Also you could setup a windows 7 unattended install so no mouse or keyboard needed just burn to a dvd instead of a usb stick.

http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-create-unattended-windows-7-installation-setup/
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'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.

That would be the way to go since PS2 hot swapping was always hit/miss.

    Normally you don't need a keyboard to install Windows 7.  The whole procedure can be done with a mouse.
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I wonder if motherboard companys cant patch something in to get it working right for windows 7 like a emulation mode or somthing it pays for them to do it to get more sells not everyone will want to run windows 8 or 10 and people don't like being forced to do somthing. Also you could setup a windows 7 unattended install so no mouse or keyboard needed just burn to a dvd instead of a usb stick.

http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-create-unattended-windows-7-installation-setup/

I guess the motherboard could have extra USB controllers instead of just the one that's in the Intel chipset. That should work?

It's also not unusual on today's motherboards anyway. The motherboard in your signature has an extra controller from NEC for example, and my Z77 board also has one extra from VIA. In our case it's for more USB 3.0 ports as Intel's chipset didn't have a lot of those in the past. If Skylake will have a lot of 3.0/3.1 ports, motherboard's wouldn't really need extra controllers anymore so manufacturers might want to skip putting any on the boards.
Edited by deepor - 1/13/15 at 12:28am
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I wonder how this is going to affect all the people with upgrade versions of windows 8 who wants to install it on a new machine.
Put in windows 8 dvd, asks for windows 7 dvd, doesn't load up.
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post #66 of 158
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I guess the motherboard could have extra USB controllers instead of just the one that's in the Intel chipset. That should work?

It's also not unusual on today's motherboards anyway. The motherboard in your signature has an extra controller from NEC for example, and my Z77 board also has one extra from VIA. In our case it's for more USB 3.0 ports as Intel's chipset didn't have a lot of those in the past. If Skylake will have a lot of 3.0/3.1 ports, motherboard's wouldn't really need extra controllers anymore so manufacturer's might want to skip putting any on the boards.

Yea that might be the problem has more pathways so can handle more usb 3 ports not needing others added to the board. But i dont think its exacty usb ports but how bios works on the newer chips and windows 7 cant use it.
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post #67 of 158

It sucks but it pushes the industry forwards.

 

So onwards I say.

   
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This is fantastic, everything is done to stop Windows 7.

Finally all those whiner's will move to Linux and we will all be happy gaming community again.
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4) booting into safemode with a broken OS is next to impossible. ~ you know all it takes is a bad gpu driver to make this a critical issue. it's like M$ never had anything go wrong with their pc. Getting into safemode is often critically important for virus removal as well, and if you can't get to the start screen to set it to boot into safemode, then you're gonna need your windows install media to reach it. Seriously retarded.

I was contemplating of making a switch to W8 back in '12 when I got a laptop with it preinstalled, even though I'm still of the opinion that Metro is ugly as sin and quite unimaginative I still wanted to give it a go. Before going through with my decision I messed up my driver installation (nVidia optimus with intel graphics), boy oh boy was that an eye-opener, and it took me a while before I managed to get lucky and boot into safemode the traditional way so I changed my mind and stayed with W7.
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Linux.

All the software I need is working now on Linux. I've been trying to jump the ship but a couple of programs wouldn't let me leave Windows forever, not anymore.

Bai bai MS. You won't be missed.

Yup, Its hyper easy to jump on a site, download and write an ISO in less than 5 mins and live boot any Linux OS and have a play, it really is childs play and it all works even though its live and usually surprisingly speedy even from usb 2.0 thumb sticks.. haven't seen windows do this and by the way the platform is integrating with the cloud and leaving traditional desktops i don't see it being able to either..

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You probably don't do much but browse Facebook, then, I suppose, because the vast majority of productivity applications don't work with Linux, and its gaming support is just this side of none. Try writing back once you're actually using your PC for more than a basic smartphone can handle, and want to run programs like MS Office, 3ds Max, Allegorithmic Substance programs, OneNote, Photoshop, Visual Studio, or heck, even Bluray disc playback tongue.gif .


you have no idea about the irony of your statement .. doh.gif
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