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How can it be activated? When I had last read about LTSB it required special business licensing to keep it past the time period is that changed now?
contact a microsoft representative and ask (purchase) for a volume license, then you can activate it with that license.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/Licensing/how-to-buy/how-to-buy.aspx

no, i simply meant you can activate it through microsoft.
Edited by epic1337 - 10/3/17 at 6:28am
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Well, there are different "ways" to activate LTSB, the easiest one is to just not do it all. MS gives you a 90 day trial, after which you can still use the copy, but it will nag you to activate. Luckily, I get LTSB images for all my machines at work, so I'm a bit spoiled rolleyes.gif
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I got my first steam survey in over a year. Where did I get it? My Media Center smile.gif
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People still sell new computer with windows 7 now!?

I actually wanted to have Ryzen and Win10 by now...

Except I realized i want something with 48 PCI-E lanes at least. Also the more I see Windows 10 at my work the more revolting it seems to me. So i guess i might be able to stick with my current setup for 2 more years.
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I like that the 1060 is the most popular GPU and 2GB is the most popular amount of VRAM.

I get why the numbers are off - a lot more 2GB cards out there collectively - but it's still pretty funny. thumb.gif

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I actually wanted to have Ryzen and Win10 by now...

Except I realized i want something with 48 PCI-E lanes at least. Also the more I see Windows 10 at my work the more revolting it seems to me. So i guess i might be able to stick with my current setup for 2 more years.

Yeah, don't compare Ryzen and AM4 to your AM3 build. It's more comparable to Intel LGA-115X or any of the FM sockets. It's consumer-oriented with limited IO and memory.

Threadripper, on the other hand, and X58/79/99/299 are comparable platforms to AM3 and the higher-end 890 and 990 chipsets: lots of PCIe lanes and lots of memory supported and derived from server and workstation processors.
Edited by CynicalUnicorn - 10/6/17 at 12:45pm
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Interesting, I was planning to go back to Windows 7 but then I discovered this, its so fast and snappy, its heaven biggrin.gif

http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/windows-10-bloatware-free-edition.804247/
I ended up slapping W7 back on and.... I love it. Reminds me of when my Athlon wasn't ancient.
Edited by Vegnagun - 10/6/17 at 4:51pm
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This could be explained by an OEM selling Windows 7 computers, people fishing at Goodwill for old comps, or the survey just going to more Windows 7 users. (Likely the last one)


So it doesn't really say much about the popularity of Windows 10.

People still sell new computer with windows 7 now!?

There may be older machines with Win7 license on them still in warehouses.

But there's another possibility. Piracy.
It's doesn't really matter if Win7 is not on sale anymore.
More copies can emerge this way.

As someone observed. Chinese steam community is growing bigger.
In China piracy level is very high.

Besides that.
I have 5820K+290X and I still use Win7.
Even when upgrading I will continue to use it.
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I like that the 1060 is the most popular GPU and 2GB is the most popular amount of VRAM.

I get why the numbers are off - a lot more 2GB cards out there collectively - but it's still pretty funny. thumb.gif
Yeah, don't compare Ryzen and AM4 to your AM3 build. It's more comparable to Intel LGA-115X or any of the FM sockets. It's consumer-oriented with limited IO and memory.

Threadripper, on the other hand, and X58/79/99/299 are comparable platforms to AM3 and the higher-end 890 and 990 chipsets: lots of PCIe lanes and lots of memory supported and derived from server and workstation processors.

I am closely watching Threadripper threads on this forum... The page fault error im some production samples...

I would be perfeclty happy with Ryzen 7 CPU performance, and 3200Mhz cl12 dualchannel, however placing dedicated PCI-E Raid controller, along with Graphic card can be problematic if there is too few PCI-E lines. I already had to be careful to not kill BUSes on my current system (as one of the options was more expensive disk controller and up to 16 disks in raid 0).

I recently upgraded ot FuryX and 4k display. CPU does not seem to need any upgrade for common usage (gaming, media...) With old CPU i really dont feel any urge for OS upgrade.
Edited by Offler - 10/7/17 at 5:06pm
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FTFY.

 

I've not received a Steam HW survey in at least a year now.

 

They don't have to poll everyone all the time, every time.

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Something is weird about the survey if it went up 6% in a month. I don't think the market would change that quickly.

As for me, I will probably stick with Windows 7 until extended support runs out, then switch to Linux full time. I've had the same install of W7 since Dec 2012!

I'd consider W10 if I got back into gaming, to have DX12, but not otherwise.
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