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windows 7 or windows 10
« on: October 11, 2017, 12:17:39 PM »

so it has come time for me to purchase a copy of windows for a new desktop. I am using windows ( not apple/mac) 

i am stuck between windows 7 ultimate or windows 10 pro. my only concern is I have some 3d software that says it is not supported in windows 10 ( only their latest version is and I cant afford the upgrade )

does 10 pro allow you to use a compatibility mode or a allow a virtual setup to run software?

if you have 10, is it decent finally?

thanks in advance



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Re: windows 7 or windows 10
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2017, 12:56:27 PM »
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does 10 pro allow you to use a compatibility mode or a allow a virtual setup to run software?

if you have 10, is it decent finally?
Not sure about Windows 10 Pro but Windows 10 Home has Compatibility Mode. See attached screen cap.

One can enable the MS Hyper-V virtualization software on Windows 10 Enterprise, Professional, or Education:
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I use the free You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login software to run VM machines from time to time. Mostly Win 7 to run older software that no longer runs on Win 10.

Edit to add: I don't have any problems with Windows 10. But then I have tried to turn off most of the phone home/telemetry garbage that Win 10, and increasingly Win 7/8.x has.
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Re: windows 7 or windows 10
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2017, 12:58:57 PM »
awesome man, thank you...... ;D

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Re: windows 7 or windows 10
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2017, 01:37:36 PM »
I am not the one to ask. I am still liven on XP!

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Re: windows 7 or windows 10
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2017, 02:19:17 PM »
I have resisted being assimilated into Windows10, Windows 7 cold dead fingers, etc.

That said, mainstream support has already ended for Win7 and it will officially lose extended support in 2020 (security updates).  The clock is ticking.

I already have a shrink-wrapped copy of Win10 for something I will probably build over the winter.
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Re: windows 7 or windows 10
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2017, 07:04:17 PM »
I upgraded a XP and Win 7 to Win 10.  It has been rock stable for me.  Just disable all the built in tracking junk and cortana