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Windows 7: I need the best OS and i'm really not sure about Win 7

12 Aug 2009   #21
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boris View Post
Wus? All 3 point are not true... perhaps I misunderstand ...
Thumbnails of the contents of some (but not all ) Images are NOT Icons.
And Thumbnails of Images do not belong on the Desk Top ... IMHO
The way I'm used to working .. I can't see what I have on my Desktop.
I'm also not allowed to Customize my Image file Icons

I have found out how to crack the registry to customize the R Click Context menu ..
So I don't always have to take the "Open With" > "Multiple Choice Test" Route ...
One click and I'm there.

In W7 .. You can NOT create a new task bar and park it on any edge of your screen(s)
You can only park a new Task Bar in the Windows Task bar .. What good does it do there ??
This WAS a nice feature if you're running twin screens.

The OP did say he was working with Images ..
I thought I'd contribute the W7 annoyances I've found so far...
And the reasons why I'm staying with XP

An OS is just a collection of tools (More or Less) .. Don't take it Personal ...
I wasn't trying to insult anyone's Spouse or Kids




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12 Aug 2009   #22
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noyb View Post
I have found out how to crack the registry to customize the R Click Context menu ..
So I don't always have to take the "Open With" > "Multiple Choice Test" Route ...
One click and I'm there.
Actually, you only have to go through the "Open With Multiple Choice" once, and the Right-Click context menu will automatically be customized for you to include whichever program you selected, as show in this screenshot:

I need the best OS and i'm really not sure about Win 7-open_with.jpg

So, whichever way you do, you still need to Right-Click and click "Open With" to access the open with list...


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12 Aug 2009   #23
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

See the top 3 Capitalized choices in my sample R Click Context menu for a gif file.
This saves the "Hunt and Choose" procedure required with the "Open With" Route.
If you perform a lot of this ... It is a very handy Shortcut.
My file type Context menus are customized differently depending on the File Type.

It's just a shame that those who are not comfortable with editing the registry will loose this tool.
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12 Aug 2009   #24
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

There are free tools available that allow you to customize the right click context menu without having to edit the registry yourself. The tool does it for you. One example of such tools is the Ultimate Windows Tweaker for 7

The screen shot shows a few of the items the tool will allow to be added to the context menu simply by checking a box (or unchecking to remove them).

Also there are .reg files people have created that allow the user to add various items to the right click context menu, again without the user having to personally go into regedit and edit the registry, although in effect such files and the tool I mentioned are editing the registry for the user.

Various apps (such as winzip or winrar to name just a few) also have options that allow the user to add or not add various items to the explorer context menu.

In sum, for my purposes, the right click menu is certainly customizable enough and I seem to be able to put whatever icons I want on my desktop. So I'm just totally happy with 7 and have a hard time understanding these kinds of criticisms, which seem pretty minor to me. Certainly not enough to keep me from wanting to use an OS that is so much more advanced in so many respects then what came before.

In some cases one must be willing to find a way to adapt to new ways of doing things though, or not, I guess.


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12 Aug 2009   #25
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noyb View Post
An OS is just a collection of tools (More or Less) .. Don't take it Personal ...
I wasn't trying to insult anyone's Spouse or Kids
The Win 7 police may just arrive at your door, anyway...
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12 Aug 2009   #26
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
So, whichever way you do, you still need to Right-Click and click "Open With" to access the open with list...
His pic indicates that the executables are ready to be commanded

without his clicking "Open With"... (Top of the box)

Far more convenient!
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12 Aug 2009   #27
EarlZ

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noyb View Post
If I have any serious work to do .. Iím staying with XP as long as I can.
The inability to have Icons on my desktop, Customize my R Click context menus or make new taskbars Ö
Makes W7 a major pain to work in .. When working with Images.

If you havenít been spoiled with these missing XP tools .. Then go for W7
You can have as many icons as you wish with Win7, your screen resolution is the limiting factor. Customizing rightclick context menu is fairly simple in Win7 just download the correct 3rd party tools like Windows 7 Manager and your set, If your serious about your work you should have dumped XP a long time ago.
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12 Aug 2009   #28
hdfrango

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7600
 
 

last time I used it, windows xp x64 had serious compatibility issues (with both hardware and software), and that was somewhere end of 2007/beginning of 2008, the sp2 was out and there has been no new one since then as far as I know.

I'd recommend Vista sp2 x64 over windowx xp x64, for sure. I know a lot of people hated vista from the start, but it has really turned into a very stable and flexible os, and shares same kernel as windows 2008.

Or may be you didn't mention vista because windows 7 is seen as a vista upgrade, so you want to choose between 2 really different things, hence xp and windows 7.
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12 Aug 2009   #29
gamepro127

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hellooohell View Post
my new workstation

intel core i7 975 3.33Ghz
asus p6t workstation motherboard
12g ram x6 DIMMs
video card quadro fx 1800


my major use of this workstation is
3d
animation
visual effect
motion graphics


so it's not for gaming nor normal use

i was going to buy windows xp pro x64 but and when i saw windows 7
i got lost between the 2 of them i don't want to waste my time trying the best OS for me so can someone help me pick one

thanks all
Try Ubuntu, not as good as windows 7 when it comes to gaming but no viruses and IS very fast.
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12 Aug 2009   #30
KiwiTT

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I just converted one of our high level graphical designers from Win XP 32-bit to Win 7 64-Bit and his system "flies"

see Windows 7 & All Solidworks 2007-2009 CAD Compatibility Issues
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