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Once the deadline has past I wonder if I can enable windows update on my 3 windows 7 computers. it's been disabled since Oct 2015 as I was tired of all the windows 10 crap trying to install every other day.
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Honestly I think that if you aren't going to take the free update then obviously you have no plans to EVER move to windows 10.

Think long and hard about it because it would really suck to have to pay for it when you could have got it for free.

Windows 7 is a dying platform.There is already websites that don't support windows 7 and will be plenty more to come.

If you are choosing not to go to 10 then that means your days with windows are numbered and you should start thinking about a permanent alternative.Unless you don't want to use windows anymore in the future,take the free upgrade.

Now this is just my opinion and how I see it.I have held out for this long but I am moving to 10 now along with some friends of mine because I think that I still want a future with windows.

Don't get me wrong,I really don't like the direction Microsoft is taking with this,but I also feel that windows is the best option for me when it comes to computing,and it will be kind of fun to explore all the new options that come with 10.

I also run linux on a few other pc's I have along with a hackintosh,but I like to have all the bases covered.
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once I am forced to use windows 10 I will give up using a computer as I really cant afford a new system as my current one has some items and software that windows 10 says are not compatible.
the only thing I would miss about a computer is paying my bills online but, I can always go back to the U.S. Mail and pay my bills by mail.
I don't need gaming, heck I have office pro 2013 (it was free) and all I use is outlook for receiving electronic bill statements, and like said those can be mailed to me.
and if need be my wife can pay our bills online from her office where she works. I really won't miss a computer at home.
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Originally Posted by jlhawn View Post

once I am forced to use windows 10 I will give up using a computer as I really cant afford a new system as my current one has some items and software that windows 10 says are not compatible.
the only thing I would miss about a computer is paying my bills online but, I can always go back to the U.S. Mail and pay my bills by mail.
I don't need gaming, heck I have office pro 2013 (it was free) and all I use is outlook for receiving electronic bill statements, and like said those can be mailed to me.
and if need be my wife can pay our bills online from her office where she works. I really won't miss a computer at home.


interested in parting out your rig then? thumb.gif
 
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interested in parting out your rig then? thumb.gif

yes but isn't it like a few more years before I'm forced to use windows 10? I will keep till then as I do play one or 2 games about 3 times a week for an hour at most
as I have been getting motion sickness the last year when gaming. when the time comes I'll just sell the entire system cheap, and I have extra video cards and psu.
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No thanks, Win7 4 LYFE
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No thanks, Win7 4 LYFE

M$ have said it won't support Zen or Kabby Lake( any 2016 new CPU) on any Windows but 10, so you have to either give up CPU upgrade forever or go linux.

Resistance is Futile rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by sherlock View Post

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Originally Posted by tp4tissue View Post

No thanks, Win7 4 LYFE

M$ have said it won't support Zen or Kabby Lake( any 2016 new CPU) on any Windows but 10, so you have to either give up CPU upgrade forever or go linux.

Resistance is Futile rolleyes.gif

I'd still be using my Nehalem if the motherboard didn't die.

At the rate things are going now no-one is going to "need" to upgrade their CPU until well into the 2020's.
Isn't single thread performance supposed to go down with future processors as core count increases?
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I'm trying to find a Win7 Copy or a clean torrent to downgradefor the laptop I purchased.
I like the old ways.
I also dual boot to Linux because I can't stand the Win10 OS.
Somehow it has got around all the blocks I put up to stop it from sending data out.
So it will now be removed. I will use Linux till I need Win7.
I have no issues playing DX games ported through Linux I'm not looking for greatest running performance just be able to play my game is fine by me.
Soon Vulkan will help with the gaming issues anyways.
If not oh well I'll just play stupid web based games or something that will keep me fixed.
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Originally Posted by sherlock View Post

M$ have said it won't support Zen or Kabby Lake( any 2016 new CPU) on any Windows but 10, so you have to either give up CPU upgrade forever or go linux.

Resistance is Futile rolleyes.gif

wont need to if if your platform is x99

have your pick of cores till 22 cores
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