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Windows 7: What don't you like about Windows 7?

15 Jan 2010   #1211
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Buttoni View Post
Man, this thread has certainly been educational! All the gripes voiced have actually taught me how to get at/use Win7 features I didn't even know existed! It has taken me three days to reach thread's end! After reading the first 40 pages I wised up and realized I didn't want to hear about any problems/bugs that may have been fixed in the final release. So I fast forwarded to thread pages in late October when it was released to OEM's. I've only been using Win7 a few weeks now and have to admit I really like it. First day or two was challenging, as I am coming from XP with no Vista "initiation", but I'm getting comfortable with it now.

I'm the (not so) lucky one in the family who has the job of setting up, installing, configuring and maintaining our pc's, as my hubby is a technophobe, to put it mildly. I'm not a power user, but am pc literate enough to have kept us virus/trojan/bsod free for 5 years now. Our new HP Pavilion p6270z has 8GB ram so Win7 (preinstalled) is having no problems at all operating at the speed of light, it seems. Many of the Win7 features posters have indicated they are unhappy with I do not use at all and may never use. Admittedly, for the most part we only use our pc for internet access and email now, as we're both retired teachers. But I have to say we're both happy with Win7 and hope it continues to run smoothly for us as it has thus far.
I first want to say, glad you like 7.

I don't want this to sound like i am scolding, or lecturing and I am not trying to start anything, but inform you for furture purchases.

I don't know how much you spent on the extra RAM, but 2G to 4G would have been plenty for your system with a much better video card added if all you are doing is surfing the net and maybe a casual game or 2. If you are gaming,, then 4G would be plenty with a better video card.

8G of ram was way over kill unless you are doing heavy Graphics and/or Audio editing, or AutoCAD, or Virtual Machines or something like that.

In the future remember,, unless you are doing any of those things,,, save the money on the RAM and spend it on better video card. You will get MUCH much more bang for your buck. The 210 is ok, but I think you could have gotten much better, and about 4 to 6G of the ram you have is actual going to waste and not even being utilized.

So, don't take what I am saying the wrong way, just information.


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15 Jan 2010   #1212
pezzonovante

Windows 7 RTM x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cbleman View Post
By the way, the shell program mentioned in previous posts does have the up arrow in a new menu bar. It works very well. I guess, i'll have to visit, and thank the programmer. For me it's a keeper until MS puts the arrow back.
I'm afraid you'll have to always rely on third-party tools in the future. There's no way that the "Up arrow" is coming back to Windows. Breadcrumbs are the future. Just like the ribbon UI of MS Office. If you take a little effort to get used to these features, it will not only improve your productivity, but also save you the hours wasted in finding third-party tools.
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15 Jan 2010   #1213
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

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If you take a little effort to get used to these features, it will not only improve your productivity, but also save you the hours wasted in finding third-party tools.
I second that. Love the Breadcrumbs. Excellent addition to Explorer.
I would love to see tabs and/or panes added, similar to FreeCommander.
There is a lot more flexibility that can be added, that isn't there, that should be. That is my only complaint. Still it works. So, no other complaints.
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16 Jan 2010   #1214
hdmi

8.1 x64
 
 

Here's one of the many reasons why my Windows XP SP3 is still my preferred OS, by the way:
Simultaneous SPDIF and Analog audio output

And here, too:
simultaneous analog & digital audio

So in case anyone was wondering, my laptop came with no less than 16 onboard audio channels and the only way to get them all to work at the same time is by not using 7 (nor Vista).
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16 Jan 2010   #1215
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

The "reason" for the removal of features or just particular ways of doing things in win7 is an extremely complex one.

One of the major criticisms of Vista was the bloat of the operating system which contributed to some of the other issues such as the hardware requirements required to run the system effectively.

There is also the considerations of certain markets where Microsoft's perceived monopoly is under attack.

Most users will probably use about 20% of the features of an OS the problem arises as this is likely to be a different 20% from any other.

when designing win7 my understanding is that Microsoft checked their feedback as to what features/methods were least used and tailored the OS to the needs of the majority.

I feel for those who have lost a feature or functionality that was important to them, but overall I think that the result of this "pruning" has left us with a better product overall.

The ergonomics of the UP arrow was never something that I found particularly useful as I would rarely need to just go up one folder level, so for me a combination of the breadcrumb trail, the navigation pane and the back button was always my working method. I can understand that for others this is a serious annoyance, but one that can be re-learned with a probable increase in efficiency
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16 Jan 2010   #1216
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

new gripe, Aero Peek's preview feature is spotty, sometimes it updates instantly, sometimes you have to restore the window to get it back, noticeably ALWAYS on utorrent, and on and off on Windows Live Messenger
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16 Jan 2010   #1217
DeadlyCheese

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Windows 7 is amazing, haven't had any problems till now with 1 of my games. Patching the game now, hopefully it'll work :P
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16 Jan 2010   #1218
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
new gripe, Aero Peek's preview feature is spotty, sometimes it updates instantly, sometimes you have to restore the window to get it back, noticeably ALWAYS on utorrent, and on and off on Windows Live Messenger
That would be to the fact that certain applications are programmed not to update there window when minimized, this saves on resources. It is up to the application developer if they want to constantly update even when minimized.
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16 Jan 2010   #1219
Damien

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64 v6.1 Build (7600)
 
 

The biggest problem for me is some games and programs i've used are not supported by the new oporating system, or vise versa, thats currently my ownly complaint.
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16 Jan 2010   #1220
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi Damien

You might have to install them in XP compatibility mode or Vista compatibility mode, because i'm playing Links 2003 fine after installing in compatibility mode

Smitty
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