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Windows 7: 3 Major Window 7 Complaints

12 Jan 2011   #41

Windows 7 Ultimate

1. Windows Search feature. I don't like the re-design of it or the fact that that you can search through Start menu - I solved this by disabling the Windows Search Index.

2. The Basic theme. Just ugly. lol

3. The fact that the default log in screen is with click a name instead of typing username and password. I was never a fan of click and then type your password. Solved it by reverting the ctrl+alt_del thing again.

These three problems have been solved, so am a Happy camper with Seven atm

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12 Jan 2011   #42

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Thanks, darkdisturbed!

Though I have acclimated to the Win 7 search, I did go back to the XP Start Menu style with Classic Start Menu and Classic Shell for XP type tree views.

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12 Jan 2011   #43

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)

Mike, did you use a third-party software for that Classic shell look?
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12 Jan 2011   #44

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Hi, unifex!

Yes. It was written by Ivo, a member of our Forums. It is available here and there are a number of threads about this great program in the Customization section of the Seven Forums (search for "Classic Shell" or "Ivo").
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12 Jan 2011   #45

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)

Thanks Mike!
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12 Jan 2011   #46

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garret334 View Post
Hello Fellow IT Professionals,
Very good post. Thanks.
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12 Jan 2011   #47

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

+1 kari ,its a real man who can admit his errors .....
i for one wish i never got involved with my ex
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12 Jan 2011   #48
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

going back to the OP and toolbar issue:

garrett334, have you looked at adding a quicklaunch bar onto the taskbar?

it's customisable to a certain extent - here's a picture of mine as an example, it's still a fresh install, so isn't populated much yet:

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or there are a few free docking programs about, such as rocketdock, which are a bit fancier.

did you think we were affiliated with microsoft, garrett334?

we aren't - we're just fans of the new os.

i've noticed some forum members welcome newcomers with words like 'welcome to the windows seven support forums' - this can give the wrong idea, so the greeting i normally give is simpler, and is:

welcome to sevenforums, garrett334! if you have any more specific questions, just ask, and we will try to help if we can.

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12 Jan 2011   #49


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garret334 View Post
Hello Fellow IT Professionals,

I owe you all an apology both for my words and my tone. I have taken to heart many of your comments as they hit close to home. My original post was intended for Microsoft’s ears. I was angry when I wrote it and I should have changed it substantially before I posted it. Again, I am sorry. I believe I face many of the same problems as all of you have. Limited budgets, wanting to please the workers and employers I serve, fielding there complaints and finding myself defending Microsoft when I don’t agree with them either. Obviously some of these issues are my own. In my early years I had the privilege to work for a company that had both a language product and business applications. Back then I was Senior Systems Analyst/Programmer. I worked in business applications. I was however involved in the language planning and implementation planning. My company and my experience with other languages companies was that we all strived for 100% compatibility as well as adding new features and feature enhancement. Compatibility was always the primary goal. Our customers expected that they would be able to recompile there code without change and it would perform exactly as in did in under the old version. Companies back then were proud of fast compilers and compilers that produced efficient executable s. As for Microsoft, I have had a love / hate relationship with them for a very long time. I am continually impressed by what I can do and what these systems can do today and at same time I curse them for many of the changes forced on us. I learn something new everyday. I embrace the new capabilities and I scream in pain when in my mind I find functionality they removed for reasons never explained. Windows 7 is one of Microsoft’s better efforts and yet still needs much refinement. I wish I had an opportunity to shape that refinement. I did have some thoughts that perhaps one of you knew some clever way to restate the missing features or function. Maybe a modified registry key the would return the function in some legacy or compatibility mode. Looking for a solution that had not become public yet as I did spend a fair amount of time trying to find that very solution. For those of you who saw past my anger and perhaps sympathized my complaint I wish to thank you for your understating.

It takes a special person to come back and make that statement. I'm sure we've all been frustrated enough at some point to let our frustrations out when we should have thought things out and eased off a little.

I appreciate your post, and admire you for it.
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12 Jan 2011   #50

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)

there is a way to have how you want your operating system and thats to design your own in linux but thats my opinion on the whole windows 7 is still tops in my book
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