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Windows 7: Does anyone actually LIKE Windows 7?

15 Nov 2012   #71
Dabber

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
I work for a small company and have an Owner in his late 60's. I can understand his reluctance to upgrade. In other circumstances, I would say he should upgrade. == Sorry about messing up that quote in the other message.
In his late 60s? Oh, you've no chance of getting an upgrade

"Sorry about messing up that quote in the other message. "

No problem. I don't mind - but Bertison might not wish to be associated with the sentiment . . . !


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15 Nov 2012   #72
Dabber

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by indianacarnie View Post
He doesn't want to hear that.....he's just trollin.......
Not sure I know what you mean, indianacarnie, or I might reply!
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15 Nov 2012   #73
Dabber

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

In answer to Britton30 . . .

"If you're spending time trying to make w7 do what you want it to, stop. It doesn't need fiddling like XP did, and I did it a lot."

No, I don't mean fiddling to change things to my way. I am trying to get things such as libraries to work.

"If you lost pictures trying to burn them to a DVD, you did something wrong, not the OS."
No, I was in mid edit and decided to have a clean out in the libraries. I hadn't got as far as burning to DVD.

"Libraries are a bit clunky though. If you showed something in 6 locations, you had apparently made copies/folders in those locations, a Library is a simple junction that point to locations and stores nothing in itself."
I had several versions of the video on the go at once, I think, using some of the scenes in different versions. Saving one version to go on to try something else.
However, I have brought the libraries a bit nearer to the old My Documents style of XP (visually) by selecting medium sized file icons. Don't think it has done much for the way libraries work for me. But I'll keep trying.
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15 Nov 2012   #74
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

from post #54 by Dabber
Quote:
I wonder how far back in time the lovers of Windows 7 actually go?
I started with an Abacus, Stone Tablet, Hammer, and Chisel.
When i got Seven, I thought this is Heaven!

yea, i'm that old and started learning computers before MS had any OS.
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15 Nov 2012   #75
Dabber

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
from post #54 by Dabber
Quote:
I wonder how far back in time the lovers of Windows 7 actually go?
I started with an Abacus, Stone Tablet, Hammer, and Chisel.
When i got Seven, I thought this is Heaven!

yea, i'm that old and started learning computers before MS had any OS.
I believe you . . .
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15 Nov 2012   #76
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dabber View Post

However, I have brought the libraries a bit nearer to the old My Documents style of XP (visually) by selecting medium sized file icons. Don't think it has done much for the way libraries work for me. But I'll keep trying.
I think Libraries are really good and can't understand what problems you are having. == If you click on the Task Bar it takes you to "Documents", "Pictures" or what ever you might have installed in the Library. It is a shortcut to the place you want to go. What exactly don't you like about it?
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15 Nov 2012   #77
Dabber

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
I think Libraries are really good and can't understand what problems you are having. == If you click on the Task Bar it takes you to "Documents", "Pictures" or what ever you might have installed in the Library. It is a shortcut to the place you want to go. What exactly don't you like about it?
If only it was that good I would not be taking part in a thread on Seven Forums. I have absolutely no idea where the Library - Pictures, Documents, whatever - is pointing me to. Not that it matters, I suppose, if I can see what I want. But I can't

If I was still in XP (sorry to mention thaty dirty word) I would open My Documents and move down, left or right, whatever until I found the folder I wanted. Where the pictures I want to work on are kept.

But it seems to be a constant battle between me and Windows 7 to get something done. I have a large file of pictures from one of my websites which I thought I would put on to a CD for safety/backup. As usual I felt I was going round in circles attempting what should be a simple task.

I gave the disc a name as told to by the disc burner and it popped up in the bottom of a list of files below the Libraries (in the lefthand column). But I couldn't open it. An icon/link to the CD had created itself without my help. But that was just a file name in the Library and wouldn't open when clicked on.

So I went for some lunch and when I returned to the fray I had an on-screen message (at the foot of tghe screen) saying "XX (the number) images are waiting to be burned to CD". So I clicked on it to start the process. The disc was burned but not what I thought I was getting. Very strange that.

It is clearly me and my incompetance as Windows 7 is so perfect. I mean, how can a programme dictate what the computer operator should do. Then again, it is usually telling me I can't do something.

If the libraries are just signposts to a particular file it isn't very useful as far as I can see. Maybe I have a different Windows 7 to everyone else.

I have five Windows 7 instruction books (the local book shop did well when I bought my new computer) and they all make working with Libraries (as an example) seem so easy.If only tyheir enthusiasm could be translated into achieving the task in reality. Have things changed since the books were written? Did Windows 7 appear in 2009?
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15 Nov 2012   #78
vaidas3

Windows 7 pro 64bit. (SP1)
 
 

If you dont like libraries that much dont use it you can use folders like in xp
open your user (same name as user name) folder and you will find all the pictures, documents, videos, music, etc. folders.. the only difference that in windows 7 it is in user folder not my documents.. that makes more sense because how is it that music, videos or similar files are documents?
dont like that?
create your own folders structure.

libraries by default use users videos , pictures , music, documents folders for storage you can add others if you want to have database of files from more locations.. you can arage libraries by folder so you know where is what.
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15 Nov 2012   #79
Dabber

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vaidas3 View Post
If you dont like libraries that much dont use it you can use folders like in xp
open your user (same name as user name) folder and you will find all the pictures, documents, videos, music, etc. folders.. the only difference that in windows 7 it is in user folder not my documents.. that makes more sense because how is it that music, videos or similar files are documents?
dont like that?
create your own folders structure.

libraries by default use users videos , pictures , music, documents folders for storage you can add others if you want to have database of files from more locations.. you can arage libraries by folder so you know where is what.
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.
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15 Nov 2012   #80
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

This thread makes me Laugh my DAD is 75 and uses Windows 7 like a champ only thing to my knowledge he ever ask me about is Video encoding software that i buy for him

He does all his Westerns and put them from VHS to DVD but not once was he baffled by the interface hell he uses software i don't use and can give me lessons on it

This is a simple OS if you have used any other version of windows in the past this is just the same as past version

To me this is just a way better version of what Vista was supposed to be
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