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

30 Aug 2009   #331
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cbleman View Post
Must be part of the Office package I installed.
I know its part of MS Office 2010 Tech Preview.


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30 Aug 2009   #332
antt

Windows 7 build 7100 x86
 
 

Alot of the things in the control panel were renamed because they didn't make sense anymore. 'Add/Remove Programs' was renamed to 'Programs and Features' because no-one adds programs through that dialog anymore. It was a relic from before XP, and they changed it to reflect that in the new version.
Actually that's the most notable example of shifting. All the others have pretty much stayed the same.. Sound > Sound, Folder Options > Folder Options. A lot of it was changed just to reflect how the operating system works now. You don't need 'Add Hardware' anymore, it's automatic.
But you are true....this is about what you dislike about it.

I dislike that a picture can look awesome as my logon background, but when set as my desktop background it looks rubbish!
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30 Aug 2009   #333
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cbleman View Post
Memory.. Win 7 uses more memory to run, and it does not release memory for background processes that are still running.
Actually it does, it does it very well too. First thing to go is the cache, then low priority applications (background processes, sleeping processes). It will either overwrite or page out depending on the nature of the process. Cache for example is just overwritten. Depending on your computer and how much the hardware reserve portions of your RAM Windows will free up as much RAM as it can to let your current resource hungry application in.

It is really tiring talking about the same thing as we did with Vista. Neither Windows 7 or Vista are "resource hogs", just mis-informed people.

@cbleman, Just stick with Windows XP then for the rest of your computing life if you are unable to adapt to change. Nothing is going to go backwards for you. Things are the way they are and they are no going to go back. So either just stick with XP or move on and re-learn.
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30 Aug 2009   #334
Sven

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't like that the library icons don't make use of miniimage in it as in XP. F.i. the Music-library, I used to have the CD-cover as icon for that album, but not all I got is a big yellow ugly folder wrapped around my miniimage.
See example here : http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/5963/udklipd.jpg

I miss Outlook Express, Windows mail and Windows live mail has this bad behaivour, that they store EVERY single email as it's own file, making the email-hd fragmented quite fast. OE did make some sort of database over it, at then it was onle very few files to backup, now it is a lot. Howcome that it is so difficult for Microsoft to handle emails i a crompressed databae? You would think they could use the engine from Access?

I don't like, that I can't put the Win7 orb _anywhere_ on the taskbar I want. It is much smaller than the old START-button in XP, and it is still placed all the way out to the left.
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30 Aug 2009   #335
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sven View Post
I don't like that the library icons don't make use of miniimage in it as in XP. F.i. the Music-library, I used to have the CD-cover as icon for that album, but not all I got is a big yellow ugly folder wrapped around my miniimage.
Change the Arrangement to "Album" or "Artist" or how ever it is said in your language. You'll just get pretty pictures.

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I miss Outlook Express, Windows mail and Windows live mail has this bad behaivour, that they store EVERY single email as it's own file, making the email-hd fragmented quite fast. OE did make some sort of database over it, at then it was onle very few files to backup, now it is a lot. Howcome that it is so difficult for Microsoft to handle emails i a crompres
They did that for a reason. That one large file you were talking about was easy to corrupt losing ever message you ever got. Multiple files do not have the fragmentation problem as a single growing-larger files does.
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30 Aug 2009   #336
lordofbahamut

windows 7
 
 

The only thing I dont like windows 7 atm is the failing network. Without that, I would ditch my vista long time ago ... Still cant fix it
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30 Aug 2009   #337
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

Win 7 network connections works great for me. Much better than other versions of Windows.
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30 Aug 2009   #338
lordofbahamut

windows 7
 
 

You must be lucky then, Its not only me who has this problem but quite a number of people on this forum have it too. I wonder when It gonna be fix?
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30 Aug 2009   #339
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Networking works great if you set it up as as work network, NOT HomeNetwork

" Doc "


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30 Aug 2009   #340
ben07

Windows 7 Pro x64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Networking works great if you set it up as as work network, NOT HomeNetwork

" Doc "
Tell me about it, I have 2 PC both running W7, however only PC1 has full access to PC2 and whenever I tired to access PC1 from PC2, I got "you don't have permission......blah blah...". I'm the only Admin on both PC, what you mean I don't have permissions...?

Sharing under Network/WorkGroup is much easier, I just right click - Advance Sharing and allow All users, that's it!

It's confusing, homegroup needs to belong to Workgroup before one can share....
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