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

07 Feb 2010   #1311
cbleman

XP Media Edition / Vista /Win 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paliometoxo View Post
lol buying books to learn a os?;p
Whatever works... It's easier for some people to understand things that way. I have bought OS books myself, and still have them.


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07 Feb 2010   #1312
paliometoxo

Microsoft windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cbleman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paliometoxo View Post
lol buying books to learn a os?;p
Whatever works... It's easier for some people to understand things that way. I have bought OS books myself, and still have them.
fair enough

i thought the help files on the windows where more then help full i guess whatever works for you
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07 Feb 2010   #1313
cbleman

XP Media Edition / Vista /Win 7 Home Premium
 
 

DOS power tools by Paul Somerson. Windows wasn't quite what it is today.

The help files can be a little confusing; and finding the proper help when you don't know exactly what the "Watchamacalit" is is called now, is a little daunting. Still.... I find the WEB is my best resource.
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07 Feb 2010   #1314
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

If you really want to know everything there is to know about Win 7.

There are 3 books I recommend. However, 2 I haven't received yet but should next week.

MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-680)
Windows 7 Administrator's Pocket Consultant

You can get these 2 above as a bundle for about $70 for both

Windows 7 Resource Kit

You can also try one of the for dummies books
They are pretty good with the basics

Amazon.com: win 7 for dummies: Books
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08 Feb 2010   #1315
dbtmellis

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cbleman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
Take Ownership of the file.

You do not want to just take ownership of files at will.
Only when you need to.

You should not be full admin on any PC.
An oversight in XP that is trying to be fixed with Windows.
Allow me to disagree.
MY Machine, MY files, MY Responsibility. If I want to crash the thing, or just sit there and watch it do an infinite loop just because it makes me jolly, and I can; I should be able to do it. Who appointed an overlord to deny file rights (ANY file rights!) to an Administrator, or make it a pain to work with MY files. Security? Bull Hockey! Less BS, More ease of use, and production. I should be able to set MY system up to work for me. NOT me jump through hoops for the system.
Deny full admin rights? QUIT MAKING THINGS HARDER!
grrrrrrr
Go ahead! Include the BS (Agreed: Not BS for everyone.) , Even set it up as default. I, as an Administrator, should not only be able to turn it ALL off; It should be easy to do it. Being an Administrator means you take responsibility for your actions. You cant just say you're an Administrator, and then say, "Oops.. Just kidding!" It doesn't work like that.
Sounds like good logic that could be applied to the Goverment as well!
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08 Feb 2010   #1316
sbrads

Windows 7
 
 

Not sure if I missed this in this loooong thread, but this is my last ditch tool for getting file copying etc to happen in 7 when it's got a strop on................
Add Take Ownership Option Shortcut in Right Click Menu of Windows 7
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08 Feb 2010   #1317
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cbleman View Post
DOS power tools by Paul Somerson. Windows wasn't quite what it is today.
Wow!!! someone else besides me that has read this book. Awesome book of its time and I still own it.
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08 Feb 2010   #1318
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
If you really want to know everything there is to know about Win 7.

There are 3 books I recommend. However, 2 I haven't received yet but should next week.

MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-680)
Windows 7 Administrator's Pocket Consultant

You can get these 2 above as a bundle for about $70 for both

Windows 7 Resource Kit

You can also try one of the for dummies books
They are pretty good with the basics

Amazon.com: win 7 for dummies: Books
I own all these books except for Window 7 for Dummies. They are great books!! A must own if you are supporting Windows 7.
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08 Feb 2010   #1319
MitchellEve

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

After using Windows 7 since the first build, being a real beta tester for Windows 7 I'm a little disappointed with Microsoft as some stuff they just didn't bother changing or fixing etc.. so heres my list.

1. Icons: Icons in the system it doesn't matter where I go but I will usually find an icon that is from Windows XP or before. It really just makes the system look out dated and inconsistent. I was hoping for a completely new set of icons in Windows 7 - all the current ones scraped.

2. Search: Search is better than Vista and XP but its not really instant and I hate it how it shows system files.

3. Libraries: This is a great idea in Windows 7 but sadly the customization for it is really bad, you can't change the icons without using a 3rd party application.

4. UAC: user account control still doesn't have remember these settings.

5. Screensavers: A lot of my favourite Windows screensavers are gone

the list goes on.
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08 Feb 2010   #1320
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MitchellEve View Post
4. UAC: user account control still doesn't have remember these settings.
And for a good reason. Having such a feature would just be stupid to have implemented.
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