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strollin

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Used Win 7 and liked it. Upgraded to Win 8 and liked it. Upgraded that to Win 10 and like it. Can't stand to use computers with 8 or 7 on them anymore.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)
    Name
    Bruce
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built i7-8700K, Toshiba Satellite S55-A Laptop, MS Surface Pro 3, Dell Inspiron 15 5000
    CPU
    3.7Ghz Core i7-8700K, 2.4Ghz Core i7-3630QM, 1.9Ghz Core i5 4300U, 2.8Ghz Core i5 6200U
    Motherboard
    ASUS TUF Z370-Pro Gaming, Toshiba, MS, Dell
    Memory
    16G, 12G, 4G, 8G
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GTX 1050, Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Sound Card
    ATI High Definition Audio (Built-in to mobo)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell S2817Q 28", 15.6"
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160, 1366x768 (laptop)
    Hard Drives
    500GB ssd boot drive with 2 & 10TB Data on Desktop, 512GB ssd for laptop, 128GB SSD tablet, 500GB ssd laptop
    PSU
    Corsair CX 750M
    Occupation
    Retired
    Case
    Antec 100
    Cooling
    Coolermaster CM 212+
    Keyboard
    IBM Model M - used continuously since 1986
    Mouse
    Microsoft IntelliMouse
    Internet Speed
    120Mbps/6Mbps down/up
    Browser
    FireFox
    Antivirus
    MSE on desktop, Defender on laptop
    Other Info
    Retired after working in the tech industry for 41 years. First 10 years as a Technician, the rest as a programmer/software engineer. After 1 year of retirement, I was bored so went back to work as a Robotic Process Automation Consultant.
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Bree

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I was skeptical when 8 came out, but I learned to love it.
Windows 10 makes me feel like I am working on a rainy day.
I hated 8 and avoided it like the plague. The GUI was just too strange and different to get used too. I stuck with Windows 7 for as long as possible. For the minority that took to it, like you, they love it. Unfortunately not enough could cope with W8 for MS to continue with it.

I jumped from W7 to W10 and now, with the benefit of hindsight, can cope with W8.1 (I have it in a VM). Still don't like it much though.

You can enjoy your W8.1 for quite some time to come, it is in support until January 10, 2023.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Hyper-V

Barman58

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We have always thought that all users have a right to express their opinion on any of Microsoft's Operating systems, Good or Bad is irrelevant. as long as the comments are Civil to others without unsuitable language.

Personally I did not use Windows 8 for a long time, though this was a more a result of it coming between two major OS issues from Microsoft, It was set to replace Windows 7 with a new style and eventually be replaced by Windows 10, the future windows for all .... It was different but then again when you started in an era that preceded MS-DOS, a lot of different Operating systems have come and gone, some used for many years some for a much shorter period, In my opinion all have added something to the "Mix"

Some options that are now taken for granted were seen in Operating Systems that are now forgotten but their one unique item is something that we could not be without

A forum is a place to discuss things, to agree or not, to put a point of view, and listen to that of others and that is the way we will continue to run Eightforums and our other forums
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
    Name
    Nigel Desmond
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Real World Computing
    CPU
    AMD FX8350 8 Core @4GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus M5A78L-M USB3
    Memory
    32GB [4x8GB] DDR3 1600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus nVidia GTX750TI-OC-2GD5 (2GB DDR5)
    Sound Card
    ASUS Xoner DG + SPDIF to 5.1 System + HDMI
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer G276HL 27", (DVi) + Samsung 39" HDTV (HDMI)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 @60Hz + 1920 x 1080 @60Hz
    Hard Drives
    Internal
    Crucial 256GB SSD,
    WDC WD30EZRX-00D8PB0 3TB,
    Toshiba HDWD130 3TB
    Seagate ST2000DM001-1CH1 2TB,

    External (USB3)
    Seagate Backup+ Hub BK SCSI Disk 8TB
    2.5/3.5 Hot Swap Cradle, USB3 + eSata (client HDDs)

    NAS
    Seagate ST4000DM000
    PSU
    Aerocool Templarius Imperator 750W 80+ Silver
    Occupation
    Consultant - ICT Support
    Case
    AeroCool X-Warrior Devil Red Tower
    Cooling
    Stock CPU, Rear 120mm, Front 2x120mm, Side 2x120mm
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K710 & K270
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless M710 M185 & M570 Trackball
    Internet Speed
    37Mb/s Down - 9.5Mb/s Up
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    BitDefender Total Security 2017
    Other Info
    Also run...

    Desktop - 6Core 8GB - Windows 10 Enterprise x64,
    Laptop - Quad 8GB - Windows 10 Pro x64
    Netbook - Ubuntu
    2 x Nexus 7 Android tablets
    Samsung 10.2" tablet
    Sony Z3 Android Smartphone
    HTC One Android Smartphone
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strollin

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@strollin & Bree
now you do understand this is a Windows 8 forum, so, no trash talkin' 8
:eek: oh my
You do understand that my post didn't do any trash talkin' of 8, just stated that I much prefer Win 10 over Win 7 or 8.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)
    Name
    Bruce
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built i7-8700K, Toshiba Satellite S55-A Laptop, MS Surface Pro 3, Dell Inspiron 15 5000
    CPU
    3.7Ghz Core i7-8700K, 2.4Ghz Core i7-3630QM, 1.9Ghz Core i5 4300U, 2.8Ghz Core i5 6200U
    Motherboard
    ASUS TUF Z370-Pro Gaming, Toshiba, MS, Dell
    Memory
    16G, 12G, 4G, 8G
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GTX 1050, Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Sound Card
    ATI High Definition Audio (Built-in to mobo)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell S2817Q 28", 15.6"
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160, 1366x768 (laptop)
    Hard Drives
    500GB ssd boot drive with 2 & 10TB Data on Desktop, 512GB ssd for laptop, 128GB SSD tablet, 500GB ssd laptop
    PSU
    Corsair CX 750M
    Occupation
    Retired
    Case
    Antec 100
    Cooling
    Coolermaster CM 212+
    Keyboard
    IBM Model M - used continuously since 1986
    Mouse
    Microsoft IntelliMouse
    Internet Speed
    120Mbps/6Mbps down/up
    Browser
    FireFox
    Antivirus
    MSE on desktop, Defender on laptop
    Other Info
    Retired after working in the tech industry for 41 years. First 10 years as a Technician, the rest as a programmer/software engineer. After 1 year of retirement, I was bored so went back to work as a Robotic Process Automation Consultant.
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juvat

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I have my desktop setup as dual-boot win8.1/win10, both are 64bit. Win8.1Pro 64bit is my primary OS. Win10, I'll boot into it from time to time to allow it to update. Both OS's, I installed Classic Shell.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win8.1 Pro x64 w/ Media Center ; dual-boot win10Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    home build
    CPU
    AMD FX-8320 FD8320FRHKBOX
    Motherboard
    MSI 990FXA-Gaming
    Memory
    16 gb Patriot Viper III ddr3-1866 PV316G186C0K + 16gb Patriot Viper III ddr3-2133 PV316G213C1K
    Graphics Card(s)
    XFX RX-580P8DBRR / XFX RX-580 8gb
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 24UD58
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160 x32bit
    Hard Drives
    Drive
    Drive #1 - WDC WD2003FZEX-00SRLA0 (1863 GB)
    Drive #2 - WDC WD2003FZEX-00SRLA0 (1863 GB)
    Drive #3 - WDC WD1003FZEX-00MK2A0 (931 GB)
    Drive #4 - WDC WD10EZEX-00BN5A0 (931 GB)
    PSU
    EVGA 220-GS-0850-V1 80 PLUS GOLD 850 W
    Case
    Enlite250 mid tower
    Cooling
    cpu cooler: ZawardVapor120 w/ 1 golf fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech G710+
    Mouse
    Logitech G602
    Browser
    FF v30 ; FF portable v47
    Antivirus
    NIS v19.9.1.14
    Other Info
    DVD R/W LG usb
    WD Mybook 500gig usb hd
    WD Mybook 1tb usb hd

Jody Thornton

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Over at Ten Forums, I have to say though many were sensitive to when I brought up any negative commentary about Windows 10. That should not have been the case either. Mind you, I love Windows 8
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro x64
    Name
    Jody Thornton
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP xw8600 Workstation
    CPU
    Two Intel Xeon Core2 Quad 3.2 GHz Processors
    Motherboard
    Proprietary
    Memory
    16 GB DDR2 800 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia Quadro FX 3800 PCI-E
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster 213T 21" 4x3 Flat Screen
    Screen Resolution
    1600x1200
    Hard Drives
    Two Seagate Cheetah 300 GB SAS Disks
    PSU
    Proprietary
    Occupation
    On Air Traffic Reporter
    Case
    HP xw8600 Workstation Case
    Cooling
    Two CPU Fans and a Larger Case Fan
    Keyboard
    PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft USB Optical Mouse
    Internet Speed
    7 mbps
    Browser
    Firefox Quantum ESR 68.0.1
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Two LSI 3000 SAS Adapters
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    Canada
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    ca ontario

desbest

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Windows 7 is the best Windows as it had the best design and the best user experience.

Also Windows 10 unlike previous version is Software as a Service (SaaS), so the features change and update or get removed every 6 months. I expect people to prefer aspects of previous versions of Windows 10, whilst being on the newest Windows 10.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64 bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 15 L2W58EA#ABU
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-5010U CPU @ 2.10GHz
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    N/A
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    1TB Hard Disk Drive, Seagate ST1000lm035-1rk172
    Keyboard
    Inbuilt keyboard
    Mouse
    Synaptics Touchpad (inbuilt trackpad)
    Internet Speed
    10MB (tested to be 7MB)
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    Comodo Internet Security

Bree

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I expect people to prefer aspects of previous versions of Windows 10, whilst being on the newest Windows 10.
I use XP, W7 and W8.1 as VMs, plus a couple of physical machines on W7, the rest of my machines are running W10. No there are few if any aspects of previous version of W10 that I'd want to go back to. Generally each new version has been an improvement over the previous one.

Some notable additions along the way include the ability to create and use multiple partitions on a USB flash drive, and Ransomware Protection to prevent malware from encrypting files in your user folders.

No, I wouldn't want to go back to Windows 10 as first released five years ago. Looking back at it now it feels half finished, some rough edges and functions missing.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Hyper-V

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