Windows 10: Is it practical and safe to stick with Windows 7?

Discus and support Is it practical and safe to stick with Windows 7? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; My question arises due to the time it's taking me, as a non-expert user, to get W10 up and running following upgrade from Windows 7. I still have... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by dogfonos, Jan 25, 2020.

  1. dogfonos Win User

    Is it practical and safe to stick with Windows 7?


    My question arises due to the time it's taking me, as a non-expert user, to get W10 up and running following upgrade from Windows 7. I still have issues that will take even more time to sort and it's not as if I'm enjoying the process. For me, the PC is a work tool rather than an interest and I would prefer not to spend (waste?) this much time on it. So, should I stick with W7? It works flawlessly for me and has taken little of my time in terms of maintenance over the past few years.

    We're constantly told that it's a risk to run an unsupported operating system so I didn't really consider this option until earlier this week when helping a friend prepare his PC for an upgrade from W7 to W10 - and discovered something quite surprising. His Windows Update app was set to automatic update yet it was not working. He had over 50 updates outstanding, mostly critical. The last Windows update installed on his machine was 3.5 years ago - yes, three and a half years! And the PC is still working just fine - it's as quick and responsive as ever and he has not suffered any noticeable problems. Make me think. Any views on this?

    :)
     
    dogfonos, Jan 25, 2020
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  2. thraxed Win User

    Installing windows off of a USB stick

    Step By Step from vista:
    From admin cmd prompt

    1. diskpart
    1a. list disk
    2. select disk 1 (replace 1 with your usb drive)
    3. clean
    4. create partition primary
    5. select partition 1 (replace 1 with your usb drive)
    6. active
    7. format fs=fat32
    8. assign
    9. exit

    Copy Windows Vista's DVD ROM content to the Flash Drive

    xcopy d:\*.* /s/e/f e:\ (d being your vista cd and e being your usb stick)

    And that's it, boot off your usb disk
     
    thraxed, Jan 25, 2020
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  3. NavyLCDR Win User
    USB stick previously used as a boot stick for Killdisk not recognized

    Try method 2 under Windows 7 8 10 here:
    Free to Remove Readonly Attribute in Windows

    Method 2: Clear readonly status with Diskpart

    In Windows 10, 8, 7 OS, you are also able to run Diskpart in Command Prompt to clear read-only attribute on any partition on your computer. You can follow the tutorial below:

    Step 1. Open Command Line and type Diskpart
    Step 2. Type list disk
    Step 3. Type select disk (disk number)
    Step 4. Type attributes disk clear readonly


    Is it practical and safe to stick with Windows 7? [​IMG]


    Then try Clean
     
    NavyLCDR, Jan 25, 2020
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  4. hellrazor Win User

    Is it practical and safe to stick with Windows 7?

    Survey Reveals Companies' Early Windows 8 Reactions and Plans

    Bull fucking shit.
     
    hellrazor, Jan 25, 2020
    #4
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