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Windows 7: Windows 7...why?

14 Nov 2011   #1
apogee07

 
 
Windows 7...why?

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

Now when you do a search in the "search programs and files" box it returns hundreds of results that take ages to pore over to find your target. Before (as in xp) you could nominate the folder where you knew it was and you get just a few with your target easily spotted.

What happed to "Recent history" in a folder when finding a file. It's mind-numbing to have to repeatedly step through the same numerous folder branches again and again to get to a frequently used file.

Every new version of Windows takes away more of your freedoms! Even with XP I could sill run many of my DOS graphics programs in full screen. W7 -no more! And DOS mouse capability has been eradicated for most programs. There are still many DOS programs (and batch files that I create) that do things that none of the windows bloatware can do - and do them faster!

I have got DOS-Box but it is such a tiny screen box and is considerably slower than the DOS command windows.

Are there are ways around these issues?

Apogee07


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14 Nov 2011   #2
pincushion

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Disable Windows search and install Agent Ransack - does all that I need. This will search specific folders as it is a right-click context driven utility.
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14 Nov 2011   #3
kado897

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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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14 Nov 2011   #4
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

The command line in Windows NT is not DOS, has never been DOS, it only looks like it. But it is NOT DOS.
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14 Nov 2011   #5
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
The command line in Windows NT is not DOS, has never been DOS, it only looks like it. But it is NOT DOS.
Command Prompt: frequently asked questions
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14 Nov 2011   #6
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
It is not DOS. Regardless of consumer level help docs say. The technical backend disagrees.
It is a DOS-like command interpreter. Not DOS itself.
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14 Nov 2011   #7
vaidas3

Windows 7 pro 64bit. (SP1)
 
 

really...? because I was thinking windows xp and previous windows versions search was not very good. to say the turth there was no instant (search as you type) search in start menu... if you want to search only in folder you can do it there is advanced search where you can define lots of things.. if you need good dos support i recomend windows 98. bicause in windows 7 there is no underlying DOS. and you need to use emulator, yes dosbox is one of them
every now and then i see people bashing new windows.. and i cant understand why because their arguments are usually blind and full of anger.
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14 Nov 2011   #8
kado897

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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.
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14 Nov 2011   #9
CreepinJesus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
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.
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14 Nov 2011   #10
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CreepinJesus View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
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.
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