I must apologise for posting so hastily. I hope that you understand my post was coming from a point of frustration. I remember the days when a new windows install with all the accompanying tweaks was fun. Now I just want my computer to work.
The thing is, when I downloaded and installed the trial version, (Windows 7 Ultimate,) everything worked the way it should and I was happy. I figured with a clean install it should be the same, if not better.
Yes I know about the 'show desktop' to the right of the taskbar, but even when I use that for the first time after startup, windows plays the welcome sound. Anyway I like to have a big icon in the bottom left hand corner for 'show desktop'.
The 'quicklaunch' bar I refer to just appeared by itself after the first trial install. It was nice. I had full size icons that were solid or opaque depending on whether the relevant application was in use. I just assumed this was part of the magic of Windows 7. They are not there anymore, and adding quicklaunch to the taskbar now gives me small icons
the IP addressing issue is just plain beyond me. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesnt. I never had this problem with the trial version. It always worked.
SO is there a difference between the retail version and the trial?
Shoudl I hold my breath and wait for updates?
Seriously. What gives?