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Has anyone switched from windows 7 to windows 10? I switched to windows pro so I can upgrade to 32GB of ram this weekend. Perforamnce is about the same I would say but the CPU is running at 90% where before it was rarely above 60 or 70% unless in a heavy autogen area. Any ideas? 

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I'm sure Windows 10 Home can use 32GB of memory. If it can't then I was recently sold a laptop with 32GB of RAM and Windows 10 Home, and that would be a bit misleading from the sellers :/

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64bit Home goes up to 128 GB :)

32bit only 4GB as always.

 

I upgraded from 7 to 10, Pro, didn't notice any increase in CPU usage....but didn't specifically check...

Cheers

Keith

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windows 7 is continuing to lose support, google chrome has dropped support for any future updates on windows 7, the upcoming amd ryzen cpu's will not support windows 7.windows 10 home should be fine with the max 128gb,once we get to 128gb of ram on everyday usage, from there ram will start doubling just like it did with windows xp,128gb, 256gb,512,1024 and so on.

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I had win 7 home so could only do max 16gb, really didn't want to upgrade but wanted 32gb ram.  Performance has dropped  for me so far, im stuttering more too. trying to locate the needle in the haystack now. 

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google chrome has dropped support for any future updates on windows 7

 

They have?  I couldn't find anything which supports this statement.

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I think it's Windows XP they dropped support for, not Windows 7

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From Microsoft 

"Windows 10 will be the only supported Windows platform on Intel's upcoming 'Kaby Lake' silicon, Qualcomm's upcoming '8996' silicon, and AMD's upcoming 'Bristol Ridge' silicon."

It's not that these chips couldn't support W7, rather 'somebody' doesn't want them to...

:(

Keith

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I think it's Windows XP they dropped support for, not Windows 7

 

"Windows XP is no longer supported by Microsoft and so no longer receives security patches. Windows Vista support ends next, on April 11, 2017, and Windows 7 on January 14, 2020."  Source

 

I've been using Windows 10 since last June, with next to no problems (just a few printer driver issues early on, but that's about all).  I'm an Emerging Technology Librarian, and I upgraded all my library's computers to Windows 10. The switch over was a bit rocky at first, due to having to install weekly updates for the first couple of months, but now our computers are running with less issues than ever.

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From Microsoft 

"Windows 10 will be the only supported Windows platform on Intel's upcoming 'Kaby Lake' silicon, Qualcomm's upcoming '8996' silicon, and AMD's upcoming 'Bristol Ridge' silicon."

It's not that these chips couldn't support W7, rather 'somebody' doesn't want them to...

:sad:

Keith

 

They will still work, so ive read.

windows 7 is continuing to lose support, google chrome has dropped support for any future updates on windows 7, the upcoming amd ryzen cpu's will not support windows 7.windows 10 home should be fine with the max 128gb,once we get to 128gb of ram on everyday usage, from there ram will start doubling just like it did with windows xp,128gb, 256gb,512,1024 and so on.

 

Why is anybody even using Google products ? They have a really bad record when comes to privacy. Mozilla is a better option !

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The first time Windows 10 automatically installs a video or other hardware driver and breaks your flight sim, you may not be singing a lot of praise to Microsoft.  The fifth or sixth time, after trying multiple ways to stop that automatic "Big Brother Knows Best" fiddling with your well-tuned system, well, the verbalization of feelings towards MS tends towards the prolonged vulgar tirade here...

 

I am not a Win 10 fan at all...in fact I am quite angry right now after MS appears to have patched out yet another means of stopping the auto driver updates that keep breaking my SLI configuration with new unstable drivers.

 

Caveat Emptor

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I knew I should have just got win 7 pro in order to get my 32gb upgrade. The performance of xp in win 10 is much worse for me. 

The first time Windows 10 automatically installs a video or other hardware driver and breaks your flight sim, you may not be singing a lot of praise to Microsoft.  The fifth or sixth time, after trying multiple ways to stop that automatic "Big Brother Knows Best" fiddling with your well-tuned system, well, the verbalization of feelings towards MS tends towards the prolonged vulgar tirade here...

 

I am not a Win 10 fan at all...in fact I am quite angry right now after MS appears to have patched out yet another means of stopping the auto driver updates that keep breaking my SLI configuration with new unstable drivers.

 

Caveat Emptor

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The tech industry business model:

 

Offer the consumer a free product and then make the consumer the product.  Most importantly, make the consumer the product.

 

Greg

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The tech industry business model:

 

Offer the consumer a free product and then make the consumer the product.  Most importantly, make the consumer the product.

 

Greg

 

exactly !

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The first time Windows 10 automatically installs a video or other hardware driver and breaks your flight sim, you may not be singing a lot of praise to Microsoft.  The fifth or sixth time, after trying multiple ways to stop that automatic "Big Brother Knows Best" fiddling with your well-tuned system, well, the verbalization of feelings towards MS tends towards the prolonged vulgar tirade here...

 

I am not a Win 10 fan at all...in fact I am quite angry right now after MS appears to have patched out yet another means of stopping the auto driver updates that keep breaking my SLI configuration with new unstable drivers.

 

Caveat Emptor

 

Never have that problem. I use nVidia GeForce Experience to control my video card updates. Windows Updates does not interfere. 

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Never have that problem. I use nVidia GeForce Experience to control my video card updates. Windows Updates does not interfere. 

 

 Same here, but I don't use Geforce Experience. I've done 5 or 6 installs of Windows 10 since it's release and it's never been an issue.

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I think the W10 nay sayers never had to experience the true OS horror that was Windows Me or Windows Vista. 

 

Considering I have had to pay for every Windows major overhaul since Windows for Workgroups 3.11 I am pleased to finally get something for free from old Micro$oft.

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From Microsoft 

"Windows 10 will be the only supported Windows platform on Intel's upcoming 'Kaby Lake' silicon, Qualcomm's upcoming '8996' silicon, and AMD's upcoming 'Bristol Ridge' silicon."

It's not that these chips couldn't support W7, rather 'somebody' doesn't want them to...

:sad:

Keith

 

Microsoft can't maintain an infinite number of OS' so it's a question of life cycle.  W7 is now in what Microsoft refers to as "Extended Support", i.e. it'll get security updates but no new functionality (including adding the ability to take advantage of new tech, new chip architectures often require OS support for new features).  It was in "Mainstream Support", i.e. it gets improved where necessary to use new technology, for 6 years (running out in 2015), and even W8 will leave Mainstream next year ,6 years after release, leaving it in the same situation.

 

And in under 3 years, at the ripe old age of 11 and 4 years after the last Windows 7 PC was allowed to be sold, W7 will go the way of XP and stop receiving any support at all.  Anyone still on 7 now should be eyeing the move to 10 (or 11...?) in the next 18-24 months or so unless being on an OS that doesn't get security patches (and therefore becomes increasingly vulnerable) sounds like an appealing prospect.

 

The exact dates are freely available:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/13853/windows-lifecycle-fact-sheet

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From Microsoft 
"Windows 10 will be the only supported Windows platform on Intel's upcoming 'Kaby Lake' silicon,

 

Yet despite that Win7, installs just fine on Kaby Lake as long as you know what you are doing.

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I think the W10 nay sayers never had to experience the true OS horror that was Windows Me or Windows Vista. 

 

Considering I have had to pay for every Windows major overhaul since Windows for Workgroups 3.11 I am pleased to finally get something for free from old Microsoft.

 

I had both Win Me and Vista.  Still have Vista on one box here.  Once tamed, the 64-bit version of Vista actually worked OK for a dedicated simming box.

 

I have P3D running with an SLI configuration here, and until just very recently the newer nVidia drivers have been a bucket of trouble that broke SLI every time an unwanted driver update fell out of the sky.  This went on for months.  Win 10 automatically updates drivers with unstable and/or dysfunctional versions not suited for my config without asking, and several methods to disable that "feature" designed by a demon from Hades have been patched out by MS.  If you allow GeForce Experience to install the same broken, unstable update driver versions before Microsoft gets them in their update queue, then you'll never see the problem, or if your system is a plain vanilla config that doesn't depend on solid driver support for a cutting-edge hardware device or special config support, then you probably wouldn't notice even if the driver was auto updated.  But for some of us "nay sayers," Win 10 has given us recurring waves of butt pain that we never experienced with Win 7.  Glad you don't have the problem, but the problem *does* exist for many.  Suffering these unwanted ill effects forced by crappy one-size-fits-all design decisions in Redmond makes a "nay sayer" out of a person right quick.

 

Regards

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I don't understand your problems. I just went back in and enabled driver downloading for W10 and 2 drivers were waiting for me. No calls to Beelzebub were required.

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Never have that problem. I use nVidia GeForce Experience to control my video card updates. Windows Updates does not interfere. 

 

Me too, I never use Windows Update to update the driver for important parts, like graphic card.

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There is not going to be a next windows 11 Microsoft have stated this.

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