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  1. Posts : 466
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
       #61

    jimbo45 said:
    3) MEGA GRIPE -- No equivalent facility to NETMEETING is in W7. I know you can use solutions such as logmein etc but these all require EXTERNAL servers to be available.

    Netmeeting was fine -- especially for SHARING desktops etc and it could all be done via the company's OWN LAN -- no external providers needed.

    NOTE I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT REMOTE DESKTOP (RDP) here --everytime Neetmeeting gets mentioned people often suggest RDP -- that is NOT what NETMEETING IS FOR -- different application entirely.

    Cheers

    jimbo
    Don't you mean Remote Assistance, Jim? Cause RDP, last I recall, for Desktop Windows Clients, doesn't allow you to share the desktop, it literally commandeer's it.

    The current Remote Assistance model looks to be better than the previous XP Remote assistance, cause that required using MSN Messenger or some such to get people to do remote assistance which I hated.

    As for alternatives to netmeeting, I think the only 'free' alternative was 'ShowmyPC' which does something similar to the current Win 7 Remote Assistance, but nothing on the level of multiple people access or Whiteboard showing like say Citrix's sharing or Logmein.

    Edit - Oh, never mind... You are looking into remoting to your system without 'advertising' via an outside client.

    Try RealVNC, although you have to setup an outside IP and port authorization to effectively allow communication like that. And since I am not too familiar with NetMeeting's other things, you will definitely not get like RDP's printer 'sharing' or be able to pull or put files using VNC, at least, not the free version.
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  2.    #62

    "Documents & Settings" is XPired.

    It's called "Users" in Win7.
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  3. Posts : 5,642
    Windows 10 Pro (x64)
       #63

    Waggy said:
    Dont know if this is the right place or not but i am getting with windows 7
    i am trying find "Documnets and Settings" folder in my "C" drive however, its not there (strange i know) but when i try to make a folder called "Documents and Settings" windows 7 keeps on telling me its alreaddy there and would i like to merge the folders. If i say no the warning box gose away and i am left with a new folder called new ok thats fine however, if i say yes to the merge the dam thing disapears grrr and it cant be found using the search box or the avd search. Can someone please help before i kill the computer

    many thanks

    Waggy
    See the links in my signature. But it doesn't matter, you want "Users" not "Document and Settings"
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  4. Posts : 22
    Windows 7. 64-bit
       #64

    All this permission stuff. I can't change or save anything how or where I want it like I could on my old computer with XP. I feel almost like I'm using a Mac sometimes... Everything is how THEY want it.

    ...Maybe it's just my computer though. I don't know enough to be sure...
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  5.    #65

    If you have confidence you know what you are doing, you can turn off User Account Controls in Control Panel. You won't be bothered with anything then.

    Personally I enable hidden Administrator as my only account when I first install. But I believe turning off UAC gives you pretty much the same thing.
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  6. Posts : 2,528
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #66

    If the account you use is in the Admin group, then yes, it's exactly the same. By default the hidden Admin account gets a "full" unfiltered token, whereas Admin accounts not the local admin still get that UAC filtering. If you disable UAC, all Admin accounts get an unfiltered access token.
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  7. Posts : 25,847
    Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
       #67

    With a operation system like Windows 7 sold all over the world to all kinds of people the odds of everybody being 100% happy is not going to happen. I do have something I would like to change without 3rd part apps. Start and then type (any thing). Now I go there and close it, when I go back to Start I would like what I typed in search to still be there.
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  8. Posts : 3,488
    Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
       #68

    Layback Bear said:
    With a operation system like Windows 7 sold all over the world to all kinds of people the odds of everybody being 100% happy is not going to happen. I do have something I would like to change without 3rd part apps. Start and then type (any thing). Now I go there and close it, when I go back to Start I would like what I typed in search to still be there.
    I know that seems to work for me with the "Run" command but not search. Would be nice.
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  9. Posts : 107
    Windows 7 Professional x64, SP1
       #69

    My pet peeve is no Delete button in Windows Explorer and having to go through several steps to add it back.
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  10. Posts : 2,964
    Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
       #70

    MoInSTL said:
    My pet peeve is no Delete button in Windows Explorer and having to go through several steps to add it back.
    Most US keyboards (and possibly most in other locations) have a delete key (sometimes it just says DEL) that does it by left clicking the file then pressing the delete button. For me this is actually quicker then having a button in Windows Explorer itself.
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