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Jack Bivins
30 Jan 2017

The market is being flooded with devices from China and sold by Boardwalkbuy & Walmart that work with XP thru Windows 7, but not Win 10. Example: Video Capture devices.

Posted by:

clyde
30 Jan 2017

I do not like win 10 at all has too much junk in it
most do not need all the trash win 10 puts up
who needs all the BS apps win puts in

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Bob K
30 Jan 2017

It looks like it's time for a third party to come up with updates for Win 7. I tried Win 10 -- and it wasn't for me.

Before I go to Win 10 again, I think some flavor of Linux will end up being my primary OS.

Posted by:

Marc Menard
30 Jan 2017

You don't say anything about Windows 8.1, which some users are still clinging to (I'd imagine not everybody fell victim to the tactics deployed by Microsoft to force Windows 10 down their throat), is there such a security gap for that version of Windows too?

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Bob G
30 Jan 2017

I am wondering to what extent the add-on virus and malware packages mitigate the threats suggested in this article, particularly for the home user.
If one is using top-rated security software, are there still potential problems?

Posted by:

BobD
30 Jan 2017

Harping on my theme: Because my attempt to "upgrade" to Windows 10 bricked my computer's motherboard, I will never install a Microsoft product of any kind on my machines.
I am using Windows 7 only because of applications. When I get OCR, speech recognition, and PDF editing on Linux, bye bye Microsoft.
(I am not growing toward Linux with Ubuntu running in VirtualBox.)

Posted by:

Rugg
30 Jan 2017

I tried 8.1 and hated it they couldn't have screwed it up anymore if they had tried

Posted by:

Dianne
30 Jan 2017

I tried the update to Windows 10 and I hated it. Some of my programs wouldn't work with it, and there seemed to be a lot of junk that came with it that I had no interest in. I went back to Windows 7 and that's where I'll stay for awhile. I plan to get a new computer in the next year, and can only hope that there is an alternative to Windows 10 by then.

Posted by:

bb
30 Jan 2017

What a shock. *Microsoft* says that Windows 7 is unsafe and we should immediately update to the latest version of Windows 10.
Just a little bit of conflict of interest there wouldn't you think?

Posted by:

Don
30 Jan 2017

First of all, anyone that believes anything that someone from MS says is a fool! They've already shown us that they're willing to do just about anything to get people to switch to their garbage Win 10, just because it's easier and more convenient for them. I just saw that after a year and a half, 10 was only 18% of active OS's, with Win 7 just about 50%.
If you have reason to be especially worried about security, like a big business, add more security to YOUR system. And as to Microsoft, they contracted with their customers to maintain Win 7, and they are obligated to do it TO THE GREATEST EXTENT POSSIBLE. I don't want to hear that they might not make the fixes to 7 that they make to 10 just because it's not "convenient" for them.
They had a great product and the idiots at MS ruined it, and now, to save themselves, they try again and again to foist their mistakes on us. We'll see what they are actually offering when 2020 comes around and until then I and most others will stick to Win 7, the OS that actually works. And if the product they offer then is not very much better and, CLOSER TO 7, I for one, plan to take a bite of the Apple and I bet many others do too.
I don't know how anyone can speak positively about Win 10. It's slow, unreliable and the updates are often disasters. Right now I'm awaiting a call-back from their "support" people, whose only real solution is to restore the computer to it's original state. Which of course means losing everything you have added to it since then. If it works at all you may be able to save your data, but trying to re-install all your programs both free and paid, is a nightmare.
I have Win 10 on a laptop because my 7 machine died. And if I can't get it to work better than it does now I'm going to put Win 7 on it if possible. Even when it works correctly it's still almost unusable. I can remember the days when computing was both easy and fun. With Win 10 it's drudgery.

Posted by:

BaliRob
30 Jan 2017

I went from XP to W8.1 and am delighted with it. But there - I use my computer for what it was intended for. By the way - whether W10 or W100 it cannot be any faster than my W8.1

Posted by:

colin c
30 Jan 2017

I still have 2 computers running XP, and one on win 7, one on 8.1 and one on win 10.

The XP is running well, as long as I use the right security. No problems, with Malware Bytes and with Advast, etc.

Posted by:

ivan pechanec
30 Jan 2017

This is the same comments that were made about XP. Yet I have not heard anybody say that XP has failed. I believe that the hackers concentrate on new OS's and will leave the old ones alone. I am sticking with Win 7 until something better comes along.

Posted by:

Jim
30 Jan 2017

I would have liked to go to windows 10 but my old Dell was one of those that wouldn't get past the middle 20% range in the update. I might try linux if it keeps working.

Posted by:

bobd
30 Jan 2017

In my post a little earlier, I wrote "(I am not growing toward Linux with Ubuntu running in VirtualBox.)"
I meant "I am now growing toward Linux...".

Posted by:

SteveG
30 Jan 2017

AutoCAD "works" on Windows 10 but not too well - buggy. The advice is to stick with Windows 7 if you want a good user experience with AutoCAD.

Posted by:

john silberman
30 Jan 2017

I tried WIN 10, don't like it or MS tactics. Everytime I locked down the privacy settings, the next update would reset them. Fortunately I made a back up of WIN 7 prior to trying the upgrade. I still prefer Ubuntu (Ubuntu-Mate to be exact) which is my primary OS. Windows is around to run some of those software packages like TurboTax that don't have a Linux version.

Posted by:

farfel
30 Jan 2017

Lucky me. I bought a reconditioned HP Pavilion 23 some years back. That's not the lucky part, that's actually bad luck. Snazzy piece of hardware, about as friendly and reliable as Win-10 (that's bad). I'm up with Win-10 on my HP, and getting more frustrated by the day. Fortunately, when I gave up XP (what a horrible mistake that was!) for Win 8, I had a brand-new poorly designed HP desktop and a terrible op sys to struggle with. MS 8.1 was no better, MS 10 is a joke -- a gift I didn't ask for. Yesterday, I finally got my blood pressure back down very nicely -- my old hardware still had XP on it, and playing around with that beautiful system last evening for the first time in over two years, with its screen full of icons available instantly -- and reliably -- was sheer joy. So soon old, so late smart...

Posted by:

BB
30 Jan 2017

I liked Win 7 a lot and now really like Win 10 (migrated thru Win 8)and it's FREE. My computers boot up to the desktop just like in Win 7. Yes, it took a little adjustment but over all Win 10 is a better OS. I've been working with Microsoft since the DOS 2 days and always updated to the newest version. That's over 30 years ago.

Anyone who doesn't like Microsoft operating systems should switch to Apple computers. I like Win 10 better than Apple's OS but I like the iPhone much better than Microsoft smart phones.

Posted by:

mike
30 Jan 2017

I suspect that these whiners about the newest OS are also driving a 1982 Ford, using a flip phone, complain they can't understand any of the current music lyrics, use cash instead of electronic payments, and are divorced - remarried and have step-children and still usually continue complaining about everything. Meanwhile the world moves on.

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