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

28 Mar 2010   #1521
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

The issue with search is that it can be a very powerful tool, but the defaults are set to cater for the "average Joe" or "Joe-ess".

For the more advanced user these default settings may be less than ideal, but as there is a full set of customizations, that may be applied, this is less of a real issue.

Of course the fact that the set-up and functionality of search 4.0 is very different from that in XP and even Vista there is a learning curve involved.

I have found that once the customizations are complete and the application is familiar it is a match what is available via 3rd party solutions.

This of course is only my experience and YMMV


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28 Mar 2010   #1522
zYx

7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
The issue with search is that it can be a very powerful tool, but the defaults are set to cater for the "average Joe" or "Joe-ess".

For the more advanced user these default settings may be less than ideal, but as there is a full set of customizations, that may be applied, this is less of a real issue.

Of course the fact that the set-up and functionality of search 4.0 is very different from that in XP and even Vista there is a learning curve involved.

I have found that once the customizations are complete and the application is familiar it is a match what is available via 3rd party solutions.

This of course is only my experience and YMMV
Could you be more specific please? :> I'm happy for tweaks in my registry if necessary

Another annoying thing in win 7 is that when closing system it always asks you if you want to force programs to close. I never manage to cancel it as it disappears quickly and I end up with corrupted opera and outlook 2007 profile. :/
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28 Mar 2010   #1523
googleborg

Windows 7 Home Premium X64
 
 

incompatibility with older programs i guess...i would like to be able to control windows with spoken commands too (i know XP had something like this but it wasn't great, and i never used vista long enough to find out), but that might be asking for too much :P

otherwise windows 7 seems rather good, just can't complain about it :/
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28 Mar 2010   #1524
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zYx View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
The issue with search is that it can be a very powerful tool, but the defaults are set to cater for the "average Joe" or "Joe-ess".

For the more advanced user these default settings may be less than ideal, but as there is a full set of customizations, that may be applied, this is less of a real issue.

Of course the fact that the set-up and functionality of search 4.0 is very different from that in XP and even Vista there is a learning curve involved.

I have found that once the customizations are complete and the application is familiar it is a match what is available via 3rd party solutions.

This of course is only my experience and YMMV
Could you be more specific please? :> I'm happy for tweaks in my registry if necessary

Another annoying thing in win 7 is that when closing system it always asks you if you want to force programs to close. I never manage to cancel it as it disappears quickly and I end up with corrupted opera and outlook 2007 profile. :/
A good place to start would be our own tutorial on the subject ...

Search Options - Change or Restore[2]=File%20Folder%20Settings

The indexing options dialogue has an advanced section that may be used to set exactly what is indexed and thus appears in search results.

There is also this from Microsoft ...

Windows Search: Searchable File Types

iFilters are freely available on the web to add internal file searching to the index for file types that are normally not well supported such as help files PDF Etc.
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28 Mar 2010   #1525
shiloh

windows 7
 
 

Problems -- the worst OS released by windows yet by far. Constant crashes -- can't even FIND large programs (like World of Warcraft) in the programs directory (lucky to find anything on this system -- you even have to figure out how to show the run command). Can't access BIOS -- useless program. They're trying to make this easier for people, but it's becoming harder to use.

I plan to uninstall and go back to XP -- even if I have to wipe my HD clean and start again.
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28 Mar 2010   #1526
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shiloh View Post
Problems -- the worst OS released by windows yet by far. Constant crashes
Only on your computer. Maybe you should find out what has been installed to do that? Driver or incompatible application like an antivirus?

Quote:
Can't access BIOS
Uhh you press F2 (most cases) during the BIOS loading screen to get into BIOS's settings, not from Windows.
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28 Mar 2010   #1527
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shiloh View Post
Problems -- the worst OS released by windows yet by far. Constant crashes -- can't even FIND large programs (like World of Warcraft) in the programs directory (lucky to find anything on this system -- you even have to figure out how to show the run command). Can't access BIOS -- useless program. They're trying to make this easier for people, but it's becoming harder to use.

I plan to uninstall and go back to XP -- even if I have to wipe my HD clean and start again.
Explain, please.
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28 Mar 2010   #1528
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shiloh View Post
Problems -- the worst OS released by windows yet by far. Constant crashes -- can't even FIND large programs (like World of Warcraft) in the programs directory (lucky to find anything on this system -- you even have to figure out how to show the run command). Can't access BIOS -- useless program. They're trying to make this easier for people, but it's becoming harder to use.

I plan to uninstall and go back to XP -- even if I have to wipe my HD clean and start again.
Most crashes happen because of non-working / wrong third party drivers. Are you sure you have correct drivers for your hardware?

By default, Windows 7 x86 installs all programs to C:\Program Files. Windows 7 x64 version installs 64-bit programs to C:\Program Files, and 32-bit programs to C:\Program Files (x86). If the installer uses Windows default install path, it's there. If installer uses other path, it's hardly Windows' fault.

Could you please tell me how do you access your computers BIOS from XP? Entering BIOS is done after POST, when Windows is not yet running, so I fail to see how Windows 7 could possibly make entering BIOS harder?

Kari
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28 Mar 2010   #1529
robwin

windows 7
 
 

Doesn't seem to be a sharp as vista opening up most applications apart from that it's not to bad but I do find vista often sharper and quicker.
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28 Mar 2010   #1530
ACR731

Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robwin View Post
Doesn't seem to be a sharp as vista opening up most applications apart from that it's not to bad but I do find vista often sharper and quicker.
I don't share the same sentiment. In my opinion 7 is much faster than Vista. Check my specs... I have installed XP and all flavors of Vista and 7 on this system and Vista was the worst of the 3 by a large margin.
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