Funny you mention this; I just bought a refurbished laptop last week and was delighted to find this morning Win 7 drivers for it. Microsoft keeps putting stupid new menus on top of the same old OS software and I have better hobbies than learning their new idea of how to accomplish something I already figured out. In general I have non-Microsoft apps that are doing the work I need done and I've been using them for many years so Windows 98 or 10, it doesn't really matter that much (well other than telemetry and in that case I'll go for 98 instead of 10 any day). XP was a great release, however and I'd likely still be on NT if they would make drivers for the hardware. Just not into adjusting to a new look and feel of the SOS they are trying to justify charging me $200 more to see it. I don't care to use the cutsy new interfaces that Microsoft forces on me and it's pretty funny that this question comes up because a lot of the underlying XP menus are still available in Windows 10 and working well if you know where to look for them.
So you did spot it in me that I don't like newest versions of software because in general things like Magisk, Xposed and Xprivacy don't tend to work as well on the new iterations and in fact that's the only reason I don't have a factory ROM to begin with because I am looking for something else other than opening my personal accounts up to Google or other app makers for grazing on my life as they see fit. Still I’ve found over the years there's generally nothing like testosterone to work out the bugs in new software releases, so I generally just sit back and let nature take its course, then come along after all the furniture has been tossed out the hotel room window and glued back together a few times before I brave venturing into the room.. My BLU phone is currently running Android 5 (well other than half the screen destroyed from years of cracks) and with this BLU both Xposed and Xprivacy give me all the phone I ever want, trouble is that too many drops finally put the poor thing out of service. The key for me on Android improvements has always been "why didn't they just leave it alone" rather than "oh such a cool new feature". Besides my thumbs can't type over about 10WPM anyway, so not much need for a faster processor. What I am looking for is a phone that works, a text message facility, a voice recorder, a MP3 player, language translator, browser, a few maps and maybe a VOIP app and everyone can have the rest. Speed is not that much of an issue. Oh yes, the only reason I dabble here is I also enjoy Xposed and Xprivacy. Otherwise if the phone works and is 1 or 10 years old, Android 5 or 16 it doesn't really matter that much to me. Just want something that works for my very basic app needs and very serious security needs. (And from what all I have read, privacy is evaporating the further up the Android release chain one ventures, so that would lead me to say then who needs less privacy than today. ) New is not always the best, so I’m still looking for the most stable release of Lineage that works with this phone with the least problems Xposed and XprivacyLUA.
If anyone has that info, I’d really appreciate it.