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Windows 7: 2 Reasons why I HATE Windows 7

30 Nov 2009   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
See if these instructions for Vista work with Windows 7
Dock Quick Launch or Address Toolbar to Desktop in Vista :: the How-To Geek

They don't.


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30 Nov 2009   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

To substitute for the Classic View I suggest this neat little program Windows7 in a Box ( Windows 7 in a box - The Ultimate Desktop Tool for Windows 7 ). It is really useful.
The Vista toolbar on the top or the side I miss too. In W7 I use Rocket Dock plus I made 2 extra toolbars in the taskbar. I also got the Vista sidebar back and use the AppLauncher. Those 4 facilities are my replacement for the missing Vista toolbar and the missing Quick Launch (and I did not like the W7 Quick Launch tweak because it was lost in the right click context menu).
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30 Nov 2009   #13
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Maybe I'm being dense, but if you want this much changed, why are you using Windows 7? What benefit are you getting? Why not just stick with XP until you decide you can work with the new functionality?
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30 Nov 2009   #14
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Maybe I'm being dense, but if you want this much changed, why are you using Windows 7? What benefit are you getting? Why not just stick with XP until you decide you can work with the new functionality?
Exactly, or try 95.
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30 Nov 2009   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Maybe I'm being dense, but if you want this much changed, why are you using Windows 7? What benefit are you getting? Why not just stick with XP until you decide you can work with the new functionality?

I love change, keeps me young. And curiosity keeps the brain working.
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01 Dec 2009   #16
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

Well change usually also involves changing the way you do things. I find that after a period of adjustment, change (in technology at least) is usually for the better. For example, I just started using the Office 2010 beta last week. At first I was very uncomfortable and confused with Outlook 2010 beta. Nothing was where I expected it to be and I had to learn where everything was in the new version. I seriously thought about going back to the previous version. But I stuck with it and just a week later, I'm very glad I did, as I have discovered a bunch of new features/organization and layout (now that I'm used to it) that I now greatly prefer to the previous version. Now I would hate to go back and am very grateful MS made this beta available.
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01 Dec 2009   #17
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Yes, the idea to spend all this time and effort to make a new operating system look and feel like the old one is just a bit, ummm, ridiculous. It defeats the entire purpose of running the new one!
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01 Dec 2009   #18
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Perhaps, but to each their own. Some folks like the nostalgic look of the classic theme, but with all of the new advancements and other features that come with Windows 7.
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02 Dec 2009   #19
brentdxd

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Maybe I'm being dense, but if you want this much changed, why are you using Windows 7? What benefit are you getting? Why not just stick with XP until you decide you can work with the new functionality?

Well heres why

1.) Vista is a piece of **** on how it uses ram 4 gigs is like having 1-2 even after tweaked.

2.) I am a Developer for a living for a video game most of my tools need xp and vistas compatibility mode is broken.

3.) You cant get a (Legal copy) of windows xp anymore and if u can happen to ahem find one you need all the drivers and for me I use a Dell xps laptop 1530m so Drivers for the hds on those are like ya... impossible for anything less than vista.

To be 100% honest Change is something you cant stop but its good that we recognize things for how they used to be so we don't forget why we were so proficient like what made our daily use easier.
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02 Dec 2009   #20
zone23

Windows 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brentdxd View Post
If anyone can provide a work around for these please let me know

1.) Class menu is no longer available in windows 7...

2.) you can no longer make a tool bar dock on the right or left side of your screen which is my favorite feature of xp and vista....

Someone please help>?

Really you "HATE" windows 7 for these two reasons, that's it? Come on you've got to be able to do better than that.
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