You are here

Windows 7 no longer supported....

For anything relating to music-making on Windows computers, with lots of FAQs. Moderated by Martin Walker.

Re: Windows 7 no longer supported....

Postby merlyn » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:21 pm

With Reaper you would install the Linux version of Reaper to the Linux partition.

Adobe products are not supported on Linux unfortunately, so that is likely a deal breaker for you.
merlyn
Regular
Posts: 66
Joined: Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:15 am

Re: Windows 7 no longer supported....

Postby Marbury » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:36 pm

merlyn wrote:Adobe products are not supported on Linux unfortunately, so that is likely a deal breaker for you.

In that case I will stick with the free antivirus for the time being.
Marbury
Frequent Poster
Posts: 718
Joined: Thu Aug 28, 2003 12:00 am
Location: Cheshire, UK
 

Re: Windows 7 no longer supported....

Postby wireman » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:18 pm

The big risk would be a remotely accessible exploit in a service that your computer runs. I guess home routers all have a firewall which is good. Shieldsup used to be a good test to run to see how open your computer is.

By the way I just got a W10 laptop from work (have not used it before) and I still can't work out how to get a volume control on the taskbar so this is going to be a learning curve.
wireman
Regular
Posts: 355
Joined: Fri Dec 17, 2004 1:00 am

Re: Windows 7 no longer supported....

Postby James Perrett » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:54 pm

wireman wrote:By the way I just got a W10 laptop from work (have not used it before) and I still can't work out how to get a volume control on the taskbar so this is going to be a learning curve.

Here I have a speaker icon in the bottom right hand corner. Click on it to show the volume control.
User avatar
James Perrett
Moderator
Posts: 8881
Joined: Mon Sep 10, 2001 12:00 am
Location: The wilds of Hampshire
JRP Music - Audio Mastering and Restoration. JRP Music Facebook Page

Re: Windows 7 no longer supported....

Postby DGL. » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:25 pm

wireman wrote:By the way I just got a W10 laptop from work (have not used it before) and I still can't work out how to get a volume control on the taskbar so this is going to be a learning curve.

If it's not present at all then make sure it is turned on in the "turn system icon on or off" in settings, if you then want it to be permanently on teh task bar (without clicking the "more"/up button (it's probably not called that) then either drag it from the "more" menu to the task bar or use the "select which icons appear on the taskbar" settings page to have it on view permanently.
DGL.
Frequent Poster
Posts: 1007
Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:00 am
Location: Portland, Dorset

Re: Windows 7 no longer supported....

Postby wireman » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:22 pm

DGL. wrote:
wireman wrote:By the way I just got a W10 laptop from work (have not used it before) and I still can't work out how to get a volume control on the taskbar so this is going to be a learning curve.

If it's not present at all then make sure it is turned on in the "turn system icon on or off" in settings, if you then want it to be permanently on teh task bar (without clicking the "more"/up button (it's probably not called that) then either drag it from the "more" menu to the task bar or use the "select which icons appear on the taskbar" settings page to have it on view permanently.

I already checked the taskbar settings and that it was enabled within the system icons, other icons enabled in those settings do show. I don't have a more menu, at least not something like what I had in Windows 7. I even resorted to asking my son who has used Windows 10 for a while now, he has the icon.
W10 will quite happily show the volume control/mixer and put the icon on the left of the taskbar when that is running.
wireman
Regular
Posts: 355
Joined: Fri Dec 17, 2004 1:00 am

Re: Windows 7 no longer supported....

Postby Watchmaker » Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:25 pm

Much ado about nothing.

Win7 is a decent OS. Win10 is a rapacious data whore with some enhanced capability and is a decent, not amazing or great, OS.

The odds that your Win7 machine will be a target for any miscreants is minimal, especially if you use your Win10 machine to surf porn. Then you can judge how much better it is for security. Flatly, every OS is relatively easy to hack, but the overwhelming majority are simply not worth the time. Most "hacks" are akin to a priest and a virgin walking into a biker bar and asking to "be served."

Another quibble from me: most of the win10 Acolytes I've run across are perfectly comfortable having every key stroke recorded by the NSA. I don't share that level of trust, so Win10 is a major concern for me and I've gone to extreme lengths to moderate its behaviors.

As in all things: caveat emptor.
User avatar
Watchmaker
Frequent Poster
Posts: 755
Joined: Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:00 am
Location: Upstate NY, USA
Take my advice, I'm not using it.

Re: Windows 7 no longer supported....

Postby CS70 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:36 pm

Watchmaker wrote:The odds that your Win7 machine will be a target for any miscreants is minimal, especially if you use your Win10 machine to surf porn.

...
Another quibble from me: most of the win10 Acolytes I've run across are perfectly comfortable having every key stroke recorded by the NSA. I don't share that level of trust, so Win10 is a major concern for me and I've gone to extreme lengths to moderate its behaviors.

Agreed, but by the same meter, who in NSA can be possibly interested in our keystrokes? :D
User avatar
CS70
Jedi Poster
Posts: 4943
Joined: Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:00 am
Location: Oslo, Norway
Silver Spoon - Check out our latest video and the FB page

Re: Windows 7 no longer supported....

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:06 pm

If the NSA were genuinely interested in your typings, it really wouldn't matter which OS you decide to use...
User avatar
Hugh Robjohns
Moderator
Posts: 26287
Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2003 12:00 am
Location: Worcestershire, UK
Technical Editor, Sound On Sound

Re: Windows 7 no longer supported....

Postby Eddy Deegan » Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:08 pm

Watchmaker wrote: most of the win10 Acolytes I've run across are perfectly comfortable having every key stroke recorded by the NSA. I don't share that level of trust, so Win10 is a major concern for me and I've gone to extreme lengths to moderate its behaviors.

Err, you don't have to go to extreme lengths. What you do have to do is spend an annoying half hour or so meticulously going through every privacy setting and disabling them as appropriate.

For typing, just disable the "Inking & typing personalisation" switch in the privacy settings.

Image

Image
User avatar
Eddy Deegan
Frequent Poster (Level2)
Posts: 3503
Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2004 12:00 am
Location: Brighton & Hove, UK
Some of my works.
Please consider supporting the SOS Forum Album project.
 

Re: Windows 7 no longer supported....

Postby Eddy Deegan » Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:09 pm

Hugh Robjohns wrote:If the NSA were genuinely interested in your typings, it really wouldn't matter which OS you decide to use...

Spot on, Hugh.
User avatar
Eddy Deegan
Frequent Poster (Level2)
Posts: 3503
Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2004 12:00 am
Location: Brighton & Hove, UK
Some of my works.
Please consider supporting the SOS Forum Album project.
 

Re: Windows 7 no longer supported....

Postby Pete Kaine » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:45 am

For those that prefer the shotgun approach.

https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10
User avatar
Pete Kaine
Frequent Poster (Level2)
Posts: 3130
Joined: Thu Jul 10, 2003 12:00 am
Location: Manchester
Kit to fuel your G.A.S - https://www.scan.co.uk/shop/pro-audio

Re: Windows 7 no longer supported....

Postby The Elf » Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:53 pm

Pete Kaine wrote:For those that prefer the shotgun approach.

https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10
:thumbup: :clap:
User avatar
The Elf
Jedi Poster
Posts: 13737
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2001 12:00 am
Location: Sheffield, UK
An Eagle for an Emperor, A Kestrel for a Knave.

Re: Windows 7 no longer supported....

Postby Marbury » Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:08 pm

A friend had a nightmare getting my old windows 7 sd drive updated with 10 as the new pc motherboard it is going into is usb 3, and the computer that it came out of is usb 2. tried everything to no avail as it won’t install onto the drive because that drive was installed on a usb 2 motherboard.
Marbury
Frequent Poster
Posts: 718
Joined: Thu Aug 28, 2003 12:00 am
Location: Cheshire, UK
 

Re: Windows 7 no longer supported....

Postby Pete Kaine » Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:01 pm

The drive is connected over SATA through?

So, it's not installing because it's causing BSOD's due to the wrong USB driver found in the old install?

Try the following: Disable the USB3 headers in BIOS, get into windows, update chipset and everything else relevent.

Now find the correct USB driver, install, reboot, enable USB 3, cross fingers.
User avatar
Pete Kaine
Frequent Poster (Level2)
Posts: 3130
Joined: Thu Jul 10, 2003 12:00 am
Location: Manchester
Kit to fuel your G.A.S - https://www.scan.co.uk/shop/pro-audio

PreviousNext