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Windows 7: 3 Major Window 7 Complaints


11 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
3 Major Window 7 Complaints

I have 3 major complaints about changes made to Windows since XP Pro that are not just really annoying but were valuable functionality removed and it seems as though Microsoft has no intention of restoring these back. I would really like to know WHY?

1. Advanced Search - (XP options got the job done, Vista's A.S. was very workable and Windows 7 is completely and totally unacceptable!). (I have been in the IT field for 37 years, I had worked with dozens of operating systems before Microsoft had DOS. I am proficient with every operating system Microsoft has released with the exception Windows Server 2008 and even with that I am working towards my certification. How could you deliver an OPERATING SYSTEM with such a poor search function? The search functionality in Windows 7 is beneath Microsoft. A screen/form similar to the Advanced Search in Vista is something Microsoft could probably due is Days. Why you haven’t done it is beyond comprehension!)

2. Computer Management - Missing the Properties Menu (was on option was initiated via Right click).
In XP PRO it worked as follows:
Right click on My Computer->Manage->Action->Connect to another computer
->Right click on "Computer Management" -> Properties - Now missing
There were 2 tabs (Computer Name and Advanced)
In Computer Name you could change the "Computer Description associated with a PC"
In Advanced tab you had the same options as the Advanced Tab as in XP's
system properties advanced tab.
I am an IT Manager for 2 companies currently and I have managed sites for most of the last 25 years. I have used this management function daily for the last 7 years, viewed events and monitor systems throughout our company both locally and remotely. I have seen/reviewed some of the proposed solutions for remotely logging off or shutdown and systems. Why should we have to go through this with your latest release operation systems supposedly designed to improve our productivity? Improved productivity is how I convince my employers that it makes since to invest in your new products.

3. Desktop Tool bars – Since Windows 7 you can no longer have/allow desktop tool bars. Again for the last 8 years, I have for used and configured desktop tool bars for users of just about every system I have installed both as a Reseller and as an IT manager. A single line of icons at the top of each screen representing each user’s most actively used programs. The location along with single click functionality equals productivity. Why would you prevent this function? If you your answer is to allow a moved Window to the top of screen to provide full screen display, I would say to you that this “so called option or enhancement” is one of the most annoying features you have added.

Please Microsoft, address these issues. We need your help to sell our company’s management on the advantages of your new products! PLEASE


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11 Jan 2011   #2

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

hi and welcome to the forums

well i can see you are not happy with windows 7
1) the search function i believe has much improved just type away in the start menu box have you got the drive/drives indexed?
2) Computer Management in my opinion much better over xp
3)Desktop Tool bars no problems here

but of course this is my opinion
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11 Jan 2011   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
I would really like to know WHY
I am afraid you will have to ask Microsoft - how would we know?

For the rest I go with what Brianzion says. In fact, I have a tutorial on toolbars for you: Toolbars - How to Use in Windows 7 and Vista
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11 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Sounds like it's time to stop letting those 37 years of doing things one way pull you down and learn some new ways! Join us in 2011
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11 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Please before you comment, I hope everyone else will know what they are talking about.

1) Windows 7 does not allow desktop tool bars period!

2) Windows 7 advanced search uses a text match string of sorts example: name:*.doc datemodified:01/11/2011 as opposed to the form more like that which Vista has.

3) In Computer Management the properties tab is completely missing. It sounds more like you all should come up to speed!
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11 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
3 Major Complaints response

Hopefully you will know what you are talking about before you comment again!

1) Windows 7 does not allow desktop tool bars period!

2) Windows 7 advanced search uses a text match string of sorts example: name:*.doc datemodified:01/11/2011 as opposed to the form more like that which Vista has.

3) In Computer Management the properties tab is completely missing. It sounds more like you are the one who needs to come up to speed!
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11 Jan 2011   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garret334 View Post
3) In Computer Management the properties tab is completely missing. It sounds more like you all should come up to speed!
Come up to speed this way rather - Under Action, is an option called Properties, or you can right-click on the device and select Properties. This is what happens when you select Properties, either way.


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11 Jan 2011   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Maybe you should stay on XP - how is that for an alternative. Try to find the Ford Model T controls on a 2011 Ford. They even had a crank in the front in those days.
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11 Jan 2011   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Sounds like it's time to stop letting those 37 years of doing things one way pull you down and learn some new ways! Join us in 2011
+1.

I have always wondered why it's precisely us, the geeks and nerds, who so often have enormous problems to understand that as everything else, also operating systems evolve. How can someone still think that when hardware is changing and developing so incredible fast, the OS should stay as it has always been and not change at all.

In my opinion, it's time to get a new job or retire when we are no longer willing to learn something new our job requires.

Kari
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11 Jan 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

3 Major complaints - Computer Management missing properties tab explained in detail.

Please ignore this if you are already familiar with how it use to work.

In XP PRO it worked as follows:
Right click on Computer Management -take the Action- ->Connect to another computer
->Right click on "Computer Management" (at the top of the tree)
->Properties - Now missing
There were 2 tabs (Computer Name and Advanced)
In Computer Name you could change the "Computer Description"
In Advanced you had the same option as the Advanced Tab with XP's
system properties advanced tab.

The Advanced tab showed the "System properties advanced tab" which includes the following:
Performance <settings>
Environmental variables <settings>
startup and recovery <settings>

Vista and Windows 7 the last step(Properties) is missing from Computer Management period!

I hope this helps.
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