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

19 Jul 2010   #1801
bjproc

Win 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

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A Mail Client for me, i don't want to go down the live route
Thunderbird
the threads about what you don't like about win 7, not other software to add on to it to make it work, like i said in another post.


i've tried TB, didn't like it much, OE/WM was nice and simple, was thinking about upgrading my mums PC to win 7, she's 71 and trying to get her to work another email program would probably be too much for her even when i think it's just a bit too busy/complicated to use


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19 Jul 2010   #1802
drumtrucker

Win 7 HP
 
 

I used to think OE was far better than Outlook and find TB to be very similar, which is why I suggested it, but apparently you knew about it. Good luck finding anything simple (for anything) these days!
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19 Jul 2010   #1803
elsuirad

Windows® 7 Home Basic 64bit, Build 7600
 
 

Most programs running under XP don't run on Windows 7
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19 Jul 2010   #1804
Kari

 

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Most programs running under XP don't run on Windows 7
Simply not true.
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19 Jul 2010   #1805
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

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Most programs running under XP don't run on Windows 7
Bullox!! I have yet to find an XP program that will not "run" under windows 7...
Granted, you may have to run it in compatibility mode, but to make that statement is just plain wrong....
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19 Jul 2010   #1806
Canadagates

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Task Bar

The only problems I ever have are with the task bar. I find that programs get stuck in the task bar sometimes and will not maximize. This is easy to work around but quite frustrating for an otherwise perfect OS (although when you say "good morning computer" it doesn' answer).
gord
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19 Jul 2010   #1807
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

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although when you say "good morning computer" it doesn' answer.
gord
Voice recognition needs to be switched on - it's off by default

Control Panel\Ease of Access\Speech Recognition
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19 Jul 2010   #1808
cbleman

XP Media Edition / Vista /Win 7 Home Premium
 
 

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Only bad thing i can say is it really is not all that different to prev versions of windows .i want new stuff ,,.
Read on McDuff .... Plenty of new "Stuff" in this package, as well as fixes for things that weren't quite right with the older OS. Explore! Push the bounderies! enjoy; But above all, remember.. It's only an Operating System to run programs, to do the things you realy want to do.
Any FOLDER window should (and used to) remember it's size and position when last closed. Windows 7 does not provide this simple and essential feature, big step backwards. Better explained with one solution here:
ShellFolderFix Remembers Window Locations in Windows 7 - How-To Geek
I agree. A lot of great things were stripped out of XP. Some things simply should have stayed. TRAGIC losses. I also agree these losses were a step backwards weather others disagree or not. If it was in the OS, and stripped out for one reason or another, it aught to be brought back if people ask. I have petitioned MS through the feedback link, and beat my head against this wall many times. Sadly, It looks like we will be ignored, and the deleted things will not return. The only thing I can say, is add your voice.

I hear the same things in the field, but the majority don't realy know what to do. MS is deaf to that huge market segment. Apathy though; I believe, is our greatest obsticle. Anyone who realy wanted to take the time to realy research could complain. It's not easy, despite what others say. Apathy, and the fact that the "Complaint Department" is not as widly publicized as the OS. It's very hard to find for the "Avarage Joe".

I also agree that third party software is not the answer.
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19 Jul 2010   #1809
cbleman

XP Media Edition / Vista /Win 7 Home Premium
 
 

Another anoyance: When I resort a folder using the same sort criteria, the ascending/decending order is automaticaly changed, no matter what I have checked. I like telling windows when to re-sort to put the files back in order. I frequently put files/folders at the bottom of a window to make it easier to work, then resort to put them in order. If I wanted the ascending/decending order to change, I would change the sort order myself.

This has been touched on before, but does anyone know if MS plans to add more blank space to the edges of the windows and between the rows to drop files into, and right click on. This has quickly become a major frustration for me. It's easy to loose files/folders into unintended folders. It's also easy to uninintentionaly right click on a file in stead of a blank spot. These things slow me down quite a bit; productivity suffers.
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19 Jul 2010   #1810
smsff7

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by elsuirad View Post
Most programs running under XP don't run on Windows 7
I have yet to see that...although I have a piece of hardware that will never have drivers made for any OS past XP so it dose not work
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