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

11 Jul 2010   #31
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Um. Does anyone have DOS 3.x on floppy iso anywhere? And is it legal for you to send me a copy...?
I cant get NT4 server to install without it...


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11 Jul 2010   #32
profdlp

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

See if you can find what you need here:

Bootdisk.Com - Free Windows Bootdisks, Free DOS boot disk

(This site has been around for ages and I am sure Microsoft would have squawked by now if they didn't like the stuff offered there.)
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11 Jul 2010   #33
BlueDove

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
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?)
One could
Some girls are just like that you know
once they move in , i can't find a single thing but they know where all my stuff is

i love my new taskbar , it now looks just like what i wanted

and i am also looking for a fix to get my folder the way i want them
i would love to have the default set to details and the size colum next to the name i pictured


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11 Jul 2010   #34
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Hi Bluedove,
Its nice to see your tone has changed since your original post, and that you are starting to enjoy the benefits of Win7.

If you open explorer, set your view to the way you like it.
Then go to tools>folder options. On the view tab, click the 'apply to Folders' button.
That should set your current view to apply to all folders of that type.
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A folder type by default, is usually General.
You can set each one by right clicking the folder > properties > customize
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Its handy to have your default folder view as details, and picture folders as large thumbnails.


@profdlp: Cheers, I'l give that a go tonight.


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11 Jul 2010   #35
BlueDove

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xarden View Post
Hi Bluedove,
Its nice to see your tone has changed since your original post, and that you are starting to enjoy the benefits of Win7.

If you open explorer, set your view to the way you like it.
Then go to tools>folder options. On the view tab, click the 'apply to Folders' button.
The problem was that i was missing the menu toolbar in my folders
(another thing windows had disabled on me.) so i couldn't get to the end of the process
i got it all fixed now , folders says to the new setting even after renaming them

Maybe i will figure someday what those big icons are for , maybe a nice setting for jpg ?

The thing i was doing wrong from day 1 was that i was searching for solutions in the library search bar instead on the search bar above the start button
The few first days were the worst , strange setting and defaults , couldn't even figure out the new layout of control pannel , and not knowing the name of the feature "Quick Launch" really agravated things, ... Windows 7 did not take away any of the good stuff , they just hided it very well. I might be lost here and there with the new control panel , but if i realy get stuck , i can find the answer quickly at sevenforum, The worst behind me now , and i'm discovering benefits everyday.
Few stormy days and nothing but nice weather to look forward
There a lot of stuff i already love from Windows 7, the snip tool is the coolest thing i ever seen, the friendlyness and lack of constant interruption by Windows 7 Firewall is a huge gain. Internet Explorer 8 with zoom level is nice too , i won't use it often but where it's needed , i will be glad to have it. The list goes on , but really , all the credits belongs to the gurus of sevenforum.com , it's you guys who made all the difference, you woke me up from a nightmare.

i am scratching my head now and i can't think of anything else to fix
i am formating my 2TB hard drives ,
i will now work on the security , and windows updates
backing up my Operating system and setting is next
then i can move in with all my data and the rest of my programs,
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11 Jul 2010   #36
profdlp

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BlueDove View Post
...Maybe i will figure someday what those big icons are for , maybe a nice setting for jpg ?...
The only time I've found them really useful is when I'm sorting a lot of data. (I'm a nut about having my stuff where I can find it.) Having the super-jumbo icons makes it easier to see where to put something without having to open each individual file, close it, then remember that "187876568a.jpg" goes in the "Redheads" folder.
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12 Jul 2010   #37
BlueDove

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
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).
i got to correct you on your statement Layback Bear
Thanks to the great support of sevenforum gurus and tutorials
i was able to edit all needed settings to make it feel and look like windows 2000 Pro
the taskbar totaly emulate my old system taskbar , it has the same features, works the same, and it look the same
even my folders are the same except for the shortcuts to the left of my files
so you see , i have lost nothing , but i have gained so much already and i'm sure i will gain even more once i learn all its features and unleach its power,
once again , i lost nothing , and i got an operating system with (x64) that will be supported for many years to come.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
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.
Hi DeaconFrost
your perfectly right about Windows 7 capability and ability to be costomized
it proved to be everything i could have dreamed of plus so much more.
There is nothing left on those setting to dislike , it's all costomized now , and i'm happy
i'm retiring my Pentium D , and it has the (x64) capability
so i'm thinking of using it as an offline dummy on which i could experiment
with all the strange stuff and settings , while keeping my Quadcore with the feel i 'm used to.

This is really like having the best of two worlds
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12 Jul 2010   #38
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
... then remember that "187876568a.jpg" goes in the "Redheads" folder.
Classic.
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17 Jul 2010   #39
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

BlueDove I'm happy you got Windows 7 looking and working the way you like it. Some how I knew you would. Happy computing.
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