Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


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

10 Oct 2009   #561
cbleman

XP Media Edition / Vista /Win 7 Home Premium
 
 

BTW: I like windows classic because you can see all the Icons, and the program or function you need to find isn't hidden under a layers of cryptic menus.
...and please don't base anything on Vista. For those that say if you don't like it go back to XP..... I did! and so did a very large user group. (I know a lot of them personaly.) If I were not threatened with warranty loss, on my new machine, I would NOT have a Vista machine. I know this is a general statement I advised people not to make, but the specific list is long, and didn't pertain to this forum.
Although Win 7 has the look and feel of Vista, a lot of the major problems I had don't appear to be in Win 7. There are some that claim Win 7 is just a souped up version of Vista. I for one have noticed some major differences, and actualy like the platform itself.
I still have gripes! ...and see where the re-learning curve is steep, but over all..... it seems to be worth the switch.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
10 Oct 2009   #562
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Just one question with regard to your gripe - are you running with show hidden and/or system files - temp files made by the OS are normally hidden except for those created in the actual temp folder(s).

The creation of temporary files when copying/editing files is an historic feature of most OS's, not just windows as it gave a little better security if the system should crash part way through a copy operation. the original file would still be present
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Oct 2009   #563
Juffe

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This applys to XP, Vista and 7 (and Live messenger).

I personally hate everything which is related to remote control, file sharing etc.

Example:
Why isn't Home Group a optional feature? User can donwload it via Windows Update if he/she needs it. I think that only small percent of Windows users uses those sharing features.

Is "file sharing" really the "must be" feature novadays?

And remote control, why default setting is "on"? And who "normal user" needs remote registry service etc?

Arrggh, i always go mad when i even think those sharing features.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

10 Oct 2009   #564
yadielfeliciano

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Juffe View Post
This applys to XP, Vista and 7 (and Live messenger).

I personally hate everything which is related to remote control, file sharing etc.

Example:
Why isn't Home Group a optional feature? User can donwload it via Windows Update if he/she needs it. I think that only small percent of Windows users uses those sharing features.

Is "file sharing" really the "must be" feature novadays?

And remote control, why default setting is "on"? And who "normal user" needs remote registry service etc?

Arrggh, i always go mad when i even think those sharing features.
I love homegroup, 2 computers in my house are running windows 7, and if i need a song, a video, a document i dont have to go to the other computer with a flash drive or send them via windows live messneger, I could just easily go to homegroup drag and drop
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Oct 2009   #565
cbleman

XP Media Edition / Vista /Win 7 Home Premium
 
 

Yes... I do show hidden files. I'm not going to turn it off.... but that explains the temps. Thanks.

uh... you should be able to network, and see all the files on another computer without Home Group. I don't like that either. I feel It's complicated, should not be manditory, and the "Security Risks" it claims to solve aren't worth the PITA
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Oct 2009   #566
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cbleman View Post
Yes... I do show hidden files. I'm not going to turn it off....
Please do not misunderstand me. What you do with your computer and how you setup your Windows is not my business.

I'm just wondering why?

Kari
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Oct 2009   #567
demotion

 
 

no windows mail.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Oct 2009   #568
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

The thing with Homegroups and the other "hand-holding" technologies is that they are not aimed at the user like yourself that is advanced, (the very fact that you are using Windows 7 before release places you way above the vast majority of home users ).

For the average home user that thinks of a computer as a glorified games console or clever TV, homegroup is a lot easier that anything that went before.

If you look at the range of markets that Microsoft sells operating systems, the enthusiast and professional user which make up the vast majority of members here at the moment are a small group.

I have found Homegroups easy to use and they work fine for the type of user they are aimed at.

One thing that I have not tried yet is to set the network type to Work rather than Home - this will I think remove the homegroup option, but I am not sure if it will allow the use of workgroups or insist on domain membership, may be an option to check out if the homegroup is really that annoying to you
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Oct 2009   #569
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Nigel

changing from homegrup to workgroup doesn't require domain membership. workgroups work just fine and are reversible.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Oct 2009   #570
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi Ken,

I know this and of course you can use the two technologies together, (and need to if you have to connect to Vista or XP), what I have found is a lot of people trying to remove the homegroup entry in the Explorer directory pane, Setting to a work network may, if I understand things, solve this particular issue
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Closed Thread

 What don't you like about Windows 7?




Thread Tools



Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:28.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App