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

08 Jul 2010   #1781
WindowsStar

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

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Our Network Administrator is on a power trip, I think. Isn't that typical of Network Administrators, though? They feel they must control everything, right?

Ok this one just really pisses me off. Obviously you are not an IT person nor do you have to maintain many computer systems. We (Network Administrator, Security Administrators, Network Engineers, System Engineers, or any of the IT support staff are NOT on a POWER TRIP!!)

We have to lock everything down to keep uneducated (I am being polite) users from messing computer systems up. We have to lock everything down because many people have the idea in their head that their work computer can be used to experiment on and if it crashes or breaks “oh well we have an IT department to fix it, at least I did not try that on my home computer”. Users figure if a software works at home it will function at work so let’s load that P2P software and have some fun. Come on quit being so ignorant. We have to lock the computers down so the computers work and users can get the work that needs to be done without issues. Installing software as in P2P does not have ANYTHING to do with work, nor does it help in anyway. The other downside to this is that it takes up network bandwidth and makes other legitimate users suffer trying to get work done. If end users would just get it through their head that a work computer is: 1) for work only, 2) it is NOT their computer but owned by the company, 3) installing some software that you use at home will not necessarily function on your work computer nor will it improve your efficiency to get work done, 4) your computer at work and your computer at home have ABSOLUTELY nothing in common accept they may both be running Windows 7. The better off everyone would be.

We ran some statics to prove locking users out of settings and installing software etc. Does many things: 1) in the long run makes the end user much happier because their computer is always working and they never have to contact IT for repairs. 2) management is much happier because their employees are working 3) support calls to IT went down an amazing 89.4%!!!! 4) it gives the IT staff a small amount of their life back so they can see their spouse, kids, and maybe take a vacation because they are NOT at work fixing 10,000 stupid user problems. – Enough said!
Well said!
Thank you.


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09 Jul 2010   #1782
madtownidiot

 

ditto
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09 Jul 2010   #1783
oaksong

Windows 7
 
 
It's mucking up all of a sudden

After the screen goes black, when it's been sitting for awhile (I have a Dell laptop) I swipe my finger across the mouse pad and wait a bit and if the machine doesn't revive I tap the power button to get it out of hibernation. Starting about two days ago that quit working. I can tell the machine is on, but it won't wake up, so I have to hold down the power button and count to ten. Now I've got applications that are freezing, randomly. Winamp just froze for no apparent reason and I'm going to have to reboot to clear it from the system. Task manager is unable to remove the dead app. What's worse is that it's on the screen but not in the applications list, although it's still in the process list.
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09 Jul 2010   #1784
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Yeah that's pretty common when apps die before the UI threads are up or after the UI threads are closed but the app is not completely out of memory (One thread or dll is locked up and still hung)

Completely random behavior like that, especially deadlocked apps or OS with no bluescreen or reboot is possibly caused by memory issues. Possibly the motherboard itself if not a memory module specifically. Could be other things but is seems like most of the time it's hardware that's having a problem.
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11 Jul 2010   #1785
drumtrucker

Win 7 HP
 
 

Hate to rain on 'can't think of anything' parade, but...
2 things I HATE.
1. Folder windows (unlike program windows) do not remember their size and position
2. While I love pinning program icons to taskbar, I hate that when more than one window open under one and you right click on icon, there is no MINIMIZE ALL choice.

oops, I only read the first page before I posted this, I am sure there must be some negative stuff in these 179 pages besides my contribution, but doubt I'll have time to read through this massive thread.
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12 Jul 2010   #1786
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
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Hate to rain on 'can't think of anything' parade, but...
2 things I HATE.
1. Folder windows (unlike program windows) do not remember their size and position
2. While I love pinning program icons to taskbar, I hate that when more than one window open under one and you right click on icon, there is no MINIMIZE ALL choice.

oops, I only read the first page before I posted this, I am sure there must be some negative stuff in these 179 pages besides my contribution, but doubt I'll have time to read through this massive thread.
Have you set Windows Explorer to "Run: Maximised"?

What don't you like about Windows 7?-windows-explorer-properties.png

I have my windows set to maximised and most of the time they open full screen (sometimes they don't).
I also maximised my windows, before I saved the "view" template (I don't know if that makes a difference).

You can click on the "Show desktop" button (far right of the Task bar) to hide all the windows.
You can also press the "Windows logo key + D".
I'm not sure if that was what you meant or not.


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12 Jul 2010   #1787
GreatPurpleRobe

 

Oh, nothing much. Some of the HP printers haven't upgraded their drivers yet. We monitor the web sites, and download new drivers as they arrive. --JB


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I'm a dyed-in-the-wool Mac user, and I've upgraded to Win 7 on my work computer. I have to say, I don't find much wrong with the OS. (I know, all my Mac friends just gasped in amazement!).

We are having problems with print driver compatibility, but that's the printer manufacturers' issue, not MS's. --JB
JB, welcome to the Seven Forums.

May I ask which printer driver is causing problems?

Kari
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12 Jul 2010   #1788
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I'm in that same boat. I think HP wants to sell new printers instead of making our older ones compatible with Win 7.
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12 Jul 2010   #1789
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

HP screwed their customer with the move to Win2k, XP and Vista. I wouldn't expect W7 to be any different.

I had a 6 month old HP printer that they would not upgrade the drivers for once.

Never bought from them again and it looks like they are no better today than they were 10 years ago.
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12 Jul 2010   #1790
kookster

Windows 7 64-bit Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

1. I dont like that some of the new features are not easily customizable, IE the tab in folders, thats why I created a tut to get rid of it I hated it so much.
2. You dont have as much control as you used to over folders. I miss the days when you said to delete something it would unless it was in use. If you wanted to delete a program without running uninstall you could!
3. Bloated, I remember the days when the operating system wasnt over 100mb, so 2 gigs are you serious? (Dont get me started on games)

Other than those I love it. I just really hate the lack of easy customization, that always really drives me up the wall.
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