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Windows 7: Windows 7, another step backwards

02 Nov 2009   #51
s0c9

Win7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I do not know why Johnson can't figure out [no offence intended] the explorer window at startup ?? It's EXACTLY the same as the XP he loves !

Go to Tools... Folder Options, View tab.
Un-check the "Restore previous folder windows at logon" box.
Click OK..
should be problem solved.

Now, google toolbar probably needs to be re-installed under IE8.
get it here
Google Toolbar

Since I have Outlook '07 under Win7, I haven't tried to put OE back on, but I use OE6 under my XP64 dual-boot.

[editorial]
Sure Win7 is different from XP, but if you've ever used Vista [ugh I detest that OS] you'll love Win7.
I understand that older folks have a tough time with grasping the UI's on a computer and do NOT like to re-learn an interface that they were comfortable with. And unless Johnson7 is a troll, then he's definitely in that "vintage" age bracket [or the other I alluded to below], as most non-vintage folks deal with technology on a daily basis. While I understand his frustrations, the solutions to his questions required just a LITTLE SELF-HELP [it took me less than a minute to find the answer to both questions BTW] - and is indicative of the trouble I see in the good 'ole US of A.. take a little personal responsibility and put some effort into finding a solution instead of holding out ones hand !


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02 Nov 2009   #52
Johnston7

Windows 7
 
 

Where do I access Tools?. I don't see it t start up.
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02 Nov 2009   #53
s0c9

Win7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Johnston7 View Post
Where do I access Tools?. I don't see it t start up.
Its on the top menu [of Explorer].
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02 Nov 2009   #54
BeechV35Pilot

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by s0c9 View Post
Lift up your head and look at the top menu [of Explorer], please.
He's running Win7, not XP -

Johnston, at the top of Windows Explorer, it is Organize > Folders and Search options > View, and then the option he recommended.

My apologies for sending you on a wild goose chase. I never used that option myself so I was not aware of it.
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02 Nov 2009   #55
BeechV35Pilot

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

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02 Nov 2009   #56
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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02 Nov 2009   #57
Johnston7

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BeechV35Pilot View Post
Screenshot:
Guys,

Thi boxis unchckd already

Johnston
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02 Nov 2009   #58
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Just to be clear, you only need to do this one time, not every time you want to use Google. This recommended procedure will change your default search engine in IE from Bing to Google which is what you said you wanted. (Good choice, btw. )
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02 Nov 2009   #59
s0c9

Win7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BeechV35Pilot View Post
He's running Win7, not XP -
My bad... I seldom use Explorer in XP and forgot menus were not identical..
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02 Nov 2009   #60
Johnston7

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by s0c9 View Post
I do not know why Johnson can't figure out [no offence intended] the explorer window at startup ?? It's EXACTLY the same as the XP he loves !

Go to Tools... Folder Options, View tab.
Un-check the "Restore previous folder windows at logon" box.
Click OK..
should be problem solved.

Now, google toolbar probably needs to be re-installed under IE8.
get it here
Google Toolbar

Since I have Outlook '07 under Win7, I haven't tried to put OE back on, but I use OE6 under my XP64 dual-boot.

[editorial]
Sure Win7 is different from XP, but if you've ever used Vista [ugh I detest that OS] you'll love Win7.
I understand that older folks have a tough time with grasping the UI's on a computer and do NOT like to re-learn an interface that they were comfortable with. And unless Johnson7 is a troll, then he's definitely in that "vintage" age bracket [or the other I alluded to below], as most non-vintage folks deal with technology on a daily basis. While I understand his frustrations, the solutions to his questions required just a LITTLE SELF-HELP [it took me less than a minute to find the answer to both questions BTW] - and is indicative of the trouble I see in the good 'ole US of A.. take a little personal responsibility and put some effort into finding a solution instead of holding out ones hand !

sOc9 I'm 50 next birthday. Not exactly vintage, and certainly not a troll. Ive been rattlin my brains out to sort this and logged on here as a last resort.
You have taken the time to help, which is appreciated, but take a chill pill. You can be rude, and we all have our various skills, experience and feetime.

I asked the forum for help not insults.
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