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

20 Feb 2010   #1401
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rdcress View Post
I really hate the bs about "can't modify this folder," "can't copy this file," "must have administrative rights..." I've given myself administrative rights (after all it's my damn computer!) and yet every time I try to copy certain zip, pdf, and doc files from my old computer I get the same crap about needing permission with no way to do so.

I miss the good old days when your computer belonged to you and it wasn't trying to be a nanny.

I've done everything I can find to give myself permission but it still gives me the same old issue.
Because your old computer is a set of different users and different permissions. The easiest way to solve this problem is on the folder that contains all your old data. Set owner as Everyone and propagate it down the tree. Add Everyone in the permissions with "Full Control" propagating that down the tree.


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20 Feb 2010   #1402
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Humm, not much to say about the OS...But one thing is the "Windows Anytime Upgrade" option in control panel that pin in my head, it is of course far less expensive way than buying the full box but you'll never be able to install on another computer if you decide that express way! In nine years owned three laptops and i start to think three years is the average...

Oh forgot...I have disable windows search to prefer the old indexing sytem. I can't bear it, but i do consider it is not part of the OS as it was already optionnal for XP.
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20 Feb 2010   #1403
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

It's been over 6 months since the RTM build was compiled, and I still have no complaints. First time I could say that about a Windows OS before the release of a service pack.
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20 Feb 2010   #1404
DevourDarkness

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

I like everything neat and tidy and windows 7 wont let me reorder icons in folders
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21 Feb 2010   #1405
BunBun

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garysgold View Post

doesn't work. When you go to certain browsing dialog windows (such as the one you use to upload attachments to posts on this forum) the libraries still shows up in the navigation pain.
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21 Feb 2010   #1406
Rdcress

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 
Thanks I'll try that

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rdcress View Post
I really hate the bs about "can't modify this folder," "can't copy this file," "must have administrative rights..." I've given myself administrative rights (after all it's my damn computer!) and yet every time I try to copy certain zip, pdf, and doc files from my old computer I get the same crap about needing permission with no way to do so.

I miss the good old days when your computer belonged to you and it wasn't trying to be a nanny.

I've done everything I can find to give myself permission but it still gives me the same old issue.
Because your old computer is a set of different users and different permissions. The easiest way to solve this problem is on the folder that contains all your old data. Set owner as Everyone and propagate it down the tree. Add Everyone in the permissions with "Full Control" propagating that down the tree.
Thanks, I'll try that.
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24 Feb 2010   #1407
cbleman

XP Media Edition / Vista /Win 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mitsubishiman View Post
I want to remove the “Libraries” function altogether, which I have made my new goal in life- because I absolutely hate it and if I cannot get rid of it I will uninstall W7 and purchase a copy of XP Pro, because unlike most PC users the only thing I use my C:\ for is the OS and the programs (which are backed up elsewhere) and a format of the HD and a new installation with programs is only about a 4 hour process and I have wasted much more than that on W7, I have been using Windows OS Systems daily since 1993, and I was around for the Windows ME disaster and the Vista disaster, the real problem I have is; M$ has not learned from those fiascos or listened to the dedicated users as to their workflow, instead they insist on trying to save face on the previous disaster when in fact they have created problems where they did not exist in the first place.
Well said. I'll probably catch a lot of flack, but I agree. Not only new problems and irritations, but a lot of the things I positively hated in Vista, are still problems for me in Win 7. There ARE many things I like, but I still beleve it has that Silk Purse/Sows Ear thing going for it.

As for MS not listening; I, as part of a user group, lobbying for the RETURN of certain menus/options/functionality, often feel ignored.

Apathy - You get what you ask for.
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24 Feb 2010   #1408
cbleman

XP Media Edition / Vista /Win 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BunBun View Post
I am glad you like them. I can see the merit to them and know people who love the idea. However for the way I run my home network I find them useless and would rather they be gone completely. Not everyone uses their computer the same.
Keep the Libraries for those that love them, but make it easy to get rid of them completely. I too can see their merits, but like BunBun, they don't fit the way I use windows. As security threats go, anything that searches across drives and directories to put a list of all my files in one place rates pretty serious.

I'd like to rid myself of indexing too! Not just turn it off. Killing it completely I fear, seems impossible!
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24 Feb 2010   #1409
pezzonovante

Windows 7 RTM x86
 
 

The indexing feature is awesome. It enables the user to search for files anywhere in the computer within a fraction of a second. Libraries are a wonderful feature too. They make file-management much easier than before. So, Microsoft FTW.
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24 Feb 2010   #1410
North Antri

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I really don't know!
Well, maybe that some older programs need to be run as an administrator on 64-bits (I can live with that)
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