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

15 Aug 2009   #201
Antonvn

Windows XP SP3
 
 

Hey guys I've just tried installing forceware 72.14 and somehow it works for my GF 4mx (pci).


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15 Aug 2009   #202
laconic

xp
 
 

Howdy All.

I mostly like Win 7 and have already decided that I'm only leaving my XP partition alive just in case I need it. I imagine that virutalization in Win7 will eventually provide me with a work around for most situations.

I recently discovered I could pin a document or folder to an application by dragging with right mouse to the app in the taskbar. A very nice feature.

I don't like being too positive as it goes against my nature :-) So my favorite little gripes so far are:

I really miss the classic start menu. I just like having a browse of my available programs and this is a little more work with Win7. At work I don't mind using the search function of the start menu but at home I usually have a coffee or a beer in one of my hands.

For the same reason I miss the "cut, copy, delete" buttons I could put on explorer's toolbar. It isn't THAT much more work but laziness is something of an art form to me.

I haven't found a way to decrease the spacing between desktop icons yet. I'm sure it can be done but it isn't that big a deal to me.

Using a tip on this site i managed to bring my quicklaunch toolbar to life. I'll use it in combination with the new taskbar/startmenu features and see if quicklaunch eventually becomes redundant.

Apart from all that, I think Win7 is just bloody amazing.

Thanks for all the great information on this site.
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15 Aug 2009   #203
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by laconic View Post
...I haven't found a way to decrease the spacing between desktop icons yet. I'm sure it can be done but it isn't that big a deal to me...
Right click desktop
Personalization
Window Color
You should recognize the screen
Icon Spacing
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15 Aug 2009   #204
laconic

xp
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Right click desktop
Personalization
Window Color
You should recognize the screen
Icon Spacing
Doh! Too obvious for me :-) Thanks for that.
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15 Aug 2009   #205
lostsoul777

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I don`t like RAM consumption, 30% at startup (no programs loaded)
600Mb of 2000mb.
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15 Aug 2009   #206
Antman

 

Antman bites tongue. Film at 11.


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16 Aug 2009   #207
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lostsoul777 View Post
I don`t like RAM consumption, 30% at startup (no programs loaded)
600Mb of 2000mb.
Oh jeez...not this again. If you look at task manager, and you look at cached ram and available RAM...what do you see. If these make up a majority of your RAM....you are good.

Newer versions of Windows cache frequently used applications into RAM so that they start faster when you click on them. It does this behind the scenes without impacting performance. In the event that you launch a program which needs some of this RAM, it will just write over the the top of that cached RAM making it immediately available.

Windows isn't the only OS doing this...Unix/Linux have been doing it for many years.

Personally, if you have 2GB of RAM...why would you want most of it free? Would you buy a 2TB hard drive and then only use 100MB of it and revell in the fact that you had 1.9TB free???
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16 Aug 2009   #208
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Oh jeez...not this again. If you look at task manager, and you look at cached ram and available RAM...what do you see. If these make up a majority of your RAM....you are good.
Right. +1
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16 Aug 2009   #209
Zer0K3wL

windows 7 sp1 x64
 
 

the 59 hz issues.
i just cant stand not having 1 working refreshrate when games still stuborn try change refresh rate.
it takes 1 to long.
and 2 crashes my media player each time going ingame destroy's whole purpose off having dual screen setup for me.
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16 Aug 2009   #210
spazzie

Windows XP Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Right. +1
Dead Wrong, buddy. Windows 7 was caching a wasteful 2Gb of precious RAM and as a consequence ALT-TAB between my foreground applications was sluggish. Not to mention operation of my foreground applications such as Opera, Explorer, Notepad and Outlook. Free physical RAM hovered at around 154Mb ;-(

I noted nvscpapisvr.exe was consuming 300Mb+ of RAM and thanks to Rafael from WithinWindows I've disabled yet another service (this time NVIDIA's stereoscopic 3D service) which has a massive memory leak and according to NVIDIA this will be fixed in the next driver release.

I rebooted Windows 7 and now have a continual 2Gb of free RAM at *my* NOT *microsoft's* disposal and my foreground application and PC responsiveness in general is equal to that of XP.

Here's the new memory mantra for smart PC users:

RAM filled with rarely used Cached programs is wasted RAM.

2Gb of free RAM available for foreground and OS processes is BEST USE of RAM.

Adhere to the above and you will note a vastly more responsive OS to the *user* as a consequence.

I always wondered why Vista / Windows 7 continually felt like it was being "weighed down" and all the caching is the reason.
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