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

04 Nov 2009   #831
niteowl2k

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Coming from XP to 7 I missed the whole Vista mess, and I'm split on my feelings for this OS. Call it 60-40.

Good:
Fast, stable, very intuitive. Short learning curve. Got rid of junk I didn't need.
64-bit means I can finally use the RAM above 3.5GB!!! Big yay!!!

Bad:
UAC and the way it locks me out of my own files, unless I force it.
Nero 6 doesn't run, and the built-in burning tool doesn't have many options.
Some of my older PC games (Fallout 2, COD1) have display issues, even with recent drivers. Ironically, these problems aren't there with newer games like WoW.


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04 Nov 2009   #832
nickjkay

Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by niteowl2k View Post
Nero 6 doesn't run, and the built-in burning tool doesn't have many options.
Try imageburn it's free has good options and isn't bloated like nero
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04 Nov 2009   #833
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nickjkay View Post
No complaints here yet

Edit-I don't like the way they try to stop you from using 3rd party codecs like core avc, and also the way that HW manufactures don't support drivers for older HW anymore-even though 7 is cable on running on the worst HW better then XP.
No one is stopping you from using third-party codecs. And hardware manufactures not supporting older older with drivers is not really a fault of Windows 7.
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04 Nov 2009   #834
saverio

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I don't like the way that the native ISO tool isn't as comprehensive and complete as Mac OS's disc utility.

Also a mac OS style location manager would be nice so that you can change the location of say, user folders and program folders if you have more than one drive. I know that this can be done at user folder lever but it would be nice to have it actually built into the core OS's capabilities rather than going through all the hassle of creating workarounds etc. ( I know i'm not explaining myself very well! )

Also, a blatent rip off of expose' would be a nice option on the aero effets, where I can press a key, and have all my windows tile on the desktop rather than having to 'flip' through them. I do like the preview panes when you hover over an app in the taskbar though.

I do like that I have the choice to download mail, movie maker etc, but I still don't like that MS Update keeps pestering me to download live essentials as 'updates' .

I also don't like the fact that on 'recommended' power settings, if you're leaving the computer alone to say run a virus scan or download something large then it still goes to sleep rather than realising that there is still activity going on - anoying when MSE takes the best part of an hour to scan a system, and so the next morning I end up waking it up only to find the scan is only half way through

It would be nice to see a complete overhaul of the GUI, I think windows is still built on tiles rather than the vector driven Quartz interface of OS X (which is what makes the dock possible) - surely we can do something cool with DX 10/11 ? ( I knight be well off the mark on this one)

I love the snipping tool, way overdue, if it could also have a button for a screenshot and and perhaps take a small video that would be awesome - great for instructional uses.

A nicer icon for WMP?

From a UI point of view, I haven't looked back from XP - 7 is streets ahead on the usability stakes, and coming originally from a mac background I love the integration of toolsets by the manufacturer rather than outsiders for simple tasks (like the iLife suite)

All in all, 7 for me is a huge step change and one that i've welcomed, enough so that I actually enjoy using it rather than XP where I was forced to use it.

I actually love reading posts by XP diehards here, all I have to say is think yourselves lucky! if MS took apple's lead you would have had the virtual XP shell with vista and a big 'too bad. - upgrade' attitude. Microsoft's willingness to support XP this far speaks volumes. I know that there are many enterprise users who still rely on XP driven systems and apps, but MS is ultimately a business, as is apple, and apple are less sentimental when it comes to such things. In the time that MS launched XP till W7, apple have in essence killed off a chipset (PPC), launched a totally different architecture (OS X), Phased out within 2 years the old OS9, and now with snow leopard have heralded the end of the PPC support - making it a native intel only OS.

Ten years on, Microsoft still support XP, and now they continue to extend it's longevity with the Virtual XP feature in W7 Pro upwards. As a child of steve jobs, I see that MS is not that bad. However, it should take a leaf out of apples book and start squeezing balls with regards to it's developer guidelines - if it had done this years ago, you wouldn't have some of the half baked driver and application issues that have plagues MS's reputation - when it had nothing to do with them in the first place.
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04 Nov 2009   #835
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saverio View Post
I do like that I have the choice to download mail, movie maker etc, but I still don't like that MS Update keeps pestering me to download live essentials as 'updates' .
Tell it to hide the update by right-clicking on it. Unlike Apple Update it will not unhidden itself.

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It would be nice to see a complete overhaul of the GUI, I think windows is still built on tiles rather than the vector driven Quartz interface of OS X (which is what makes the dock possible) - surely we can do something cool with DX 10/11 ? ( I knight be well off the mark on this one)
Ummm tiles? Don't know what you are referring to but the Windows GUI in Vista and Seven are built on Direct3D. Concerning Aero at least. The desktop is a fullscreen DirectX application. And the GUI is vector minus the bitmap icons.

Greg Schechter's Blog : DWM's use of DirectX, GPUs, and hardware acceleration
Desktop Window Manager - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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04 Nov 2009   #836
awenthol

7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saverio View Post
Also a mac OS style location manager would be nice so that you can change the location of say, user folders and program folders if you have more than one drive. I know that this can be done at user folder lever but it would be nice to have it actually built into the core OS's capabilities rather than going through all the hassle of creating workarounds etc. ( I know i'm not explaining myself very well! )
I know you said you're not explaining it well, so if I tell you what you already know, I apologize...

In "Your Name" folder, you have Docs, Downloads, etc. You just right click on them, go to the location tab, and move them to whatever drive you want. Is that what you mean or is there something different with the Macs? (I haven't used a Mac since high school)
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04 Nov 2009   #837
coolwalker

Windows 7 and XP Pro 64 Bit (dual)
 
 

What I don't like is having to pay hundreds of dollars for 7 when students get it for 29 bucks. That by definition is discrimination...anyone interested in a Class Action Law Suit?
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04 Nov 2009   #838
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by coolwalker View Post
What I don't like is having to pay hundreds of dollars for 7 when students get it for 29 bucks. That by definition is discrimination...anyone interested in a Class Action Law Suit?
You don't have to buy it if you're happy with whatever it is you have now just carry on with that.

I would imagine that the idea of giving students the discount is because you could look at them as the future so giving them help to prepare for that by enabling them to move forward a little cheaper is a good thing.

In another of your posts you seem to think you should be above anyone else because you are a vet, at first I thought you meant an animal doctor, there are lots who could try the same cry about who they are and why they should get preferential treatment.
Microsoft did make a half price offer for people to take up perhaps you should have gone for that you wouldn't have had to pay hundreds of dollars then.
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04 Nov 2009   #839
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by coolwalker View Post
What I don't like is having to pay hundreds of dollars for 7 when students get it for 29 bucks. That by definition is discrimination...anyone interested in a Class Action Law Suit?
You'll lose because it is not discrimination. If it was senior discounts would not be allowed along with other forms of discounts and sales.
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04 Nov 2009   #840
KyoshiroMibu88

Windows 7
 
 

Windows media player is always having to load all of my music which takes a few minutes. It wont retain my library! I usually just leave it open all the time now, because I know if I close it, when I reopen it, it will have to load all my music again. Also windows media player does not seem to be compatible with windows speech recognition. I can open windows media player, or switch to it with speech recognition, but anything beyond that will freeze the program. Other than windows media player though, I've had no problems with windows 7.
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