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

25 Nov 2009   #961
Sir John

 

I once was installing a Game and I got the Blue Screen of Death but I ran System Recovery and Rebooted it to Yesterday >_>.


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25 Nov 2009   #962
cbleman

XP Media Edition / Vista /Win 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vnsin View Post
The fact that I can' manually rearrange folders or files in Windows Explorer.
and being forced to use Windows Media Player 12, which is very glitchy. Given the choice, I'd switch back to WMP 11.
I have not been able to find a WMP 11 downgrade yet that is fully functional on Windows 7 64-bit.
Forced? Media monkey is also good for audio files, and handles large libraries well. There are plenty of Media players out there. Some free, Some not. Every one has a favorate, a lot of them are very good!

WMP 11 - Download details: Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP. I don't know how well this works with Win 7, It's a download link for (XP) WMP11. You have probably tried it already. Since I don't use it, I don't feel like experementing with it. I am curious however to know if the XP version will work in 7. Try this one if you just want to play.

WMP 11 Vista Version which aught to work. I'm curious about this one also. -http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro...r/default.mspx

WMP 11 - Not a Microsoft site, but promises to work with Win 7. No flags went up when I went to the site.
http://devrexster.googlepages.com/wmp

This site looks promising also - http://www.joejoe.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=18633. It's an instructional guide for WMP 11 in Win 7. No flags here either, and didn't pick up malware.

I don't guarentee these sites, but the research didn't take long. Good luck.
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26 Nov 2009   #963
RA5C

Windows 7
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RA5C View Post

Yea, coming from XP this was a real pain in the @$$ for me too. Here's a handy little hack that will add "Take Ownership" to the right-click context menu, thereby saving you from having to delve into properties:

Add "Take Ownership" to Explorer Right-Click Menu in Win 7 or Vista :: the How-To Geek

Oh yea, just thought of another annoyance: the network icon in the system tray had a red X through it even though the network was active. Updated ethernet driver and now it's only an intermittent problem.
Thanks.
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26 Nov 2009   #964
RA5C

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wiredconcepts View Post
I was a die hard windows user for nearly all my life, grant it that windows 7 has fixed a lot of issues that previous version came with. It still lacks a lot of productivity software built into the OS. I mean if you are going to pay the price for this OS why doesn't Microsoft included some extra stuff that you don't have to install.

It looks to me like the only productivity lost in Win7 was e-mail. I have no idea why it was pulled, but I hope it does for MS what New Coke did for Coca-Cola.
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26 Nov 2009   #965
composer

Windows 7 /Windows Vista 32 Ultimate / OS X Leopard
 
 

That it gets a bad rap from apple fanboys on macrumors or appleinsider when Pple still
doesn't make a mid range headless, system and care more about iPhone than the pros.

But seeiusly. The only thing I wish it had was something that competed really well with iLife. iPhoto, iWeb, GarageBand and so on. I think micro shoul buyout Aonys, once sonic foundrys, acid and bundle that with a really cool iPhoto
and iCal
solutions. The othervthing is the
regestry. When you delete something unless you
wipe your drive, it leaves straggler files. There should be a program that snapshots the registy and when you delete, it's really gone. No more hidden files so
in theory you could reinstall the same demo you just deleted then your system won't slow down and truly know that a program is deleted. The developer could put some sort of database windows serial to know if you tried it.

Thats my two cents b
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26 Nov 2009   #966
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi all
Although I use and like OUTLOOK I really can't understand why Outlook express was pulled -- it was brilliant for loads and loads of people and simple to use.

Windows mail in VISTA was short lived - and Windows Live mail isn't universally liked.

A Free OE "clone" would really be appreciated by a lot of people I'm sure.

Maybe W7 SP1 will re-introduce an e-mail client. It makes sense as MS has its own security (MSE).
MS could of course incorporate this into the email client as well.

Cheers
jimbo
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26 Nov 2009   #967
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by composer View Post
..The othervthing is the
regestry. When you delete something unless you
wipe your drive, it leaves straggler files. There should be a program that snapshots the registy and when you delete, it's really gone. No more hidden files...
Ehh....the Registry doesn't have anything to do with files. The file system maintains files. Now if you are referring to keys, and entries in the Registry, well that is the fault of the application (un)installers for not cleaning themselves up. (They do the same with files too.) But honestly, it really doesn't matter, those extra entries in the Registry have no effect on performance.
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26 Nov 2009   #968
Howzits

win 7 ult
 
 

I don't get the way win7 handles the registry. I use a program to check for fragmentation and it shows a few entries at the top and scattered entries at the bottom with a big hole in the middle of the file. Does not seem right. Reg entries seem to written poorly "empty or invalid" - there sure are a lot of them
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26 Nov 2009   #969
cbleman

XP Media Edition / Vista /Win 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by composer View Post
..The othervthing is the
regestry. When you delete something unless you
wipe your drive, it leaves straggler files. There should be a program that snapshots the registy and when you delete, it's really gone. No more hidden files...
Ehh....the Registry doesn't have anything to do with files. The file system maintains files. Now if you are referring to keys, and entries in the Registry, well that is the fault of the application (un)installers for not cleaning themselves up. (They do the same with files too.) But honestly, it really doesn't matter, those extra entries in the Registry have no effect on performance.
Off Topic -
Programs not cleaning up the registry and files after themselves (Dirty uninstalls), has long been a sore spot with me. You are right about the responsibility falling on the app to clean up after itself (Norton/Symantec 4 1!). The programs put the files, and registry entries there. They should clean them up! I would like to see some sort of laws passed requiring this. What do these left in files/entries do??? Do they still report back to the manufacturers? Paranoid? Maybe...

Allow me however, to disagree on the performance issues. To many dangling pointers and entries in the registry, CAN affect performance. The computer still goes over every line.

There are many third party programs that will scan the registry. None of them are perfect, but some are realy worth running. Editing the registry can even be daunting for the experienced; and the software companies make it hard sometimes, to delete all the entries manualy.
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26 Nov 2009   #970
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cbleman View Post
Allow me however, to disagree on the performance issues. To many dangling pointers and entries in the registry, CAN affect performance. The computer still goes over every line.
Actually no, the computer doesn't still go over those entries that are left behind. Windows does not constantly scan and go over the entire Registry. The Registry is a highly optimized hierarchical database, very fast to pull data from. Only entries that are in used are ever called upon. Those left behind do not slow down that process.
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