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Microsoft Should Keep Both Windows 7 and Windows 8

  1. #21


    Prediction Windows XP in 2020 will have more market share than Windows 8.

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  2. #22


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vertex View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pulsar68 View Post

    Hey Vertex... relax Windows 7 will be the next XP. Microsoft 7 support end on 2020 but I bet that they will be forced to extend it.
    If you buy a new PC/Laptop with 8 on board you can still downgrade to 7.
    People that didn't like Win 8, I'm pretty sure, won't like Win 8.1 'cause there's NOTHING seriously improvement about the classic desktop experience.
    Microsoft is very sensible to the market... let's see what will be their next step after the Win 8.1 flop!

    P.S. Maybe a Ballmer's substitute??
    Well XP had 3 service packs. Just wanna see more for Windows 7 and yes 2020 is still some time to go.

    And about Ballmer's replacement, they should have replaced him long ago lol
    We must say that XP had some issues and, particularly, security issues.
    Win 7 is PERFECT "out of the box".

    Obviously, I totally agree with you about the Ballmer's replacement


    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Prediction Windows XP in 2020 will have more market share than Windows 8.
    Prediction #2, Windows 8 will have less market share than Vista... in 2020
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  3. #23


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    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by pulsar68 View Post
    Win 7 is PERFECT "out of the box".
    NOT in my experience. Windows 7 was completely unusable out of the box.

    There was no internet connection. A driver needed to be installed.
    There were many errors in the device manager without motherboard drivers.
    USB 3 did not function out of the box in Windows 7.
    Direct X drivers had to be installed.
    Dot Net needed to be installed to make pop email function (still required in 8) .
    Silverlight needed to be installed.
    Adobe flash needed to be installed or updated.
    Defender needed to be installed or other 3rd party anti virus. etc...

    Quote Originally Posted by pulsar68 View Post
    Prediction #2, Windows 8 will have less market share than Vista... in 2020
    By 2020, some folks will be using Windows 12. Windows 7 or 8 will be irrelevant.
    Or Unix Linux 21.
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  4. #24


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Vertex View Post
    Yeah they should continue to support Windows 7. They should even release a Service Pack 2 for that but we know that's not gonna happen after their statement saying there won't be an SP2 for Windows 7 and that they'll just continue to support it with rolls of updates. They can't let anything hinder Windows 8 which right now is not doing as well on the sales as they expected.
    What purpose would a SP2 be for Win 7. If all you are looking for are the updates MS has a page that contains all the updates that have been put out to date. You can download an ISO that can be used to do the updates vs going online. With the ISO you can determine which updates you want or don't want. The ISO can be used across the all flavors of Windows OSs.
    Can you install those updates from that ISO/disk in one shot like you can with a service pack? If it's a install one update reboot install another update reboot type of deal I don't see the benefit. I'd just as soon hit windows update. It might be advantageous for an IT pro to have updates for the different Microsoft platforms on a DVD but for the average joe not so much. Don't get me wrong, its nice that Microsoft offers it but I'd rather have a SP or even better yet, install media with SP2 integrated. just my 2 cents.
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    If there was service pack, there would also be iso files with it a;lready integrated, like win7SP1 iso for example. It is very convenient for the customer.

    Looks like MS have decided it is not in their best interest.
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  6. #26


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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    If there was service pack, there would also be iso files with it a;lready integrated, like win7SP1 iso for example. It is very convenient for the customer.

    Looks like MS have decided it is not in their best interest.
    I wonder what the threshold is for the actual release of a SP? How many updates etc do you need before they roll it all into a SP? They aren't actually stamping DVD's for Windows 7 anymore are they now that they have released Windows 8? ISO's are nice if you can get a hold of one, Microsoft doesn't seem to want to make that easy. Not for the average joe anyway.
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  7. #27


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    ISO's are nice if you can get a hold of one, Microsoft doesn't seem to want to make that easy. Not for the average joe anyway.
    Yes, it is not clear to me why.
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  8. #28


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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    ISO's are nice if you can get a hold of one, Microsoft doesn't seem to want to make that easy. Not for the average joe anyway.
    Yes, it is not clear to me why.
    I don't get it either? There would certainly be a lot less compromised systems out here if there was an easily accessible source for official unaltered images to do clean installs with. Pirates are going to pirate regardless of where they get their images from.
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  9. #29


    Posts : 1,320
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Looks like MS have decided it is not in their best interest.
    Forgive me, but this is a little annoying. You can ignore if you like.
    MS = "Microsoft" is singular = "Microsoft" is a single corporation = MS

    It's singular, the correct wording is "Looks like MS has decided..."
    For those that like "M$" ... > it's "M$ has" not "M$ have" or "MS have" sorry.

    You can say "those companies have" etc... but "Microsoft has" etc. thanks.
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  10. #30


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Oh the grammar police have arrived, its a for you SIW2.
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