I have always used the same programs on all Windows platforms since as long as I can remember, and now all of a sudden with Windows 7, I'm having all kinds of bizarre issues.
For starters, when I installed Firefox, the quick start icon was automatically the Firefox "safe mode" icon, rather than the regular icon it's always been & is supposed to be. I know I didn't put it there. I put the regular one there.
Also, in the notification area, the little arrow I can click to see all the programs that aren't displayed next to the clock... I have a BitTorrent icon. When I click it, nothing happens. It never opens the program like it's supposed to, and like it always has before Windows 7. Instead, I have to right click the icon & click "Show/Hide BitTorrent." It's a total pain the neck.
And now, as if these two annoyances weren't already enough, I downloaded VLC Player, which I specified to be the default player for all video file types. I double clicked a movie to watch it, and surprise surprise, Windows Media Player's "setup" screen comes up (since I haven't set it up or registered it or even used it yet). SO annoying & SHADY (true Microsoft style). So I right clicked the video icon, went to OPEN WITH, selected VLC Media Player & clicked the "Make this the default.." checkbox. Double clicked the video again, and guess what comes up? Stupid POS Windows Media Player again! I had to open VLC, go into the preferences, find the file associations list, re-confirm everything, and save it in order for it to finally work.
I actually like Windows Media Player, but I hate Windows & all of their shady BS & monopolizing SO much that I refuse to use it. I don't trust MS anyway. I am simply biding my time until Chrome OS comes out, and as far as I'm concerned, it can't happen fast enough. Microsoft is completely out of control with their controlling BS. I can't wait for Google to blow you out of the water just like Apple is doing. I am so f'ing fed up with you. I gave you a fair chance, and I really wanted to like Windows 7, even after the Vista disaster nightmare, but now it's just starting to piss me off. One or two problems here & there is to be expected (especially with Windows), but I've had this PC for less than a week, and am already having all these random issues that I've never had before. I"m over it. Your days of monopolizing are coming to an end, and I will be the first one running from you when that day comes. I f'ing HATE not having the choice to get a different OS when I buy a laptop. And therefore, I f'ing HATE you, Microsoft. Blow me.