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There Are Still 100 Million PCs Running Windows 7

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There Are Still 100 Million PCs Running Windows 7

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PostWed Jan 06, 2021 12:38 pm

And if our Hauptwerk PCs are never connected to the Internet (but have all the latest surviving updates downloaded after installation), why not continue to use Win 7? It's reliable, stable, and simple to use. :D
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PostWed Jan 06, 2021 1:06 pm

The question would be how long (considering new versions 7, 8, 9+) will HW and other "latest and greatest" other software still be able to use W7?

Interesting thought:

"So, suffice it to say that Windows 7 will be with us for a long time. While Microsoft is no longer releasing regular patches for Windows 7, the number of people still using it could force the company to revisit it's aging OS from time to time. After all, even Windows XP has gotten a few critical patches in the years since Microsoft ended support."


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Re: There Are Still 100 Million PCs Running Windows 7

PostSun Jan 10, 2021 12:04 pm

I use W7 with HW because W10 does not support properly Firewire interfaces. I have a dual boot system usually running W10 and I switch to W7 when I want to use HW. It's a pain in the neck but it is better than spending $500-1000 to replace my interface. Of course, my W7 is frozen, not connected to the internet and optimized for audio applications.

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Re: There Are Still 100 Million PCs Running Windows 7

PostSun Jan 10, 2021 12:38 pm

jmoboe wrote:I use W7 with HW because W10 does not support properly Firewire interfaces. I have a dual boot system usually running W10 and I switch to W7 when I want to use HW. It's a pain in the neck but it is better than spending $500-1000 to replace my interface. Of course, my W7 is frozen, not connected to the internet and optimized for audio applications.


Is there any current info re this situation? Trying to help someone find a reasonable solution.

In spite of what it says, apparently the latest info is that the legacy driver is not required for using the
Syba SY-PEX30016 3 Port IEEE 1394 Firewire 1394B & 1394A PCIe 1.1 x1 Card with the latest version of Win 10 as it has the TI chipset.

https://www.amazon.com/Syba-SY-PEX30016-Firewire-XIO2213B-Requires/dp/B006DQ0KD2/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=TI+chipset+StarTech.com+4+port+PCI+1394a+FireWire+Adapter+Card+-+3+External+1+Internal+FireWire+PCI+Card&qid=1610301558&s=electronics&sr=1-3

There seems to be different opinions being expressed:

I'm running Windows 7, but in my dealing with support from Focusrite (which was excellent), they disclosed that it was no longer necessary to use the legacy driver, contrary to what I had read all over their website and the rest of the Internet (forums, etc). I don't know how this is with other companies, but I would suspect that it's similar in nature.

Zalant · January 24, 2020


OTOH:
Dear Customer,
Honestly, we cannot confirm this. Firewire is inconsistent on Windows 10 in the best of circumstances. We have had customers report successes with Focusrite interfaces over Firewire, and one customer who would have a Presonus work if they plugged the interface in AFTER the computer finished booting, which we know is not an ideal circumstance. The Legacy Driver is currently the only solution for getting Firewire on Windows 10.

Emmanuel Medina Manufacturer · January 24, 2020


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