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Windows 7: Let's get negative [2] - Windows 7 Minor annoyances

30 Sep 2010   #91
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
Pretty sure the presence of a trusted platform module, whether active or not, prevents installing a full retail version of 7 home premium in used laptops that are otherwise well above the recommended system requirements.. will know for sure by the end of the week.
Not at all, Could install Windows 7 Starter on it too. Having a TPM would not prevent you from installing any OS you want. Sides a TPM is more then just a means for Bitlocker, it has other uses.


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30 Sep 2010   #92
madtownidiot

 

In another thread I posted there are 3 laptops I recently acquired, all of which have TPMs, that win 7 HP couldn't complete the install because of "unable to configure required system device" errors, although I was able to successfully install 7 professional without a hitch. The only major difference between those three laptops and the 40-50 other successful computer setups I've done using HP is none of them had a TPM or AMT module
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30 Sep 2010   #93
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Windows, by default, doesn't use the TPM module for anything. You have to configure it in Win7, enable and clear it in the BIOS, and then finish the install in Win7, and unless you're on a domain setting it up via GP, it's in no way automatic (it's not even 100% automatic through GP either, for what it's worth). Getting that error would indicate the system has other hardware causing an issue, but without the panther and CBS logs, it'd be really hard to say what failed.

It would not, however, be a result of a TPM chip.
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30 Sep 2010   #94
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Not being able to turn "Media Streaming" OFF in "Advanced sharing settings" once its enabled.
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30 Sep 2010   #95
SteveF48

Windows 7
 
 
Expensive Junctions

I tried to synchronise the Documents library with my XP PC and wondered why it contained over 10,000 files, when the XP one only has 4,000.
The answer is that Windows 7 includes junctions to My Pictures, Music and Video. These are already backed up to another drive and I really don't need the hassle of multiple duplicates of every file. I nearly bought yet another external hard drive, because my data had increased so much.
I'm really annoyed that every new version of windows adds another set of imaginary folders that it creates against my wishes. I've worked hard since Windows 3 to organise my data in a way that helps me to work the way I want. Windows 7 adds yet more complexity, because I don't know what are real duplicates and just 'shortcuts'.
I wouldn't mind if there was an easy way to see which were symbolic folders and delete them without the risk of accidentally deleting valuable data.
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30 Sep 2010   #96
gregrocker

 

There is a batch code to turn off Windows Media Sharing everywhere so it won't resurface. I have it in my folder at home and can provide it when I get back from surfing trip to Mexico. Or you can google it.
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30 Sep 2010   #97
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

I just stopped the "Media player network sharing service" and set it to disabled. I just don't get though, is that hard to put a disable option in there some where?
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30 Sep 2010   #98
madtownidiot

 

or disable the windows media network sharing service via services.msc, or remove windows media player entirely via programs and features> turn windows features on or off. I don't really like the UI for WMP 12 anyway
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02 Oct 2010   #99
kisazeky

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I dislike how I can't keep folder views unique to each folder. For example I may want to have my Documents sorted by name, while I want to keep a folder that contains Firefox downloads folder sorted by date modified.
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02 Oct 2010   #100
madtownidiot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kisazeky View Post
I dislike how I can't keep folder views unique to each folder. For example I may want to have my Documents sorted by name, while I want to keep a folder that contains Firefox downloads folder sorted by date modified.
That is one windows feature a lot of people miss, but storing custom views for folders is a big part of the reason xp and vista slow to a crawl over time

Next gripe.. Windows 7 went retail almost a full year ago and Microsoft still refuses to admit that the wireless connectivity problems that span such a huge variety of hardware and software configurations could be anything but a problem with wndows 7 itself, let alone attempt to find a solution.
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