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I'm referring to the many MS threads on this board. They recently decided to clump all Windows 7 updates into one giant one. Who wants that? No one. They're forcing everyone onto Windows 10 and nobody likes it.
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I look forward to the temper tantrums that will ensue when AMD and or Nv decide that they're going to stop providing drivers for anything but win10.
post #53 of 102
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I'm referring to the many MS threads on this board. They recently decided to clump all Windows 7 updates into one giant one. Who wants that? No one. They're forcing everyone onto Windows 10 and nobody likes it.

But they aren't. You don't have to choose to upgrade to Windows 10. You can continue to run Windows 7 under the license terms you agreed to upon its installation. These terms guaranteed 10 years of security updates, and Microsoft is honoring that.

As an enterprise sysadmin, I'll agree with you that the cumulative patches are somewhat annoying since rolling back individual updates is not possible. There are good things about it, but I understand the frustration.
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post #54 of 102
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I look forward to the temper tantrums that will ensue when AMD and or Nv decide that they're going to stop providing drivers for anything but win10.

With DirectX12 only running on Windows 10, I would count that as more likely than you might think. Nvidia and AMD traditionally write a few drivers for legacy software but they generally don't do major updates to those drivers.
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Rude, snarky, and condescending. How is this person a "moderator"?

Cause you're a mod doesn't mean you're nice

many people get made mod for varies reasons i wouldn't think too much into it

do you see how many girls get made mods just cause they are girls (its just an example calm down)
post #56 of 102
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With DirectX12 only running on Windows 10, I would count that as more likely than you might think. Nvidia and AMD traditionally write a few drivers for legacy software but they generally don't do major updates to those drivers.

So far DX12 has been about as useful as DX10

Valkan has a achieved more and works on any OS
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How can AMD agree to do something like this? I thought they were one of the Good Guys™
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Good. Unification needs to happen so that MS can focus all of their energy into providing the best possible experience for ONE operating system rather than splitting up their resources for ten different legacy versions of Windows. The fact that people still use XP to this day is a perfect example of this. Get every PC user onto Win10 and then we will all reap the benefits of a focused and unified platform (like Apple users are used to). Obviously there is a small (but very vocal) contingent of stubborn and change-averse malcontents out there who think anything that is not a carbon copy of Win7 is the "devil" but MS simply can't worry about that minority of users when contemplating the future of their business. No other company is supports their old OS's for 10+ years after its release but rather continues to update to newer and free versions of the platform on a regular basis, which is all MS is attempting to do. Why is it OK for everybody else but not MS?
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If the hardware is close enough maybe the previous gen chipset drivers will work. I hate Windows 10 so I guess I won't be doing a new build with Kaby Lake. I guess the good thing is that even Intel has to slow down the die shrinks now so if/when I upgrade to Skylake it'll last me a while.
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ummm... no.... not really... Win7 was released in 09 and 8.1 was 2014.... The word "almost" is obviously speculative but common....

While I agree with forcing progression, your comments make it seem like these OS' have been around a lot longer than they have.

We all know that Vista was basically the first version of Win7...
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