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Windows 7: Windows 7 Bug?

22 Jun 2010   #1
mikeyo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 
Windows 7 Bug?

Hi

I am using Windows 7 X64 Ultimate (clean install).
When opening up lots (75-80) of Windows Explorer Windows using the short key combination (WINDOWS KEY & E), I manage to crash Explorer.exe every time.
I suspect this must be a bug that is currently undetected as I cant find any info about it on the web.

Can everyone here have a go and try to reproduce the bug?

Thanks.


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22 Jun 2010   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Why do need to open 75-80 Explorer windows???!!!
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22 Jun 2010   #3
mikeyo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Why do need to open 75-80 Explorer windows???!!!
That's not the point, the point is that it crashes Win7, at least it does for me on multiple machines, some clean installs, some not. Tried it?
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22 Jun 2010   #4
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, mine crapped out at exactly 80 explorer Windows with Ctrl-E. Running 64-bit Ultimate with 8GB of RAM. Just got a cursor and the spinning blue wheel.
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22 Jun 2010   #5
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Maybe it is a feature that prevents malware from opening so many windows.
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22 Jun 2010   #6
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

A bug? Maybe, maybe not. How many instances do you think should be opened at one time? Infinite? Everything has limits.

I pick up a vibration on my motorcycle at about 105 mph. Is that a bug? So may factors are involved at that speed - the trueness of the tires, tire balance, tire wear patterns, road/track surface, suspension settings, etc. I am close to the upper limit at that speed; close to the limit for which my bike was designed. That doesn't make it a bug or defect.
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22 Jun 2010   #7
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
A bug? Maybe, maybe not. How many instances do you think should be opened at one time? Infinite? Everything has limits.

I pick up a vibration on my motorcycle at about 105 mph. Is that a bug? So may factors are involved at that speed - the trueness of the tires, tire balance, tire wear patterns, road/track surface, suspension settings, etc. I am close to the upper limit at that speed; close to the limit for which my bike was designed. That doesn't make it a bug or defect.
+1, I say it's a limitation rather than a bug.
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22 Jun 2010   #8
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

It may be possibly unfortunate that windows does not do a better job of protecting itself from running out of resources but yes that's the way it is. Open 80 instances of ANYTHING and you will probably drag windows down to a crawl or even a full stallout as everything is fighting for the last remaning byte of ram or window handle.
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22 Jun 2010   #9
dunfiddlin

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikeyo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Why do need to open 75-80 Explorer windows???!!!
That's not the point, the point is that it crashes Win7, at least it does for me on multiple machines, some clean installs, some not. Tried it?
Of course it's the point! If you genuinely need that many Explorer windows open then you're at least asking a reasonable question. If you're just doing something stupid to see how long it takes to break then you're just being a pain in the posterior and I've got a very nice picture of a troll (with very un-nice words!) which will be appearing here shortly!
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22 Jun 2010   #10
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you run out of gas, your car will be useless as well, so if you do anything to run out of memory, you'll likely have an issue. I wouldn't call this a bug, I'd call it a system limitation. But it isn't likely an issue for anyone other than those trying to duplicate it.
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