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

04 Jul 2010   #1761
jp2code

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonM33 View Post
You should really move on from such old games though.
i.e. Spend your money.


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04 Jul 2010   #1762
Topi

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Actually I like almost everything in Windows 7, but maybe startup time could be faster, although I am pleased to my current startup time, but I would like it to be under 10 sec.

Another thing actually doesn't involve Win 7. I just miss Win XP but Windows XP time is over for me, Windows 7 makes things so much easier, for example, homegroup.
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04 Jul 2010   #1763
WindowsStar

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Topi View Post
Actually I like almost everything in Windows 7, but maybe startup time could be faster, although I am pleased to my current startup time, but I would like it to be under 10 sec.

Another thing actually doesn't involve Win 7. I just miss Win XP but Windows XP time is over for me, Windows 7 makes things so much easier, for example, homegroup.
Install a SSD and you will get a much faster boot time.
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04 Jul 2010   #1764
Topi

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
Install a SSD and you will get a much faster boot time.
Actually, I have been thinking SSD a lot, but I am still waiting for them to have more GB and cost less $$
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04 Jul 2010   #1765
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jp2code View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonM33 View Post
You should really move on from such old games though.
i.e. Spend your money.
No, there are a lot of games that are actually free.

Software from Windows 95/98 and MS-DOS days aren't even supported by their developers anymore for those operating systems. Why would you use software like that?
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04 Jul 2010   #1766
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Games & Boot Times

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mistu4u View Post
Windows 7 is very slow.Bitter but very much true..& to me its worst feature is that it does not support all games.....For office related works its very much handy.But compare its speed or compatibilitu feature its runs behind XP......East or West XP is the Best........
Windows 7 is actually very fast, even on older systems.

It does support all games. There's this thing called "Compatibility Mode" that you should try out. Well, there are some old Windows 95/98 games or MS-DOS games that just won't work on it. You should really move on from such old games though.
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jp2code View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonM33 View Post
You should really move on from such old games though.
i.e. Spend your money.
No, there are a lot of games that are actually free.

Software from Windows 95/98 and MS-DOS days aren't even supported by their developers anymore for those operating systems. Why would you use software like that?
I can't play the latest games, because my PC doesn't have enough grunt (CPU & Graphics).

There is more to a good game, than just pretty graphics.
A lot of new games are like new Hollywood pictures; great graphics, garbage story.
A lot of new games seem to be designed for consoles (i.e. they require chaotic button "mashing" for no reason).

If you want to run old games, I suggest you try DOSBox.
It can be a little bit tricky to set up sometimes, but the very first time I tried it, it worked without a hitch.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Topi View Post
Actually I like almost everything in Windows 7, but maybe startup time could be faster, although I am pleased to my current startup time, but I would like it to be under 10 sec.

Another thing actually doesn't involve Win 7. I just miss Win XP but Windows XP time is over for me, Windows 7 makes things so much easier, for example, homegroup.
It only takes about 55 seconds to boot up, on my "piece of junk" PC.
That is about 10 seconds longer than XP.
Unless you are using a laptop, why not just put your PC to sleep instead of shutting it down?


Some of the control interfaces are poorly/strangely designed (i.e. the earlier complaints about the network access/interface).

The Network is a pain to setup, if you have a mixed OS setup.
The XP "Network Wizard" created our connections, in the time it took to click on the various "Next" buttons.

Windows 7 took about an hour of random button clicking, before it mysteriously set itself up.
The Help instructions were useless, they just said to do, what we had been doing anyway.
After basically doing the same thing 6 times in a row, the Network just came on!

Once it was working,I took screenshots of all the relevant settings (screenshots are so handy) and stored them in my personal help files.
I would recommend that everyone do that (experts excepted, of course).


However, when my friend ran Windows 7 in a virtual PC (on his Linux box), it did automatically set itself up first attempt.
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05 Jul 2010   #1767
HellionDarklord

Window 7 Home Premium Dual Boot Ubuntu Linux
 
 

Battlefield 2 does not play on windows 7 64 bit at all even with compatibility mode. I have tried and tried to no avail. I would just use WINE in Linux, but the securerom thing doesn't work in Linux.
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05 Jul 2010   #1768
HellionDarklord

Window 7 Home Premium Dual Boot Ubuntu Linux
 
 

[QUOTE=lehnerus2000;824583][QUOTE=JonM33;824130]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mistu4u View Post

However, when my friend ran Windows 7 in a virtual PC (on his Linux box), it did automatically set itself up first attempt.
Maybe they use a form of virtual PC within a Linux platform to design the network platform? wouldn't that be a trip?
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05 Jul 2010   #1769
TeachersPet

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit
 
 

I dislike the fact that i am unable to view a dll's "Driver revision" in the properties dialog.
XP used to have it in the default properties dialog under the version tab.

Windows7 simply does not allow you to view this. First of all, it doesn't have a "version" tab. The closest we get is "details". There is absolutely no way of selecting and viewing a column called driver revision.

Quite annoying...

I hope i'm simply missing something somewhere, as i now need to run XP on a VM in order to check this with clients...
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05 Jul 2010   #1770
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TeachersPet View Post
I dislike the fact that i am unable to view a dll's "Driver revision" in the properties dialog.
XP used to have it in the default properties dialog under the version tab.

Windows7 simply does not allow you to view this. First of all, it doesn't have a "version" tab. The closest we get is "details". There is absolutely no way of selecting and viewing a column called driver revision.

Quite annoying...

I hope i'm simply missing something somewhere, as i now need to run XP on a VM in order to check this with clients...
Actually, Windows 7 does report version information of EXe and DLL files: IF that file in question contains version information.

The following two screenshots show this (one for "shell32.dll", and the other for one of my own applications).
What don't you like about Windows 7?-versions_info.jpg
"shell32.dll"
Version Info

What don't you like about Windows 7?-versions_info2.jpg
"padweb.exe"
VersionInfo


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