Win10 for job as much as possible like win7

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Rey46, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. Rey46

    Rey46 MDL Novice

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    I need a new pc for my friend very unexpert that used win7 since 2009 so the change to win10 will be very hard. He use it for job so I must setup a clean installation as much as possible like win7. Searching I found some software but my doubt is: If I run these .bat (or something like that) I think that every month there is time to spend to update these patch.. Is it right?


    I found O&O ShutUp10, do you suggest it? It seems better than others.
     
  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    If it's so hard to cope with 10, install 10 with classic-shell and he won't even know it's 10.
     
  3. SpeedDream

    SpeedDream MDL Addicted

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    try LTSB edition, it's much closer to 7 than standard enterprise or pro
     
  4. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    A pirated LTSB for business use? Not a good idea.
     
  5. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    sounds realy wrong hehe LTSB is ment for business legaly used ofcourse ;)
     
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  6. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Legaly is the keyword, but if one has officially legal LTSB there normally is an IT department present ;)
     
  7. Rey46

    Rey46 MDL Novice

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    Thank you but I mean other things like Win Update "verify update but choose to the user if download and install"
     
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  9. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    win 10 updates are auto. just set the "change active hours" to not do updates at work time .. gives u 12 hr max

    win 10 is fine.. its win 8 that makes people doubt they cant cope with changes... go to youtube and watch comparison of windows 7 vs 10
     
  10. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    If the user isn't an expert, i would not let him use expert tools like WUMT.
     
  11. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Why not just install 7 for him and save the problem?
     
  12. Rey46

    Rey46 MDL Novice

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    So it will go as below:

    My friend click "update later".
    He went to home and leave the notebook in the office.
    The next morning he will call me:"ehy, the notebook is booting for 20 minutes saying "installing updates 99%".

    :D
     
  13. Rey46

    Rey46 MDL Novice

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    Because new notebook come with win10 and there aren't drivers for win7. And asking all people say to me "win7? why? It is end of life.. You will have new pc already old"
     
  14. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Then tell him to wake up and learn how to use Windows 10, if he learned how to use 7, I'm sure he has the intelligence to learn 10
     
  15. TheOldScout

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    A refurbed Dell 6430s I bought came with a W7 Pro COA but no system, so I installed W7 SP1 from USB and it did not even get Ethernet drivers, which I then got from Dell. After running the "gatherosstate.exe" program I updated it to W10 Pro and all the needed drivers were included with the os. A much easier install than Windows 7.
     
  16. nodnar

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    reminds me of a glitch i once had with a hp vista desktop..
    it had wifi on the mobo, and a tvcard.it came with [OEM]
    installed vista drivers. long story short; i got fed up with
    vista. so i upgraded to xp. surprise, surprise.. no drivers
    for xp on the hp website... i was lucky to find a driver for
    my wifi that happened to work with xp, even though it was not
    intended that way; but i never got that tv card working under xp..
    now that m$, and amd and intel are playing games again, with
    new processors, and no downward compatability, or drivers,
    i will think twice before buying any new hardware, or trying
    a new [for me,and the intended user anyway,] os..
    better use w7 for now.
     
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  17. Netbanshee

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    Make sure the software used is compatible with 10. I use very expensive software that will never run on 8-10 reliably. I keep xp and 7 in all my work machines. I use classic shell in everything without a touch screen. Great program.
     
  18. Rey46

    Rey46 MDL Novice

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    You are right but we are telling of people over 40/50 years old.. This is a REAL conversation:

    Friend:"bring me a pc with few buttons"
    *when the pc arrive*
    Friend:"Oh, there are a lot of buttons! How can I use they?"
    I:"next time we will see, bye!"
     
  19. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Tell him to press those buttons and find out :)
     
  20. Hackeur

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    I recently refurbished some Windows 7 Lenovo Thinkstations with the COA stickers to Windows 10 Pro for a fussy buyer reluctant to upgrade.
    So I removed the Store/Defender/Cortana/Edge/Telemetry/automatic maintenance/disabled updates etc... totally barebone - installed WFC, Sandboxie and batch files converted to exe to make sure settings stay in place.
    Client very happy with the result and the machines are very fast and responsive with no cr@p, bloatware, M$ junk, ads and notifications. Installed Office and their preferred Anti virus.

    I did not use a LTSB version because it's for legit business use and the upgrade is still free.
    ended up like a LTSB version with permanent activation.