I want to share a little about Windows 7 with myLot

Dallas, Texas
November 26, 2017 8:42am CST
I am not a fan of Windows 10. In fact, even with the offer of a FREE - re-install of Windows 10 to upgrade my PC, I am not convinced I need to do this upgrade at all, but seem to be quite satisfied with staying with Windows 7 Home Premium. I have no problem surfing the internet with Windows Explorer, and I have the option to use Google Chrome so I can navigate the entire planet with a Free Latest Version of Google Earth. I even have the option to use the latest updated version of Mozilla's Fire Fox Quantum. I can still enjoy watching T.V. on the fly and record shows that I want to watch while my wife enjoys watching T.V. in the living room. We don't always like the same shows. And I am able to do my blogging, have fun with watching YouTube and Hulu Plus and Amazon Prime. So just because I like Windows 7 isn't why I am posting this link below. It's just that, well, considering the pros and cons of using Windows 10, I just wanted to point out some of the Pros. Of course, if you are a mobile device user and has an Android phone, or tablet, you might like the apps. Windows 7 works for me. I will be using a new lap top in the near future, but that will likely be running the latest Windows 10 out there. Oh well, I still have a few years left to keep on using Windows 7 Home Premium. My PC has already outlasted it's warranty and is still working fine. I only wish I had a larger external hard drive, but I will take care of that eventually. 1 TB external SSD drive to my 2 TB internal hard disc drive. I might get a 4 TB external SSD solid state drive eventually that will enable me to use to keep every single file I have saved for the past 10 years from DVD discs and CD ROM discs. Here is one link to look at
Last month I reported how, according to NetMarketShare’s figures, Windows 10 had managed to grow its usage share by just 5 percentage points in an entire year. That's a shocking state of affairs for a relatively new -- and regularly updated -- operating sy
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@Madshadi (8953)
• Brussels, Belgium
26 Nov
I had issues with the XP but Windows 7 was all smooth and user friendly. The only reason I upgraded was because I wanted Cortana on my surface and the built in features in Microsoft Edge.
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@Madshadi (8953)
• Brussels, Belgium
26 Nov
@lookatdesktop did you report the problem to Microsoft about the crash? I’m sure if many users did the problem would be fixed. I didn’t care for the insider program because of all the bugs and crashes. I waited until Windows 10 was ready.
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• Dallas, Texas
26 Nov
@Madshadi , So You also had system crashes from bugs in the builds? Hmm. I would not recommend using anything that is still in BETA testing mode. Thanks for sharing. But one more thing, to answer your question - I did tell support and they only suggested I re-download the media creation tool and re-install Windows 10. That did not in any way satisfy my need to understand why the system actually crashed to begin with. I only know that due to the crash or loop caused during a Norton activity, Windows 10 repair was not possible. The only option that I was able to use was the factory restore.
@Madshadi (8953)
• Brussels, Belgium
26 Nov
@lookatdesktop yes I upgraded to windows 10 on my pc first. I didn’t enjoy the experience so I delayed the upgrade on my surface (which I used more) until the full windows 10 version is ready. Re-download and re-install? That sounds like plenty of work which wouldn’t solve the problem. That’s what they say when they don’t know the solution.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
26 Nov
I think you just don't like change.
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• Dallas, Texas
26 Nov
Not so fast. I do favor good changes, but just don't like the bad changes. There is a big difference. Some will never look back and keep pushing forward. I do this but if I made a mistake along the way, I don't hesitate to go back to a more desirable situation, as I did so with Windows 7.
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@peachpurple (12355)
• Malaysia
26 Nov
I love 7, had been using it for many years, still love the old fashion way
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• Dallas, Texas
26 Nov
This is a good thing. You can always learn more about the newest and latest versions of Windows before finally when the year of 2020 has passed and you eventually have to get a new computer, you will have already prepared by doing your research ahead of time.
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@peachpurple (12355)
• Malaysia
26 Nov
@lookatdesktop yes, there are bugs in the latest version, furthermore some programs could not support in the latest window
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• Dallas, Texas
26 Nov
@peachpurple , Thank goodness HP has made it possible by putting the factory restore in a secured partition of my desktop PC. If not for that feature, I would have thrown my computer in the trash years ago.
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@FourWalls (12855)
• United States
26 Nov
Reading all of the beta testers' comments about Windows 10 (and how Microsoft seemed to be adamant about going through with it, no matter how the consumers protested) is one of the main reasons I got a Mac.
@stringer321 (2851)
• Kiryat Ata, Israel
26 Nov
Well, I suggest you are a regular user, maybe you don't care about the hardware usage and the resources that the operating system requires to work. You maybe need to read coduments, some word processing, surf the internet...Windows 7 is good for you and windows 10 is also good for you. You can start learning about Linux operating systems, maybe Ubuntu, I mean open source operating systems that are free to use, many will say that those are more light weight than windows (they consume less RAM and are more efficient). I learn about Ubuntu, working it on VMware, it is somehow similar to windows with the graphic user interface. It comes with free software like LibreOffice, FireFox. I like it. I'm afraid to install it on my computer though.