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Windows 7: Anyone regret moving to Windows 7?

15 Nov 2009   #151
Uzi

 
 

Two weeks ago I upgraded my main machine here from XP pro 32 bit to Windows 7 64 bit home boy premium.

So far, so good. I'm happy with it. This machine can now see all 4 gigs of the RAM I had installed and works better than it did.
I avoided Vista like the plauge for a reason. I saw no reason to bother with it. Glad I waited and avoided it.

Things I do not like. As others have said. WTF did they do to Explorer?
Explorer in XP I could configure as I liked and did things the current Explorer can not do (Or I've yet to figure out how to make such happen).

I'm flailing about looking for decent alternatives but am cursing MS for screwing up Explorer.
Other than that all looks pretty good.


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15 Nov 2009   #152
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

What is wrong with Explorer? Perfectly natural extension to Vista.
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15 Nov 2009   #153
dave1812

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by satchmo View Post
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And used Windows 386 ...
My first computer was a 286, and I used a word processor called WordStar.
I got you beat! My first PC was an AT&T 6300--far slower than a 286. Green monochrome monitor (12"), very early version of DOS, 20MB hard drive which quickly got filled up. I had R:base on there as well as Supercalc and Wordperfect 4.3. I even managed to play a wire-frame version of Microsoft Flight simulator.

No mouse. 640kb of memory. $2,500.

My next PC was a 386, then a 486, (both clones). Then I bought a brand name--Compaq with Windows 98SE. Next up...HP Pavilon with an AMD chip, which is what I'm on at the moment, but I have newer PC's too, of course. Being a list freak I've kept track of computer related expenditures since 1985...so far I've spent over $49,000!! It's amazing how much a hobby can add up over time.

First printer was a Okidata 9-pin dot matrix which I wore out the head on.

Then I got a color capable dot matrix (Citizen) which was a pile of dog doo.

Then a behemoth--the ubiquitous LaserJet 4. additional memory for that sucker was $200, putting the total cost with tax for that printer at about $1,750. dang!

Then I went to HP injets. they are ok when the cartridges don't go bad right after I start using them--a recurring problem for me. HP replaced most of the bad ones, but not all. I use the OfficeJets now--I love having the scanner/fax/copier function in the same device w/ the printer.
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15 Nov 2009   #154
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

My first was Texas Instruments TI-99 and then good old C64! Dot matrix printers lol.

I even played video games loaded from standard analog cassette tapes. And you could hear it loading almost like a modem sound.
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16 Nov 2009   #155
mocca

win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by satchmo View Post
I am quite sure that the file size is displayed in the status bar for selected files.
I am more than sure it is not
What you mean is the details pane. And a) that is a waste of screen space and b) only works up to 15selected files. Select 16 files and you have to press "show details" everytime just to see the overall filesize.

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I can sort my programs in the Start Menu using drag and drop. I did that last night.
Not working here. Tried it again. I can cut and paste but cannot drag and drop.

Windows Logo -> All programs -> move folder to another folder via drag&drop not possible.
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16 Nov 2009   #156
mocca

win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
What is wrong with Explorer? Perfectly natural extension to Vista.
It's not extended, it has been limited. Only thing extended is the details pane and that's pretty useless.
But I already wrote most of the flaws one page back
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16 Nov 2009   #157
The Apathetic

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Personally, I skipped Windows Vista and headed straight from xp to 7 and I'm not regretting it 1 bit, actually I'm enjoying windows 7 so much that I have already deleted everything that had to do with win xp from my hdds.
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16 Nov 2009   #158
dave1812

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
What is wrong with Explorer? Perfectly natural extension to Vista.
there's nothing wrong with IE that Firefox can't fix. <g>
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16 Nov 2009   #159
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dave1812 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
What is wrong with Explorer? Perfectly natural extension to Vista.
there's nothing wrong with IE that Firefox can't fix. <g>
The file manager, not the browser.
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16 Nov 2009   #160
dave1812

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dave1812 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
What is wrong with Explorer? Perfectly natural extension to Vista.
there's nothing wrong with IE that Firefox can't fix. <g>
The file manager, not the browser.
ah, yes, I see now it was "Explorer", not "Internet Explorer".
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