Originally Posted by djsi38t
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.
By going to Windows 10, it only ensures that Windows remains the best option. I'm sticking with 7 and 8.1 (btw, OS has absolutely no bearing on whether a website works until browsers stop supporting it...and considering afaik Firefox and Chrome can run under Windows 98 with the right tools installed it won't likely be an issue until 7/8 are obsolete for other reasons) and planning on moving to Linux, while nearly everything I do runs fine on Linux I am going to have to find alternatives for some things that I do but it'll be worth the pain as it means I'm free from worrying about whatever idiotic idea MS wants to try and push with each new release, whether it's propping up a failing mobile division or trying to be Facebook.
Not hating on your decision btw, it's probably one of the better ones (I personally activated my free upgrade with my Win7 license but remain on my 8.1 install to hedge my bets) but I can see the way this is going; every new Win10 user helps justify MS' decision.
Eh, since when did CPUs need driver updates?
Originally Posted by sherlock
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
Seriously, the only issue is if motherboard drivers don't get Windows 7 versions and even then, most components are off the shelf (ie. You can grab ethernet drivers from realteks website, for example) plus you can get the 8.1 drivers and usually have them work on 7 plus
it'd be stupid for hardware makers to discontinue support for all hardware prior to 10 considering how mixed the reaction is to it, if they did stop completely with 7/8.1 drivers I could easily see Linux drivers getting a small boost (If nothing else) simply because it offers an alternative for those of us who are very unlikely to ever sidegrade until MS starts doing Windows correctly again. (There's also the fact that you could buy a Skylake/Zen rig, have it work entirely on 8/7 and be set for quite a long while at the current rate of CPU performance increases; particularly so with Zen considering both Vulkan and DX12 have showed massive increases on many core CPUs, and if a 16 thread Zen matches Skylake in DX11 games it'll still be providing playable FPS by the time you're actually worrying about the CPU/Motherboard dying of old age at the current rate of progression)
Originally Posted by Sleazybigfoot
Example? Sounds like bull to me.
Trust me, even if it is true those websites would work fine with a small useragent change to trick them that you're on 10. There's no arguable reason that virtually any website wouldn't work on something even as old as Win98SE with a modern enough browser. (The bit that actually makes a difference here)
Originally Posted by FattysGoneWild
Install 10 offline with newest iso from MS. Then disable automatic driver install and reboot. Done. Then carry on and install your own drivers. Its really simple and you are just making it sound more difficult then what it is.
It's still more difficult than grabbing whichever ISO you want, installing and not having to deal with it.
Or, you know, just having a toggle in some advanced settings menu that stops it right in its tracks.