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Windows 7: Does anyone actually LIKE Windows 7?

15 Nov 2012   #91
gregrocker

 

Well, it's still considered a once-great muscle car for the masses.

But just like we've seen in the XP Dual Boot thread here over the past year or so, it's pitifully showing its age and falling apart when faced with modern hardware. Just recently tens of thousands of comments have trickled down to a stop.

Meanwhile Win7 is as sleek, fast and flawless as a three year old Lexus which Dad's driving now.


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15 Nov 2012   #92
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Well, it's still considered a once-great muscle car for the masses.

But just like we've seen in the XP Dual Boot thread here over the past year or so, it's pitifully showing its age and falling apart when faced with modern hardware. Just recently tens of thousands of comments have trickled down to a stop.

Meanwhile Win7 is as sleek, fast and flawless as a three year old Lexus which Dad's driving now.
Hum Greg sounds a bit like the V6 Holden Commodore I had and the Mazda 6 hatchback now two very different horses.

Well for me out of the American cars I personally like the Mustang in any model I'm always surprised though at the lack of any real styling for the general run of the mill road cars in the US. Stuff like the Mustang , Corvette I could be wrong are what I would call exceptions to that rule. Hey but each to his own eh?

Now I wonder if that Dabber will be back I hope so because he is missing out on what you so rightly say is a pretty slick OS
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15 Nov 2012   #93
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

We bought a Bugatti veyron and just decided to rip the engine out and put the engine from a Prius in it.

...because screw performance ... right?
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15 Nov 2012   #94
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
You don't miss ...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jadinolf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
A few XP features that I miss:
  • XP had a built-in "Context Menu" editor.
  • XP handled "Read-only" files correctly.
  • XP Windows Explorer "Up" button.
  • XP Windows Explorer didn't have the annoying auto-scroll bug.
I don't miss any of that.

Windows Explorer? Is that anything like XYplorer which is Windows Explorer on steroids?
You don't miss correctly handled "Read-only" files?

I use FreeCommander when I have to do anything tricky.

XP had better tool tips (i.e. any comments that you added to pictures would appear in the tool tip).
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16 Nov 2012   #95
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

How does Windows 7 not handle read-only files correctly?
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16 Nov 2012   #96
vaidas3

Windows 7 pro 64bit. (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dabber View Post
Yes, someone else said that.
Just two points (and I hope this isn't too naive) 1, the user folder is where? Already in XP?
2, I have many files (or signoposts to files) in various libraries - as the result of long battles. Presumably - as they are signposts - I won't need to move anything. Are the files in my XP user folder already or will I have to locate the files I want to work on and move them into XP?

I'm beginning to wish that having updated the hardware in my new computer I had deleted Windows 7 (sacriledge) and reinstalled Windows XP from the CD/DVD that I had originally put on my previous computer. I only needed more powerful hardware for video editing, etc, not a new OS, when I moved to a new computer. I did attempt to add XP in a dual boot arrangement but got the message (to the effect of) you cannot install XP as the current operating system - Windows 7 - is a newer version of Windows. (Never!?) And there were dire warnings that I could lose already-installed programmes if I attempted it.
The demise of XP was still in the furture - a little nearer now.
Yes, I have the article on dual boot installation from this forum.
you can open user folder from start menu. or you can put it on your desktop (just like my documents on xp) custumize desktop icons or right clock user folder on start menu and from context menu select show on desktop.
by default user foler is in C:\USERS\<username> you can change that.. (you said windows 7 doesnt allow thinkering you like) i would like to disappoint you it alows at least as much as xp. atill its even more to change documents, videos, music, pictures etc location just by clicking properities.
it is easier to setup dual boot when you start from installing older os first, of course it can be done the other way around but you need to do some more thinkering.

Well i get ir you dont like windows 7.. that is your choice.. many people i know like 7. xp was work horse for many years its time to move now.. because IMHO windows 7 is great successor.
If you have problem with 7 you can try to solve it there is a lot of helpful people here. but if you just want to complain how bad 7 is and how wonderful xp is all bunnies and rainbows.. there is no point to try and help you im sorry. Opinion is your freedom but dont over do it many people here can get your point from one or two posts. dont make it flame or troll wars. and dont forget its windows 7 forum not xp.
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16 Nov 2012   #97
Dabber

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
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What's all this rubbish about age and not wanting to learn?

I didn't pay all that money for a new computer (including Wndows 7) to leave it unused. I'd love to know how I do various jobs.

I've had enough of this thread. Over to you lot. I'm off . . .

BTW: The "Old Fogie Member" tag is just a joke. I feel great - and young at heart. As they say: "Age is just a number". See ya!
You can draw what ever conclusion you like nothing was directed towards you

You made a thread to post opinions and thoughts but your upset that Opinions come off borrish like .........I was simply saying I am proud of my Father even though he is a olderman that decided to get into computers about 4 years ago and stating he doesn't have issues getting around Win 7
Just thought I'd pop back to answer this comment. Whether the remarks were directed at me or not - all the others who dared to say they liked XP were under fire, too, I suppose - I was objecting to the idea that it was an age thing not to like Windows 7 and that I couldn't understand it because I didn't want to learn how to use it.
Did your father accept your views in the way you said them?
Most of the rest of the comments were sensible and I see there are some good ones that have just gone on (between my two latest posts).

I am thinking of starting a new thread (to avoid clogging up this one) asking people, particulartly Windows 7 lovers, what they use Windows 7 for. Serious work or just messing around with photos, distortions and the like?
Watch this space.
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16 Nov 2012   #98
Dabber

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Now I wonder if that Dabber will be back I hope so because he is missing out on what you so rightly say is a pretty slick OS
I'm still here in the background. Keeping my beady eyes on things.
The thread has turned to cars now, I see. A good way of diverting attention from the real issue.
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16 Nov 2012   #99
Dabber

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vaidas3 View Post
Well i get ir you dont like windows 7.. that is your choice.. many people i know like 7. xp was work horse for many years its time to move now.. because IMHO windows 7 is great successor.
If you have problem with 7 you can try to solve it there is a lot of helpful people here. but if you just want to complain how bad 7 is and how wonderful xp is all bunnies and rainbows.. there is no point to try and help you im sorry. Opinion is your freedom but dont over do it many people here can get your point from one or two posts. dont make it flame or troll wars. and dont forget its windows 7 forum not xp.
Bunnies and rainbows? Where are we going with this?
I didn't say 7 was bad. I found XP easy to use and I have difficulty with 7 (which I seem to be fighting against all the time).
I know it's a Windows 7 forum (I can read). That was what I was talking about, but that doesn't stop me mentioning XP. We have had the full range of previous Windows OSs. Are you going to object to their titles being mentioned? Someone even mentioned Windows 8 !
Two posts and you're out, is that it? No further points can be answered? You want the last word? O.k. I get it . . .
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16 Nov 2012   #100
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post

I've just twigged that too and I am on the other side of the pond so it made the first image a bit of a puzzle. But I put my Baseball cap on backwards and all was clear
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