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Windows 7: Windows 7 bugs list. Microsoft please read!


02 Sep 2009   #1
The Blessed One

 
Windows 7 bugs list. Microsoft please read!

I have had Windows 7 32-bit RTM (clean install) for many weeks now. In terms of bugs, I have found a few and will decribe them below. If you have any confirmed bugs, please post your experience below too, there is a small chance Microsoft may be aware of this thread!

Operating System: Windows 7 32-bit RTM (Official)

Bug 1: Sometimes Windows Media Player fails to open after waking laptop from sleep. All other times it works fine. I can see the Windows Media Player process in task manager running but the window just doesn't appear and my files don't play. This applies to any media file being opened (music/video./etc...). Interestingly logging off and back in doesn't fix the problem. I have to do a system restart to make it work like normal.

Bug 2: Windows Live Messenger suddenly pops up when you are minimising other application. For example: I was signed in to WLM (latest version 14.0.8089.726) and had all WLM windows shut (it was still running in taskbar). I also had Firefox 3.5.2 open. I minimised Firefox then for some reason, WLM came up as if I clicked it, of course I didn't! And no I didn't receive a new IM or something which caused a window to pop up. This is a bug. It only happens with WLM popping up, so I the bug is with WLM and not Windows 7.

To reproduce: Already described in the bugs above.

Note: I got so annoyed with these that I reinstalled Windows 7 32-bit RTM 3 times! And I am still having these bugs! Sometimes the bugs occur after computer has been woken from sleep (my Dell M1530). I repeat, I did clean installs of Windows 7 32-bit all 3 times I reinstalled.

Guys it would be better if we reported the bugs in a formal kind of format like the example below. Thanks

Example:

Operating system: Windows 7 32-bit RTM (official)

Bug: Windows explorer crashes after I press ctrl + 14

To reproduce:
Press ctrl +14

Any notes: 1. Have to have Aero turned on. 2. Only happens sometimes.

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02 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

For the problems with WMP12 that's a quick fix! Before it will simply play any form of media you have to go through the setup and make that the default media player for the initial run. Later when adding another player and made default WMP will still play media. The rest is what codecs are still needed after you perform the initial setup.

Once you pass the "made wmplayer the default media player" screen it will perform a system scan for all media files which includes the wav files found in the Windows>media folder for assigning sounds to various functions.

Recognise that little startup sound when first booting into Windows? Once WMP is setup you will then start hearing that unless unchecking the play startup sound box found in the Control Panel>Sound>sounds tab there. Once all that is done you should able to go into the media sub folder in the Windows directory and double click on any wav file to hear that or see any audio or video file start WMP when double clicked on.
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02 Sep 2009   #3
The Blessed One

 

@ Night Hawk

Thx for reply but I already know that. I am quite an experienced user (having used nlite to customize Windows XP installations and vlite for Vista). The OP are confirmed bugs reported by me.
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02 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

The single annoyance I've had deals with WLMessenger where you have to sit back and wait for that to finish loading when simply going to look at the inbox on the WLM account. I may not want messenger to open and have unchecked the automatic logon when connected and other items for auto login when Windows starts but still see the WLM icon each time unless leaving messenger running.

You may have the RTM while I'm still running the 64bit RC here but WLM still needs some work for the obvious reasons there since that is just out of one beta stage. For the WMP problem that sounds like something never went on fully despite the repeat clean installs of 7 likely from the iso seeing an incomplete burn to disk or a simple need to recreate the usb key you used.
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02 Sep 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

The second of the two bugs here should be reported to the Live essentials team as WLM is not now part of windows 7 and also is still under development, so bugs can still be addressed
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03 Sep 2009   #6

windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

Fix the window open/close stutter issue....
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03 Sep 2009   #7

win 7 build 7600.16385 x64
 
 

few times windows explorer closes automatically when try ng to open
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03 Sep 2009   #8

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Blessed One View Post
I have had Windows 7 32-bit RTM (clean install) for many weeks now. In terms of bugs, I have found a few and will decribe them below. If you have any confirmed bugs, please post your experience below too, there is a small chance Microsoft may be aware of this thread!

Bug 1: Sometimes Windows Media Player fails to open. I can see the Windows Media Player process in task manager running but the window just doesn't appear and my files don't play. This applies to any media file being opened (music/video./etc...). This seems to happen after you have played a media and closed media player, then tried to open a media file again. Interestingly logging off and back in doesn't fix the problem. I have to do a system restart to make it work like normal.

Bug 2: Windows Live Messenger suddenly pops up when you are minimising other application. For example: I was signed in to WLM (latest version 14.0.8089.726) and had all WLM windows shut (it was still running in taskbar). I also had Firefox 3.5.2 open. I minimised Firefox then for some reason, WLM came up as if I clicked it, of course I didn't! And no I didn't receive a new IM or something which caused a window to pop up. This is a bug. It only happens with WLM popping up, so I the bug is with WLM and not Windows 7.

Note: I got so annoyed with these that I reinstalled Windows 7 32-bit RTM 3 times! And I am still having these bugs! Sometimes the bugs occur after computer has been woken from sleep (my Dell M1530). I repeat, I did clean installs of Windows 7 32-bit all 3 times I reinstalled.
never faced any of the above mentioned problems.
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03 Sep 2009   #9

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
never faced any of the above mentioned problems.
No 'bugs' here...

Just waiting for SP1, for the 'fixes'...
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03 Sep 2009   #10

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

SP1? man that's too early.
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