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Windows 7: Just installed '7' and need help badly!

28 Mar 2010   #1
reneptri

windows 7
 
 
Just installed '7' and need help badly!

Hi all!
I just installed win7 home 32.

I have 2 important questions.
1 - On my DVD/s letters J and K respectivly, when I have a disc in them
The letters change from DVD RW Drive J to DVD RW Drive (J Win_7 Compatible

Then in the Computer Management, under the drives, it says:
Win_7 Compatible (J

IF the above show up as a smilie face, it is ( J : ) without the spaces!

How the heck do I get rid of that Win_7 Compatible ??????????

2 - On my taskbar, I have my normal icons for open programs,
but every time I hover over them, a small version of the open program displays.
Is there any way to get rid of that option? It's VERY annoying!!!

Thank you for your prompt help!


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28 Mar 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome!

1.

Right-click on the drive in My COmputer, and select Rename. You should then be able to delete the Win_7 Compatible.

2.

That is Aero Peek. Many users love it, but it drives others crazy. It is simply a matter of preference. To disable it, see here: Aero Peek - Turn On or Off

Hope this helps,
~JK
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28 Mar 2010   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello reneptri, welcome to Seven Forums!



I believe this is what they are referring to with #2, see the tutorial at the link below; be sure to post back to keep us informed.

Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable
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28 Mar 2010   #4
reneptri

windows 7
 
 

ah ha!

It was NOT the Aero. It WAS the Taskbar Thumbnail Previews !!!
So I am downloading the tweaker!

Now, as far as renaing my DVD burning drives ...
There is NO option anywhere to do that.
I was able to do that on my HDD but not the CD/DVD's ...
Any other suggestions?

Thanks for you hep again!!!
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28 Mar 2010   #5
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I would suggest leaving it for awhile. It annoyed me at first as well, but after awhile I came to depend on it, especially when I have multiple instances of a program open. Point to the Icon on the Taskbar and select the one I want from the popups.
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29 Mar 2010   #6
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

As far as renaming a hard drive or in your case an optical drive, see this tutorial by Brink: Drive Name Change - Vista Forums
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29 Mar 2010   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
As far as renaming a hard drive or in your case an optical drive, see this tutorial by Brink: Drive Name Change - Vista Forums


I'm trying this in 64-bit Windows 7 and I'm getting errors saying the "DriveIcons" key already exists.

I don't think it's going to work as is.

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29 Mar 2010   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I just got it to work, there's already a key named "DriveIcons" up above and that one works to change the name; I don't really like it though.

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29 Mar 2010   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Now that I figured it all out I find a tutorial that Brink has created at the link below.

Drive - Rename
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29 Mar 2010   #10
reneptri

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
As far as renaming a hard drive or in your case an optical drive, see this tutorial by Brink: Drive Name Change - Vista Forums
Hi!
I just tried this and it did NOT work!
Every time I put a DVD in the drive this is what I get:
DVD RW Drive (K WIN_7_COMPATIBLE

If there is nothing in the drive I get this:
DVD RW Drive (K
It's the WIN_7_COMPATIBLE that I need to get rid of!

again if you see a happy face like I am seeing, it's ( K: )

DVD RW Drive ( K: ) WIN_7_COMPATIBLE

Also, while I am here, I might as well get the rest of these windows 7 questions out of the way.
I feel like I am wasting so much time trying to look up the answers I can't get anything installed.
1 - How do I remove ALL of the locks and shortcut
arrows on ALL of the folders in every category?
I am the only user on my machine, and it's already getting old getting denied access to my own folders.
2 - Is there a way to right click in a folder to add anything other than another folder?
In XP we used to be able to add .txt, .doc, .html and everything else.
3 - Is there a way to change the look of certain things,
like the way a .txt icon looks?

That's enough to start.
I have got so much work to do and I am getting a bit flustered.

Thank you ALL for your help!!!
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