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

18 Feb 2010   #1381
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Back to the Original issue with messenger - If you re-download the live installer here you should find the option to remove the messenger part of the suite will be presented to you
link here ....
Essentials - Windows Live

Anyone wanting a standalone installer for messenger ....

Download Windows Live Messenger 14 (full standalone installation) - formerly known as MSN Messenger

Links to the Microsoft direct download at

Code:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/a/4/1a4feb1a-18e0-423a-b898-f697402e4f7f/Install_Messenger.exe



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18 Feb 2010   #1382
BunBun

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That download is not just messenger is the full suite just minus the download manager part.

Also that link will no longer be valid if messenger is updated (I had this happen before when messenger was updated and I couldn't use it as the old version wasn't allowed to connect and I was unable to find the latest version from a site like your link and the downloader didn't work on that computer for whatever reason...) Microsoft needs a download page with the stand alone installer that is kept up to date.

This doesn't really pertain to Windows 7 though...
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18 Feb 2010   #1383
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

There are boxes to the left when you are downloading so you can select what you want
or what you don't, so what is the big virus issue with that, I don't think it could be any simpler.



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18 Feb 2010   #1384
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jfar View Post
There are boxes to the left when you are downloading so you can select what you want
or what you don't, so what is the big virus issue with that, I don't think it could be any simpler.



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When I downloaded, those boxes were greyed out. But with the uninstaller I had a selection of what I wanted to uninstall. Somehow backwards.
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18 Feb 2010   #1385
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

I had no problems when I went to download, it gave me the choice of what I wanted and I just picked Live Mail, Movie Maker and Photo Gallery and that is what I got, I've never wanted Messenger so didn't see the point of downloading and installing it.

Of course this was all done on Windows 7 launch day back in October.
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18 Feb 2010   #1386
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

I couldn't show you the boxes this time because I had downloaded everything, so they are full now
and it tells me that I have everything already, but it is as Joan said.
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18 Feb 2010   #1387
KEVY

WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE
 
 

The aero transparance,and the capability to open more windows and programs at the same time.
I all soo like the gagets. But I don't understand why I can't find all the gagets that were on the oficial gagets site in octomber.
Hoever, becouse I am a gamer, I can still say that all my games are still runing faster on XP.
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18 Feb 2010   #1388
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

There is only one feature that I do not like, and that is library. Some features I can take or leave, such as Aero. But overall, I really like Windows 7
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19 Feb 2010   #1389
BunBun

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jfar View Post
There are boxes to the left when you are downloading so you can select what you want
or what you don't, so what is the big virus issue with that, I don't think it could be any simpler.


There are two or three items in which you dont have a choice (sign in assistant being one of them for example) as well when you direct people to download it they dont know any better and end up installing everything when they really only wanted the messenger. Plus I can't just store it on my USB drive for quick installation in client's homes if they request it.

The virus part was meant more in how when the downloader's registry and install/unisntall inf's get corrupt (which has happened to me more times then I care to think when making any kind of changes to its associated software) it makes it next to impossible to remove every trace of it and thus preventing any future instances of it from working properly. I was unable to install messenger once due to this fact I had uninstalled but the downloader/installer thought it was still there but there was no trace of it on my hard drive. It took me 5 hours of searching till I found someone who had extracted the MSI package manually and uploaded it.

Had microsoft simply provided the isntallation package themselves it would have saved me a lot of time and make future installations so much simplier. Less clicks, less time, and no garbage.
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19 Feb 2010   #1390
BunBun

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
There is only one feature that I do not like, and that is library. Some features I can take or leave, such as Aero. But overall, I really like Windows 7
I agree. I wish they would provide some functionality to disable libraries completely.
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