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

26 Nov 2009   #971
cbleman

XP Media Edition / Vista /Win 7 Home Premium
 
 

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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.
Thank you. I was told, during the boot, every line is evaluated, and either acted upon or discarded, and pointers to programs that no longer exist, or have rem's left, take longer. I was also told pointers to programs that have not been properly/completely uninstalled can slow the computer. This information were it correct, would at the least, slow the boot. It made sense at the time. I guess that was misiformation.

Something that is bothering me: When I make multiple copys of a picture disk, that I am burning to CD, I have to re input the title every time. Am I missing something?


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26 Nov 2009   #972
SevenUser09

 

I CANNOt stand libraries. Stop telling me how to organize. I want to have links to the real folders, not a general label to it.
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26 Nov 2009   #973
antt

Windows 7 build 7100 x86
 
 

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I CANNOt stand libraries. Stop telling me how to organize. I want to have links to the real folders, not a general label to it.
They are links to the real folders? 'Pictures' is a link to 'C:/Users/...../Pictures'. What advantage would having to dig through a file tree to get to the same folder have?
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26 Nov 2009   #974
Kari

 

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I CANNOt stand libraries. Stop telling me how to organize. I want to have links to the real folders, not a general label to it.
They are links to the real folders? 'Pictures' is a link to 'C:/Users/...../Pictures'. What advantage would having to dig through a file tree to get to the same folder have?
Actually, it is not. Pictures Library is, as the name says, a library with a collection of folders:

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You can add as many locations (folders) as you want to this library.

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Kari


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26 Nov 2009   #975
steve6

win 7 home premium
 
 
OE

I miss OE as well. Thunderbird is the closest in look and feel and works fine (although I miss the control/m shortcut for manually checking for mail).

I had little or no use for windows mail or live mail.
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26 Nov 2009   #976
mushroomboy

Windows 7, Linux
 
 

Well since we brought up links to files, why don't we also state that every file is a linked file to another location?

I'm just lazy so I went and used google as an easy way out.

:: Shell-Shocked :: Windows Symbolic and Hard Links

Really, they just decided to make symbolic links a little more easier/unique since all of this has been done in linux for years. =P Though linking has all been done in windows since NT started. All we are doing now is making one directory have multiple symbolic links. You could really do the same just by linking all the files in those folders or run a cron (for linux) script so that it automatically links any file in dir X to dir Y, or multiple dir's X/Z/F to dir Y. Pretty simple really.
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26 Nov 2009   #977
antt

Windows 7 build 7100 x86
 
 

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I CANNOt stand libraries. Stop telling me how to organize. I want to have links to the real folders, not a general label to it.
They are links to the real folders? 'Pictures' is a link to 'C:/Users/...../Pictures'. What advantage would having to dig through a file tree to get to the same folder have?
Actually, it is not. Pictures Library is, as the name says, a library with a collection of folders:
You can add as many locations (folders) as you want to this library.
Kari
Yes, but you can set the default save location. So for all intensive purposes, they function like links to the pictures folder. Only difference is that you can see other folders in the same library. Much better than a folder tree, and having to juggle multiple locations.
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27 Nov 2009   #978
composer

Windows 7 /Windows Vista 32 Ultimate / OS X Leopard
 
 

Two things. I use mac and PC and while I am more of a pro user as in audio picture, I can't figure out why Microsoft with it's millions can't figure out an iLife competitor. You can do some really REALLY cool stuff with that free software and for $79, iWork is a great program. Equally, some third party software is pretty doembut my number ine complaint is the finder. Apple spotlight searches all FireWire, USB, sata drives in seconds. Windows still takes time. Yes it's fast than win xp but nowhere near the speed of spotlight and from what i've read, even though apple fanboys will
deny, is that mucrososft invented it by Apple
released it first, as spotlight. Very fas.


Peace.

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They are links to the real folders? 'Pictures' is a link to 'C:/Users/...../Pictures'. What advantage would having to dig through a file tree to get to the same folder have?
Actually, it is not. Pictures Library is, as the name says, a library with a collection of folders:
You can add as many locations (folders) as you want to this library.
Kari
Yes, but you can set the default save location. So for all intensive purposes, they function like links to the pictures folder. Only difference is that you can see other folders in the same library. Much better than a folder tree, and having to juggle multiple locations.
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27 Nov 2009   #979
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

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Two things. I use mac and PC and while I am more of a pro user as in audio picture, I can't figure out why Microsoft with it's millions can't figure out an iLife competitor....
Why in the world would Microsoft need to do that? Microsoft Office sales more copies then iLife could ever imagine. Office is also seeded in most cooperate and households environments. There are more features packed into Microsoft Word then the entire iLife suite.
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27 Nov 2009   #980
marx666

XP Pro 32
 
 

just my 2 cents. i'm still using xp pro until directX 11 only games come out. don't even start talking about directx10. they skipped right over that banana.

I've used win7 and honestly i cannot find a reason to upgrade. it's prettier. but i don't use a PC to admire the O/S. from the legit comparison tests between XP and Win7 it comes out as a wash.
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