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Windows 7: Hacking Windows 7 beta problems

12 Jan 2009   #1
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Hacking Windows 7 beta problems

I've put the Windows 7 beta through its paces, and mostly have been impressed. But I also found several problems with it, including hard disks that appear to vanish and turn into phantoms. Here are the hacks for fixing those problems.
As I write in Review: Windows 7 Beta 1 shows off new task bar, more UI goodies, I've been quite impressed with Beta 1. But I've found several problems, one with a hard disk that seems to have vanished, another with wireless networking, and another with getting the new Windows Aero Peek feature to work. After digging into the operating system, and with help from Computerworld readers, I've found hacks to fix them.





Hacking Windows 7 beta problems - Computerworld Blogs


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12 Jan 2009   #2
baarod

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I'm amazed at the people they hire to write as experts in these industry rags. Both of his unsolved problems could likely be solved by setting the appropriate services to auto-start in the service control manager interface.
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12 Jan 2009   #3
z3r010

 

Oh dear....that guy really has no idea .
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12 Jan 2009   #4
baarod

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

What I'm wondering about is what "crapware" utility he ran that disabled those services from the get-go. I'm no fan of running unnecessary services but I've seen some of these "slim-down" utilities that simply maim a system. Nice to see that 7 is using more and more demand-loading by way of event triggers. I think that's one way Microsoft has trimmed the average runtime working set.
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12 Jan 2009   #5
djhallucn8

XP Pro, Windows 7 Ultimate 64 & 32 Build 7022
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
What I'm wondering about is what "crapware" utility he ran that disabled those services from the get-go. I'm no fan of running unnecessary services but I've seen some of these "slim-down" utilities that simply maim a system. Nice to see that 7 is using more and more demand-loading by way of event triggers. I think that's one way Microsoft has trimmed the average runtime working set.
I'm still confused, what does this have to do with a hard drive not showing up?
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12 Jan 2009   #6
fgdn17

windows vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
I've put the Windows 7 beta through its paces, and mostly have been impressed. But I also found several problems with it, including hard disks that appear to vanish and turn into phantoms. Here are the hacks for fixing those problems.
As I write in Review: Windows 7 Beta 1 shows off new task bar, more UI goodies, I've been quite impressed with Beta 1. But I've found several problems, one with a hard disk that seems to have vanished, another with wireless networking, and another with getting the new Windows Aero Peek feature to work. After digging into the operating system, and with help from Computerworld readers, I've found hacks to fix them.
First some background about my hard disk problem. My Windows 7 beta is on a dual-boot machine. The C: drive boots to XP and the J: drive boots to Windows 7. When I boot into Windows 7, Windows 7 shows the J: drive as if it were a C: drive. That's not an issue. But the real C: drive is invisible -- it doesn't show up in Windows 7 at all. In Windows XP, there are no problems with recognizing both drives.
I've found that I'm not alone --- several people have reported that multiple disk drives don't show up in Windows 7. And several wrote to me with their fixes. Here's how to do it:





Hacking Windows 7 beta problems - Computerworld Blogs
you have the windows 7 on a partition on the same disk, if you read closely on windows 7 I think you'll find it is "by design" that the main partition NOT BE SHOWN when booting windows 7 from another partition which is NOT the main partition on the same disk...
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12 Jan 2009   #7
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hello fgdn17,

Welcome to the forums.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fgdn17 View Post
you have the windows 7 on a partition on the same disk, if you read closely on windows 7 I think you'll find it is "by design" that the main partition NOT BE SHOWN when booting windows 7 from another partition which is NOT the main partition on the same disk...
It is by design that the C: drive of a non Seven OS is hidden. All you need do is give it a letter in disk management. Only a hack would call this a hack. All I can figure is that this job pays virtually nothing, else people with a clue would be doing it.

Gary
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12 Jan 2009   #8
grimreaper

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

next post on that story is funny...lol
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12 Jan 2009   #9
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote:
Preston Gralla is a contributing editor for Computerworld, and the author of more than 35 books, including "How the Internet Works," "Windows XP Hacks," and "Windows Vista in a Nutshell." He has written about technology for more than 20 years, and has published in numerous national magazines and newspapers, ranging from Computerworld to USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, the Dallas Morning News, and CIO Magazine. This is a weblog of Preston Gralla. The opinions expressed are those of Preston Gralla and may not represent those of Computerworld.


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12 Jan 2009   #10
renthor

Windows 7 Beta 1 b7000
 
 

I had the problem of my other HD not showing up either, and simply fixed it by assigning it a drive letter...how is this a "hack"?
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