Re: Great point he's making
Also the only reason to run Windows at all is for older Applications.
So why would people want to "upgrade" from Win7 pro to Win 10?
Even Win7 32 bit is easier to run older programs on, though they OUGHT to work on Win Pro7 64bit. Just been through a huge heap of CDs to re-install on Win7 pro 64 that were all working on 32bit XP.
Only 2 worked / even installed:
One had text missing from all buttons on main menu level.
The other would only install DOS version (via DOSBOX, sound & mouse working) and wouldn't install the Windows version (which worked on XP) at all.
Windows 10 seems even worse for compatibility.
"Surely there are new versions of all these programs for Windows 7 or Windows 10?"
Er, no, unless it's a top selling payroll or accounts package. The developers are gone, or doing newer shiny games you don't want, also do you WANT to re-purchase all the programs you already bought?
I guess I need to install a VM with no Internet access. Stupid. WOW used to work. NTVDM used to work, now even 32 bit apps allegedly compatible with Vista as well as XP often won't run on Win7 64, though I suspect badly written installers as "new" 32 bit Windows applications (some of which work on XP) do install and run on Win7 pro 64 bit (but significantly from "Program Files (x86)" ).
Windows has turned into a mess going downhill.
Mines the one with two USB sticks in the pocket, Linux Mint cw Mate, 32 bit and 64 bit.