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

06 Jul 2010   #1
BlueDove

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64)
 
 
Need i to roll back to Windows 2000Pro to get a smart Operating System

Since this is my first post, let me thank all those who answer our questions and all the admin(s) who make this site possible

i recently built a quad core computer with the intention of exploiting 64 bits programs but i'm so frustrated with Windows 7 that i'm about to try installing win2000 Pro on the new hardware

the new computer comprise of:

Antec P182 silent case
750W Thermaltake PSU
Intel motherboard extreme edition DP55KG (P55 chipset)
Intel CPU i7 860 (2.8MHz HyperThreads Quadcore)
Corsair liquid CPU Cooler
Kingston DDR3 (2 x 2Gb @ 1600MHz)
Asus ENGTS250 DK (1G ram onboard) video card
Optical drive Asus CD/DVD RW Burner
WD Raptor 10,000rpm for OS (1 x 150Gb)(new & formated by Windows7 during installation)
WD Green Caviar ( 1 x 2Tb @ 7,200rpm)
WD Green Caviar ( 3 x 2Tb @ 5,400rpm)

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Operating System was a charm to install, it did show some of the potential of the new hardward
but the defaults of Windows 7 are retarded to say the less (fit for a 5 yo but a pain for anyone wanting to manage the OS) maybe a great OS for an iPod?

i have been trying to fallow your forum's instructions to change those defaults but i am not getting anywhere near having an operating system that i could be productif. Fact is ; i'm pulling my hair and bashing my head against the wall.

Here what've i tried :

-- selected "Show hidden files, folders, or drives"
-- deselected "Hide extensions for known file types"
-- deleted the library shortcut from the taskbar
-- deleted Window Media Player from the taskbar
-- activated Quick Launch
-- changed the size of the icons in taskbar to "small"
-- changed the size of the icons in desktop to "small"
-- created shortcut to desktop in the taskbar
-- created shortcut to "computer" in the taskbar but i lost my shortcut to "desktop" in the doing

i am a multitasker and i am from the old school of learning , i don't put any documents on the same physical hard drive as my programs because there is only one arm per hard drive.
if it's besy reading/writing data on a different sector of that drive , it can't be where it needs to be to exploit the program it's supposed to work with ,
i use "my computer" taskbar shortcut to create and navigate an elaborated filing system --- drives / folder / sub-folders ....
Also i have no need for Window Media Player because because i never use it ; VLC Player does a much better job all arround and i don't even need to croud my desktop or taskbar with a shortcut for it, ... double clicking a file will open it with VLC if it is the "by default program" i selected for that given extension.

The 3 most important buttons on my taskbar are:
-- a shortcut to my computer like the one found in the Start window
-- a shortcut to my desktop
-- a shortcut to interner explorer
those 3 shortcut buttons must be next to the start button
shortcut to "My Computer" and "Internet Explorer" must be static

Shortcut to "my computer"
the shortcut i created on my taskbar using your instructions is useless because
if i click it and select I:/ and then open folder xxx , this is what will come up next time i click it.
What I need a shortcut that behave like the one found on the Start window
i want a static button that opens a new windows & taskbar shortcut to "My Computer" when i click it and everytime i click it. ( 5 open folders requires 5 different taskbar shortcut with folder's names on them) Having to back all the way to "My Computer" to access a new folder doesn't work , because i need several open folder at once

Shortcut to "my desktop"
i lost that when i created the shortcut button to "My Computer" on the taskbar

Shortcut to "Interner Explorer"
the (Windows 7 by default shortcut) found on my taskbar is useless ,
i need a static shortcut button to Internet Explorer on my taskbar, one that opens a new window to my selected home page and adds a new shortcut button in the taskbar for every new page i open. Everytime i click on the static shortcut for Internet Explorer a new window should open to my homepage. if i wanted work with the "add new tab" bull***t" i would be working with FireFox.

is there a way to get Windows 7 to deliver those simple requirements without paying thousands of dollars to a hacker to re-write Windows retarded defaults ??

please someone, anyone ! Point me in the right direction before i attempt to reformat and install Windows 2000 Pro, i'm not even sure the new hardware has drivers for win2k. if not for me , maybe for my dog. She thinks we're in hell ever since i've install Window 7.

thanks in advance .................... BlueDove


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06 Jul 2010   #2
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Windows 2000 Pro is no longer supported nor patched by Microsoft. Why on earth would you use it?
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06 Jul 2010   #3
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

BlueDove, Welcome to SevenForums, What I do when I want a new explorer browser window open is to right click on the icon on taskbar and select Internet Explorer. You say you activated The Quick Launch that has a explorer icon that opens a new window. Hope that you enjoy your stay here at SF.
Oh and the Superbar comes with a show desktop button that if you click on it it will do the job!
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06 Jul 2010   #4
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Wow...
Sure Win7 has a few changes to make things efficient and cleaner, but if you want to have the look and feel of a stone tablet and nail, try looking for some settings.
Your Internet Explorer woes, I found your solution by looking in the most obvious place. It took 3 mouse clicks .
Your Taskbar woes, the solution is also in the most obvious place. 2 mouse clicks.
Windows 7. Its just that easy.

It seems your absolutely frustrated with this... so go outside and calm down. Clear your head. Then return to solve your problems. If you really cant get it, then come back and ask us nicely. Please dont vent frustrations, you are less likely to get the answer you want.
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06 Jul 2010   #5
profdlp

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

You have a pretty long shopping list there.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BlueDove View Post
...i want a static button that opens a new windows & taskbar shortcut to "My Computer" when i click it and everytime i click it. ( 5 open folders requires 5 different taskbar shortcut with folder's names on them) Having to back all the way to "My Computer" to access a new folder doesn't work , because i need several open folder at once...
To try and chisel at least one problem off the list, might I recommend Q-Dir?

Like you, I often want to have several Windows Explorer windows open at once. This does it quite nicely. Very handy for sorting lots and lots of files to different locations.
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06 Jul 2010   #6
BlueDove

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64)
 
 

@myzr7

thanks for the welcome
i hope to find some answers to my problems here

right clicking the Internet Explorer and then selecting the Internet Explorer Option does what i need but i can do it with a single left click in Windows 2000Pro
right clicking -- and left clicking the option takes me 3 times as long, it require more mental processing. i would like to change the default the button i have to do it with a single left clic.
i regards to "Quick Launch " it no longer has anything in it,
it was making uge buttons to the left of the "<<" and was taking up the whole task bar , i didn't care to go to the Quick Launch everytime i need to google something anyway

the fix i need is for the default shortcut button on the task bar , it needs to be the 3rd button from the Start button,

not sure what is a superbar but i will search that next

thanks for trying ............ BlueDove
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06 Jul 2010   #7
profdlp

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BlueDove View Post
...the fix i need is for the default shortcut button on the task bar , it needs to be the 3rd button from the Start button...
You can drag those icons and put them in any order you wish.
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06 Jul 2010   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BlueDove View Post
-- and left clicking the option takes me 3 times as long, it require more mental processing. i would like to change the default the button i have to do it with a single left clic.
Hello BlueDove,

This can show you how to open with a single left click.
Single-Click or Double-Click to Open an Item

You might also go through our tutorial index to see if you may be able to find other options to help get what you are wanting as well.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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06 Jul 2010   #9
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BlueDove View Post
@myzr7

thanks for the welcome
i hope to find some answers to my problems here

right clicking the Internet Explorer and then selecting the Internet Explorer Option does what i need but i can do it with a single left click in Windows 2000Pro
right clicking -- and left clicking the option takes me 3 times as long, it require more mental processing. i would like to change the default the button i have to do it with a single left clic.
i regards to "Quick Launch " it no longer has anything in it,
it was making uge buttons to the left of the "<<" and was taking up the whole task bar , i didn't care to go to the Quick Launch everytime i need to google something anyway

the fix i need is for the default shortcut button on the task bar , it needs to be the 3rd button from the Start button,

not sure what is a superbar but i will search that next

thanks for trying ............ BlueDove
The superbar is the taskbar. Just a differnt name for it And I was refering to the show desktop button that is on the end by the clock.
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I understand your problems with the Internet Explorer Icon, spose that I am just use to it now. Mouse over it and all the windows that are open just pop up and I pick the one I want. And if you get enough open then you get a list. I start shutting down some then because my brain is use to pictures. . Hope things work out for you enjoy!
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07 Jul 2010   #10
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Based on the tone of the OPs initial post, I feel it would be best to simply let him reinstall Windows 2000. It seems to be what he wants to do anyway, and the feel of the post is very "trollish" in my opinion. I don't think someone posts here legitimately asking to be convinced NOT to remove Windows 7. He is clearly dissatisfied with the superior features in 7 and will be happier rolling back to a 10 year old OS.
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