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

24 Oct 2009   #741
Sonixmon

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Wow

Wow, didnt expect so many posts in here LOL. Couldnt read all of them, but will add my list! I also I have likes I will have to put in another thread.

Only issues I have with it are...

1. The same I have with Macs. Dont take this wrong I dont want this to be read wrong. IMVHO Vista was trying to over simplify things *like Macs, good for the everyday user, family, business owner etc. Not as good for us Gear heads. The thing I liked most about XP is it not much was hidden or hard to find. If you want to disable something or add something click click done. Like start CMD prompt, ok not everyone needs it but some do. Now I know Start type CMD, well I like to roll with the mouse and keep my keyboard in the drawer until I am typing or gaming. So I like to pin CMD to start menu. Now it isnt too hard, start run type cmd then right click pin to start menu! Should have expertise levels when you install "Advanced" "Beginner" etc.

2. Has a little bit of the Vista issues lingering around (especially if you do the upgrade install!).

3. This just started in the forums, I got a windows defender needs to close and IE needs to close! This is a fresh install, never saw this when running the RC version! Hopefully not a problem!

Also disliked the leaked versions being around the net while waiting for my 3 pre orders, I know I had RC free, but I wanted to re install and get it over with!! Could have done the time hacks or something, but thats not why I bought it so this was annoying.


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24 Oct 2009   #742
sagebrushfire

Windows 7 Ultimate/XP SP3
 
 

Sonixmon, for #1: You'd be surprised what you can find if you just type it into the search bar of the start menu. Disk Management, Run, CMD, Administrative Tools, Device Manager, all manner of "gear head" related stuff can be found just by typing it in.

Nothing is hidden from someone who knows where to look.
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24 Oct 2009   #743
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sonixmon View Post
2. Has a little bit of the Vista issues lingering around (especially if you do the upgrade install!).
Could you be a bit more specific? I never had too many issues with Vista (SP1 and later), but the ones I did have aren't present in 7, at least not for me.
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24 Oct 2009   #744
ECH

Win7
 
 

The only way I know to actually get Explorer to show something other then Libraries is to pin it to the taskbar and edit the target box. In order to do this you have to hold the shift key while right clicking on the Windows Explorer Properties. Once you do you enter:
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
in the target box and save it. That should allow you a view similar to Computer.
You can read more about it in Windows Explorer Taskbar Icon - Change Open To Target

I have found no information as to how you can edit the Windows Explorer Properties directly from the Start Button.
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24 Oct 2009   #745
Sonixmon

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sagebrushfire View Post
Sonixmon, for #1: You'd be surprised what you can find if you just type it into the search bar of the start menu. Disk Management, Run, CMD, Administrative Tools, Device Manager, all manner of "gear head" related stuff can be found just by typing it in.

Nothing is hidden from someone who knows where to look.
Yeah well like I said it was nice to be able to click click click your way around. Keyboard shortcuts are nice, but for me KB is for typing, mouse is for driving! Google will help find where some of these things are, like today I was adjusting my folder options, not under windows explorer tools folder anymore, but in control panel, why not have it in both places?
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24 Oct 2009   #746
Sonixmon

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KazeNoKoe23 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sonixmon View Post
2. Has a little bit of the Vista issues lingering around (especially if you do the upgrade install!).
Could you be a bit more specific? I never had too many issues with Vista (SP1 and later), but the ones I did have aren't present in 7, at least not for me.

For me every Vista machine I ever used including my personal ones and clients were dog slow! Always had issues and errors etc, major compatibility. A bit better after Service pack 1, but not fixed.

I have a dual raid 0 config in my pc, I tested XP-32 against Vista-32 and Vista-64, XP was twice as fast. All the hardware was obviously the same even the two raid arrays (one slightly larger).


When I replaced with win 7 it was night and day noticeable to me! Win7-64 is about 20% faster than my XP-32 on this same pc.
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25 Oct 2009   #747
cbleman

XP Media Edition / Vista /Win 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boastree View Post
The ONLY complaint I have is loosing copy paste in IE-Love Win 7! HATE IE8! Using Firefox for the first time EVER.
One of the things I don't like about IE8, is it needs a one click option to turn off all of those annoying context adds. hehehe.
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25 Oct 2009   #748
n1ck300

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Thumbnail view

I avoided Vista and have just leapt from XP to W7. Generally I have to say I am very impressed. One real bug-bear however is the seeming inability to set the preferences for individual folders to 'view- thumbnail'.

I realise that I can set globally to thumbnail view but I dont want this both for performance reasons, and as in most folders I recognise files by name and application icon alone, so thumbnails are unnecessary and make it harder to spot the file I need.

In folders with lots of photos however the file names are typically meaningless numbers generated by the camera. Here it would be very useful to eb able to view files by thumbnail. This was easily achieved with 2 clicks in XP - those were the days!

Nick
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25 Oct 2009   #749
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

hi n1ck300, welcome to sevenforums, stick around,

what's the problem? simply click the button under the search bar

...and each folder should remember it's own setting for next time you visit.


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25 Oct 2009   #750
n1ck300

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thanks Mickey, I guess I'm just set in my ways, but will give that a go.

The only niggle with that is that I have to unclick the global setting to "always show icons, never thumbnails". Any files that I have on the desktop because I'm working with them then annoyingly show as thumbnails rather than as application icon and I can't seem to change that.

I'll just have to get used to it I suspect!

Nick
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