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Windows 7: Need i to roll back to Windows 2000Pro to get a smart Operating System

08 Jul 2010   #21
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Well we all have went through a learning with Windows 7. For me it went smooth with a few little parts I had to work out. If one wants it to work or look like a 10 old system, well that isn't going to happen. Most every day things that people use there computer for are easy to work out with a little learning and trying. I agree with MacGyvr 100%. If one doesn't want to learn the new Windows 7 and still wants a 10 year old operating system then by all means remove Windows 7 and install your old system and be happy. But before you do that you might want to go to the Microsoft site and look for Windows 7 for beginners or just Google (Windows 7 for beginners).



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08 Jul 2010   #22
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I don't like piling on the comments, but all the OP's customizations would have taken less time to research and configure than it would have to type the initial rant. Based on the OP's comments, he's a techno-phobe who would rather rant and rave than spend the same amount of time learning and being productive. As an IT Manager, I see this far too often. A computer doesn't use ESP to configure itself the way the user wants, so a tantrum we must have.

Besides, why bother ranting about Windows 2000, when XP was far superior? I think that was just the proof that the OP has been out of the OS scene for a decade or more, and just was cranky about having to get used to a new OS.

Anyways, the solutions are there. Windows 7 is FAR more customizable than your precious Windows 2000, so you should learn to enoy that, rather than rant about it. It's the best consumer OS available, especially given the high end hardware you have chosen.
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08 Jul 2010   #23
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Rant or not, it appears to be resolved.
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08 Jul 2010   #24
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Rant or not, it appears to be resolved.
That's the important part. At least now, the OP knows the deal about Windows 7, and instead of being another uninformed, anti-W7 ranter, he's an informed, Windows 7 user.
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08 Jul 2010   #25
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Just for giggles, I'm going to install win2k on one of my boxes.
I think I have an old NT3 or 4 server cd lying about somewhere. I'l load that too.
If this thread isnt closed by when I do it... I'l post pics
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09 Jul 2010   #26
BlueDove

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post

Besides, why bother ranting about Windows 2000, when XP was far superior? I think that was just the proof that the OP has been out of the OS scene for a decade or more, and just was cranky about having to get used to a new OS.

Anyways, the solutions are there. Windows 7 is FAR more customizable than your precious Windows 2000, so you should learn to enoy that, rather than rant about it. It's the best consumer OS available, especially given the high end hardware you have chosen.
i Had been using Quick Launch for 10 years without knowing the feature was call "Quick Launch" At the time i started this tread, i was so desparate to get it back that i was looking for key registry hacks to make those pinned icons behave like Quick Launch. And since i was getting no where with the pinned icons and the hacks ..... i didn't like Win7 .... it's hard to look for something if you don't know the name of it.

Perharp , the reason i comented that "Windows 7 is no more than Vista packaged under a different label" is because an XP user influenced me to think that way, ... One little apps i absoulutly love is the snipping tool, i just can't get over how handy that thing is, ... he calls it "just a gadget" as if it's unimportant .... but the way it snip & save a little warning window in seconds or gets me out of a bind with flash text that won't copy paste .... i just love it

i 've been looking for the (click edit / find on this page) for days because I.E. 8 doesn't have an edit tab , and i was just about to ask you guys where they hide it, but i just found it.
Like my buddy who had a stroke in 2003, he had to relearn speach, and he would get frustated when he stalls with mouth open, he had to reconnect all those paths in his head.
Were i fell of the wagon with XP was the lack of support .... if i had found a forum like this one 5 years ago , we wouldn't be having this discussion.

i thought this would be just like any other forum where you ask a question and ready yourself for a long wait. There are forums where you won't get a reply unless the title of your tread is a discution topic. Instead i see an amazing support group with top notch tutorials. I'm still at the stage where i need a hunting license before i can find the new paths and defaults but i'm already getting encouraging results
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09 Jul 2010   #27
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

That's alright BlueDove,

You found the best place to learn everything you need to know about windows 7,

nobody leaves here without some sort of answer. Keep asking till you're satisfied.
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09 Jul 2010   #28
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BlueDove View Post
...the reason i comented that "Windows 7 is no more than Vista packaged under a different label" is because an XP user influenced me to think that way, ...
I remember when I switched to WinXP (about six months after its official release) thinking that it stunk and wanting my good ol' Win98se back. I was USED to W98. I knew where everything was. I knew how to tweak everything to get it just like I wanted it. Suddenly, nothing was where it "ought" to be and I felt the same way I did with my first computer and DOS/Win3.1. Within a month or so I was in love with WinXP and wondered what I ever saw in Win98.

(You'd think I was talking about girls here, wouldn't you?)

What you mentioned (and derekimo seconded) about having a place to ask questions and learn is so true. Win7 has tons of options for customization. Once you find the ones that work best for you I think you'll feel right at home.
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09 Jul 2010   #29
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote:
Perharp , the reason i comented that "Windows 7 is no more than Vista packaged under a different label" is because an XP user influenced me to think that way, ... One little apps i absoulutly love is the snipping tool, i just can't get over how handy that thing is, ... he calls it "just a gadget" as if it's unimportant .... but the way it snip & save a little warning window in seconds or gets me out of a bind with flash text that won't copy paste .... i just love it
Snip tool is great it is always on my superbar, I like the way that you can open it then hit escape and then open menu or anything and drill down to what you want to show and then hit control prtscrn and take a snip. thats a great tool when trying to show a path to your mother or brother to get them where they need to be. Enjoy Bluedove. Lots of us here have been using 7 since before beta jan 2009 so we are just a bit ahead of you but you will catch up
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09 Jul 2010   #30
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I learn every day I visit this site. I don't always post but I do read a lot of posts and the answers to solve lots of problems. One never stops learning if one applies them self.
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