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    News - Microsoft Windows 7 OEM to suffer Halloween severance

    But the Windows 7 Professional version is saved from the October 31st cleaver.
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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 OEM to suffer Halloween severance

    Microsoft showing they are out of touch yet again.

    Windows 7 is still the top choice for new PC's and laptops because it is a better all round experience for the user.

    PC users don't want "Apps" or tiles.

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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 OEM to suffer Halloween severance

    ^^ Yeah, now they're trying to push us into 8.1 or something? I want to make a new system but looks like im effed If i can't get 64-Bit Windows 7 Home Premium unless i buy 8.1 which i would not like... If i can downgrade well then sweet until Windows 9.

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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 OEM to suffer Halloween severance

    I really hope windows 9 isn't 'tablet based'

    would just like a simple operating system like win 7

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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 OEM to suffer Halloween severance

    Great news, now Microsoft can claim more people are buying Windows 8.x than ever before

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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 OEM to suffer Halloween severance

    Personally I love 8.1 it's very stable, not a great fan of metro so don't run any metro apps, simples


    Isn't salad what food eats??

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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 OEM to suffer Halloween severance

    Not that Microsoft listen or care about the consumer, but they should wait until Windows 9 as a real alternative to Windows 7.

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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 OEM to suffer Halloween severance

    Bring back Aero dammit!
    And, please get rid of MUI

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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 OEM to suffer Halloween severance

    Not a big deal win7 pro is still available and besides home premium only accepts 16gb ram whereas pro accepts higher

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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 OEM to suffer Halloween severance

    Quote Originally Posted by Chadders87 View Post
    PC users don't want "Apps" or tiles.
    You do realise that you can add tiles to your Start Screen that open desktop applications?

    The Start Screen is much better than the Start Menu IMO.

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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 OEM to suffer Halloween severance

    Quote Originally Posted by aceuk View Post
    You do realise that you can add tiles to your Start Screen that open desktop applications?

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    I don't know about Chadders, but I do, yes. But since I detest the Start Menu, I don't care, since I'm not going to use it.

    Quote Originally Posted by aceuk View Post
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    The Start Screen is much better than the Start Menu IMO.
    Well, I 'm happy for you. But I utterly disagree. It's horrible. Ugly. And far, FAR less convenient for me.

    Which is why lots of us that detest the damn thing have been telling Microsoft, since before launch, let the user choose. That's all they had to do, give us the choice. They seem, if the rumours are true, to have finally worked that out. I hope so, because if not, Win7 will be my last ever version of Windows.
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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 OEM to suffer Halloween severance

    Quote Originally Posted by TH3REDSP1R1T View Post
    ^^ Yeah, now they're trying to push us into 8.1 or something? I want to make a new system but looks like im effed If i can't get 64-Bit Windows 7 Home Premium unless i buy 8.1 which i would not like... If i can downgrade well then sweet until Windows 9.
    I believe you can downgrade from Windows 8 Pro versions, but home licenses no longer include downgrade rights.

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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 OEM to suffer Halloween severance

    actually liking windows 8.1 , been using it for over a year now

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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 OEM to suffer Halloween severance

    I like windows 7 and I am using it in my 2 machines, working pc and my laptop. I have tried windows 8.1 and its isnt much different. Same stuff under the hood just the metro thing instead of start and it was easy to navigate. For me no problem at all, just the license pricing should be better everything else is ok by me.

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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 OEM to suffer Halloween severance

    In windows 8 you can set it to boot to desktop. I'm not sure about most people, but the only thing I ever used the start menu in Win7 was to type in a program name and hit enter on the one I wanted. It works the same way, press the Windows key on your keyboard or hit the button on screen, start typing, press enter. That's the only difference that's forced onto you, apart from the better backup system and the customisable login screen.

    Seriously though, the UI changes are minor and take a day or two to adjust to, any driver issues are long gone or the fault of the manufacturer, and performance is better. At this point anyone refusing to adopt it either hasn't really tried it / is too suborn to acknowledge that it's changed since initial release / can't cope with minor UI changes / doesn't like performance boosts.

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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 OEM to suffer Halloween severance

    Quote Originally Posted by CustardInc View Post
    In windows 8 you can set it to boot to desktop. I'm not sure about most people, but the only thing I ever used the start menu in Win7 was to type in a program name and hit enter on the one I wanted. It works the same way, press the Windows key on your keyboard or hit the button on screen, start typing, press enter. That's the only difference that's forced onto you, apart from the better backup system and the customisable login screen.


    Seriously though, the UI changes are minor and take a day or two to adjust to, any driver issues are long gone or the fault of the manufacturer, and performance is better. At this point anyone refusing to adopt it either hasn't really tried it / is too suborn to acknowledge that it's changed since initial release / can't cope with minor UI changes / doesn't like performance boosts.
    Oh, for pities sake, how many times do we have to hear this drivel.

    That's NOT the only thing forced on us. Also forced on us is abandoning the hierarchical submenu system I've been using on all of the 13 PCs I have here for, oh, about 15 or 20 years.

    It's not about performance boosts. That's fine, but really doesn't add anything to my productivity, since existing machines are plenty fast enough. The slow bit is me. Yes, I have tried Win 8. Yes, I do have a licensed version and yes, I bought it. And yes, I can cope with UI changes, after some 35 years of working with computers, having been programming them since the early 70s, including having designed and written UIs in the dim and distant, and having migrated several of my machines from Windows to Ubuntu, which is every bit as much a UI change as Win 8 if not more.

    Any changes in Win8 since it's initial release do not address the issue with Win8, which is that I don't want MUI, or Metro apps. The so-called return of the Start button completely missed the point and was nothing more than a cynical PR stunt by MS, and moreover, one that blew up in theur faces, since people saw right through it. Yes, some things improved, like boot to desktop, but until I xan get rid of thechorrible context switching entirely and turn Metro mode off completely, and get my menus back, then MS haven't addressed the problem.

    And here's the thing.

    If, as a MS user since long before there was a Windows, and a windows user since it first came out, I'm prepared to make a drastic a switch as to learn an entire new OS, and switch major applucation suites too, like Office to Libre, then what it ought to tell you is that the reasons you ascribe to not liking it are patronising drivel. Just because YOU are happy to get used to changes doesn't mean everybody else has to.

    But what really grates is WHY Microsoft are trying to shove a completely new UI down our throats, forcing us to change how we work. It's not because it's good for us, and it certainly isn't because it works better with non-touch devices like desktop PCs. It's to try to leverage their hardware sales of tablets and smartphones off the back of vast numbers of Windows users because they're getting their behinds kicked by Android and iOS.

    So, if I'm going to have to change how I work because MS capriciously decided to prevent users choosing which UI to use, then I will, and indeed already have, migrated most of my main machines but not to Win 8. To Ubuntu. So now, not only do I not have to pay MS for "upgrades" I don't want, and don't like, but I get to save on not upgrading Office either. And, with Ubuntu, I can install or uninstall the entire UI, and pick the one I want according to how it works, not have MS dictate to me for reasons of their own vested interest. If I'm going to have a UI change forced on me, I'm certainly not going to pay MS for doing it.
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