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Windows 7: General Windows 7 complaints

24 Jan 2010   #1
darklite

windows 7 64-bit
 
 
General Windows 7 complaints

I find this OS extremely difficult to work with. Does anybody else have problems with it? It does not work with most programs, loses its own hardware on a regular basis-DVD/CD drive, and some programs, and other than just looking pretty, it's extremely awkward and inconvenient to use. You can't copy files from folder to folder without doing it manually, you have manually close windows instead of backing out, and it's slow whereas I was always told that it was fast. I have Vista on a laptop which speedwise, will run circles around W7. Everything about 7 is a new surprise, and its guaranteed that these surprises are going to be bad ones. Are there good features to it that I'm not seeing?


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24 Jan 2010   #2
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

hi darklite , im sorry you are having problems,tell me, did you do an upgrade or clean install of the os?
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24 Jan 2010   #3
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darklite View Post
I find this OS extremely difficult to work with. Does anybody else have problems with it? It does not work with most programs, loses its own hardware on a regular basis-DVD/CD drive, and some programs, and other than just looking pretty, it's extremely awkward and inconvenient to use. You can't copy files from folder to folder without doing it manually, you have manually close windows instead of backing out, and it's slow whereas I was always told that it was fast. I have Vista on a laptop which speedwise, will run circles around W7. Everything about 7 is a new surprise, and its guaranteed that these surprises are going to be bad ones. Are there good features to it that I'm not seeing?

I find it much better than XP. I did not use Vista. When you installed Win 7, did you do an upgrade from Vista or a clean install? If you did an upgrade, that could be the source of alot of problems. It will help to discuss this if you will add your specs so we know what you system is like. Thanks,
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24 Jan 2010   #4
CrashOverride

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Windows 7 hasn't given me any issues. Post your computer specs and we might be able to see whats going on.
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24 Jan 2010   #5
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

my two cents: i would first ask "what are you system specs?"
-did you purchase this system pre-built or did you upgrade/install on your own?
-do you have motherboard chipset, lan, and audio drivers as well as the necessary videocard drivers and whatever other drivers are needed?
-what programs do you have running when your system starts (and the easiest way to control startup programs, in my opinion, is this little program: autoruns)
-your comment about copying files from folder to folder--i don't quite understand what you're getting at, but maybe this might help: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...ht-click-menu/
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24 Jan 2010   #6
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

  1. What Programs are you having problems with?
  2. I don't understand "Loses it's own hardware on a regular basis"?
  3. As for copying files from folder to folder, This might make things easier for you,Context Menu - Add Copy To Folder and Move To Folder[2]=Context Menu
  4. Personally speaking, I find Windows 7 very user friendly, Have a look around the forum, any problem or difficulty you are having has probably already been addressed or will be if you ask.
  5. Play with it awhile it's really a great OS, just get familiar with it.
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24 Jan 2010   #7
darklite

windows 7 64-bit
 
 

It's already installed on a new computer. I didn't do anything as far as upgrades or anything. Plus, on many programs, it keeps prompting me to register the product, even though it's been registered several times. Maybe it's not windows 7 that's slow, but the processor? it's an amd II x2 215 processor 2.70 ghz, with 3gb memory. I've heard about people running 2 operating systems. Is it possible to install XP on here too?
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24 Jan 2010   #8
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

those registration prompts are from the makers of the respective programs--not windows 7.
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24 Jan 2010   #9
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

One of the first things tech enthusiasts do when they get a new computer with OS preinstalled is to obtain an installer for their licensed version to clean reinstall the OS. Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

You can also try to Clean Up Factory Bloatware

Here are general Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

Any Vista program or driver should be able to run in Win7, if necessary in Compatibility Mode
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24 Jan 2010   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darklite View Post
I find this OS extremely difficult to work with. Does anybody else have problems with it? It does not work with most programs, loses its own hardware on a regular basis-DVD/CD drive, and some programs, and other than just looking pretty, it's extremely awkward and inconvenient to use. You can't copy files from folder to folder without doing it manually, you have manually close windows instead of backing out, and it's slow whereas I was always told that it was fast. I have Vista on a laptop which speedwise, will run circles around W7. Everything about 7 is a new surprise, and its guaranteed that these surprises are going to be bad ones. Are there good features to it that I'm not seeing?
In general, Windows7 works fine and is faster than Vista (although I am a Vista fan too). I think the few problems you have can be fixed:
1. The DVD problem may be an upper/lower filter problem. Apply this fix and see whether it works.
2. Of course you can copy files from folder to folder. Just use Copy to folder. It is the easiest way. The drag and drop does not work in all cases though.
3. Your problem with closing the windows I do not understand. Plse explain.
4. The speed problem needs further analysis. Maybe you have too many or the wrong startup programs. How exactly does the speed problem manifest itself?

It is true that Win7 has less useful functions than Vista. They have added a lot of useless eye candy for the little old ladies, but who needs it. And the access to the system functions was spread all over the place. But over time you will find it - e.g. who would guess that you have to go to Computer Properties to find the System Protection tab in System Properties - a very odd place to put it. At the same time they have a backup and restore window where it should have been in the first place.
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