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Windows 7: Features


30 Jan 2009   #1

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 
Features

What feature or features do you feel are missing in Windows 7?

To start us off, I would like to see an E-Mail Client as part of the OS (Windows Live Mail).

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30 Jan 2009   #2

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

Windows Mail is hidden but can be used with a lot of tweaking, provided you have access to a Vista rig.

Windows Live Mail can be downloaded. I think this was in answer to the EEC's case for Microsoft including too many exclusive features, or some such equally stupid reason.
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30 Jan 2009   #3

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

I would like to see email also, but I dislike live mail. Would much prefer Windows mail. All the folders are there, just activate it or give us instructions so we can activate it. Doubt if it will happen though. They are removing these things to satisfy the government lawyers.

As far as I'm concerned they could remove Paint and Wordpad. I never use them.

One thing that would be nice is to make Windows Explorer a multi paned file manager with sync functionality. I have to use 3rd party software for that now.

Gary
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30 Jan 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I'd like DreamScenes to be in it as in Vista.
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30 Jan 2009   #5

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garysgold View Post
I would like to see email also, but I dislike live mail. Would much prefer Windows mail. All the folders are there, just activate it or give us instructions so we can activate it. Doubt if it will happen though. They are removing these things to satisfy the government lawyers.

As far as I'm concerned they could remove Paint and Wordpad. I never use them.

One thing that would be nice is to make Windows Explorer a multi paned file manager with sync functionality. I have to use 3rd party software for that now.

Gary
Windows Mail is hidden because they want you to go with Windows Live Mail

Check this out: windows 7 mail (Post # 19 onwards)

Meanwhile Incredimail works
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30 Jan 2009   #6

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Thanks Ex_Brit. I have already done that. It works but does not give me 100% functionality. And why are those folders still there if we can't use them?

I like that WM uses the contacts folder. Live mail does not import my business contacts correctly and I'm not too keen on re-entering them all. Same with the 3rd party apps I've tried so far.

Gary
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30 Jan 2009   #7

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

Not sure what else to suggest, sorry. Someone, anyone...any ideas????
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