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Windows 7: Windows 7 Minor Detail Flaws


12 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Windows 7 Minor Detail Flaws

Okay, I'm just nitpicking off the top of my head but here goes:

- Start Menu Button in Vista looks more detailed with shadows but the Windows 7 start menu button glows.

- Cannot free move show menu button and no option in Windows to add the old show menu button. (The are ways to add the old Vista show menu button on the internet, that's what I've done on my taskbar. I now have two show menu buttons, one on each bottom corner).

- No Windows Calender from Vista, not really a big feature but was good to have one nonetheless.

- Cannot disable Credentials Manger through Windows Services or Group Policy Editor without running into errors when opening Credentials Manager through Control Panel after disable.

- No old Vista style Sidebar Menu option in Windows, I understand this was not very popular and may have resulted to more memory usage but an option to enable or disable would have been nice.

- Desktop Icon for User Files look whack! I liked the way the User Files Icon looked in Vista way better but I understand they're keeping the Folder Icon Color sync (yellow) and simplifying it to look almost like XP.

- Still no detailed view option for built in disk defragmenter, not necessary but some of us would like have a visual progress of the on going results when defragmenting.

- No ribbon or mini ribbon for Notepad? This one kinda surprised me after looking at the new ribbons added for Paint and WordPad, how did they miss this one?

- Media Center still sucks...LOL


Feel free to add to my list...I will keep updated if I find others.

In my opinion, Windows 7 has improved a lot on Vista and XP and possibly the best Windows experience I've had period!

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12 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Yes, 7 is good but they also should:

1) Tweak WDDM 1.1 for stability and performance - 4.4 for Aero, and 5.5 for gaming graphics?

2) Get rid of the registry

3) Include support for EVERY codec - rmvb, mkv, mp4 etc with thumbnailing that works straight up.
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12 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
2) Get rid of the registry
Ummm do you have a good reason?
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12 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Its obsolete, someone should come up with something that doesn't fill up with junk entries and fragment and eventually lead to more problems.
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12 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Its obsolete, someone should come up with something that doesn't fill up with junk entries and fragment and eventually lead to more problems.
Obsolete? Did something replace it? No I don't think so. What problems do you speak of? And fragmentation is not a problem because it is not one giant file.
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12 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

It behaves as one giant file when programs and Windows are constantly writing to it.
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12 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
It behaves as one giant file when programs and Windows are constantly writing to it.
How it "appears" is irrelevant to what it actually is. Multiple files of a highly optimized hierarchical database. The Registry makes efficient central management possible.
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12 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

{Off Topic} @Frostmourne


Isn't 6GB Ram on on Laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate and GeForce 9300 Series and bit of an overkill?

I only got the Professional version because the student discount at my College was offering Professional for the same price as Home Premium. Otherwise I would have gotten Home Premium for Home and school use.

On my desktop with Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit I never go over 50% of my 4GB ram usage with 10 programs open including 2 web browsers (Firefox and Chrome). This is probably due to fact I do not run ram hungry games and programs just Windows 7 built in games and Office 2007.

But with a 9300 Series on a Laptop, your probably not running graphics and memory intensive games and programs on your laptop anyway, so why the 6GB ram?

People have to understand these days that yes Windows Vista and beyond loves ram but only if you make use of it running like Photoshop, Video Editing Software and Virtual Machines. But if your just getting it because you think it's gonna speed up your machine, think again. If anything Windows or any other OS may probably run a bit slower due to the fact larger ram has higher latency timings. And in some cases you may even loose running your memory in Dual Channel with such a configuration.

I know a memory upgrade is the easiest upgrade anyone can do, you do not have to transfer your OS and files like in a hard drive upgrade and you do not have deal with installing a heatsink and thermal paste like in a CPU upgrade but people need to understand it's not always the best upgrade option for performance unless you fully make use of it. For me it's always CPU and Videocard respectively first then ram and hard drive only if I find I'm going over my installed physical ram and running out of space for storage.

As far I know, Windows 7 Ultimate is nothing like Vista Ultimate which had the Ultimate extras. I believe Windows 7 Ultimate only adds BitLocker Encryption and maybe one or two other minor non useful utilities.


@ {this off topic}: Just got rapped...
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12 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

As to that, I always buy the best laptop I can. And that is it. 1.5kg with the adaptor is a fair compromise for a 9300M GS. And I never use more than around 30% RAM if that. But its a great laptop and that's enough for me. I also wouldn't go lower than Ultimate after I've payed thousands for the laptop.
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13 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 7 build 7100 x86
 
 

Getting rid of the registry would be the single biggest mistake Microsoft could make. The reason - backwards compatibility. If Windows 7 did away with the registry and went with something else, then every single program that exists for Windows would fail. There would be no reason to stay with Windows anymore, and mass defections would result.

I wouldn't mind a mini-ribbon for notepad. Kinda looks outta place when everything around it is ribbon.

I'm a little confused with this one:
Cannot disable Credentials Manger through Windows Services or Group Policy Editor without running into errors when opening Credentials Manager through Control Panel after disable.

What outcome would you expect after disabling the service it needs? Do you want it to disappear from Control Panel, or run and turn the service back on?
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