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Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by TinCan Tony, Jul 27, 2019.

  1. QuoVadis69

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    I'd much rather have ORANGES ! :p
     
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    I don't have any update problems. I am still a windows 7 64bit user. And it's staying that way. My PC is custom built by me for what I need it for and very very over clocked. :thumb:
     
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    well support stops this year for Windows 7 so you won't get any updates for security or anything else,
     
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    yes if you like paying more than twice as much for something less reliable that the average Windows machine or believe all the marketing lies :),
     
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    Who cares? I don't need updates.
     
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    thats ok if it's never connected to the internet then,
     
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    Don't be silly. Of course it is. I have had updates disabled for the last 4 years on my win 7 build. No problems yet. :thumb:
     
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    i'm sure updates are designed fill up your HD thus slowing your pc/phones down, so eventually forcing you to upgrade to a new phone/pc
     
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    Not all updates are essential but to ignore them all is naive. Security updates serve a purpose but each to their own.
     
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    There's some logic in that, it's the current versions of operating systems writers of exploits will be concentrating their efforts on. That's where the largest number of targets are and the highest number of new vulnerabilities will be found. :up:
     
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    not installing updates slows down the computer, windows 7-10 needs them and not seeing a problem doesn't mean you don't have one, most people seem to think updater are to fix faults that's just very small part most are security related to combat hackers and exploitations,

    windows 10 updates have increased performance almost 50%, the one that has taken a long time to install recently on older computers was a feature update, you can also clean old updates under Disk Cleaner, also windows 10 is the smallest OS on the harddrive of any by a long way windows or apple less that 10GB and much faster than windows 7 on older computers,

    keep it updated and run ADWcleaner occasionally, don't trust free antivirus :)
     
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    There is logic in what you say but Win7 is by no means redundant ( from the pov of volume of users ), I would apply that to Win 3 may be but while Win 10 may now be the most popular I'm not going to be blasé about my system's security.

    " Windows 10 held 39.22 percent of desktop OS market share in December 2018, compared to 36.9percent for Windows 7. It's a statistic that's taken Microsoft three and a half years to achieve, and it demonstrates just how popular Windows 7 has been since its release nearly 10 years ago.2 Jan 2019 "
     
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    I'm not so sure, lots of business still running it, also EPOS systems, banks and public sector, I would have guessed still 50/50 but as above slightly less
     
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    I build PC's for performance gaming. I know what I'm doing. I have no software running in the back ground, I use a good AV and I monitor all processes. Trust me I have no problems with my Win 7 systems. Now My Win 10 system is a different kettle of fish. Overly bloated, crap for gaming and the updates regularly break drivers.
    Nope I'm happy with my systems.:thumb:
     
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    I'm a Microsoft engineer so probably know what I'm doing too, that's just wrong windows 10 is smaller faster and much more secure, windows 7 can not fully use the latest CPU, RAM and GPU to full benefit either, not all AV software is the same even paid, I see machines daily that people say don't have a virus and paying £50-70 per year for protection then we scan and find lots, we manage over 1000 machines and never had driver issues, plus supply hundreds a year with no issues we've actually reduced service intervals since 7
     
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    All Tincan Tony said was it’s taking a long time to update windows, now it’s who’s got the biggest CPU lol
     
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    weather service probably :)

    a lot of people do worry about these things and I was just trying to give helpful info, as there is so much misinformation about computers, software and updates, I constantly hear my neighbour says or PC world told me, kids know everything about computers, they don't know :),
     
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    Never have any of this hassle with my iPad ;)
     
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    they are the best device for light use and all a lot of home users need, closed systems so quite secure as long as it's kept up to date,

    we actually see more problems with apple updates than any other :), but as long as you know how to do a hard reset your fine,
     
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    Next time my car crashes I am going to close all the windows, wait 5 minutes then start it again
     
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