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Windows 7: What don't you like about Windows 7?

20 Jan 2010   #1241
hdmi

8.1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cbleman View Post
And the point of leaving unused apps on the HD taking up space is...? The whole point is to "minimize the bloat", so things I use can return.
I've just got myself a Medion Akoya E1218 netbook with an Atom inside. It came with Windows 7 Starter Edition and oh boy, I love my breadcrumbs now.


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20 Jan 2010   #1242
cbleman

XP Media Edition / Vista /Win 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hdmi View Post
I've just got myself a Medion Akoya E1218 netbook with an Atom inside. It came with Windows 7 Starter Edition and oh boy, I love my breadcrumbs now.
I like bread crumbs too.

(and the arrow.)
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03 Feb 2010   #1243
cbleman

XP Media Edition / Vista /Win 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote: "Microsoft is stupid." "They took something so easy, and made it horrible!" "I bought $50.00 worth of books, and have to relearn everything!" "I STILL don't understand it." "I liked it the way it was!" "At least I could get something done!" "Why did they change it like that?"

Along with Internet and E-mail, the woman who said that edits photos, and transfers pictures and files to archives. She also uses Office (Recently upgraded to 2007) to edit bulletins, and write articles and coraspondance. What exactly set her off I don't know. "They just changed everything." was the best answer I could get in the short time I talked with her. Oh yeah... no Outlook Express was one thing. For now, she prefers to use her XP laptop rather than the new HP Win 7 desktop, with a huge screen. When I asked what she didn't like/what she was having a problem with, she said "Everything!". She did notice the new system is quite a bit faster, but credits the new machine, and not the OS. I'm sorry this is not going to be specific, or constructive. I just promised to pass the comment along. No reply is expected.
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03 Feb 2010   #1244
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cbleman View Post
Quote: "Microsoft is stupid." "They took something so easy, and made it horrible!" "I bought $50.00 worth of books, and have to relearn everything!" "I STILL don't understand it." "I liked it the way it was!" "At least I could get something done!" "Why did they change it like that?"

Along with Internet and E-mail, the woman who said that edits photos, and transfers pictures and files to archives. She also uses Office (Recently upgraded to 2007) to edit bulletins, and write articles and coraspondance. What exactly set her off I don't know. "They just changed everything." was the best answer I could get in the short time I talked with her. Oh yeah... no Outlook Express was one thing. For now, she prefers to use her XP laptop rather than the new HP Win 7 desktop, with a huge screen. When I asked what she didn't like/what she was having a problem with, she said "Everything!". She did notice the new system is quite a bit faster, but credits the new machine, and not the OS. I'm sorry this is not going to be specific, or constructive. I just promised to pass the comment along. No reply is expected.
As a bit of a random reply, here are a couple of vids on 7's architecture. You can also download them:

Mark Russinovich: Inside Windows 7 Redux | Going Deep | Channel 9

Yes, 7 is the best OS in a long time. Shame about the expectations people have getting it to work with hardware Windows 95 wouldn't have worked with.
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04 Feb 2010   #1245
hdmi

8.1 x64
 
 

Can't say that I blame her. Windows XP is far easier to use if you're trained to use Windows XP and not Vista, and of course alot of people (including me, by the way) have hardly ever used Vista in the first place.

After I click the safely remove hardware icon in system tray, Windows 7 doesn't show the popup menu and it can't even let me log off or reboot anymore because it goes into an infinite loop at the logoff screen. Yes, I can just ignore the icon but then I have to disable write caching or else I have to risk data corruption. Or I can buy a new harddrive that has the Windows 7 logo on it, yes. Or no, in fact. Sorry. I'll keep my money in the bank because write caching works like a real charm on it in Windows XP SP3. Network transfer speeds are painfully slow and a networked drive is not entirely the same as a drive that's directly present in the system on which the OS is running. And besides, depending on an extra computer just to get write caching back to work isn't really much of an improvement, anyhow. The good news is the fact at least we can have Windows Explorer show us again what we need it to show us. Thanks to Ivo, that is. He's the Mastermind of Sevenforums. Classic Shell all the way. Say what? Classic Shell all the way, even. Oh yes, and I had to fiddle around with the "Allow the computer to disable this device to save power" thingy alot to get all of my hardware to work properly (almost, yes...). Blame the hardware manufacturers and their flaky drivers for all that you want to blame them for, but do you want to know what? I won't blame them nevertheless. Not this time, anyway. And do you want to know why not? Simply because it helps wonders at saving my blood pressure. Sounds fair?
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04 Feb 2010   #1246
janey6

Windows 7
 
 

I really don't like the fact that drivers are not available for my webcam and scanner.

It may be the fault of the manufacturers concerned but it may make me decide to go back to Vista and XP! I cannot afford to replace items, particularly when they are in perfect working order.
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04 Feb 2010   #1247
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

@hdmi, enter key it is your friend...I stopped reading the blob of text after the second line.
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04 Feb 2010   #1248
Erkronos

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

When I go to systemrequirementslab.com all of the games released before Windows 7, results that my PC can't run this game due to the unappropriate OS.
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04 Feb 2010   #1249
reasoner

Win7 64
 
 

When I "save as" a document to external hard drives or wherever, I get multiple dialogue boxes asking me if I want to save it, or skip it, or warning me this doc is in conflict with yadda yadda yadda when nothing is wrong - this is a pain especially with really long docs with newly added material - XP simply said "Do you want to replace the doc, Yes/No?" - so easy

Also, I find the text in the pop up dialogue boxes is overwritten-poorly written; I find myself reading and rereading instructions, and I still end up scratching my head - reminds me of Win95 ("You have committed an illegal act!") - instructions in XP were so clear and simple

Windows needs to hire better instruction writers for W7.

bitraker
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04 Feb 2010   #1250
BunBun

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I dislike the UI in general. Notification boxes and dialog boxes (like when copying it ask's if you want to overwrite the file) are huge! And sometimes contain no buttons just text with invisible borders that represent the button area with straight white background... ick. It's ugly and require much more moving of the mouse. Same with the new context menu's and jump lists. Item are spaced so far apart taking up so much room and making mouse moves longer.

Notification area and lack of option to have it expand to the left like the old bar (I like the new bahaviour and control though!).

Really I wish there was more customizability to the UI. I like the options of winstep but I dont like the overhead and I can't quite get it where I like it so dont feel like wasting money on it.

I also hate the fact they made it easier to disable some stuff (like media center and the DVD maker) but you still can't just remove them and other stuff you used to be able to disable easily is no longer an option to (advanced text services and the language bar for example... you can only "hide" it).

I could go on but that sums up my major issues.
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