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

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  1. Posts : 342
    Windows 7
       #41

    hmm, no I didn't - firewalls and AV in Win7 are defunct?

    I have yet to go to Win7 Professional to get the XP mode, so no worries right now

    What stinks though is I have some beloved programs that are non-compatible with Win7

    I guess could dual boot my Ubuntu machine and install XP
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  2. Posts : 466
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
       #42

    Actually, there are ways to isolate the Virtual XP, if I recall correctly, one of them is a software called sandboxie.
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  3. Posts : 18
    win 7 ultimate 64 bit
       #43

    All in all, i like win 7 ultimate. What i dont like is all the layering, takes work to get to certain areas and certain settings. They almost seem to take pleasure in hiding some of the settings, lol.
    What i do like is a lot of tweaking that i have been able to do, cant think of them offhand but there have been quite a few. I simply like the feel of 7 and how it works.
    Also, i havent installed a firewall like zone alarm and i havent installed an anti-virus and i have yet to have an issue. Either win 7 is that solid or the people that make the viruses havent yet released them?
    I really like how i can pile up websites and keep them up and running while using the sleep feature on the start menu. I also like the favorites bar, its great. There are a bunch of features like that that are great. But, again, having to go thru layers is a bit annoying. And i find some features in obscure places, cant think of one at the moment but i am old, lol.

    thanks
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  4. Posts : 13
    W7
       #44

    Well i forgot to mention other two important things and happens maybe because it still new !
    Bluetooth... Up to now i could not make the bluetooth configuration find the peripheral devices for my Nokia N86.
    I have a not so old Printer.
    W7 did not accept the setup and says bluntly that this O is not supported.
    OK. I downloaded or really it could find automatically the driver for printing only but other functions like scanning and faxing are still dead...
    well this is part of my stress.
    Maybe it is the fault of the hard disk too.
    I hope so.
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  5. Posts : 99
    Win 7 Professional 64bit
       #45

    I was very sceptical at first but now I really like Win7.
    Of course, if you run into problems right after installation it's frustrating. Each new OS requires some adjustment and some search for new drivers and the like. But I've never ever done an OS switch that went so smoothly as did this switch from XP to Win 7 :)
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  6. Posts : 25,847
    Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
       #46

    It sound to me like the OP is going through the learning curve we all went through. No Windows 7 doesn't work like XP, it works better. With W7 you will find that all that tweaking we all use to do is not necessary in W7. You will also find out you won't have to use all those 3rd party programs to tweak or tune up something in W7, they are snake oil in most cases. Learning how to get to things and doing what you want to just takes a little time to learn and we are here to help. You can go to Microsoft and check to see if your programs and/or hardware will work with W7. I did have a couple of old programs that wouldn't work properly with my Windows 7 Home Premium 64. I also had to go to OEM sites and get a couple of updated drivers. These are normal things for any clean install. Did you do a upgrade or a clean install?
    P.S. Please complete you system specs.
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  7. Posts : 592
    WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
       #47

    Something really annoying is Windows Media Player resetting itself to volume 99% ie 39/40
    It refuses to remember previous setting!

    I normally have all media/volumes set at 50% so it doesn't blow speakers etc

    But everytime a film gets started (if not paying attention) BLAM!
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  8.    #48

    On some installs IE8 will not hold its Window size no matter what I try. This is annoying because in every other way IE8 has become perfect and IMO blows away the other browsers feature-wise.

    I have had to resort to using AutoSizer in System Tray to program IE8 Window sizes.

    Normally I would drag windows to size I want and then click the top middle Resize button a few times to program it to save size. But this won't work in about 10% of installs.

    I wonder if this is infrequent enough that MS hasn't become aware of it yet, and if not why there is no fix as it is annoying.
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  9. Posts : 3,488
    Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
       #49

    gregrocker said:
    On some installs IE8 will not hold its Window size no matter what I try. This is annoying because in every other way IE8 has become perfect and IMO blows away the other browsers feature-wise.

    I have had to resort to using AutoSizer in System Tray to program IE8 Window sizes.

    Normally I would drag windows to size I want and then click the top middle Resize button a few times to program it to save size. But this won't work in about 10% of installs.

    I wonder if this is infrequent enough that MS hasn't become aware of it yet, and if not why there is no fix as it is annoying.
    Yeah. That's my #1 pet peeve. I've had the same trouble with the IE9 beta, but I can't fault that. It IS a beta after all.
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  10. Posts : 6,350
    Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
       #50

    I like the Win7 so far. Six weeks.

    Snip, snap and shake are nice.

    Search bar in the start menu is great.
    99% of my search comes up with what I need before I'm done typing.

    Stable so far.
    Most of my problems are with the operator not the OS.
    That is what the forum is for.
    Search first, then yell HELP Sevenforums!

    IE9 crashed Saturday on initial reboot after install. Uninstalled.
    Went back Monday morning with new download everything is working well for the third day.
    Added the FlashSquare beta and so far so good.
    Mike
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