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

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jonnyohio

Just burn new ones.

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Gezzer

I had a reply taking you to point over your stupid analogy, but for some reason it triggers the spam filter.
WTF!?!
There are comments linking to scam sites all the time, but a valid comment is spam?
BTW do you work for MS or MaxPC?

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gatorXXX

Sorry man. My truck is vintage and still rockin the stock CD player. No port/options for anything else either. So my options are AM/FM or CD's and DO-NOT plan to change just because you say so. OH and by the way...I will not be installing anything into my truck that uses win 8.....that's just incase you ask.

GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!! LISTEN UP!!!!!!!!!!

We all need to ditch everything that doesn't have Win 8 APPS!! Dishwasher??? Gone. TV? In the trash. Watches?? Throw em' at apple users....APPS! APPS! APPS! WE need APPS!!! APPS are da bomb! Win 8 APPS!!!

/sarcasm

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big_montana

I still prefer my CD player in my car, as i burn all my downloaded music to CD. My car has a 6 CD changer and I have no plans to change, as I load up the changer before I hit the road.

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MarioJP

but can you just use an ipod or flash based device that can store more than just using a cd changer??

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big_montana

But I have choice and I choose not to, as I choose not to own an iPod as I do not believe in purchasing closed ecosystems that do not allow me to do whatever I what with what I own, or migrate my music to whatever devices I want without unlicensing it from the original device first. I like my music to be DRM free, and I do not like paying an arm and a leg for it like Apple charges you for it. On my Android phone I cna download whatever I want for free, from my Windows 8 computer I have Xbox Music for 90 days again for free and it is DRM free and I can play it on any device I want. The subscription is also cheaper if I opt for that route which is 99 a year. But I still prefer physical CD's over an MP3 player.

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HVDynamo

Not that I am refuting your right to choose, you have every right to. But, iTunes music has no other DRM now than tagging something you bought with your account name. The files are easily converted to MP3 if need be and moved to whatever device you see fit. Just the same, any music you buy that isn't from iTunes and is MP3 format can be added and synced to an iPod just fine. I don't buy music from iTunes and yet I still use an iPod without any trouble. This is especially true if you still buy CD's which I do and you apparently do as well. That said, if you are happy with what you have and how it works, no sense in changing.

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MarioJP

but can you just use an ipod or flash based device that can store more than just using a cd changer??

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vrmlbasic

But without integration into the car's audio controls, control of the smartphone/iPod with all the music is a PITA I have found.

Using the kludge voice control apps on my smartphone is better than swerving across the road trying to scroll to a particular song I want from my smartphone's library but it still doesn't have the tight integration that something like Ford's Sync has.

Before you mention it, just putting the iPod on "shuffle" and relinquishing further control isn't an option sane people elect to use ;)

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HVDynamo

Hey now! I like to put mine on shuffle and let it go, it's like my own personal radio station with no ads and only music I like. If I am not in the mood for a particular song I just hit next (which is easy to do on the road without looking)

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johna

I have been playing with Ubuntu a lot lately, Windows 7 is great 8 isn't.

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Dartht33bagger

Same here. I'm sticking with Windows 7 until support is dropped for it. If Microsoft still hasn't got their act together by that point, I'm switching to Linux full time. With Steam getting ported to Linux, Linux is looking really good now.

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TommM

No big deal. All Service Packs are is a compilation of the monthly updates. Just do your monthly updates and you'll have your Service Pack.

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CPPCrispy

Not if you are reinstalling the OS. If you are reinstalling, its so much easier to install the latest service pack and then install the monthly updates. For instance, if you have XP SP1, you can install SP3 before the monthly updates and thus trim hours off of the install/setup. If you have Vista RTM, you can install SP1 and then SP2 before installing updates after SP2. Its so much simpler to install one service pack with all updated that came before it, then to install every update by its self.

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TommM

That's true and a good point. But not the biggest of deals. With a decent connection it only takes a couple of hours to get caught up on all the updates with a fresh OS install.

Some folks are going sideways with the "no Service Pack" announcement. But in the grand scheme of things it's at most a minor inconvenience. And if you keep up on your updates and don't need to do a fresh install, it's no inconvenience at all.

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Blues22475

Agreed.

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Neufeldt2002

Thought they weren't doing service packs for Win 8 as well.

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AzMonguse

Yea Win8 runs so good that it cause my (updated to the win8 driver) video card driver to crash every 1-2 mins when trying to p[lay WoW.. that a big improvement over it never doing this on Win7. So this weekend formatting and back to Win7 - 8 can kiss my ass never again will it be installed on any of my systems.

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Caboose

So let me understand this. Your DISPLAY DRIVER. Written by either nVidia or ATi, is having issues with Windows 8, and it's the fault of Microsoft?

You know, I got a flat tire on my car a few months back. It's Ford's fault right?

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wolfing

actually that's probably a feature, to make you stop playing WoW and raiding the same dungeon for the 128147th time to complete the set of pink butterfly armor :)

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triegsecker

There is no way I will upgrade to Windows 8. I think Win 8 is the one of the worst interfaces Microsoft has launched. I am a huge Windows fan (always downing the latest and greatest), and this operating system will not be on any of my pcs. As far as the business concerns, I am the network admin and we will not be installing Windows 8 on ANY unit.

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bigrigross

Start8 for 4.99. Its the only reason I went up to 8. Metro is a disaster and they need an option to remove it. Windows 8 runs way better than 7. You notice a difference, but if I didnt find Start8, I would have stayed on 7.

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lordfirefox

Or you know get IOBit's StartMenu8 for FREE.

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bigrigross

I didnt even know about that one. Ill have to try it out. Thanks for the info.

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jonnyohio

They should have put the option in the OS though...it should not have been that hard to add it. Don't understand the logic of trying to force us into that crappy interface. I think it's great on phones and tablets..looks good and works, but not for my desktop PC.

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bruttium

I should probably think about upgrading my Windows 98 machine then...

Does Windows 8 support my 286 processor? If I hold out another 15-20 years, after Windows 9 & Windows 10 & Windows 27....Won't we get back to Windows 95? Maybe I'll just wait it out.

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mh15216

Does Linux have a stock ticker? People never seem to take kindly to technological imperialism. It always spells bad for companies just IMO.

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MrHasselblad

To Lilly or anyone in the MPC office... I'll take that bet.

Chances are there will be another SP for W7. I'm so confident in that I'd be willing to wager on it. Plus the support for it won't be ending anytime soon. Sure Vista technically does require a fee for some of their support, but also feel welcome to take a look at how long support has lasted for XP.

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big_montana

I'll take that bet with you as Windows 7 end of life is January 12, 2015 for mainstream. For corporate it is January 14, 2020. I do not see MS extending Win 7's product life-cycle like they did Win XP as they want Win 8 to succeed, so if mainstream support ends in a little over two years, I do not see them spending any time on service packs.

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wolfing

Microsoft's pulling all tricks to force people to switch to Windows 8 and their walled app store. I wouldn't be surprised if they don't have a press release tomorrow saying "If you don't upgrade to Windows 8 we won't love you anymore!"

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Andrew.Hodge

What sense would it make for them to release a service pack for a last-gen OS? It's not a trick, it's common sense; not diverting programmers and other resources to improving an OS that they don't even sell anymore as opposed to pushing them to make the current one better.

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zepontiff

/boggle at this guy. Wow.

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dimitriz

Pfff.., still wont move our Business to Win8.

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Hamburger

Yea this is really a non-issue. Service Packs are more of a convenience. It is not like Microsoft is going to stop supporting the Win7 now.

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big_montana

IT departments do not rely on Service Packs to push out MS updates as we test them thoroughly first (any update from any vendor) as we use a packaging and deployment server for the express purpose of deploying updates as it streamlines the process, not to mentions makes it much easier to do. Any IT department that waits on service packs to deploy updates is way behind the times.

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