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Windows 7: Win 7 SP1 Wish list...

15 Apr 2010   #1

DT and LT: Windows 7 and Fedora 14
 
 
Win 7 SP1 Wish list...

I think windows 7 is a really great step in the right direction for Microsoft. But there are a few features that I would like to see added in SP1...

1. I am sure I am not the only one who has had trouble connecting to wifi networks. Is it really necessary for Windows to ask me for my credentials 10-20 times before it finally connects to the network?

2. in RDP: I would like the ability to auto fit the guest to fit the window that I have it in, similar to the way you can do it with VMware when you have VMware tools installed. It would make it much easier to work on two desktops at once.

3. Also in RDP: add the ability to share devices, such as thumb drives over the connection

4. Better support for multi monitor setups. I like Displayfusion, but I would like to have the ability to span one wallpaper across multiple monitors WITHOUT third party software.

5. I am a triple booter with 2 other OS's (Linux Mint and SL) on my computer. Windows 7 should be able to at least read ext4 and HFS+.

That seems like a good start. What is your wishlist?
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15 Apr 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That's a nice list for Windows8 or 9, but too late for /7 - especially SP1 which is all done and in dry wrappers.
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15 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by freelancer91 View Post
I think windows 7 is a really great step in the right direction for Microsoft. But there are a few features that I would like to see added in SP1...

1. I am sure I am not the only one who has had trouble connecting to wifi networks. Is it really necessary for Windows to ask me for my credentials 10-20 times before it finally connects to the network?

2. in RDP: I would like the ability to auto fit the guest to fit the window that I have it in, similar to the way you can do it with VMware when you have VMware tools installed. It would make it much easier to work on two desktops at once.

3. Also in RDP: add the ability to share devices, such as thumb drives over the connection

4. Better support for multi monitor setups. I like Displayfusion, but I would like to have the ability to span one wallpaper across multiple monitors WITHOUT third party software.

5. I am a triple booter with 2 other OS's (Linux Mint and SL) on my computer. Windows 7 should be able to at least read ext4 and HFS+.

That seems like a good start. What is your wishlist?
Blu-Ray playback support in Media Center. No need for all the extra bell and whistles ... Just to able to watch a Blu-Ray disc without the need for 3rd party software.
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15 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mpcrsc562 View Post

Blu-Ray playback support in Media Center. No need for all the extra bell and whistles ... Just to able to watch a Blu-Ray disc without the need for 3rd party software.
thats a good point... i;m suprised they havent done this already, when Windows 7 RTM'd BluRay isnt exactly "new" technology now is it?

personally... i dont want them to change anything.... i like it how it is.... never have i had a computer so stable, i wouldnt mind seeing it a little snappier in opening programs though, but thats probably more down to my aging hardware than the OS
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16 Apr 2010   #5

DT and LT: Windows 7 and Fedora 14
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
That's a nice list for Windows8 or 9, but too late for /7 - especially SP1 which is all done and in dry wrappers.
So if it is done, do you know when it will be available to MSDNAA members. I got early access to the RTM because of my status as a Computer Engineer at the University of Illinois...
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16 Apr 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by freelancer91 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
That's a nice list for Windows8 or 9, but too late for /7 - especially SP1 which is all done and in dry wrappers.
So if it is done, do you know when it will be available to MSDNAA members. I got early access to the RTM because of my status as a Computer Engineer at the University of Illinois...
Microsoft has not yet released an availability date. It is supposd to be "this summer". But there seem to be some Torrent leaks on the web.
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17 Apr 2010   #7

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Better management of the multitude of fonts.
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17 Apr 2010   #8

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I have heard April 22 as the availability date for MSDN/TechNet subscribers...
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17 Apr 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

I would like to see more 64-bit compatibility for more programs.
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17 Apr 2010   #10

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mpcrsc562 View Post

Blu-Ray playback support in Media Center. No need for all the extra bell and whistles ... Just to able to watch a Blu-Ray disc without the need for 3rd party software.
thats a good point... i;m suprised they havent done this already, when Windows 7 RTM'd BluRay isnt exactly "new" technology now is it?

personally... i dont want them to change anything.... i like it how it is.... never have i had a computer so stable, i wouldnt mind seeing it a little snappier in opening programs though, but thats probably more down to my aging hardware than the OS

Well.....

Neither is burning a CD with the "Disc at once" method

Finally...... you can do this in WMP.
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