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Windows 7: Windows 7...why?

16 Nov 2011   #61
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

In Recycle Bin properties you can turn it off by drive and in Personalize/Desktop Icons you can remove it from the Desktop.


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16 Nov 2011   #62
pincushion

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
In Recycle Bin properties you can turn it off by drive and in Personalize/Desktop Icons you can remove it from the Desktop.
But you can't eliminate it completely - I do all those things - but why can't I just get rid of it completely!

Since I am the naughty one and run as administrator I always have all files shown with extensions - perhaps this makes me more vulnerable (running as administrator), perhaps not -

Cybercriminals do not need administrative users (need to register to download I think)

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16 Nov 2011   #63
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

If you're that concerned about it, why don't you just remove all references to it in the system registry?

Mind you, I still think you're being rather paranoid. If the recycle bin warning dialog has been disabled, the recycle bin itself disabled and hidden, what's the problem?

It's not like it's taking up huge amounts of resources.
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16 Nov 2011   #64
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
That's the problem

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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.
That is basically what the OP is complaining about.

You have adapt to the OS, the OS doesn't "adapt" to you.
You have to "unlearn" the tricks that you spent years learning.

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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!).
I've never had any luck using that.

I use VMs for that problem.
I've got VMware Workstation and a bunch of OS discs.
No more compatibility problems.

Well ... I've got one program that won't run on anything except an actual XP hardware install.
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16 Nov 2011   #65
CreepinJesus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
[...quotes...]

That is basically what the OP is complaining about.

You have adapt to the OS, the OS doesn't "adapt" to you.
You have to "unlearn" the tricks that you spent years learning.
But this is the same for nearly everything we use... [cue wild analogy] Like farming: we had to learn how to use tractors when moving from horse-drawn ploughs, etc.
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16 Nov 2011   #66
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

I'd say it's always a two-way street - the OS and the user adapt to each other over time, and ideally both get their way. After all, every OS is one big design question...Microsoft, Apple, the various Linux distributors, they all follow their own philosophy. Nothing wrong with that, and no other way to do it either (unless you get to write your own OS).
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16 Nov 2011   #67
apogee07

 
 

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Input devices...you mean these:
Exactly. They are blanked out. The drop down list is blank in W7.
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16 Nov 2011   #68
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

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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
CPM - now that's the way to go!
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16 Nov 2011   #69
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Easier, not just prettier

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
[...quotes...]

That is basically what the OP is complaining about.

You have adapt to the OS, the OS doesn't "adapt" to you.
You have to "unlearn" the tricks that you spent years learning.
But this is the same for nearly everything we use... [cue wild analogy] Like farming: we had to learn how to use tractors when moving from horse-drawn ploughs, etc.
Basic vehicle operation doesn't change every 2 or 3 years.

"Everyone is used to menus. Let's replace them with ribbons."

I find them painful to use, but since I've been using them for so long, I wouldn't be able to use the old-style Word menus anymore either.
The end result is, I am now less productive than I used to be.

I also prefer the way the "Search" function worked in XP, to the W7 version (I'm not talking about the accuracy of the results).
You could set several filters at the same time.

You can do the same in W7, if you remember the spelling/syntax.
Is it "Tag:" or "Tags:"?

I blame it on the standard (IMO) MS problem; their total inability to provide any useful help, or instructions, on the use of built-in features.

The only reason I know anything about "Search"?
I read an Ed Bott article about it!

In fact that is another thing that I've noticed about modern software (not only MS).
The "Help" is generally useless.
You have to come to sites like this one, to have any chance of solving problems.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corazon View Post
I'd say it's always a two-way street - the OS and the user adapt to each other over time, and ideally both get their way. After all, every OS is one big design question...Microsoft, Apple, the various Linux distributors, they all follow their own philosophy. Nothing wrong with that, and no other way to do it either (unless you get to write your own OS).
Remember when the buzz word was "intuitive", instead of "magical"?

IMO, each generation of OS should get easier to use, not more difficult.

I'm sure this will provoke a massive outcry, but OS operation (from the user perspective) hasn't really improved since XP.
Operations that took only one or two clicks in XP (e.g. customise/personalise) took 6 or more in Vista (W7 is in the middle).

They've become prettier and more secure, but not any easier to use.
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16 Nov 2011   #70
CreepinJesus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
I blame it on the standard (IMO) MS problem; their total inability to provide any useful help, or instructions, on the use of built-in features.

The only reason I know anything about "Search"?
I read an Ed Bott article about it!

In fact that is another thing that I've noticed about modern software (not only MS).
The "Help" is generally useless.
You have to come to sites like this one, to have any chance of solving problems.
Now, that, I will agree on!
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