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

18 Oct 2009   #701
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by djfirestorm View Post
Aside, I really really need MS to allow a classic mode for networking, so that we can access the network settings like in XP. This automated Home center just p$$$ me off because I need it to be completely manually controlled for my work! I have to keep disabling and re-enabling the nic for it to reset properly. I know it can be done through the monotonous process, but I can't afford the time wasted in that slow a$$ networking center!
Use Work instead of Home for the networking type. On the right side of the network name, Connections is a link to open that adapter's status, then you can open the advance properties there with the properties button.


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18 Oct 2009   #702
Jpeg9999

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by djfirestorm View Post
LOL you do realize most BSOD's are caused by either faulty memory chips, or simply memory that is not best suited for your motherboard right?
Sorry I can't agree with you on this one. 80% of all the BSOD's I've encountered were driver compatibility or software related and NOT hardware (over the past 10 years as a PC tech). Tho still not necessarily a fault of the OS. BSOD is just an error message, albeit an ugly, malformed and/or twisted one.

I have yet to see a BSOD from Windows 7
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18 Oct 2009   #703
sagebrushfire

Windows 7 Ultimate/XP SP3
 
 

Hmmm

The only BSOD I've EVER seen in 13 years of using windows (95, 98, 2000, XP, Vista & 7) was because of a mouse driver that was not compatible with SP2 for XP. When the mouse was plugged in there was a BSOD if the driver was installed after SP2. If you installed the driver before you had SP2 you could install SP2 with no problems.

I guess that's a driver and a hardware issue. What I encounter for more often are BLACK screens of death: The OS wouldn't boot because of a memory issue or something that wasn't installed/got deleted.
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18 Oct 2009   #704
cbleman

XP Media Edition / Vista /Win 7 Home Premium
 
 

Win 7 IS quite large. Perhaps an option in setup for minimalists could be forthcoming, or a more customizable install for the advanced to allow unused features to never be installed, rather than just disabled. This would free up HD space. Big Brother for instance. I don't like being bothered by the OS when I want to do something either. (My firewall's no good?)

For the person who could not edit multiple music files, Multiple music files CAN be tagged at the same time Select several music files, and click on a field you want to change at the bottom of the screen. If the fields don't show up, click show more details.
My problem is contributing artists: is not the same as Artist:. That is a major field I find myself editing all the time; and the one music players look for to display the artist. I cannot find a way to customize the list of fields I can edit. Anyone solve this one? Help files didn't.
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21 Oct 2009   #705
Yanta

 
Windows 7 has problems too :-(

Errrr... you asked;

The Windows explorer settings not remembered issues (size, icon format, folder views etc) & having to buy a third party app to do what Windows used to do itself.

Compatability problems with some major applications, like adobe creative suite.

The usual lack of drivers, which hopefully will only be short term;

Problems with wireless networking (public vs private)

Inability to set shell folders to network locations without using offline files and/or indexing. (I have a server here and homegroups, libraries, indexing and offline files are just a waste of resources for us)

Being forced to use Windows Live software; removal of Windows mail;

Missing functionaility in Windows Movie Maker; Time to go elsewhere

Taskbar (yuk!). Thank god we can get quicklaunch back
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21 Oct 2009   #706
Reconswa

win7 64bit
 
 

Im using it for a week now win7 64bit (6.1.7600) setup 85 application in it, and find no fault to report(First time ever) I tryed to mess things up but was repair it self on reboot.
For AV using the free Microsoft Security Essentials together with AVG Identety Protection that cost me $26
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21 Oct 2009   #707
snail13571

Vista, and Windows 7
 
 
What's wrong with Windows 7?

1.Microsoft has stripped Windows 7 of familiar built-in applications, such as email, photo organizing, address book, calendar and video-editing programs.

2.Microsoft includes an Easy Transfer wizard to help with this, but it moves only personal files, not programs

3.I hate Microsoft(
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21 Oct 2009   #708
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by snail13571 View Post
1.Microsoft has stripped Windows 7 of familiar built-in applications, such as email, photo organizing, address book, calendar and video-editing programs.
The reason why Microsoft excluded those programs from Windows 7 was to allow for a seperate package, Windows Live Essentials, to be downloaded as per the users requirements. Also, by keeping them seperate from the OS, it allows for them to be updtated more regularly. Or at least, that's the official story.

I personally believe Microsoft did this to avoid possible pending anti-trust lawsuits being filed against them. Look at the troubles Microsoft has had over Internet Explorer ever since it was bundle with Windows 98!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by snail13571 View Post
2.Microsoft includes an Easy Transfer wizard to help with this, but it moves only personal files, not programs
Windows Easy Transfer has NEVER been able to transfer programs, for several reasons:
  1. You should already have the original install media, so it's not necessary to transfer them in this fashion
  2. Even if it was possible to do, it would never work 100% because of the myriad files and registry settings.
  3. Can you imagine the myriad lawsuits that would be brought against Microsoft by anti-piracy agencies should they have the ability to transfer programs?
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3.I hate Microsoft(
Please elaborate? That very remark actually invalidates your first two points, as it highlights your bias towards Microsoft. I would hazard a guess that if Microsoft kept those programs in Windows, then you would likely also be complaining about bloat over the inclusion of programs that don't get used?

Oh well, I suppose not everyone can be kept happy.
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21 Oct 2009   #709
sagebrushfire

Windows 7 Ultimate/XP SP3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by snail13571 View Post
1.Microsoft has stripped Windows 7 of familiar built-in applications, such as email, photo organizing, address book, calendar and video-editing programs.
Hmm I actually hardly noticed that. I HATE all of those programs and I never use them, ever.

I just use web-email because there's really no point in using a mail client.

I professional tools like Adobe Bridge and Lightroom for photo organization.

I don't use a calendar but if I want to see a date I just click on the time in the corner.

I edit videos with professional programs like Premier, After Effects and Final Cut Pro. Windows' video editor has always been a massive joke.

But if you want all of those they're still available; just as a separate package.
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21 Oct 2009   #710
oidicle

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, 7600.20647 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by snail13571 View Post
1.Microsoft has stripped Windows 7 of familiar built-in applications, such as email, photo organizing, address book, calendar and video-editing programs.

2.Microsoft includes an Easy Transfer wizard to help with this, but it moves only personal files, not programs

3.I hate Microsoft(
It's interesting that every time after reading comments similar to yours on this thread, I immediately look to the left side of the screen to see the user's(commentator's) info and see, 1, 2 or 3 posts.... I hope someone knows what I mean.... Because I've noticed a pattern building up...
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