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    How would you rate Windows 7

    That's why I've been replacing 1st gen smaller models on some of my better computers & installing these where needed the most, this gives me what's needed to keep both new/important machines lots of space. Plus at the same time, upgrade the ones used less often, these are unlikely to be close to...
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    Install Windows 7 on preinstalled Windows 10 laptop

    I'm with the majority here, if the device was recently purchased & shipped with Windows 10, it's pointless to downgrade to Windows 7. Today, would be a poor return on investment with just barely over two years before EOL. However, if you have a Full Retail license for Windows 7 on hand &...
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    How would you rate Windows 7

    Neemobeer, I agree that TRIM in itself needs no space to operate, yet there's something about these drives, when filled to a certain point (which may vary by source, even among SSD OEM's), performance goes downhill, that I know for sure. Maybe I've been reading at the wrong sites, many says that...
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    Windows 7 Games for Windows 10!!!

    After updating any Windows OS, the Unchecky app is installed before anything. Even a Flash Player update will try and install some type of junk software, be it a McAfee scan tool, Google Chrome toolbar, or the browser itself. I prefer downloading Google Chrome direct, don't know what comes in...
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    How would you rate Windows 7

    Depending on computer used, Windows 7 is better than W10, the latter of which uses more resources, otherwise, why would AV/AM scans take 1.5-2x longer, even on a well heeled build? Plus loads slower on computers that shipped with W7 before SP1 was issued, why it's best to stick with W7 or...
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    Windows 10 Creators Update

    I'm running Build 16278 w/out any issues, other than the ESET Banking & Payment browser won't open. Am thinking that maybe it's not quite compatible yet, as with a prior upgrade that had to be rolled back, ESET Smart Security wasn't working at all (the active protection modules). This is...
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    Best Linux OS For 512 MB Ram

    Maybe I stepped a bit too far above by saying 'zero chance of Malware', should had been 'greatly reduced', I apologize for any confusion created by that comment.:) Yes there has been Linux security holes found, although one thing that the open source community does that the closed source...
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    Windows 10 Creators Update

    Now that I have a 4K monitor, still don't see what the buzz is all about, or maybe have overlooked a feature.:( http://speccy.piriform.com/results/3p1WmLMjPDgj0rvxChocCRD Looks to me to be a continuation of the W10 series. and today, likely to maintain updates, as Microsoft has evidently...
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    Best Linux OS For 512 MB Ram

    Megamanx, those Pi 3's are far more powerful than seems at first glance, there's a few who uses these for streaming movies, this brand op miniature PC's has taken off like a jet since initial launch, and the specs are also getting better with each. new release. Much better than any of the Intel...
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    Windows 10 Creators Update

    That may be your best bet, that is, if you want added features.:) However, if you have a 4K monitor or Smart TV, then you may gain from the Creator's Update, which appeared to be the intended target. Since I don't (yet) have one, seems like a lot of wasted time upgrading half a dozen installs...
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    Windows 10 Creators Update

    I don't believe that Windows 10 is the end of the road for for the brand for a minute. Word has it that come 2020, there'll be another new OS in Windows Cloud, actually these rumors began before 10 was released in 2015. Which may be fine & dandy, although I'd not touch it until a upgraded...
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    Windows 10 Creators Update

    So did I, davehc.:) In fact, to this day, Windows 8.1, Update 1 has the best power management of any Windows OS I've ran & still have it installed on two computers (both clean installs w/Media Center COA added). Don't want to stray away from the Topic on hand, while the Windows 10 Creator's...
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    Redstone 3 coming in September, as Microsoft aligns Windows 10 and Office 365 updates

    While in heart, I've been a Linux Mint user for over 8 years, yet I still assist many Windows users, on these forums & in person, so am hoping that this huge update will make for a leaner OS that'll run better on upper low to mid spec computers (the majority of the market). Not everyone has the...
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    Redstone 3 coming in September, as Microsoft aligns Windows 10 and Office 365 updates

    On most of my machines, the W10 Creator's Update (upgraded by mounting ISO) turned out well, except on one machine, a Dell Optiplex 740 that's 11 years old (manufactured in 2006) & a pure miracle that W10 ran on it in the first place.:) Maybe it was a bad upgrade, reverted to the previous build...
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    Does NVIDIA Telemetry 'phone home' to Microsoft?

    BIGBEARJEDI did make some interesting points, obviously knowing what to look for, knows more about my system than I & has never physically seen it.:D Yes, I use OneDrive & will continue to, opted in in the last days to keep my 15GB of space, plus 15GB Camera Roll, and have Google Drive (as well...
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