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Windows 7: Windows 7, another step backwards

02 Nov 2009   #11
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
please explain "Whats too complicated".

OK if you are new to computers there's a possible caveat when using W7 - there's no email client so you need to install one of those -- so I'll buy that problem.

For the rest whats the difference in starting an application on W7 compared with XP (other than the W7 app is more likely to work correctly ).

Just click on the menu and double click on the applicatiion.

Drag / copy the icon to the desktop if looking in a menu is too bothersome.

Cheers
jimbo


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02 Nov 2009   #12
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Johnston7 View Post
I have no formal training in IT, but reularly use my laptop for email, report writing in word, bit of internet browsing.
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Previously I had XP, then bought a new machine with Vista installed and found it too complicated and stress inducing. So when Win 7 came out, went out a bought an upgrade, instlled and have more problems.

For me both Vista and Win 7 are a step backwards. Too complicated and I'm almost sure to reload XP when I get hold of the software.

My advice to anyone who is not an expert is stick with XP.


I would listen to this geek in glasses, if i was you.

(time time anyway )


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02 Nov 2009   #13
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

I'm 10-7-2.
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02 Nov 2009   #14
Johnston7

Windows 7
 
 

Tews, I'll ignore that.

Basically I am no expert. Don't profess to be. But after installing win 7, on start up I get the explorer window appearing, and I can't find a 'hide at start up' option. Also livemail is just too complicated to use.

And 7 retains those annoying feature Vista had, i.e setting up accounts as administrator/standard user etc. Constantly asking to allow access.

To you guys who work in IT I am sure it's a great tool, but to the layman it's too complicated.
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02 Nov 2009   #15
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Johnston7 View Post
Tews, I'll ignore that.

Basically I am no expert. Don't profess to be. But after installing win 7, on start up I get the explorer window appearing, and I can't find a 'hide at start up' option. Also livemail is just too complicated to use.

And 7 retains those annoying feature Vista had, i.e setting up accounts as administrator/standard user etc. Constantly asking to allow access.

To you guys who work in IT I am sure it's a great tool, but to the layman it's too complicated.
In fairness just click the "x" button.
It can be cahnged im sure,and it may be complicated buuuut this is like one of those annoying but not important things,you fix it to your liking and get by it.

As for the accounts..set all to admin.

The UAC feature of allowing programs access,allowing program to run is becasue bask in XP the internet wasn't as main stream and virus were alot simpler back then,this option alerts you when an application wants access to your pc ,if you dont know it,it could be a virus,hence the implementation of it.
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02 Nov 2009   #16
Johnston7

Windows 7
 
 

Jimbo, can you advise how to install email client. I was using outlook xpress in XP the mail in Vista. But this livemail is doing my head in.

If any of you guys can help it would be much appreciated. I aint blessed with much patience and can se my laptop taking atrip out the window.
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02 Nov 2009   #17
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Mozilla thunderbird is an excellent email client and relatively easy to setup..
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02 Nov 2009   #18
noyb

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Johnston7 View Post
But this livemail is doing my head in.
Try Thunderbird
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02 Nov 2009   #19
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Johnston7 View Post
If any of you guys can help it would be much appreciated. I aint blessed with much patience and can se my laptop taking atrip out the window.
A day reading here and you'll realise even with all your years of XP you can do more things with 7 than you ever could with XP.

This is thee best forum for windows 7,if you have a problem we/they fix it with detailed instructions and fast.

I understand your frustration,but give it a bit of reading and do whatever you need to to grasp some patience,you'll get there eventually
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02 Nov 2009   #20
96accord

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Johnston: Why don't you post on here and ask for help before talking bad about Windows 7?
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