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

23 Mar 2010   #1511
Kari

 

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There have been a couple of cases of BIOSs and certain nvidia video drivers that have had contentions with 7 causing improper fan usage when running and/or sleeping. In every case I've seen it was fixed by a BIOS update or video driver update, so not specifically 7's fault. Short of that, I doubt there is much to it. 7 may use a /tiny/ bit more from your graphics card than before but NOTHING like playing a game on it. Nothing at all...

The scenario "I instaled 7 and 3 days later my video card burned out" does not mean 7 burned out your video card. It means that you installed 7 and three days later your video card burned out. Given hundreds of thousands of installs, it's bound to happen to quite a number of people purely by statistical chance.
VERY well said.

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This wa due to faulty nVidia chips, as told here. Some PC manufacturers using this chip on their laptops 'solved' this issue by issuing a BIOS update which basically turned the fan constantly on.

Kari


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27 Mar 2010   #1512
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
"Read-Only" Files and File Details

These things (1, 2) may have been changed in Vista (I have only used Vista for about a total 30 hours).

What annoys me is:

1 - The way Windows 7 handles "Read-Only" Files.
See my post:
"Read-Only" File Attribute

2 - The way Windows 7 stores "File Details" is different to XP.
I added a comment to a picture in Windows 7 and when I was in XP I couldn't see it.
XP allows me to add details to videos but Windows 7 won't ( I could read XP details in Windows 7100 but I can't read them in Windows 7600 ).

3 - The way the "Help" files and error message aren't very useful.
Other posters have mentioned this. The "Help" files seem to be more like reminders for people, who already know what they are trying to do, but have forgotten some detail.

Overall I find Windows 7 to be very easy and enjoyable to use.
I like the way that media playback is "protected", from losing CPU cycles, when you try to perform other tasks (like image editing).
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27 Mar 2010   #1513
cclloyd9785

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

I don't like the fact that it is totally awsome and people that own macs rip on it. I myself own a mac and prefer Windows 7 over Snow Leopard.
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27 Mar 2010   #1514
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
2 - The way Windows 7 stores "File Details" is different to XP.
I added a comment to a picture in Windows 7 and when I was in XP I couldn't see it.
XP allows me to add details to videos but Windows 7 won't ( I could read XP details in Windows 7100 but I can't read them in Windows 7600 ).
I don't know how Windows XP stores those details, but Windows 7 put the details where they belong. In the image's meta data. So not only can Windows Explorer read these details but so can every application that understands the meta data format for any particular image. Windows XP predates this idea of using the image's meta data....for meta data. For Windows XP's method, the data has problems transferring over, as you noticed with 7600 not reading it.
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28 Mar 2010   #1515
WindowsStar

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cclloyd9785 View Post
I don't like the fact that it is totally awsome and people that own macs rip on it. I myself own a mac and prefer Windows 7 over Snow Leopard.
Thank you for admitting that. I have known and know some major MAC users that have to use a Windows 7 machine at work and they bash the Windows 7 machine all the time, until they are around me, they say they love it but would never admit it.

I have worked with many OSes over the years. They are all good in their own way, they all have their own problems. With that said so far I am completely impressed with Windows 7, I think a lot was done right.

Added REP for admitting you like Windows 7 and own a MAC.

Note: I have nothing against MAC and support them.
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28 Mar 2010   #1516
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Several Built-in Formats

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
2 - The way Windows 7 stores "File Details" is different to XP.
I added a comment to a picture in Windows 7 and when I was in XP I couldn't see it.
XP allows me to add details to videos but Windows 7 won't ( I could read XP details in Windows 7100 but I can't read them in Windows 7600 ).
I don't know how Windows XP stores those details, but Windows 7 put the details where they belong. In the image's meta data. So not only can Windows Explorer read these details but so can every application that understands the meta data format for any particular image. Windows XP predates this idea of using the image's meta data....for meta data. For Windows XP's method, the data has problems transferring over, as you noticed with 7600 not reading it.
Hi logicearth

My friend uses ArchLinux on his machine and he "opened" up the "File Details" to see if he could write a script, to transfer the file name to the "Title" section of a picture tag. There seem to be several different formats built-in to the details tag, EXIF, XMP & IPTC.
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28 Mar 2010   #1517
zYx

7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I don't like the "search engine" as it doesn't find me what I want to find. No options whatsoever, just little window to type what I want to find. The majority of time I have some stupid results, including my emails etc... nothing to do with what I was looking for, very annoying.
I don't care how it works, is it indexing or whatever, but XP was always finding me what I wanted. Windows vista and 7 are crap in this.

Maybe there is something else I could do?
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28 Mar 2010   #1518
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zYx View Post
I don't like the "search engine" as it doesn't find me what I want to find. No options whatsoever, just little window to type what I want to find. The majority of time I have some stupid results, including my emails etc... nothing to do with what I was looking for, very annoying.
I don't care how it works, is it indexing or whatever, but XP was always finding me what I wanted. Windows vista and 7 are crap in this.

Maybe there is something else I could do?
Lots of tips in this thread: Is Win 7 Search serious ?
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28 Mar 2010   #1519
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Start Menu or Windows Explorer?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zYx View Post
I don't like the "search engine" as it doesn't find me what I want to find. No options whatsoever, just little window to type what I want to find. The majority of time I have some stupid results, including my emails etc... nothing to do with what I was looking for, very annoying.
I don't care how it works, is it indexing or whatever, but XP was always finding me what I wanted. Windows vista and 7 are crap in this.

Maybe there is something else I could do?
Do you mean the Start Menu Search box or the Windows Explorer Search box?

Here is a link to a video by Ed Bott about Windows 7 Search:
Windows 7 demo: Search tools | Videos on ZDNet

He forgot to mention that you must have indexing turned on, to search in your libraries.
You can still search in the actual location (HDD or Folder) without needing Indexing activated.
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28 Mar 2010   #1520
zYx

7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I mean both, start menu and win explorer. This indexing thing is a joke. The idea is good i suppose, but the use of it...

Thanks anyways for your tips guys, I will definitely look it to this.
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