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

01 Aug 2009   #191
Antonvn

Windows XP SP3
 
 

Hey does someone know how to get Windows XP (WHQL) drivers working in windows 7? I am currently running a GF4mx (pci) in my C2D system (3.8 ghz, 2GB ram) and I tried to install the latest driver (93.71) for my videocard. At first the driver doesn't recognize the OS, then windows pops up saying it can use backwards compatibility. It installs alright, but as soon as I launch a 3d-app or want to have the system benchmarked I get a BSOD (talking about the nvidia driver). I think there will be lots of people with these kinds of problems with no updated drivers available.


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01 Aug 2009   #192
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

First, I think you should have posted this here or here. This thread is more about, like the name says, what people don`t like about Windows 7.

Googling your GF4mx tells me you may have to replace the card. It had already known issues with Vista. Release notes for this card tell the latest drivers are for XP / Server 2003 or earlier Windows.

In my opinion there´s not so much you can do. My recommendation is to get a new card. Please remember this is only my opinion; if you post your question under category "Graphic cards" you may get some other advice.

Kari
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01 Aug 2009   #193
win7noob

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joschw View Post
How come, so many Windows users wanted "downgrade" from Vista to XP? Users, which really work with the OS, not users who have no clue about Windows Explorer at all. So many users, that MS had to admit! And now I read MS will stop Vista 2012. And I cannot see much difference in between Vista's and W7's Windows Explorer. Is MS shoveling their own grave?
with the exception of some early driver issues, many people downgraded because they were Mojaved/mind controlled.

but windows explorer in vista/win7 does suck. why the hell did they remove the bar of icons (delete, cut, copy, paste) at the top? i use QTTabBar to get them back in vista..but it doesn't work for win7 yet. i also don't like the way explorer changes its view setting. i know registry hacks to stop that "feature" though.
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02 Aug 2009   #194
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

I like to enhance the right click context menu of W7 explorer by using the FREE (and compatible w. W7) Ultimate Windows Tweaker v2 which allows you to easily add (or later remove) among other things, the following items to the explorer right click context menu: "Copy to Folder," "Move to Folder," and "Take Ownership." Very useful and restores some easy functionality to Win 7 explorer file operations.

And one doesn't even have to install the app. It runs as a portable .exe.
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02 Aug 2009   #195
Dogz

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dinesh View Post
compatibility with some old programs that worked fine with xp.
I dont say that its windows 7 fault as the developer of the old software have not updated their products to work with win 7.
Look if it dosen't work use the combatilbilty trouble shooter.
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07 Aug 2009   #196
anc3s

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 
Removal of API's

Windows 7 along with Vista removed a few old API's that let some of my little explorer plugins work well with it. Aside from that the usual gripes about undocumented API's on microsoft's part and the way they made certain "features" immutable.
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07 Aug 2009   #197
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

The only problems I've had have been software related (and very few of those) and that's not the OS's fault it's the software (in this case Sony Ericsson) I don't like the new network icon. I like the old one where u could see it flashing (you could tell if you had a network problem). Having said that, I've suffered no network (or any other problems) with win7. I can say that it is THE best OS I have used (and the first one I have ever paid for)
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07 Aug 2009   #198
EarlZ

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RTM
 
 

I dislike the aero animation when a window opens to full screen or closes since it feels like its choppy or trying to "snap to" and i dislike this irritating bug that says folder in use. other than that its the best OS there is.
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11 Aug 2009   #199
Neo81

 

Not sure if it's just me, but I seem to have troubles getting processes to end going through task manager (ie. WMP 11, IE8, third party prog's).

Other than that, I'm enjoying W7 so far.
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13 Aug 2009   #200
joschw

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antonvn View Post
Hey does someone know how to get Windows XP (WHQL) drivers working in windows 7? I am currently running a GF4mx (pci) in my C2D system (3.8 ghz, 2GB ram) and I tried to install the latest driver (93.71) for my videocard. At first the driver doesn't recognize the OS, then windows pops up saying it can use backwards compatibility. It installs alright, but as soon as I launch a 3d-app or want to have the system benchmarked I get a BSOD (talking about the nvidia driver). I think there will be lots of people with these kinds of problems with no updated drivers available.
Guess there is a reason why a driver is written for a certain OS.
I would just wait until Windows 7 is on the market.
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