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Windows 7: Its funny what you get used to

22 Mar 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Its funny what you get used to

I had to fix something on mums computer which runs XP, I couldnt find anything about restarting the computer so I looked at the options on the start menu and all there was was Log off and Turn off your computer.

So it was with some trepidation that I chose turn off your computer and sure enough a box came up with an option to restart. I can understand people getting confused and concerned at chosing turn off your computer. Its not the most obvious place to look for restart.
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22 Mar 2009   #2

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Yea, the old way. W2K was like that too. An extra click to shutdown, a couple extra to reboot. I like the menu in Vista/Seven better.

Gary
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22 Mar 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

I always thought the confusion wasn't helped by having to press a button marked start to shut down
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22 Mar 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
I always thought the confusion wasn't helped by having to press a button marked start to shut down
Yes I think that caused a lot of shouting from people when they first saw that, perhaps Microsoft thought it was logical that you'd want to Start to Shutdown
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22 Mar 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Hello Joan,

I think what it was was that they paid Mick Jagger so much to use "Start Me Up" for the promo of Windows 95 that they felt they had to keep it in XP to get their money's worth.

Maybe that's the real reason why XP's lasted so long, and it still pops up as the tooltip in 7
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22 Mar 2009   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Perhaps they should call it Home rather than Start.
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22 Mar 2009   #7

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I vaguely remember somebody created a Quick Shutdown Icon back for Win98!!
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22 Mar 2009   #8

 

You can easily create a quick shutdown icon for most versions of windows - it's pretty easy, as versions of windows based on NT used the executable shutdown.exe with parameters to select between shutdown and restart, and versions of windows not based on NT were able to do it through a shell menu item....

Ahh, here it is - http://www.aumha.org/win4/a/shutcut.php
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22 Mar 2009   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
You can easily create a quick shutdown icon for most versions of windows - it's pretty easy, as versions of windows based on NT used the executable shutdown.exe with parameters to select between shutdown and restart, and versions of windows not based on NT were able to do it through a shell menu item....

Ahh, here it is - Shutdown & Restart Shortcuts
Very cool site.. I knew it was out there but couldn't for the life of me remember... Yup I've used some of those switches for years. Thanks for the link.
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22 Mar 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

Are you a member of AumHa as well John, you can pick up some good tips from them
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