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Windows 7: Does anyone actually LIKE Windows 7?

19 Nov 2012   #171

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
LOL!, no I don't mind at all mate. If I recall the XP My Documents contained Pics, Videos, and Music too, along with Documents. They are separate in Windows 7 but retain the same name. Pictures library has by default, My Pictures, which is in the C\Users\Your user name\ folder.
Thanks, Britton30. There was a bit of tongue in cheek there, grateful for a friendly reply from someone who didn't get all wound up if someone didn't praise Windows 7 and actually mentioned XP.
Don't know about you, but I think this thread has run its course. So I'll quietly back out now. Sorry if anyone else wanted to "have a go at me".
But don't let me kill the thread. Carry on and enjoy yourselves if you wish.

Yes, you're correct about XP My Documents.

You didn't notice the subtitle under my Forum name (left-hand panel) then?

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19 Nov 2012   #172

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yes I noticed your "Former Member" there. But you're not. I'm sure many more will come and comment "just because"

We are still here to help if you need us about any Windows 7 issues.

Give Windows 8 a look, you'll love 7 then.
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19 Nov 2012   #173

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dabber View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Have you read this post yet dabber? Anak posted it earlier in the thread.

A lot of great info in this thread, http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/232006-help-yourself-theres-plenty-more.htm
Thanks, derekimo. No I missed that - and in view of the number of posts on the thread I may have missed others. But I will print Robbin's article and study it at my leisure.
You're welcome Dabber, I'm still confident that in the near future you will be answering your own question (The title of this thread) in a positive note.

She is a great OS once you get to know her.

I hope you'll reconsider the "Former Member" title, there has been some clashes in this thread but seven forums really is about helping and learning,

I don't know if you noticed but the posts actually calling you a troll have been removed, there was no place for name calling.

As you can see, there are very passionate feelings here and sometimes patience takes a backseat instead up front where it belongs.

Have a look around, any possible thing you want to do or learn about Windows 7 has been done here.

The tutorial library alone is world class!

Windows 7 - Tutorial Index
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19 Nov 2012   #174

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dabber View Post
...which is why I am all the more mystified about XP Mode. Microsoft seem to holding out a helping hand on one side, and kicking XP lovers in the teeth on the other...
XP has been around longer than any other OS so I would hardly call moving on a kick in the teeth to XP lovers.

Methinks you may be confused about XP Compatibility Mode. Some programs that ran well in XP don't always run, or run well, in Windows 7. If you right click on the .exe file that starts up a program, click on Properties, then click on the Compatibility heading at the top, you will get a menu that will, among other things, allow you to run the program in a mode compatible with earlier M$ OSes, including XP SP3. This will allow most legacy programs to run properly in Windows 7. I do that with Media Monkey so I can use a legacy visualization in it.

There is another feature available only in Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate that allows you to run XP itself from within Windows 7. It would be useful for programs that will not run in XP Compatibility Mode. But that is a stop gap at best since support for XP will be ending 04/14/2020 and running XP, even within Windows 7, after that would present a security risk. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if M$ issued a Windows 7 update then to disable that feature.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dabber View Post
...Cute kittens and YouTube? No, not me.
What?! You're anti-cute kittens? How horrible!
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19 Nov 2012   #175

Windows 7 on a Macbook
 
 

Been using Windows 7 since release-preview. Took some time getting used to, (with XP being a faithful friend for way to long.) but once you've given it a fair shot, it's all good.

And if you don't like, I'd try using it some more. Relying on an old OS is in general a bad thing. (I'd say.)
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19 Nov 2012   #176

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. (On both machines)
 
 

Dabber I have to admire the way you have stuck to your guns on this topic, although I think your original approach was made in error.

I believe that, if you had originally posted by asking for help to migrate from XP, detailing all the problems you have had, many of the experienced people here would have been happy to help you in that way.

However, if you are not prepared to give 7 a chance by trying to learn, why remain within the debate? This is the Windows 7 Forum, as has been pointed out, not the Windows XP forum.

Still, there would not have been so many replies. And, I guess, not half as much fun.

Sorry fella, but I will not be responding to any reply here, I've had enough and I want to do something useful on my Windows 7 machine.
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20 Nov 2012   #177

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald;2184971 [/QUOTE

What?! You're anti-cute kittens? How horrible!
Only in the context of the original remark. In a videography/photography sense they're fine.
Thanks for the comments on XP Compatability, by the way.

How can I leave the forum if you keep sending answerable posts?
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20 Nov 2012   #178

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bertison View Post
Dabber I have to admire the way you have stuck to your guns on this topic, although I think your original approach was made in error.

I believe that, if you had originally posted by asking for help to migrate from XP, detailing all the problems you have had, many of the experienced people here would have been happy to help you in that way.
But I wasn't seeking help to learn to use Windows 7. It was as it says on the tin: but let me be even clearer: How many people don't actually like Windows 7?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bertison View Post
However, if you are not prepared to give 7 a chance by trying to learn, why remain within the debate? This is the Windows 7 Forum, as has been pointed out, not the Windows XP forum.
There you go again (not you personally, but people who misinterpret my comments). It is not that I'm not prepared to use Windows 7. In fact, I AM using it. It is just that I prefer XP (note the present tense).
So what if it is a Windows 7 Forum? You have to mention other OSs to make a comparison. It would be useless to refer to "another Windows OS". Saying XP isn't like swearing. Do you want me to go on to the XP Forum and ask the question there? Trouble is that Windows 7 fans wouldn't see the replies. Unless they are sneeking looks at the XP Forum by way of nostalgia for the OS or to see what they are missing.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bertison View Post
Still, there would not have been so many replies. And, I guess, not half as much fun.

Sorry fella, but I will not be responding to any reply here, I've had enough and I want to do something useful on my Windows 7 machine.
Well, I too am trying not to reply to any more comments in posts, but occasionally corrections are needed.
So, if I say nothing else, please don't think I'm being rude. I HAVE LEFT THE FORUM!
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20 Nov 2012   #179

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Yes I noticed your "Former Member" there. But you're not. I'm sure many more will come and comment "just because"

We are still here to help if you need us about any Windows 7 issues.

Give Windows 8 a look, you'll love 7 then.
Sorry, did you mean I would like Windows 7 if I tried Windows 8? I have heard that before.
Thanks to all the helpful members of this Forum. I will return if I get into difficulty with 7 - or, more likely, if I have to lose XP. Still by 2020, that visionary year [get it?], I/we might be using a user-friendly OS that is actually XP revisited - as I suggested to Microsoft. "By 2020"? See post #174.
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20 Nov 2012   #180

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Dabber, you don't need to respond to this post if your choice is to just leave.

I was certain it could come to a positive end but sadly, it has already ran you off as well as at least one senior member I'm aware of.

Obviously I was naive, and the nay-sayers were right, I think this thread needs to be closed now before it causes any more division here.

Happy computing.
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