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Windows 7: 2 Reasons why I HATE Windows 7

04 Dec 2009   #41
zone23

Windows 7 X64
 
 

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Microsoft should engineer Windows 8 so that it breaks compatibility with outdated hardware and force people to look forward not back. Finish this permanently.

I agree software as well. After reading the post form the video game guy its no wonder code is so sloppy today. I had someone ask me if there photoshop they bought in 1984 was going to work with 7 x64. These people need to got off there couches and go outside its 2010 people ..... 2010. You know what if my software doesn't work you know what I do? I find new software, its that simple.
in a perfect world we would all have the money and time to pay and upgrade and unistall and install every single bit of software as soon as there was an upgrade unfortunatly not everyone has that luxury.. i myself have a lot of pay software and some of them are pay once have a free key for life but like windows 7 and office 2007 and photoshop where you pay hundreds of dollars/euros, its costly to keep upgrading. and let alone have time to unistall it all and install new software..

i like to upgrade.. well not right away espesially with operating systems i leave it about 6 months for all apps to be compatible and drivers..etc

i guess some people are also happy with what works for them they spent time to learn the program they dont want to upgrade and have to learn the new gadgets or feel no reason to upgrade maybe the upgrades in the upgrade are not worth it.

i dont agree because it would be more costly to the customer forcing them to pay and upgrade everything. would probably mean less money for m$ also doing that.

personally i will be upgrading to windows 8 pretty much 6 or so months after release.
I guess I'm just lucky, for me their is no learning curve. I can freely move in and out of any operating system without having to "learn" hardly anything. I understand what your saying at the old office we had some older guys and every time they got a new piece of software it would take them days or weeks to figure it out. Windows XP, Vista, and 7 haven't changed that much. You click the globe that that's were your apps. are. Its not rocket science at least I hope not.

You state you don't have time to install an OS so since Vista came out what 4 or 5 years ago you don't have 2 hours to install an OS. That sucks, I could not live like that.

Upgrading software creates jobs if you don't have the money to upgrade the software that makes you money your kinda stuck in a loop wouldn't you say? What if you created Maden football? I'm happy with Madden 02 on my Original xbox? So I guess that means no games sales for you? If it wasn't for people like me you would be out of a job. People like you are killing the software and gaming industry with your I'm not paying for anything mindset.

Stick with what works for you. I don't know who you make games for but I thought that most game developers had systems they used to create games, not regular 10 year old PC with crappy hardware and software.

Good luck and try not to "Hate" theirs enough of that in the world already.

PS your not going to upgrade to Windows 8 your going to be stuck in Windows XP until you die.

One more thing.. that toolbar you speak of are you talking about quick launch? You can absolutely add quick launch to windows 7. The thought is you don't need it cause you can pin any application to the taskbar so theirs no need for quick launch.


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04 Dec 2009   #42
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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we had some older guys and every time they got a new piece of software it would take them days or weeks to figure it out.
I think you have the wrong perspective of "older guys". At age 72 I think I qualify, but I am still writing tutorials and teach classes for the "younger guys". God bless that you are young, but once you are old, you will make an amazing discovery: Your brain will still be working.
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04 Dec 2009   #43
zone23

Windows 7 X64
 
 

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we had some older guys and every time they got a new piece of software it would take them days or weeks to figure it out.
I think you have the wrong perspective of "older guys". At age 72 I think I qualify, but I am still writing tutorials and teach classes for the "younger guys". God bless that you are young, but once you are old, you will make an amazing discovery: Your brain will still be working.

Well your right age is not a factor I was just describing them. I guess I should have said "some people" girls included, have problems learning new software. Even software that's kinda the same (MS word 2003 to 2007). I would welcome your knowledge. I still remember I went to Sun Electronics and bought my first PC. Their was something wrong with the hard drive and the store guy was running a number of DOS commands. I was like wow look at this guy, I want to be like that some day. Here I am still thinking "I want to be like that guy some day". BTW I'm 38.
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04 Dec 2009   #44
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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we had some older guys and every time they got a new piece of software it would take them days or weeks to figure it out.
I think you have the wrong perspective of "older guys". At age 72 I think I qualify, but I am still writing tutorials and teach classes for the "younger guys". God bless that you are young, but once you are old, you will make an amazing discovery: Your brain will still be working.

Well your right age is not a factor I was just describing them. I guess I should have said "some people" girls included, have problems learning new software. Even software that's kinda the same (MS word 2003 to 2007). I would welcome your knowledge. I still remember I went to Sun Electronics and bought my first PC. Their was something wrong with the hard drive and the store guy was running a number of DOS commands. I was like wow look at this guy, I want to be like that some day. Here I am still thinking "I want to be like that guy some day". BTW I'm 38.
Yes, there are people, of all ages, that have difficulty to learn new things. But that is usually because either they are not interested or too lazy or they just are not that bright. I wrote my first program in 1958 and have gone thru nearly all the operating systems the world has seen (mostly on large systems though). Sometimes it's a struggle and you have to be on a steep learning curve. But with perseverance you can master any system. And todays systems and subsystems are really easy compared to some of these older dinasaurs I have seen - plus there is always plenty of help at your fingertips thanks to Google. So there should be no excuse to venture into a new system or subsystem. It has a lot of rewards.
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04 Dec 2009   #45
zone23

Windows 7 X64
 
 

I believe you hit the nail on the head when you said:

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But that is usually because either they are not interested or too lazy or they just are not that bright.
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04 Dec 2009   #46
ilesal

Win7 7600 x64
 
 

For those who can not give up XP here is the classic menu for windows 7- Get Classic Start Menu Back in Windows 7 Using CWSM - Tweaking with Vishal

You can also change the theme to look like windows 95 and using the compatiblity run most old software.
I work for a global company, we are skipping Vista and going from XP - Win7 and upgrading IE6 for FireFox and office 2003 for 2007 they are giving workers Office 2007 for £8 for home use, to get everyone ready for windows 7, for those that want it, they are giving lessons. All our software is being tested and what does not work with win 7 will run on XP until alternative software is found. I cannot wait until March next year when it happens.
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05 Dec 2009   #47
CadillacPat

Windows 7
 
 

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On Oct 22 Windows 7 was almost 1 year old already.
Well it may have been nearly a year old on Oct. 22 just as a baby is nearly a year old when born, however, comparatively its existence was mostly "prenatal" for the majority of people now using it.

Hey, can't wait for that Windows 9!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

--CadillacPat the UnCustomizer--
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05 Dec 2009   #48
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
You can "sort of" simulate the classic menu.

1) Put the stuff you want to see in the "classic"menu on your desktop (you only need the TOP LEVEL item).

2) Then in the bottom toolbar properties (right mouse click on bottom tool / status bar) select for toolbars DESKTOP.

3) Now you'll see the words DESKTOP on the right hand side of the screen (Bottom).
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4) Click the mouse on the >> sign and you'll see the Desktop items displayed in the "Classic Menu" format.

This works fine for me. (It's hard to teach an Old Dog new tricks but this works as good as you'll find on W7).

Cheers

jimbo


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05 Dec 2009   #49
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

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Well said Bob.
Couldn't agree more.

To those of you that don't like change,
I believe in choice, it's yours to use.

If you don't like something that is new and different, keep using what you know and like.

It's not reasonable to abhor something because it's not the same as what you have been using. Invest the time to at least start to learn the new things that you will inevitably encounter during your life.
How else will you know what it's capable of doing, you might even like it, given a chance.

Alteration, variation, advancement, modernization, it's all good.
Heehee, my name is not Bob, but thanks to all who liked my write up.
I wrote that while "working" on a project in class, just something that popped to mind.

I guess Econ really was good for something!
(Just kidding, I really am enjoying that class!).

~Lordbob
Here on the forum your "Lordbob75" or Bob for short.
It's kinda funny how you get to know people by their avatars and forum name.
When I first saw your forum name and posts, I envisioned a stately gentleman with a English accent.
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05 Dec 2009   #50
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

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Well said Bob.
Couldn't agree more.

To those of you that don't like change,
I believe in choice, it's yours to use.

If you don't like something that is new and different, keep using what you know and like.

It's not reasonable to abhor something because it's not the same as what you have been using. Invest the time to at least start to learn the new things that you will inevitably encounter during your life.
How else will you know what it's capable of doing, you might even like it, given a chance.

Alteration, variation, advancement, modernization, it's all good.
Heehee, my name is not Bob, but thanks to all who liked my write up.
I wrote that while "working" on a project in class, just something that popped to mind.

I guess Econ really was good for something!
(Just kidding, I really am enjoying that class!).

~Lordbob
Here on the forum your "Lordbob75" or Bob for short.
It's kinda funny how you get to know people by their avatars and forum name.
When I first saw your forum name and posts, I envisioned a stately gentleman with a English accent.


Thats really funny. I'm a 17 (ALMOST 18) year old kid sitting in my room blasting metal as I type...

~Lordbob
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