Why are you still using Windows 7? - Poll from ZDNet

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  1. erpsterm35

    erpsterm35 MDL Expert

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  2. NST_Adventure

    NST_Adventure MDL Addicted

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    Mweheheheheh why still asking?
    1. Best performance
    2. There is no hdd usage 100% issues
    3. Less telemetry and tracking
    4. Less Bloat......Warez :v
    5. Very Very Very Very Very Recommended for newbie :p

    Why not moving on windows 10?
    The best reason is if you are not paying then you are product

    Detail:
    1. Full with bloatware
    2. Full with telemetry and other tracking or spyware (there is no tool that can guarantee all telemetry and spyware completely removed)
    3. Not friendly with low end devices
    4. Not recommended for newbie


    Best Regards
    NST_Adventure
     
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  3. anthonygg37

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    About windows 7
    I still use Windows 7 because I know this OS very very well.
    I'm very productive with it and it is really stable.
    I can do all I want and I need with it.
    = perfect os for me 9,9/10
    But it took me time to know everything.

    About windows 10
    Forced Update

    Windows 10 has forced update who crash computers, plant drivers, modify your installation, active things you had desactivate.
    I read articles and my friends report issues with update every 2-3 months ...
    If you are gamer it's ok, but if you are pro it is huge problem. You don't have time to resolve problem you didn't had before.
    In nuclear power plants, aeronautics, army, satelites, medecine, you prefer reliable than newest.
    You can't try every update or it can be dramatic.

    Microsoft defender
    It simply deleted all my files for software I used *no-cd*.
    You can't desactivate it. It relaunch everytime and in every update.
    And will clean and delete all your job without asking you.

    Integrated graphics / dedied card
    W10 force you to use your integrated graphics when you are in desktop.
    It use your RAM and CPU for nothing. I prefer use my Nvidia card with setting I want.

    Liberty / As a service phylosophy

    Windows 10 philosophy is to have every windows computer the same setting / version.
    Me I don't want a new verstion every 3 months but a stable version with liberty !

    I have no time

    IT is a tool for me. For my needs It must be productive and reliable.
    I don't want to spend all my time to configurate W10 who will modify again everything all 3 months update.
    I prefer use a W7 who is productive and i learned to use.
     
  4. talhaaxhar

    talhaaxhar MDL Novice

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    Because of laptop specs it is designed to operate window 7 ya it can also run on window 10 but it will not that effiecient and most of all i can do my all the work on window 7 so where is a problem.
    Thanks and have a nice day.
     
  5. Tetra911

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    #5 Tetra911, Nov 17, 2020
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    I don't know where they are getting these bogus statistics from; Privacy/telemetry/spying (3%). Who are all these people that don't care about their own privacy?

    From me personally; why I DON'T use Windows 10:


    1 - ZERO RESPECT for the user; your personal activity is monitored, stored, and ends up for sale.
    2 - MORE disrespect towards the user; when you turn off intrusive settings, you have a false sense of control. There are other hidden settings to turn off; AND backdoors that you CAN'T close without becoming a system engineer. Even if you happen to be a system engineer; good luck shutting down all of the Telemetry; the cute word that they like to use, to soften the TRICK!
    3 - The Disrespect continues; even if you JUST want to turn off a few intrusive settings that YOU KNOW ABOUT; during the next Windows Update, those previously turned OFF settings, will magically RE-ENABLE!
    4 - FORCED Windows 10 Updates, that are impossible to turn off, you can delay it for a short period of time, maybe; MAYBE; but you will NEVER be able to shut it off! Microsoft can lock YOU OUT of the OS and force you to submit to the update.
    5 - UNSTABLE; With the bugs and Forced Updates; using Windows 10 is like being at a casino, rolling the dice everytime you use the damn thing. You might as well put your bare harddrives out on the street, it's about the same level of safety.
    6 - The RETURN of the Disrespect; On Windows 10 you are a sitting duck, waiting to be slammed with unwanted advertisements, and newly installed programs that you didn't ask for.
    7 - Windows 10 is a Mobile OS, disguised as a desktop OS; filled with bloat and many things that you do not care about; making it run MUCH slower.
    8 - NO SENSE OF CONTROL; On Windows 10, you feel like you are using a computer at the library, or at a school. With all the Micro-Management in place; this is NOT a good feeling. You should feel comfortable in your own home, on a computer/OS that YOU paid for!
    9 - OLD Programs & OLD Games do NOT run on Windows 10; Not even in compatibility mode.
    10 - SLOW; bloat as mentioned above.
    11 - MORE COMPLEX; For no good reason.
    12 - WASTE OF TIME; We live short lives on planet earth, the last thing I want to do is spend a stupid amount of time on a Saturday night, fixing glitches in a buggy, unstable OS. On top of that Microsoft introduces new problems with every new Windows Update. I DON'T HAVE TIME FOR THAT! I HAVE OTHER THINGS THAT I DO WITH MY LIFE!
    13 - An additional Arm to the Global Spy-Grid - The REAL Reason for all of the endless amounts of tracking throughout the entire system that you aren't supposed to know about. Just like "Smart" Meters, this is another wire that is connected to the Global Grid. You have no privacy, your every move is being watched in real-time, and when you ask them "WHY?" They lie to your face and pee on your back.


     
  6. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Yeah, mincing words is what they always do. And if you call things as they are, you're suddenly a tinfoil hat. Brave new world!
     
  7. Tetra911

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    You know that you're dealing with a genius when you hear the tinfoil hat line. I mean, what else are they going to say?

    It's like if they were programmed with no more than 5 lines of code. These people are literal NPC's; that are just ready to bend over everytime daddy Microsoft tells them to. No questions asked, just full on submission.
     
  8. ExtremelyFancyUsername

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    Because Win10 has a godawful UI designed by retards for retards. That, or the timer bug which completely ruins competitive (lol) benchmarking. No, my main desktop(s) will probably be running Win7 forever, or maybe Linux if gaming finally takes off some day.
     
  9. NoTears

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    Because since i've been using it for more than 10 years now, it has always responded to my needs with both speed and efficiency and and i'm still entirely satisfied of this os until now so as long as updates will be available to ensure security issues, i will continue to use it on my machines.
     
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  11. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    yes, i agree is the same as Google ;)
     
  12. samuraikid

    samuraikid MDL Junior Member

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    Google, amazon, facebook monopolis are already being penalized by us anti trust department Microsoft seems dodge it but if everyone know what they're dealing with they won't dodge
     
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  13. Cardiotec

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    In response to your post Samuraikid, of Microsoft monitoring recorded audio and video, any truth that Microsoft also monitors live realtime audio and video?
     
  14. samuraikid

    samuraikid MDL Junior Member

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    why do you think windows 10 was offered for free ? Microsoft in good mood ? ahhahahahaha even DX12 is supported on win7 and they lie on you mate wow already got Dx12 more will come
     
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  15. Cardiotec

    Cardiotec MDL Novice

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    Copy that....
     
  16. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Guru

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    Why are you still using Windows 7?
    Sorry, already 9+ years don't use and cannot understand why I should use it.
    (You have to remember the past and You have to learn from the past, but you don't have to live in the past.)
     
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  17. steven4554

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    Like Windows XP, 7 has been a excellent OS in it's time. But time to move on and use whatever supported OS you are comfortable using, be it Windows 10 or Ubuntu. Yes there are some old games* I own that don't work properly in either Windows 8/8.1 or 10, but I now run those in a slimmed down Windows 7 VM using VMware 16.

    *Command & Conquer Tiberian Sun with Firestorm and Red Alert 2, keep on crashing to desktop after completing a mission. In Win7 VM, no problems except for flickering cursor.
     
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  18. Carlos Detweiller

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    That's the problem, there aren't any OS I am comfortable to use other than Windows 7.
     
  19. Lometon6254

    Lometon6254 MDL Novice

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    This!
     
  20. Tetra911

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    I tried Windows 8 and I HATED it. IT reminded me of Windows Vista...*chills*
    Windows 10 came out and I installed it on a test computer; since they kept saying "It will be like Windows 7 but BETTER!" I was mildly awaiting, since nothing has been better than 7.

    It didn't take long for Red Flags to go up; during the install; unusually HIGH amounts of questions related to your personal information.
    After that I knew it was going to be bad, but it wasn't what I had expected; it was actually MUCH WORSE!
    The more I learned, the worse it got. The OS is Infested with tracking points. I was watching my keystrokes being sent to Microsoft servers in REAL-TIME...

    TILL THIS DAY
    ; I STILL cannot believe how bad Windows 10 is. If you're actually computer literate, and you are OKAY with Spyware 10; I don't have any words for you. We aren't friends.

    So yeah, even though I'm comfortable on Windows 7, running smoothly 24/7; for YEARS... there are still 2 GIANT Elephants in the room; standing behind ALL Operating Systems; that no one talks about:
    1 - Intel_Management_Engine
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    - AMD_Platform_Security_Processor


    No one is safe, Period.
    It's only a matter of WHEN.