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Windows 7: Windows 7...why?

14 Nov 2011   #11
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

I thought the search in xp was appalling. It often through up hundreds of unrelated items.

I've only used the search a few times on 7 and its always been accurate, but then again the only thing on my pc is games lol




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14 Nov 2011   #12
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

I never found Windows Explorer to be flexible enough for my needs...since the days of XP, I've used Powerdesk Pro 7.0.13 which is now offered as a free download. It has an awesome file finder (which runs as a separate application).

(Personal opinion: avoid Powerdesk 8 at all costs. It installs a buggy Explorer shell extension that makes the whole system freeze and is surprisingly difficult to remove. I would even consider this to be malware.)
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14 Nov 2011   #13
pincushion

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

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Be fair vaidas. Windows 7 must come as a shock to anyone who is making the jump from XP. I know I took some time and the help of the excellent tutorials on this site to come fully to grips with it.
The 'problems' come from people trying to use 7 the same way they did XP. It's not the same and cannot be used the same way.
That is true. You have to adapt to its peculiarities but once you do it is worth the effort.
Well some might but it is not a requirement. I have never liked icons and so always show files as lists, similarly I always have all files and extensions shown. That is not going to change. I also like to have an independent means of doing certain things even if the same can be accomplished within Windows. MS might want to see us doing things their way but they still allow us some leeway so you can't blame some of us for choosing a different way.
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14 Nov 2011   #14
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

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The 'problems' come from people trying to use 7 the same way they did XP. It's not the same and cannot be used the same way.
That is true. You have to adapt to its peculiarities but once you do it is worth the effort.
Well some might but it is not a requirement. I have never liked icons and so always show files as lists, similarly I always have all files and extensions shown. That is not going to change. I also like to have an independent means of doing certain things even if the same can be accomplished within Windows. MS might want to see us doing things their way but they still allow us some leeway so you can't blame some of us for choosing a different way.
I agree but you shouldn't close your mind to alternate ways of working. Who knows you might find a better way of doing a job.
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14 Nov 2011   #15
pincushion

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

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That is true. You have to adapt to its peculiarities but once you do it is worth the effort.
Well some might but it is not a requirement. I have never liked icons and so always show files as lists, similarly I always have all files and extensions shown. That is not going to change. I also like to have an independent means of doing certain things even if the same can be accomplished within Windows. MS might want to see us doing things their way but they still allow us some leeway so you can't blame some of us for choosing a different way.
I agree but you shouldn't close your mind to alternate ways of working. Who knows you might find a better way of doing a job.
True but I do actually like the way of doing things my way at the moment - probably getting too old for some of these new-fangled OSs anyway.
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14 Nov 2011   #16
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

Your not to old until you say things like "windows 95 is still the best version of windows"
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14 Nov 2011   #17
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

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Your not to old until you say things like "windows 95 is still the best version of windows"
Nooo! Windows 3.1
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14 Nov 2011   #18
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

I remember when upgrading to 16mb of ram was seen as high performance.

And getting incredibly excited when my dad brought home a 500mb hard drive!!!

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14 Nov 2011   #19
Tarka Dal

Stools
 
 

Every time an new version of windows supersedes the previous some things get worse.

AWW! poor thing!. Just the same as life then!
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14 Nov 2011   #20
pincushion

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

CP/M anyone? - never really like the CLI so I am almost permanently attached to mousy now.
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