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microsoft says no win7 sp2
Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:20 AM
for all of us sticking with windows 7 it looks like microsoft has no plans to put out an sp2 looks like they are trying to force us to windows 8. i read a post by another user from the maximum pc facebook page saying...
"They will have to when Windows 8 Tanks, like Vista.. I do not want my screen to look like a Elementary School Classroom."
i tend to agree. windows 7 is pretty good as it is. the update process is long after a re-install but for me its still better than 8.
Posted 06 November 2012 - 01:09 PM
HR44-500 - HDMI to Panasonic TC-50S1 50" Plasma
HR24-100 - HDMI to Panasonic TC-50S1 50" Plasma
HR23-700 - HDMI to Insignia 42" Plasma
HR22-100 - HDMI to LG 32" LCD
HR21-700 - WD 1T Green Power drive - HDMI to Toshiba 65HM167 65" rear projection
R22-200 - Component to Insignia 42" Plasma
R15 - svideo to Toshiba 32" tube tv
Posted 06 November 2012 - 01:32 PM
I'd be happy if they could get all the dumb .Net patches into a single patch for each version. Having installed 4 servers in the past couple of days, the .Net patches kill me. Install .net, reboot, install 1st round of .net patches, reboot, install 2nd round of .net patches, reboot, install 3rd round of .net patches, reboot. What's that Windows Update, more .net patches. OK, install them and reboot .........
Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:02 PM
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:31 PM
Windows 8, and no SP2 for Windows 7 is going to push a lot of people to Linux or Mac. If they want to buy new hardware they'll go Mac, if not they'll install Linux on existing hardware.
What is the big draw for SP2? I am perfectly happy with all 4 of my Windows 7 boxes as they are now. Am I missing something?
Tivo Premier XL4, Tivo Premier, Tivo HD whole home on Xfinity HD, SageTv 8 TB Win7 Server -> DVDO Edge-> Denon AVR, Klipsch KB15's/Sharp Aquos 60"
Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:37 PM
Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:40 PM
If you want an easier time installing fresh, slipstream the updates. Not as easy as it used to be, but certainly possible.