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Rest In Pieces - Windows 7 Mainstream support ends today.

inb4 hate comments that they should keep mainstream support when they announced this 5 years ago on launch, seriously everyone knew this was coming

You forget about people who aren't "in the know" and don't browse forums like this one. You know, normal people that make up the rest of the world's population.

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Their so called 'Main stream support' truly ended when they started work on Windows 8. Has anyone seen new features added since then?

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What's the point of even staying on Win 7. Can anyone give me a good reason?

 

 

Because we needlessly (for the most part) hate one 8 despite it having advantages. 

 

I have windows 7 on my work machine with 3 monitors....dear lord the windows 7 multimonitor workflow is horrible compared to 8.1

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Any Windows 7 users going to switch to Windows 8 now?

 

Nope, I'll keep Win7 until Win10 shows it is worth. Or until the next Windows is good...or until Linux dominates all.

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They'll issue security updates for another 5 years, so it's all good. Not that I care since I'm using 8.1 (yes, without StartIsBack). :D

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What's the point of even staying on Win 7. Can anyone give me a good reason?

 

Better question. What is a good reason to spend 100 dollars to update to Win 8 other than faster boot and is that worth 100 dollars when we have sleep?

 

The API patch upgrades are dead API's and not used due to market share. Other than boot the "improvements" are lacking, and MOST people that stick with the OS go with classic shell, which is a third party program to "fix" what MS refuses to fix.

 

If your question was "why choose 7 over 8"? Then yeah. You should go with 8 and install classic shell or another variant. Problem? Most people don't know about or trust third party programs to "fix" what they don't like. MS has only themselves to blame here, but it works in their favor.

 

Their version of classic shell is the major selling point of 10...so they can make another 100 dollars or better yet a subscription fee, all so "average joe" people can get their start bar back.

 

Are my games faster in 8 than 7? Nope. I have an AMD GPU that has a better API for the ONE DX 11.1 game. If I had a Nvidia GPU sweetFX  didn't work in 8 trial version, on my GTX 770 when I had it. Last I checked that was still the case.

 

Metro? Did not have Xbox controller functionability, which would have been the ONE THING many enthusiasts/gamers would have used it for.

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8.1 is kind of crap, so I guess I'll keep using 7 until 10 comes out.

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Better question. What is a good reason to spend 100 dollars to update to Win 8 other than faster boot and is that worth 100 dollars when we have sleep?

 

The API patch upgrades are dead API's and not used due to market share. Other than boot the "improvements" are lacking, and MOST people that stick with the OS go with classic shell, which is a third party program to "fix" what MS refuses to fix.

 

If your question was "why choose 7 over 8"? Then yeah. You should go with 8 and install classic shell or another variant. Problem? Most people don't know about or trust third party programs to "fix" what they don't like. MS has only themselves to blame here, but it works in their favor.

 

Their version of classic shell is the major selling point of 10...so they can make another 100 dollars or better yet a subscription fee, all so "average joe" people can get their start bar back.

 

Are my games faster in 8 than 7? Nope. I have an AMD GPU that has a better API for the ONE DX 11.1 game. If I had a Nvidia GPU sweetFX  didn't work in 8 trial version, on my GTX 770 when I had it. Last I checked that was still the case.

 

Metro? Did not have Xbox controller functionability, which would have been the ONE THING many enthusiasts/gamers would have used it for.

No Xbox controller functionality? That sucks. I'm able to plug my original Xbox controller into my XP laptop or my main rig and use it. The drivers even get automatically installed as well off windows update.

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No Xbox controller functionality? That sucks. I'm able to plug my original Xbox controller into my XP laptop or my main rig and use it. The drivers even get automatically installed as well off windows update.

 

Not that. The controller works fine on 8 for gaming. I mean navigating the Metro interface.

 

This would have been a major selling point as a HTPC/gaming pc plugged into a TV. You should have been able to navigate the tiles with a wireless Xbox controller, and it should have had a virtual keyboard for the full screen apps. That would have made a lot of sense. There are a ton of people substituting mini itx PC's for consoles. My sister would be one with a mini itx GTX 970.

 

Absolutely stupid that she needs to navigate with cordless mouse/keyboard when they could have just implemented it for her wireless Xbox controllers. Yeah she can use Steam Big Picture mode, but then she lacks a virtual keyboard for the browser etc. This all should have been in Metro. 

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Windows 7 is great and windows 8 & 8.1 is crap.

I don't think it's that easy

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Fuck no, I'm not moving to 8 even if someone paid me to, I'll keep using 7 for years.

Same here.

 

I'll switch when they stop with the annoying ass metro UI. looks so....hipster.

Ketchup is better than mustard.

GUI is better than Command Line Interface.

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Windows 7 is great and windows 8 & 8.1 is crap.

Microsoft product cycle: 98>2000>XP>Vista>Win7>Win8/8.1>10

Translates to: Good>POS>good>POS>good>POS>good.

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What's the point of even staying on Win 7. Can anyone give me a good reason?

 

It's the option that costs nearly £100  that has to justify itself, not the one that's free.

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It is true, it is a tired reason. They should quite ALL support after 5 years.

Get with the times or GTFO is what I say.

Don't like the next OS, tough, get used to it or GTFO.

People don't like being forced to feed corporate greed and buy new supposedly better products all the time. New iPhone every year anyone? (Price of an upgrade is the issue as well.)

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Microsoft product cycle: 98>2000>XP>Vista>Win7>Win8/8.1>10

Translates to:           Good>POS>good>POS>good>POS>good.

Yep, I hope it does apply for 10 aswell :P

Soft and clean.

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On no, I only get security updates now and not "new features".

 

I don't get Direct X 12. Oh wait. I didn't get DX 11.1 or 11.2 (not like any game uses them anyways, my AMD GPU has more support with Mantle).

 

So how was MS "supporting" Win 7 with "new features" before this? Biggest non story ever. 

 

Microsoft has no official position on Directx 12 and WIndows 7, so you might not be out of luck.

 

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/amd-misspoke-saying-directx-12-won-t-work-with-win/1100-6423617/

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*still using XP on my other rig*

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Yep, I hope it does apply for 10 aswell :P

vista isnt all that bad anymore. its still rather nice. 

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Same here.

 

I'll switch when they stop with the annoying ass metro UI. looks so....hipster.

you can ignore it jsut like you do the hipters at starbucks. :D

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Windows 7 is great and windows 8 & 8.1 is crap.

8.1 with some light mods is pretty damn nice IMHO ^~^

 

using classic shel (free& better verision of start is back) and changing some minor settings around so that metro interface is never open is realy easy and i feel right at home like i do with my old XP system.

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