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Windows 7: Windows 7...why?

14 Nov 2011   #41
gregrocker

 

If one isn't so stuck in his ways he'd notice that while Win7 is beautiful, it is its functionality that recommends it as the best OS ever by far.

Only those so stuck in their Dodge Dart that they won't consider the Lexus ignore instantaneous, feather-light performance, zero hangs, and modern features such as a multi-functional task bar (pinned = rightclick>history), Aero snap and preview, Start search box ease, not to mention dragging files into folders or sub-folders all within one window - and all without the XP glitches.

Some of these advances were developed for Vista, but it's Win7 that trimmed it all to perfection.

Welcome to the future. Holler at it all you want. The Dart is in the garage.


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14 Nov 2011   #42
apogee07

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Hello apogee and welcome to Seven Forums. You can still search in one folder. Use the search box it the top right of Explorer.
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Ok thanks, that works.

I'm not actually anti upgrade. I would not want to use W95 these days with some of the software I now rely on, but I want the option to run the old stuff. They charge you $$$ for the next OS so you don't expect it to detract from your way of working.

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14 Nov 2011   #43
gregrocker

 

Older programs or drivers that balk in Win7 should be tried in Win7 Compatibility Mode
which virtualizes the old OS to trick the installer into thinking it's installing to XP, 2000, etc. I'm able to get Win7 to run on 10 year old hardware regularly utilizing this feature (another one!).
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15 Nov 2011   #44
Tarka Dal

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The thing is Windows 8 will be out next September and people moan about Windows 7. The vast majority of people who have changed over to Windows 7 have been happy with it for the last 2 years and were happy to let go of Xp. But, it is very reflective of life. Some things just get worse and most things just get better.
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15 Nov 2011   #45
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Runckle_SP1 View Post
The thing is Windows 8 will be out next September and people moan about Windows 7. The vast majority of people who have changed over to Windows 7 have been happy with it for the last 2 years and were happy to let go of Xp. But, it is very reflective of life. Some things just get worse and most things just get better.
I don't think anyone over 10 will like windows 8 if the developer preview is anything to go by.
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15 Nov 2011   #46
apogee07

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If one isn't so stuck in his ways he'd notice that while Win7 is beautiful, it is its functionality that recommends it as the best OS ever by far.

Only those so stuck in their Dodge Dart that they won't consider the Lexus ignore instantaneous, feather-light performance, zero hangs, and modern features such as a multi-functional task bar (docked = rightclick>history), Aero snap and preview, Start search box ease, not to mention dragging files into folders or sub-folders all within one window - and all without the XP glitches.

Some of these advances were developed for Vista, but it's Win7 that trimmed it all to perfection.

Welcome to the future. Holler at it all you want. The Dart is in the garage.
If you can tell me how to get W7 to bring up recently used folders and files when trying to open one in an application then I might abate some of my (justified) "hollering".

apogee07
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15 Nov 2011   #47
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

We're not mind readers.

Telling us which application would be a start.

Personally, I'm just bemused at this Windows 7 sniping. The people in Redmond have really got their act together on this one.

As one who started with Windows 3.1, loved XP and choked on Vista, I find Windows 7 to be the best. Each morning I get to a working desktop within a minute of switching on, I have tweaked nothing and never will, and have got to a stage where it's going to take something pretty special to wean me off this fine operating system.

And no, I have no connection with Microsoft whatever. I'm just commenting as a satisfied user.
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15 Nov 2011   #48
pincushion

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
We're not mind readers.

Telling us which application would be a start.

Personally, I'm just bemused at this Windows 7 sniping. The people in Redmond have really got their act together on this one.

As one who started with Windows 3.1, loved XP and choked on Vista, I find Windows 7 to be the best. Each morning I get to a working desktop within a minute of switching on, I have tweaked nothing and never will, and have got to a stage where it's going to take something pretty special to wean me off this fine operating system.

And no, I have no connection with Microsoft whatever. I'm just commenting as a satisfied user.
Perhaps this is why you are eminently satisfied but many do want to tweak and always have so perhaps that explains why many have issues. I certainly will agree W7 is one of the best OS to be produced so far.
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15 Nov 2011   #49
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Point taken, pincushion, but I just fail to see the sense in putting yourself (not you personally) through a lot of hassle just to shave a couple of seconds off the startup up time or see a window open 2 milliseconds quicker.

As I said on another thread: if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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15 Nov 2011   #50
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by apogee07 View Post
If you can tell me how to get W7 to bring up recently used folders and files when trying to open one in an application then I might abate some of my (justified) "hollering".
Your most recently used folders are available by rightclicking the file icon on taskbar.

In an application, all history is also available by rightclicking it's icon on taskbar providing you pin it to taskbar. Rightclick the program .exe to Pin to Taskbar. This is a feature of the new Win7 taskbar.
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