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Windows 7: Does anyone actually LIKE Windows 7?

16 Nov 2012   #101
thebudman

Windows 7
 
 

Dabber if you can't find out where something in the library points to you have several options, When in a library details view where it says size name type, Right click that bar and select folder type, That will show you the folder the files are in, Other options right click file open folder location, if you want to keep the window open hold shift right click open folder location. In windows 7 shift key is your friend as it will give you a non truncated list of options upon right clicking different things, I personally Move everything off of my C drive and on to my D drive as far as files and user folders go, I also add my D storage drive to the index locations in windows 7. I personally take a diferent route in to my user folders bypassing the library. If you add default icons to your desktop then you can simple click the User folder there and then click on videos or whatever there and you wont be in libraries, You can also make a shortcut to the user folders bypassing the library anywhere you want even on the start menu. Just pin them.


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16 Nov 2012   #102
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

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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.
There was nothing wrong in what I said or how I said it if you didn't notice someone agreed with me so im not the only one who went there

I never said you didn't want to learn it was a statement at best don't read to deep into what was said to you like before it is an Opinion and everyone is entitled to one
Far as my Dad goes and my thinking there is nothing he can do about that im an Individual and a free thinker he doesn't have to like it but he does have to accept it
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16 Nov 2012   #103
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

This is how I see it: in order of greatness
Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7 (Me the worst and 7 the best)
I haven't used anything before Me with the exception of the Apple II in high school.
Me was a pain. Never used Vista because I had XP and didn't feel like "upgrading". I read how alot of people didnt like it (Vista). The same goes with 7, I've read and watched videos on why people don't like 8. I'm sticking with 7.

I'm glad that I never have to have the latest when it comes to computer software and hardware. Let some other fool figure out why their computer doesn't work correctly.
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16 Nov 2012   #104
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Most Windows 95-98 were the same ME-2000 I think was broken in some areas

XP great experience Vista broken Win 7 ,Win 7 the better version of Vista

All these version have almost the same thing in common with the exception of better updates service packs and utilization If anyone has used these versions of Windows before 7 should have some sort of an idea on how it operates

Im not throwing any cheap shots at anyone just saying ,jumped into 7 with both feet and havn't been stomped it all looks the same to me and that is what the point is here

Now when it comes to Windows 8 I can see someone being challenged and baffled unless you are a casual app user because this windows went through a major overhaul
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16 Nov 2012   #105
Dabber

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
There was nothing wrong in what I said or how I said it if you didn't notice someone agreed with me so im not the only one who went there

I never said you didn't want to learn it was a statement at best don't read to deep into what was said to you like before it is an Opinion and everyone is entitled to one
Far as my Dad goes and my thinking there is nothing he can do about that im an Individual and a free thinker he doesn't have to like it but he does have to accept it
I was merely correcting the impression that your comment might have given some people. That is that you thought not liking Windows 7 was an age thing and that people didn't wish to learn how to use it. Neither is true in my case.
You are entitled to an opinion. Everyone is. It's a free world; you can say what you like (as long as it isn't libellous). Of course others said the same as you, in the same way that many people agreed with me about not liking to use Windows 7. Oh, did you miss those?
But unless you indicate that what you are saying is "just a statement", or tongue in cheeek or whatever - such as by adding a "wink" Emoticon : - how can people be sure you aren't aiming your comment at someone in particular?
I'm not sure whether your comment "he doesn't have to like it but he does have to accept it " was one of those occasions where a "wink" Emoticon was appropriate or not. I'm going to assume it was and that you chose the "cool" Emoticon instead.
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16 Nov 2012   #106
Dabber

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thebudman View Post
Dabber if you can't find out where something in the library points to you have several options, When in a library details view where it says size name type, Right click that bar and select folder type, That will show you the folder the files are in, Other options right click file open folder location, if you want to keep the window open hold shift right click open folder location. In windows 7 shift key is your friend as it will give you a non truncated list of options upon right clicking different things, I personally Move everything off of my C drive and on to my D drive as far as files and user folders go, I also add my D storage drive to the index locations in windows 7. I personally take a diferent route in to my user folders bypassing the library. If you add default icons to your desktop then you can simple click the User folder there and then click on videos or whatever there and you wont be in libraries, You can also make a shortcut to the user folders bypassing the library anywhere you want even on the start menu. Just pin them.
Thanks for that, thebudman. I'll copy it, print it off, and study it carefully.
Do I get the impression that you don't, in fact, use the Libraries? Others have told me how to do that, suggesting they may not either. Makes you wonder why Microsoft bothered creating them.
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16 Nov 2012   #107
vaidas3

Windows 7 pro 64bit. (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Most Windows 95-98 were the same ME-2000 I think was broken in some areas

XP great experience Vista broken Win 7 ,Win 7 the better version of Vista

All these version have almost the same thing in common with the exception of better updates service packs and utilization If anyone has used these versions of Windows before 7 should have some sort of an idea on how it operates

Im not throwing any cheap shots at anyone just saying ,jumped into 7 with both feet and havn't been stomped it all looks the same to me and that is what the point is here

Now when it comes to Windows 8 I can see someone being challenged and baffled unless you are a casual app user because this windows went through a major overhaul

ME and windows 2000 not same thing. actually i know some people that liked windows 2000 more than xp.. why is that so.
windows xp was built from windows 2000 core its first home user windows os that is built on NT.. previous os like 95, 98, ME was not NT.
basically windows xp was bloated windows 2000.. all the shiny luna theme etc.. windows xp was at that time ram hungry os plagued by bugs and security holes.
most of those problems was addressed in sp2 some in sp1.
still move from windows 98SE or ME that most home users did was great improvement.. but not so great from more mature windows 2000 that most business users did. ofcourse windows xp brought some optimizations compared to windows 2000.. and some "bad" things that some people did not liked.. as it is almost with every OS release.
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16 Nov 2012   #108
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vaidas3 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Most Windows 95-98 were the same ME-2000 I think was broken in some areas

XP great experience Vista broken Win 7 ,Win 7 the better version of Vista

All these version have almost the same thing in common with the exception of better updates service packs and utilization If anyone has used these versions of Windows before 7 should have some sort of an idea on how it operates

Im not throwing any cheap shots at anyone just saying ,jumped into 7 with both feet and havn't been stomped it all looks the same to me and that is what the point is here

Now when it comes to Windows 8 I can see someone being challenged and baffled unless you are a casual app user because this windows went through a major overhaul

ME and windows 2000 not same thing. actually i know some people that liked windows 2000 more than xp.. why is that so.
windows xp was built from windows 2000 core its first home user windows os that is built on NT.. previous os like 95, 98, ME was not NT.
basically windows xp was bloated windows 2000.. all the shiny luna theme etc.. windows xp was at that time ram hungry os plagued by bugs and security holes.
most of those problems was addressed in sp2 some in sp1.
still move from windows 98SE or ME that most home users did was great improvement.. but not so great from more mature windows 2000 that most business users did. ofcourse windows xp brought some optimizations compared to windows 2000.. and some "bad" things that some people did not liked.. as it is almost with every OS release.

Well put didn't mean to put 2000 in that category you are right though and pretty much the jist of it all
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16 Nov 2012   #109
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

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P.S.... This gave me all the old files - but not the old icons . However, I need to find a quicker way into it.

From the Windows 7 "opening page" I have to follow this route to access one of my websites (for instance): Computer > Local Disk (E) > Documents and Settings > (my name) > My Documents > My Webs > (website name). There has to be a quicker, more way of doing it! Of course, I have to click on "Editing with Microsoft FrontPage" (aaargh, another old system!) to edit the web pages.
Here is how I would try to set it up.

I am not familiar with MS FrontPage (MSFP), but can you not save your website pages in MSFP?

Then all you would have to do is open MSFP, then to File, then Open or Recent Projects/Documents in MSFP to open your projects/websites.


You could try using the Documents or Recent Items areas located to the right of the Start Menu.
With Documents you would still have to hunt a little, but with Recent Items your most recent work should be there.

If you need more entries for Recent Items: Recent Items - Change Maximum Number to Display in Start Menu Since you have Win 7 Pro you could use either option.

For your existing projects just drag and drop the lot you have in My Documents to MSFP.
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16 Nov 2012   #110
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

There used to be one of these threads going almost continually, some were just to vent until they realized what a great OS Windows 7 is and just needed some helpful guidance with their frustrations.

The ones that didn't want to listen or accept any offers of help with their frustrations didn't stick around long anyway.

I think as long as dabber is trying and the thread can stay somewhat on topic his/her frustrations can be solved.
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