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

14 Oct 2009   #641
sagebrushfire

Windows 7 Ultimate/XP SP3
 
 

I really like it. I've only had a few issues:

I miss being able to have a taskbar full of links that I could pin anywhere. It was a great alternative to a dock.

I can't stand the search function. There are no freaking options, I feel powerless while searching. XPs was demonically slow but at least I knew exactly what I was doing. Maybe I just don't know how to use the search yet, anyone have any tips?

Accessing files on my XP instalation is such a freaking pain. Why isn't there a "I'm the damned Admit so give me full permissions over everything that exists on this stupid harddrive because I OWN It!" button?

I hate feeling like the OS is trying to protect me from myself. Windows 7 has improved that aspect a lot from Vista but I still have some issues. (Then again none are as bad as OSX).


P.S.

Who on earth would want the old start menu? The start menu is the one thing, I think, Windows has ALWAYS vastly improved upon in every version. XP's was 10x better than 98's, Vistas was a lot better than XP's and 7's didn't change a whole lot but it rocks.

Being able to type the name of the program to search for it is so incredibly necessary; I wouldn't want a start menu without it.

EDIT: Just found a new one. When you're setting permissions for a folder with thousands of files and you accidentally hit cancel halfway through, windows is happy to tell you how bad this is and how some of the files won't be accessible. They do not, however, provide an "Are you sure?" box. -_-


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14 Oct 2009   #642
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sagebrushfire View Post
Maybe I just don't know how to use the search yet, anyone have any tips?
If you want to search hidden files and folders you need to tick "show hidden files and folders" under My Computer > Tools > Folder Options > View

Windows XP has that option right on the search form, which is more convenient. Although I always disable hidden files anyways, so it's no big deal. But it does become a bit of a hassle when you maintain multiple user accounts.
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14 Oct 2009   #643
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sagebrushfire View Post
Accessing files on my XP instalation is such a freaking pain. Why isn't there a "I'm the damned Admit so give me full permissions over everything that exists on this stupid harddrive because I OWN It!" button?
It is because of the permission on the files. Everything is governed by ACLs, just because you are the part of the admin group doesn't mean Windows should disregard ACLs.

As for search, maybe: Advanced search techniques - Windows Vista Team Blog - The Windows Blog, or Windows Search Advanced Query Syntax
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14 Oct 2009   #644
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Yeah there's not one button for that but it can be done with a few mouse clicks (although I admit one would need to be an advanced user to even comprehend it).
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14 Oct 2009   #645
sagebrushfire

Windows 7 Ultimate/XP SP3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sagebrushfire View Post
Accessing files on my XP instalation is such a freaking pain. Why isn't there a "I'm the damned Admit so give me full permissions over everything that exists on this stupid harddrive because I OWN It!" button?
It is because of the permission on the files. Everything is governed by ACLs, just because you are the part of the admin group doesn't mean Windows should disregard ACLs.

As for search, maybe: Advanced search techniques - Windows Vista Team Blog - The Windows Blog, or Windows Search Advanced Query Syntax
Ahhh!

Operators changes everything . . . maybe I don't mind the search too much.
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14 Oct 2009   #646
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Carl Forster View Post
My system specs and gripes...

And WIN7 will not even see my RAID and setup why....

And just to cap my Gripes WHERE IS THE "CLASSIC" and usual START as it was in VISTA. not to mention the changed interface???

WIN 7 is a no go for me and my users all have the same problem.

And judging from you comments you will just keep paying MS ...
I am a shareholder. MS pays me.
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14 Oct 2009   #647
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Did you receive your dividend check for this month yet??
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14 Oct 2009   #648
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

There's one thing I can't quite follow.

If you like classic, which you are of course entitled to,
why try a brand new OS?

It's like buying a new car and saying, hey what have you guys done with the radio?
You know, the one with the two buttons?

Sorry sir, we ran out of stock 35 yrs ago.

j/k
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14 Oct 2009   #649
oidicle

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, 7600.20647 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SquonkSC View Post
It's like buying a new car and saying, hey what have you guys done with the radio?
You know, the one with the two buttons?

Sorry sir, we ran out of stock 35 yrs ago.
j/k
Hehe, good point, Moral of the story: We shouldn't complain over simple changes that don't really interfere with the running of the OS(the car will run just fine, even if the radio is missing a button or two)...
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14 Oct 2009   #650
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

The question that has to be addressed here is why did Microsoft remove the Classic options

The answer is that their market research indicated to them that the actual number of systems running the option was of such a level that the additional resources that are required to facilitate this option are below the level that makes this a viable option.

Due to the vast numbers of Windows users the actual number of users may be a relatively large number, and if you are one of these users then the issue may be enough to prevent you from moving to Windows 7.

This is a user's right and is neither right or wrong. What I do see in the real world is that a system administrators personal preferences become the policy for the system they administer - without any real research into the user preferences.

This, I believe, is wrong as the role of the Administrator, when evaluating software, should not be based on personal preferences but on the needs of the business and it's users.
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