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

04 Feb 2010   #1261
cbleman

XP Media Edition / Vista /Win 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hdmi View Post
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.
I noticed this also. Network transfer speeds do seem slower in 7.

Home group? Don't like it. So far I have managed to avoid it. I haven't tried to network 2 Win 7 machines though. Is it avoidable when transferring between 2 Win 7 machines? I heard not.

Libraries don't work with the way I use windows. I don't like Apps searching my hard drive, and putting lists of my files in one place. That includes indexing! Call me paranoid. I would like libraries gone. Is there any way to disable libraries completely without resorting to a registry hack? If not, can I could confine them to one directory? Some people think they're the greatest thing since sliced bread. Good for them/you. Please don't write and extol their virtues. I'm glad you like them. I would like the ability to remove them from MY machine(s)


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05 Feb 2010   #1262
reasoner

Win7 64
 
 

1. The shut down button is a pain - I hit it thinking it will open like in XP only to shut down.

2. I can't set my own system restore points, or maybe I haven't figured that part out
yet

3. I can pin an IE button to the taskbar but I can't pin a Yahoo or a Google button - pain

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05 Feb 2010   #1263
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bitraker View Post
2. I can't set my own system restore points, or maybe I haven't figured that part out
yet
bitraker
You can set your own restore points.

Right click Computer in the Start Menue and select Properties. Click on System Protection. In the System Protection tab, the bottom button on the right creates a restore point.


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05 Feb 2010   #1264
chrysalis

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RST101 View Post
What I don't like about windows 7 is people who moan about how much of a bad os it is, when really it's the operator.
sorry to say man, but thats quite an arrogant remark.

you have to respect that not everyone wants the same thing from an OS so one man's dream is another man's nightmare.
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05 Feb 2010   #1265
antt

Windows 7 build 7100 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bitraker View Post
3. I can pin an IE button to the taskbar but I can't pin a Yahoo or a Google button - pain

bitraker
I tried making a shortcut from the 'new' menu, and tried pinning it that way. It wants to pin it to the program that it uses to open - naturally, because the taskbar is an application launcher.

I think that if you tried the Recycle Bin trick, you could get a shortcut pinned to the taskbar. Just replace the recycle bin shortcut with your internet shortcut by:

Right clicking on the desktop, selecting new, then shortcut.
Type the internet address in the form that pops up, click next, name it, and click finish.
That will generate a shortcut to Google or Yahoo.

Then just use the Recycle Bin trick to pin that shortcut to the taskbar.
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05 Feb 2010   #1266
BunBun

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cbleman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hdmi View Post
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.
I noticed this also. Network transfer speeds do seem slower in 7.

Home group? Don't like it. So far I have managed to avoid it. I haven't tried to network 2 Win 7 machines though. Is it avoidable when transferring between 2 Win 7 machines? I heard not.

Libraries don't work with the way I use windows. I don't like Apps searching my hard drive, and putting lists of my files in one place. That includes indexing! Call me paranoid. I would like libraries gone. Is there any way to disable libraries completely without resorting to a registry hack? If not, can I could confine them to one directory? Some people think they're the greatest thing since sliced bread. Good for them/you. Please don't write and extol their virtues. I'm glad you like them. I would like the ability to remove them from MY machine(s)
How to Disable “Libraries” Feature in Windows 7? - Tweaking with Vishal

Will show you how to disable libraries and also a link on that page to another article on how to disable homegroups.
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05 Feb 2010   #1267
BunBun

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chrysalis View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RST101 View Post
What I don't like about windows 7 is people who moan about how much of a bad os it is, when really it's the operator.
sorry to say man, but thats quite an arrogant remark.

you have to respect that not everyone wants the same thing from an OS so one man's dream is another man's nightmare.
I agree. If you look more closely people are not ragging on the OS as a whole just the finer things that lack options that used to be there.

It's a bunch of little things that greatly impact the way some people use their computer and why should we/they have to have their user expererience be dictated by anyone of this community or of microsoft?

Look up Classic Shell. Obviously there is a need for reverting things back to the way they were or at least giving more options.

An OS (any software really) is only as powerful as its ability to be robust and flexible enough to adapt to it's users needs.
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05 Feb 2010   #1268
dbtmellis

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64 Bit
 
 

There are a few things that i dont like about Windows 7

the pinning of the icons to the task bar. I would prefer to have a icon disapear when i am done with it. Just like Windows XP, i like to have a clear taskbar when i am not runnning anything.

I also dont like the all Programs menu, i would prefer to have a "jump out" list, instead of the one that overlays it.

Other than that i think its a very good OS. if Windows 7 didnt come out, i would stay with windows XP, i personally hav never used Windows Vista, but i know several people who just cannot stand it, and they are always having trouble
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05 Feb 2010   #1269
RAMWolff

Windows 7, 64 bit
 
 

One new thing that's happening with Win 7 is that Explorer.exe keeps crashing when entering various directories. It's really strange behavior and I've NEVER had this happen with XP or Vista. Really making me furious with the OS. I went in and deleted all the items in the Temp folder, which is even more hidden now so had to do a search for it! Anyone have any ideas of what may be causing this? I think I made a proper thread about this issue but not one reply and that was a couple of weeks ago. So with this thread very active still I thought I'd bring it up here.

Thanks kindly!
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05 Feb 2010   #1270
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Actually the explorer crashing problem started with XPsp3 and continued through vista and now W7.

And yes it is infuriating.

With a lot of spelunking you can fix it but what has most likely happened is that a codec of some kind for some file type has been registered that's buggy and every time explorer tries to open that folder it invokes the codec to provide you with "rich" information about the file (a feature included in XP SP3). and either a relly buggy codec or a slightly buggy file is causing it.

This kind of thing should NOT be happening in W7 at all and frankly I'd be rolling heads on the explorer team about it (I would have rolled heads when XPSP3 came out and the problem reared it's head).

You might be able to minimize it by hiding the details pain and any preview panes and setting your entire HD tree to "Documents" view, but one shouldn;t have to go through that kind of thing ever again (and certainly not by now).
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