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

08 Jun 2010   #1691
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oddjob007 View Post
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With XP Pro, I was able to set up multiple languages through the language bar, with no issues. I'm now faced with having to buy a far more expensive OS version to do the same thing I was able to do natively in XP, and frankly I'm now considering my options.

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In today's global environment, multiple language support is becoming less and less of a luxury, and more of a necessity. This really has me irritated, and I'm simply not going to pay for Win 7 ultimate for ONLY MUI.

Am I alone in this?
Oddjob, welcome to the Seven Forums.

If you want to change your Windows completely to another language, you need to install a language pack. Language packs are optional, free updates to Ultimate and Enterprise editions. This post of mine from earlier today tells you more.

If you just want to use another input language, go to Control Panel > Region and language, click Keyboards and Languages tab and install any keyboard layout you need. Just click the Add button and choose layouts you need:

What don't you like about Windows 7?-langbar5.png

After that, you have the language button on Windows Taskbar. Clicking the language button let's you choose input language or open the language bar:

What don't you like about Windows 7?-langbar6.png What don't you like about Windows 7?-langbar9.png

Input language can be changed in all Windows 7 editions. A more extensive tutorial on this subject is here: Keyboard Input Language - Add or Remove.

Notice: if you want to use non-latin based input languages, you need a so called IME layout. Read these posts to learn more about IME layouts and installing them:
Cannot input foreign language
https://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...tml#post769853

Kari




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08 Jun 2010   #1692
Blah

Win7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I can't play Rodent's Revenge on it =(

Although I think that's because I have a 64-bit OS, not because it's Windows 7
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08 Jun 2010   #1693
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Anyway, shouldn't this thread be a sticky? Certainly seems popular (bad for Windows 7 )
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08 Jun 2010   #1694
beastlyblu

Windows 7
 
 
Nothing

Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm... nothing. Well, I just hate my vid card.
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08 Jun 2010   #1695
oddjob007

Win 7 Pro
 
 

Well! Now I feel like a noob! Thank you for that, and I will be ridding myself of that wretched Vista on the laptop. I was stuck on the MUI, when I really didn't need it. My wife is Ukrainian, and corresponds with many folks back home, so having Russian and Ukrainian input languages is all she needed.

Thank you!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oddjob007 View Post
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With XP Pro, I was able to set up multiple languages through the language bar, with no issues. I'm now faced with having to buy a far more expensive OS version to do the same thing I was able to do natively in XP, and frankly I'm now considering my options.

...

In today's global environment, multiple language support is becoming less and less of a luxury, and more of a necessity. This really has me irritated, and I'm simply not going to pay for Win 7 ultimate for ONLY MUI.

Am I alone in this?
Oddjob, welcome to the Seven Forums.

If you want to change your Windows completely to another language, you need to install a language pack. Language packs are optional, free updates to Ultimate and Enterprise editions. This post of mine from earlier today tells you more.

If you just want to use another input language, go to Control Panel > Region and language, click Keyboards and Languages tab and install any keyboard layout you need. Just click the Add button and choose layouts you need:

Attachment 77471

After that, you have the language button on Windows Taskbar. Clicking the language button let's you choose input language or open the language bar:

Attachment 77469 Attachment 77470

Input language can be changed in all Windows 7 editions. A more extensive tutorial on this subject is here: Keyboard Input Language - Add or Remove.

Notice: if you want to use non-latin based input languages, you need a so called IME layout. Read these posts to learn more about IME layouts and installing them:
Cannot input foreign language
https://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...tml#post769853

Kari
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08 Jun 2010   #1696
Kari

 

Nice to be able to help you solve the issue, Oddjob. Happy computing!
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08 Jun 2010   #1697
FerchogtX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

I guess that my only complains in Windows 7 will be that:
  • I cannot longer monitor my network activity visually (the leds on the PC Icon) That also aplies to WiFi icon.
  • When using small icons in Start Menu, if you unmark unneded items (such as default programs shrtcut or Printers and devices) the Start Menu won't decrease it's size...
  • The Information section in windows explorer does not always show what you need, for example, full size of the folder if you don't select any element, also, when in normal sized windows, the information is truncated and you can never see the full info...
  • When you have more or less 15 - 20 minutes using the PC, the hard drive starts to get activity, many services activate, and then shut down themselves... they are services related to windows itself as far as I monitor in task managger and services pane... but is a bit anoying and sometimes take memory (not that much, but I'm a memory maniac).
  • Basic Interface (non-Aero) slows down some stuff, like window animations (minimize, maximize) and some screensavers doesn't look good on it (Bubbles is a great example) It seems that this interface has issues with video aceleration and/or CPU handling... pretty weird bug btw...
May not be the correct place, but if you experience slow boot time in W7, try this option in the image. In msconfig (System configuration) go to the tab "Boot" and click andvanced options button, in there, select the number of cores that your processor have (may have more than 2, here I got a dual core, so 2 is the max I got) This works quite good and boot time decreases a lot. This only aply to multicore CPU's (sorry, the pic is in spanish due to my native language setting XD)

See ya!!

EDIT: I found a way to use small icons, I'm just stupidly blind XD
EDIT2: Found another thing that I don't liked XD


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08 Jun 2010   #1698
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FerchogtX View Post
When you have more or less 15 - 20 minutes using the PC, the hard drive starts to get activity, many services activate, and then shut down themselves... they are services related to windows itself as far as I monitor in task managger and services pane... but is a bit anoying and sometimes take memory (not that much, but I'm a memory maniac).
You should break that habit. This is not Windows XP and memory is not managed the same way. Windows 7 knows how to manage memory, leave it alone.

Quote:
Basic Interface (non-Aero) slows down some stuff, like window animations (minimize, maximize) and some screensavers doesn't look good on it (Bubbles is a great example) It seems that this interface has issues with video aceleration and/or CPU handling... pretty weird bug btw...
Aero Basic....if your computer can handle Aero you should not be using Aero Basic at all. Aero Basic is CPU only it get zero GPU acceleration while most of Aero is done on the GPU.

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May not be the correct place, but if you experience slow boot time in W7, try this option in the image. In msconfig (System configuration) go to the tab "Boot" and click andvanced options button, in there, select the number of cores that your processor have (may have more than 2, here I got a dual core, so 2 is the max I got) This works quite good and boot time decreases a lot. This only aply to multicore CPU's (sorry, the pic is in spanish due to my native language setting XD)
Don't bother doing this. It does absolutely nothing. And never has. Its like telling a car it has four wheels. Changing this setting does not help your boot time. Windows is smart enough to cache everything from the previous boot and that is how you get a shorter boot time.
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09 Jun 2010   #1699
WindowsStar

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FerchogtX View Post
May not be the correct place, but if you experience slow boot time in W7, try this option in the image. In msconfig (System configuration) go to the tab "Boot" and click andvanced options button, in there, select the number of cores that your processor have (may have more than 2, here I got a dual core, so 2 is the max I got) This works quite good and boot time decreases a lot. This only aply to multicore CPU's (sorry, the pic is in spanish due to my native language setting XD)
This is only used for TESTING and has nothing to do with performance. Leave the settings set to default. There are Threads on this here at SevenForums if you wish to read more on it. I don't have the link handy but can be searched.
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09 Jun 2010   #1700
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FerchogtX View Post
I guess that my only complains in Windows 7 will be that:
  • I cannot longer monitor my network activity visually (the leds on the PC Icon) That also aplies to WiFi icon.
  • When using small icons in Start Menu, if you unmark unneded items (such as default programs shrtcut or Printers and devices) the Start Menu won't decrease it's size...
  • The Information section in windows explorer does not always show what you need, for example, full size of the folder if you don't select any element, also, when in normal sized windows, the information is truncated and you can never see the full info...
  • When you have more or less 15 - 20 minutes using the PC, the hard drive starts to get activity, many services activate, and then shut down themselves... they are services related to windows itself as far as I monitor in task managger and services pane... but is a bit anoying and sometimes take memory (not that much, but I'm a memory maniac).
  • Basic Interface (non-Aero) slows down some stuff, like window animations (minimize, maximize) and some screensavers doesn't look good on it (Bubbles is a great example) It seems that this interface has issues with video aceleration and/or CPU handling... pretty weird bug btw...
May not be the correct place, but if you experience slow boot time in W7, try this option in the image. In msconfig (System configuration) go to the tab "Boot" and click andvanced options button, in there, select the number of cores that your processor have (may have more than 2, here I got a dual core, so 2 is the max I got) This works quite good and boot time decreases a lot. This only aply to multicore CPU's (sorry, the pic is in spanish due to my native language setting XD)

See ya!!

EDIT: I found a way to use small icons, I'm just stupidly blind XD
EDIT2: Found another thing that I don't liked XD
Bottom line - Windows 7 handles memory very well. This is not XP or even Vista. There is nothing you can do and no third party software that can improve Win 7's memory management. At best, these efforts will do nothing; at worst, they will actually slow your system down. Forget everything you learned about memory and the registry in XP. It does not apply to Win 7.
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