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Windows 7: Disappointed, satisfied? Thoughts about RTM...

23 Jul 2009   #61
bum

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harpua View Post
The reason an icon on the task bar turn white is to indicate which one is currently the active window. The clear pane icon indicates open but inactive. Makes perfect sense to me. Best UI yet.
I think he's refering to the tray icons. Although they're ugly, they clearly indicate when something is amiss by showing red.


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23 Jul 2009   #62
Antman

 

I like the minimal system icons. I need the greatest amount of information available in a single glance, not eye candy. I turn off all that Aero stuff anyway. I use my workstation to produce billable output, not as a painting.

Vista R2? I can see that. If Vista was blunder, 7 is a good save both as a platform and as a product. The primary responsibility of MS belongs to the sharehloders, not the user base. I do feel a bit "on the bottom" regarding the upgrade path, but that is what market dominance gives to MS. Where did you go, Teddy Roosevelt?

Many of you are responding as if MS has personally attacked you with a disappointment hammer. That is just odd. I did not like Vista, my beautiful wife did. Is the cupholder in your car exactly where you want it? Like icons that you deem as ugly, the cupholder has nothing to do with the functionality and quality of the vehicle.
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23 Jul 2009   #63
kentucky

xp
 
 

No complaints at all. Im running ultimate on 2.4 ghz. 512Ram.
I dont understand Why people back up files before a clean install. If you dont delete partition all of ur old files will be saved on the new OS in C/Program files /Windows old folder.

I wish I had the capability to enable full aero glass. It says my graphics card is incapable. I believe its a 64 bit nividia. Oh well.
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23 Jul 2009   #64
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kentucky View Post
... I dont understand Why people back up files before a clean install. If you dont delete partition all of ur old files will be saved on the new OS in C/Program files /Windows old folder.....
My heart stopped for a couple of seconds after reading this!

Installing OS is today very safe, I agree. So is flying, too, but every now and then a plane crashes. So do computers, too.

I have to tell you, modifying your sentence just a little bit: I do not understand why people DO NOT backup their files before installing a new or upgraded OS.

According to an old saying the three most important things in business are location, location and location. I would like to import this saying to computing: The three most important things to secure your personal files are BACKUP, BACKUP and BACKUP.

Kari

P.S. Never been so close to give negative rep. But I didin´t, you just told your opinion and I am no judge. But still...
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23 Jul 2009   #65
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

You back up just in case something goes wrong. Chances are it won't but it's been known to happen. Better safe than sorry.
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23 Jul 2009   #66
Robert Cartman

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

I've just started to really, really hate Windows 7!
That's why!
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23 Jul 2009   #67
droalex

Windows 7
 
 

Satisfied since it fixed the sleep shutdown issues I had with 7100.
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23 Jul 2009   #68
Burgurne

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 retail
 
 

Comming from XP (never had Vista), I must say, that I really like Windows 7. Especially my SSD (Intel X25-M) is running better than in XP.
I'm running 7264 x64 as I can't find any danish language pack for 7600 x64.

Few problems with devices, my Logitech G25 wheel has issues, but installed Vista x64 driver for it, and it works, but FF seems weak compared to when used in XP. SSD is not fully set as a SSD. Defragmention is not scheduled on this, but it tris to prefech files on it, and that should not be happening. Logitech G15 keyboard (old bluebacklight) has troubble letting the G-keys work in input fields (like when typing the path to install a game f.i.).

For some reasons I have green squares when win 7 is booting, and I have had this in every build I have tried. Clean installs every time. Installed with the same DVD on my laptop, and the flag was there as it should be, but NOT on my stationer PC. Why Microsoft has left the green squares from Vista into Windows 7 on bootscreen, just to show up on very few PC's I don't see.

For some reason Paint Shop Pro V12 is running slower with my printerdriver (canon MP810) than in XP. When selecting "print", it makes a little preview of the paper with the picture(s) on it, and this preview is somewhat slower than the same function in XP. In all other functions, PSP V12 is faster in Windows 7 than in XP.

Nvidia driver (or is it Windows 7?) sets the refreshrate to 59hz instead of 60hz. Personally I can't see the difference, but when running vsync on in some older games, it gets quite ugly as it tries to sync 59 and 60hz together. This I really want to be fixed by Nvidia or Microsoft.

I like the graphic overhall that paint and calc has got, and also the buildin games.

XP is out of my PC, and I'm only on Windows 7 7264 x64 now, and I'm happy with it, despite of the small glitches
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23 Jul 2009   #69
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Burgurne View Post
Nvidia driver (or is it Windows 7?) sets the refreshrate to 59hz instead of 60hz. Personally I can't see the difference, but when running vsync on in some older games, it gets quite ugly as it tries to sync 59 and 60hz together. This I really want to be fixed by Nvidia or Microsoft.
i'm pretty sure this is microsoft, as my monitor defaulted to 59Hz, and i have an ATI card.

anyone know why m$ chose 59 rather than 60? it does seem odd to me.
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