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Windows 7: [Guide] Install WMP11 over WMP12


03 Feb 2009   #21

Windows 7, Windows Vista Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
Each unto his own, I guess.

Just try to add a library of 87,000+ music tracks to Windows Media Player 11, and perhaps you'll be won over by WMP12.

WMP11 gets a little stuggish with HUGE libraries. I haven't had this sluggishness with 12...
You're lucky, my library is over 32,000 songs, on a network drive, and 12 is way slower than 11 ever was.


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03 Feb 2009   #22

 
 

How the hell do you get rid of this section on the right hand side??


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03 Feb 2009   #23

Windows 7 (main)
 
 

That among other things (like no aero) was bugging the hell out of me, one more reason i downgraded. If you click on the burn tab though it goes away
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04 Feb 2009   #24

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scaramonga View Post
How the hell do you get rid of this section on the right hand side??
That one caught me too, but the solution is so simple, I could kick myself!

Click the appropriate "tab" to open it. Click it again to close it....
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04 Feb 2009   #25

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
That one caught me too, but the solution is so simple, I could kick myself!

Click the appropriate "tab" to open it. Click it again to close it....
Damn! that's so simple LOL!!

I sat for hours looking at settings and such trying to get rid of it LOL!!

Many thx Dzomlija
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18 Feb 2009   #26

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thanks for the guide, worked perfect WMP11 is so much better, and no annoying separated playlist window Sick of clicking that library button

edit: didn't like much those black buttons, so changed them back blue, it's perfect now :P
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18 Feb 2009   #27

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jtoolman View Post
I think we are all forgeting that we are ALL really simply "testing" windows seven whether we are official testers or not. So folks apparently are trying to customize windows 7 beta 7000 to something else other than what we originally downloaded and installed. Test it and use it as it is presented and send Feedbacks if you have anything contructive to offer. Were are basically hacking a Beta to our taste and guess what,, it will be gone in a few months anyway. Can't wait for the final release. It will go on all my machines.
Well said.

This is the funny thing tho, too many people d'loaded Windows 7 just to have a new primary OS, and really had no intention of being a true Beta tester. They simply wanted a free OS for a half a year or so.
Then instead of trying to work with, or try new features of, a certain area of the OS, they try to change it to what they want or are used to. In the process they most likely destabilize the Beta as well, and then of course...MS is to blame for all of this..(sigh)

Remember - this is a Beta, and not the final product. This was meant for people to test the OS "AS IS" and to report back to MS about problems and likes/dislikes, not to test system hacks. If something isn't working to your satisfaction...Tell MS! Thats how it gets fixed or improved. If Windows 7 doesn't do something you need done, boot back into Vista and do it there..

Oh wait, I forgot..too many people are using this as a Primary OS (against MS's advice, and basic Beta testing fundamentals) and have Upgraded their Vista install to Windows 7, thereby eliminating their options if something fails or doesn't work just yet.

Sigh...
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18 Feb 2009   #28

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
Well said.

This is the funny thing tho, too many people d'loaded Windows 7 just to have a new primary OS, and really had no intention of being a true Beta tester. They simply wanted a free OS for a half a year or so.
Then instead of trying to work with, or try new features of, a certain area of the OS, they try to change it to what they want or are used to. In the process they most likely destabilize the Beta as well, and then of course...MS is to blame for all of this..(sigh)

Remember - this is a Beta, and not the final product. This was meant for people to test the OS "AS IS" and to report back to MS about problems and likes/dislikes, not to test system hacks. If something isn't working to your satisfaction...Tell MS! Thats how it gets fixed or improved. If Windows 7 doesn't do something you need done, boot back into Vista and do it there..

Oh wait, I forgot..too many people are using this as a Primary OS (against MS's advice, and basic Beta testing fundamentals) and have Upgraded their Vista install to Windows 7, thereby eliminating their options if something fails or doesn't work just yet.

Sigh...
I really don't understand the basic thinking of some people. Whether they got it for free or not, they hack their OS to pieces by replacing media players, or desktop shells, or ui themes, ad infinitum! And when something goes wrong, they deny all wrong-doing and blame Microsoft.

Why upgrade to a new version if you're going to make it look and work like the old version you replaced?

Although I must also say that when I first started testing Windows 7, I also took the dual-boot road, but was pleasently surprised to find it stable enough and feature-complete enough for me to use as my primary. So I removed the temptation of being able to boot back into Vista, and now have ONLY Windows 7 installed.

How else am I to test it properly and find acceptable workarounds to problems that I may encounter?
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19 Feb 2009   #29

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
 
 

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Although I must also say that when I first started testing Windows 7, I also took the dual-boot road, but was pleasently surprised to find it stable enough and feature-complete enough for me to use as my primary. So I removed the temptation of being able to boot back into Vista, and now have ONLY Windows 7 installed.
Hi Peter

Windows 7 is definitely stable enought to try this, but I'm keeping Vista there until this thing is at least RC1. Even tho I haven't booted Vista since, well pretty much a week after I installed 7, it's still a Beta and something can break it at any moment.
Well, that and I have so much darn stuff in my Vista install that I just haven't gotten around to moving out of there yet
I have 11 partitions across 3 disks for storage and other stuff but it never fails that my OS still gathers a ton of things until I get the energy to start cleaning up.
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20 Feb 2009   #30

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kika View Post
Because in Windows 7 the LAN file transfer problem is fixed. Simple.
Surely that alone cannot justify upgrading an OS? And what LAN file transfer problem? I've been using Vista for 2 years, and have never had a problem transferring files over the network.

But we are getting way off topic here. If anyone wishes to continue this line of thought, please star a new thread....
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