I've recently installed Win7x64 and have had issues with networking. I operate with a laptop routinely moving between home and work with relative ease in XP. With Windows 7 when I move back and forth. Win 7 doesn't reacquire the IP address. In XP a right click on the networking icon, select repair and everything is fine. In Win 7 I cannot even get to the network properties box. I did somehow once but it only gave the option to trouble shoot not repair. Trouble shoot couldn't find a problem and didn't try to reacquire an ip address. I'm left with cmd, ipconfig /renew which works. How do I get to the network properties box and how do I repair a network issue.
If Microsoft were designing automobiles, I'm sure they'd switch the gas and brake peddle every other release to keep things interesting.