Summary: I recommend using Win Toolkit v1.5 by Legolash2o to integrate the security updates into a custom Windows 7 setup disk. Win Toolkit also has a lot of cool tweaks that it can integrate into the setup. It's by far the best tool for creating Windows 7 setup disks.
Pros: I still use Windows 7 Pro on all of my PCs/Laptops at home. I like Windows 7’s UI the best for the desktop. Windows Phone is a great UI for phones and tablets but not desktops. To me, Windows 7 is the easiest to customize and deploy. It has been fast and stable and runs everything that I want to ...
Cons: The only issue is the number of updates needed to get to the baseline security level.
Excerpt: Windows 7 is as similar to the last OS as the one before it. Still with the NT Kernel. Most likely 10 is as well. But have you wondered why it's FREE? I do believe there will be a "RE-UP" sometime in the future. I bought this because I bought myself too much ram for the OS.
Pros: Easy To Install, Easy To Navigate, Manages Software Collaboration Well, Powerful, Useful Features
Summary: I bought a copy when I bought a new laptop running Windows 10 just in case. I was hoping to not have to use it, but Windows 10 held on to too much of Windows 8's layout making task that should be simple to navigate infinitely more difficult unless you have a touch screen.
Pros: Doesn't have all those annoying apps and slide panels that are in windows 8 and 10. Has a REAL start menu.
Summary: Because it's SP1, it's going to take you about 3 hours to run all the way through Windows Update the first time. (takes 3 runs and 3 reboots to finish the job, first one takes over 2 hours, depending on internet connection speed.) I guess this is why no one runs windows update, because it's slow AF.
Pros: It's not Windows 8.x. Haven't found a game incompatibility yet. (Contrary to Steam's docs, so far, Fallout 3 runs fine.) It isn't installed by Lenovo either, so you're not dealing with any non-microsoft spyware. Microsoft spyware is at least relatively clear about what it's doing in this case, an...
Cons: It's still Windows, and I wish I had a better option for games. Linux is getting there in a big way, but Bethesda games still need Windows, WINE just isn't as good as running native.