How would you rate Windows 7

Rapaaja

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DevilSlayerDante

Active Member
So far windows 10 has been if or even better for stability than 7.
I beg to differ. Sometimes my laptop disconnects from wifi when it wakes up from sleep, and doesn't show any access points in the connect to list. I have to disable and re-enable the adapter in Network and Sharing Center to fix it. That's just one of many oddities and glitches I deal with on all sorts of Win10 machines. But my Win7 PC is running on a 5 year old install, not slowing down and no glitches or system crashes.

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MikeHawthorne

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Microsoft Community Contributor
Hi Everyone...

Just to go by my own experience, while I like Windows 7 better than Windows 10, and having been a beta tester for both, I find Windows 10 to be super stable. I can't remember it ever crashing in its later forms. That wasn't true in the beta days.

I have had issues with browsers and such, but with Windows itself no, it just keep working.

But I'd be glad to go back to Windows 7 if it had the same compatibility and performance that Windows 10 does.
I've done what I can to regain the directness of Windows 7.

Mostly by putting a link to the traditional Control Panel (Yes, so far it's still there) on my Rocket Dock bar.

Instead of going to settings I usually just go to Control Panel and then directly to what I want to do, instead of weaving my way through settings folders of different categories to find it.

Like I said, I was a beta tester for Windows 10, and I still can't find something I want to get to without opening a half a dozen windows.

If you want to find the old Control Panel just type Control, in the search windows on the taskbar and it will show up as an app.

People will remember that my idea of progress is to make things easier to do, and eventually your computer should be as easy to use as your refrigerator. Windows 10 isn't doing that.

I'd love to have an operating system that just ran my installed software and games and did nothing else except maybe tell me the time and date, on other hand Alexa will do that, without even looking at my monitor.

But we have Windows 10 for the foreseeable future, and we will have to get used to it.
The one thing I really appreciate is the fact that it will run almost anything. Even my old games from the 90s.

Mike
 

DevilSlayerDante

Active Member
For the first time in the history of Windows, I had to reinstall the calculator app. Just wouldn't run all of a sudden. How incompetent do you have to be to screw up something as basic as a calculator app?

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monk

Honorable Member
Don't forget that security updates for Win 7 will end.

To make Win 10 look like 7, I installed Open Shell.


To run old programs, I tried troubleshooting compatibility. Otherwise, I installed Win 7 or XP in a virtualbox and ran them from those.

 
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