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Windows 7: Does anyone actually LIKE Windows 7?

15 Nov 2012   #81

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
This thread makes me Laugh my DAD is 75 and uses Windows 7 like a champ
Your Dad and I were born in the same year and I not only help some on this Forum but run a Compter help Club for newbies many of who are young enough to be my grand children. Age is all in the mind (Usually in young people!)


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15 Nov 2012   #82

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
This thread makes me Laugh my DAD is 75 and uses Windows 7 like a champ
Your Dad and I were born in the same year and I not only help some on this Forum but run a Compter help Club for newbies many of who are young enough to be my grand children. Age is all in the mind (Usually in young people!)

My point exactly no one is limited to anything it is just the choice of wanting to learn
Knowledge is aquired by asking questions reading and trying to learn about it

Ignorance is aquired by doubting one's self and not willing to learn for the better of there situation pretty much speaks for itself
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15 Nov 2012   #83

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

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!
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15 Nov 2012   #84

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dabber View Post
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
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15 Nov 2012   #85

Windows 7 Ultimate x86/x64 dual boot
 
 

yes, I like Windows 7.

I had been using my 32 bit setup for more than 3 years, and never really needed to reformat and reinstall. Before that I was on XP, and that needed reformat and reinstall every 3-6 months. So, Windows 7 is "stable".

not that problems hadn't appeared. once it started taking 5-6 minutes for booting, and once booton "automatic fix error" message wouldn't go even after I let it do whatever it wanted (and it always "couldn't find any solution") but then I used chkdsk with surface test on all partition, and that did the magic and problem disappeared.
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15 Nov 2012   #86

Windows 7 Ultimate x86/x64 dual boot
 
 

when I had installed Windows 7 for the first time. I was at a loss for 3 reasons -
- windows explorer has changed face. It was nothing like it was in xp. folder options were hidden and different, menu was missing. it didn't use to scroll files and folders, all the mess.

- Alt - tab combo to change windows was missing. that was available in XP.

- window was auto raising. Whichever window my mouse scrolled over, that became active. that was not in XP

and there was no Tweakui available for Windows 7 that was a boon for xp.

so, I removed Windows 7 and worked in xp for several more months.

Then, crying about these problems, someone told me about FreeCommander replacement of windows explorer, and vistaswitcher replacement of Alt-tab for Windows 7. I installed them and that made Windows 7 bearable and I started using that again, and never needed to go back to xp.

I am still crying about that stupid window autoraise, and couldn't find a solution about it in 3-4 years but I am tolerating it somehow.

And the mess they have created in attaching default programs to file extention. it is so complex and totally wrong that I could never get it set right. it was so easy in xp to just go to folder option and select which ext is to be opened by which program.

There should be a rule somewhere that no new software will be released without a "TweakUI" thinggy. :-)

Thanks for letting me vent...
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15 Nov 2012   #87

Win 7 Home premium 64
 
 
I'm okay with it...

Purchased a laptop beginning of 2011 with 7 on it. I've been fine with it until recently... A recent update seems to have taken away some features. In particular the screen saver. I did have it using windows live photo gallery, and I can still use my pictures folder or select folders, but the options for how they're shown are different...i.e. I did have a really nice set-up... photos were shown collage style, with soft framed edges on a background that was soft and kind of marbled looking (aero glass I believe it was called). After a windows update, the screensaver was turned off (or set to 'none'). And now there are no options...i.e. I can choose photos and select what folders to use, but they just appear on the screen...I can change the time frame they are shown but nothing else...meaning, I can't use any transitions, collage, etc... Then, I can use MSN photo show, which allows for collage, but nothing more.

No, screensaver is not the only thing I use on my laptop, or desktop for that matter. But I like watching the pics of my kids when I'm waiting for a DVD to copy, or while waiting for stuff to sync to a device. I'm not necessarily complaining about 7, I just wish it wasn't getting brushed aside for 8 or whatever else they come up with in the near future. I'm betting I won't like 8 or anything more because I'm not into the whole 'social' thing. I have a FB account, and I talk with my folks via webcam, but 'living' on a social network is NOT me.

At any rate, I get it...technology only goes forward. New stuff is exciting and needs focus to get going. It would be nice, however, if the people who like to keep it simple didn't get thrown to the wayside.

Peace out!
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15 Nov 2012   #88
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15 Nov 2012   #89

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dabber View Post
First of all Mr Moderator, apologies for (probably) putting this in the wrong forum. If there is a general comment forum, as opposed to asking general questions, I missed it. Please move me to the correct place. Thank you

My point - at last! - is that no-one I have spoken to likes Windows 7 and was much happier with Windows XP. I'm one of them. One of the people I spoke to didn't realise that XP was about to "die" (become unsupported).
Seven seems to be for people who want to get things done without too much thinking or expertise. Which is an insult from Microsoft for the more abler (and I'm not boasting) users who want to make top-notch DVDs and website and more . . .
So, here's a plea to whoever is left at Microsoft (the former top man had gone, I read): restore XP to the marketplace as Windows 9 (or 10 if version nine is too far underway). Yes, I would be happy to pay for it all over again just to be able to use it.
I seem to spend twice as much time trying to get Windows 7 to do what I want it to do as I actually do working on something.
The Library system is totally baffling to me. I once had something in SIX locations and deleted five as a waste of computer space and memory! I lost a DVD I was well into completing. I was left with just blank squares, some with question marks, where pictures used to be. No amount of trying to restore the files from the recycling bin brought them back.
Never had that problem with Windows XP.
Please Microsoft, give the more serious users a chance!
Well Dabber I must admit I was a big XP fan but mate it is just not up to 7 I'm afraid. It is slow and well cumbersome - may I suggest with respect that you tyr some of the tutorials at the top of this forum home page.
My personal favourite is the Bible chapter 1 - Optimize Windows 7[2]=Performance Maintenance

Just try that and then have a review and like the rest of us you will get used to it mate.
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15 Nov 2012   #90

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post

Trust you Greg LOL!! I just tumbled it! I thought you were either quite mad or were boasting your collection LOL!!
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