Sticking with Windows 7? No Service Pack 2 for You!

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Kamikazi2142

a quick visit to this store page for Need For Speed Rivals all you need to do is scroll down to the "System Requirements" and read that soon, within the next few days, there will be a Service pack released.

https://www.origin.com/en-us/store/buy/182103/pc-download/bundle/digital-deluxe-edition-ANW.html

Windows 7 (Service Pack 2)
will be released soon, very soon.

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renodude18

I honestly doubt that they won't push out a SP2 for Win 7 as a lot of people will still be using it as many companies and schools are just now starting to migrate to windows 7. Windows 8 has a few years if most companies and schools. I recently upgraded to give windows 8 a chance as using it in the pre-release stages I did not like it as I couldn't even use it on my laptop as it wouldn't recognize me laptops built in screen only the HDMI port and this laptop is only 1 year old this month. But it hasn't been all that bad with the exception of having to download some tweaks and by pass some Microsoft default things but other than that it just works.

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Kamikazi2142

the Recommended System Requirements for the yet to be released game of Need For Speed Rivals states the OS to be Windows 7 (Service Pack 2)

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jeffman1

I see a problem with the windows 8 OS. so far I have no reason to upgrade to the new OS because of its lack of helping out with notification's and compatibility problem's with older programs at times. I.e. messageboxes to inform the user of something, taskbar notifications, messages similar to my hard drive failed (Windows 8 is mostly getting put on HP and acer machines which the hardware sucks on like shoveling manure (Had a relative who bought vista hp laptop machine and 4 years the hard drive failed on her.).

I can vouch against windows 8 because I have tryed the consumer preview and had a boss that worked not too long ago in HP and can tell anyone of their need to get computers out "fast" and sacrafice quality assurance in the process).

I personally am into beta testing everything of microsofts and see third parties pull of better crap then windows 8. At minimum metro could have been optional for business users (In the business world windows 8 is considered nothing but a toy at least were I live).

For study purposes, I even have a windows 8 computer at work and I have seen few people use it but one person gave a mean look at it.

Oh, the crap about children using it is like a insider microsoft joke and means absolutely nothing. if it cannot be backwards compatible businesses will not use it period. End of story. I attempted to use a windows 95 program on it which failed halfway through installation (was testing out the compatibility features on windows 8 which said it could run windows 95 programs).

Please for business use convince microsoft to make a enterprise version with the start menu back or at least offer choice in windows 9. I do not care about a tablet OS thats flaky loaded on my work desktop and laptop (notice people play off of windows 8 nice touch screen systems which cost in the range of 800-1000 for a long lasting and durable system with stable hardware components and have not used laptops or desktops with mouse and keyboard much).

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znod

I upgraded Win7 Ultimate to Win8 Pro on an out of service, but still very capable, laptop using my Technet subscription. The upgrade went smoothly, and I managed to avoid falling into all the traps that MS set in the upgrade path. I was surprised to see that one of the screens duplicates my Win7 desktop, but without a start button, of course. I have not used 8 much yet, but I don't seem to be warming to it. I guess we'll see, but I probably will stick with 7 until it goes the way of XP and then drop out of the MS world permanently except maybe for Office. Win8 just seems fluffy--like it is not designed to be a serious productivity system--although, of course, you can get all the same things done one way or another. I just plain don't like fluff being imposed on me. Another problem is that I wouldn't dare to try a Win8 upgrade on my DIY desktop; too many things could go seriously wrong. The machine is a dual boot/dual RAID 0 Win7 with one of the boots being a bootable SS drive.

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jeffman1

Yes windows 8 support sucks right now because I can run off a nice laptop for about 5 years without worrying about its death with windows 7. Then I start seeking a new computer. Windows 8 is counter productive in the business world that uses "work apps" that cannot be put on the marketplace because of their unstable nature to not work in another work environment (vbscripts, active directory migration,and many others). How does it notify users and provide backwards compatibility? The tablet versions do not support x86 apps from windows 7 so some old apps cease to function that have 32-bit components.

Just try going through the windows phone 7 certification process to see what Iam talking about. Yes, microsoft lost the mark on this one because their is major differences from windows 7 to windows 8. Even my xbox 360 and windows phone 7 would be more secure then windows 8. I even got the pleasure of beta testing updates before for xbox for microsoft and can tell you that the xbox and windows phone are much more stable.

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savage4naves

I don't need a 2nd service pack because I have welcomed in the new and improved Windows.

Goodbye Windows 7!

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peteyj222

I just built a new system about a month ago and loaded 7. when i got all the updates loaded onto it i noticed the only thing in my windows update were optional ones for peripherals and such. its been more than 2 weeks and i haven't seen one new update. I'm wondering if they have stopped making ANY new updates to 7 in an effort to subtly coax people over to 8. it will take a lot of improvements to 8 for me to want to switch. maybe even wait till 9, that is if 9 doesnt just dump all classical desktop operation and force us all into using a touch screen for everything and destroy pc gaming and content creation on a windows pc. just to force us to buy an xbox and a surface all-in-one that im sure is on someones design desk in redmond.

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therestorestore

http://gizmodo.com/5955139/windows-8-survival-guide-all-the-tips-tricks-and-workarounds

Seems there are ways to get the start button back??!?? What's all the fuss?

Isn't it possible to make it "look" and "feel" like win7/xp in order to take advantage of the new tech?

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jonnyohio

After seeing what they did to Windows 8 I'm glad they aren't touching it...leave my Windows 7 alone Microsoft. And as for Windows 8: blow it out your collective asses.

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jonnyohio

After seeing what they did to Windows 8 I'm glad they aren't touching it...leave my Windows 7 alone Microsoft. And as for Windows 8: blow it out your collective asses.

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RockMonstah

How old are you again? It's surprising maximum pc has you on their payroll. Not everyone wants to be a homo like you. So why don't you do us all a favor and keep those immature rants strictly on twitter. Post such as these makes you and maximumpc look like douches.

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SourDo

Can we get a post-SP1 updates-roll-up package or something at least?

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dethdeks

"Sticking with Windows 7? No Service Pack 2 for You!" that's cause windows 8 is windows 7's service pack 2

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VAMPYREANGELUS

I am still using xp, and until it stops doing the things i need, i will stick with it, but when the day comes then i will go to win 7.

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sgo823

I've been playing with Ubuntu for a few years now and this seems like a good time to make the switch. I'll just run Win7 along side Ubuntu and call it good.

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pastorbob

Okay, I'll admit that I was resistant to upgrading to Windows 8. After trying out the preview version for a couple of weeks I just couldn't see myself switching from Windows 7. But I took the plunge and bought an upgrade version for $29.99, did an upgrade install and after just a few days of using it I cannot see why I was so opposed. It took me a couple of days to tweak it and learn some of the nuances of navigating the OS but I actually have found most tasks easier to accomplish than under Win 7.

Don't get me wrong folks. I am not one who accepts change easily. I am still running Office 2007. I stuck with Quicken 2002 until last year. I stuck with Windows 98 until Microsoft dropped support. But IMHO I think most of the complaints I see on this site in the comments sections are baseless and strictly due to impatience. I know mine were.

Okay, I'm headed to my fallout shelter to prepare for the nukes that you all will be sending my way. :-)

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jackx123456789

Boycott Windows 8. If enough consumers boycotted Windows 8 Microsoft would have to change its tune or risk becoming irrelevant.

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MarioJP

Whoops too late. Already upgraded lol.

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

They can't hang Halo 4 over our heads; this is the best they got. LOL.

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drevas

I've been accused of being in the tank for MS a few times over the years.I have always tried to get my hands on the Beta's or the Previews of the newest Microsoft OS. I ran the Win 8 Preview and for the first time since ME, I have no desire to upgrade, at least not on my Desktop.

If Microsoft wants to get prickly about it, that's fine.It's their product, they can do what they want.

As a Gamer though, STEAM support for Linux just might me take a serious look at dumping Windows after Win 7 is no longer viable.

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

It will only take one developer to port a hit title to Linux, and it's all over for Windows gaming and a lot of Windows PCs. Gamers tend to be smart, savvy, and adventurous. They would abandon Microsoft and follow the games, wherever they are to be found. As most productivity software is available for Linux already, the only part of the puzzle missing are the games. I can't imagine many developers are willing to fork over their already thin margins just to sit at the Microsoft table. If they were so inclined, there would be more games available for Mac.

The Steam library available on Linux would get me to switch, too.

Open platforms forever.

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davelray

Just one eh? Let's see, over the past nearly 20 years I've seen Doom, Doom 2, Doom 3, Quake, Quake 2, Quake 3, Quake 4, Heavy Gear 2, Medal of Honor, Unreal Tournament, Unreal Tournament 2003 etc. etc. etc. And yet Linux is still treated as a novelty operating system for hobbyists. Have fun with Linux, I'm sure Microsoft won't even notice you've left. Steam going to the platform will not make any bigger dent than those big titles did to the Windows platform.

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MarioJP

Yeah no kidding. I have friends urging me to get a 360. That just shows MS is pretty smart about it.

I can only imagine this to continue once the next consoles comes out. If you think about it. When was the last game on the PC that really pushes your hardware. Granted Crytek seems to be the only one doing so. Valve is just a joke and is afraid of competition.

All i know in couple more months. Competition is about to get hot and heavy.

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GuNNuP

If you mean cryengine 3 advancing hardware? You mean overly bloated and very low optimization. Yeah my PC is dated, but at face value of what the engine does and how it looks, It makes no since as to why it is so power hungry. Crysis 2 ran fine, but any developer that uses the engine cant use it and make it run like crysis 2. To me the engine is garbage, you Have to cope with the shitty coding of the engine. Meanwhile Unreal engine, looks the same and runs Twice as good. There is something wrong

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MarioJP

I haven't been keeping up with cryengine project but looks like it can do justice just like Unreal. Speaking of which. Didn't gamers complained about rage being glitchy at one point?

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big_montana

But you know what? MS could give a rats ass about Windows gaming as their money is in console gaming and Windows for the enterprise. So if you want to go running to Linux MS will not lose one nights sleep over it, as the enterprise will still stick with Windows. My firm alone has to much invested to make the conversion as lets face it, most users are idiots. We have over 300 applications of which 99.9% you could not find a comparable one on Linux, and being a law firm courts require documents in certain formats that, again, Linux does not support or have an application that will be able to convert to that format. Also lawyers are lazy and they will not want to do conversions as anything more than 2 clicks is one click to many. And do not even get me going on digital transcription, time keeping and transcription. Gamers on Windows are about 1% if that of MS market and not one they cater too as you do not upgrade software as often as the enterprise customer does.

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Scatter

No, not really. Quake III was available for Linux years ago.

The only thing that would really be a game breaker would be if a big name title was ONLY released for Linux.

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0ly1r3m@1ns

Tried windows 8, on a touch screen its actually pretty good, on a desktop/laptop its fucking horrible. I love all the little changes in Windows8 and I think that its a great OS but the entire Metro (or formally known I guess) ruins it. Personally I'm quite enjoying Ubuntu 12.10 now that most of the bugs have been patched, its really fast, webapps look very promising and Unity has to be my favourite Desktop Environment across all OSes.

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pratikrawankar

MS has no other way to force people to upgrade to win 8

fattyass Steve ballmer is kidding us all win 7 user
shit

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someuid

Well, that is a good thing.

It means Microsoft won't try to sneak a Modern UI Service Pack onto Windows 7 in an attempt to forc^H^H^H^H^HH^.....convince the rest of us to embrace Modern UI.

Hats off to the rest of you who moved to Windows 8 and are enjoying it. It is your computer and you're free to do with it as you wish.

Me, I'm moving to a Linux platform as I build new workstations at home.

Workplace is just now getting to Windows 7. After that is done, we won't be moving to a new OS in this decade.

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Engelsstaub

That picture never gets old for me. :D

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CanoeHead

A risky tactic: history has shown that while convincing an existing happy customer that it is time for change may add motion where there was none, it does not necessarily guarantee that the motion will go in the desired direction.

While I love my Windows Phone, I have no desire to use a similar OS on my desktop - I'm not even sure about using it on my tablet. I believe that I will continue my honored tradition of skipping every second Windows OS (1. Ooooh. So close; 2. Now THAT's better.)

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MarioJP

"A risky tactic: history has shown that while convincing an existing happy customer that it is time for change may add motion where there was none, it does not necessarily guarantee that the motion will go in the desired direction."

So your suggestion that we should stay on xp forever? No wonder the PC market is becoming boring and the world is moving on to Mobile. I am going to say this bluntly and here it goes. Its people like you is what hold back progress.

Not saying that Windows 8 is the final product but rather a step into something new in the future. For all i know Windows 9 could still have metro but in a way where people can show or hide. But the core aspect is the apps is going to be part of it.

These days its about apps. MS would be foolish to ignore this market because in 5 years from now People could give a dam about What their PC's is running all thanks to the influential of tablets and smartphones. It has a psychological effect

There is nothing stopping this train and eventually it is going to effect everything!.

Apple is already doing it with Mountain Lion even though Tim Cook says otherwise. One area i am confused though. Is it the metro that is the issue or is it simply the fact that Windows 8 now has Apps.

Which one is it??

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gatorXXX

Yeah. Pretty much done reading your comments as your trolling is getting annoying.

Which is it?.....Well to be honest, ALL OF IT. As a desk/laptop OS, it sucks ass. I have already switched back to Win 7 (sorry for your luck) because, I, we, and many others find it annoying with it's anti-keyboard/mouse-interface. And to point out...."METRO" and its cute little apps, suck carbon from most fecal delivering orifices.

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Strangelove_424

Give it a rest already. Every time I read the comments for a Windows-related article, even this one that's focusing on an operating system you don't have anymore, you're all over it with your Windows 8 hype/defense. If you think everything is going the way of the tablets, dinky little apps, and multi-tasking disasters then knock yourself out. PC World and Mac Life seem more like your thing. But coming to a PC enthusiast site and declaring that the post-PC age is upon us, and even Tim Cook and Apple is getting on the train, you're asking be labeled as a troll.

"There is nothing stopping this train and eventually it is going to effect everything!. Apple is already doing it with Mountain Lion even though Tim Cook says otherwise." Who gives a f---? Did you seriously bring that up as a point?

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MarioJP

Does not bother me I upgraded all my pc's with windows 8. I am loving it. With that said. People are resistant to change. Maybe should go back using your CD players in your cars???

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Gezzer

Actually I DO still use my CD in my car.
What reason would I have for not using it? It still works great.
Change for nothing more then change's sake is the arena of followers, stooges, and the feebled minded.
Don't get me wrong I'm considering getting a tablet and Win8 is high on my list. I don't hate on Win8, but I'm not going to "upgrade" to it just because it's the new flavour of the month.
As for no SP2, so what? Unlike a lot of other releases Win7 doesn't need a service pack. The only thing that I'm troubled over is that this also means MS might withhold DX11.1 from Win7. Then again if they do it might mean that it becomes the new DX10 and developers stick with DX11.

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Neufeldt2002

Go troll elsewhere.

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MarioJP

Only problem with that comment is. This article is related to windows 8 lol.

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Blues22475

Doesn't matter if it's on-topic.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=troll

Troll - One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument

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MarioJP

To me trolling is one's biased opinion. It really comes down to. You simply don't like windows 8 while i do. And that is fine. You don't like it then don't upgrade. I am only responding to what this article is saying but based on the comments on here. Sounds like no matter what MS does its always bad. I am only pointing out some valid point based on actual day to day usage.

That's all. And also Its just a start menu. I don't need it especially when the start screen is much better.

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Blues22475

While you're doing that, you're also included snide remarks here and there which clearly aren't needed imo. You also can't say you aren't trolling given that your responses thus far have been to bash those who bash Windows 8 because they hate it and you tolerate it (while mixing fact in).

Regardless, this is the Internets. Who cares...

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MarioJP

yea who cares lol

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Jeffredo

There's a spot under a bridge with your name on it.

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Leo Scott

I still use my CD player also.

Maybe some of our resistance to change is that we don't like Microsoft being so heavy handed and forcing us to accept the new interface. I know there are things avaliable that will allow us to change it back; it's just that in the past Microsoft has been great about having multiple ways of doing the same thing built int Windows. It is MY PC not theirs so let me have it my way.

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r3dd4wg

Still do! LOL

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MarioJP

Slacker Radio is the way to go. I know most Cars these days has a usb port to plug in flash drives for more than 700MB of Music. Something CD's cannot exceed Lmao

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MarioJP

If you like to fiddle around with CD's till they get all banged up to the point of unable to play them that's fine by me. I for one am tired of scratched discs. As for the interface. It only takes a click away to get to the desktop. I personally use Metro to pin my most recent used programs and now Apps. Something that windows 7 does not support is APPS. Not to mention. a more redefined desktop that is better than 7.

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HVDynamo

I use CD's in my car all the time and none of them are banged up or scratched. What are you doing with them? Throwing them on the floor and stepping on them? Just a little care to make sure they end up back in their (or any) case kind of solves that problem.

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