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Windows 7: USB 3.0 vs 2.0

30 Apr 2010   #51
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
As long as your drive supports it(mine does) and as long as you have Windows 7 (Trim is native), then this is a problem of the past.
Windows 7 is so Crippled .. (as compared to XP) .. I hate using it ... Guess that leaves me out.

Besides, I wasn't sure the speed would be an advantage ..
Other that the bootup time and the speed Photoshop (and others) load, I wasn't sure it would be worth it.
My older computer is still faster than I am


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30 Apr 2010   #52
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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As long as your drive supports it(mine does) and as long as you have Windows 7 (Trim is native), then this is a problem of the past.
Windows 7 is so Crippled .. (as compared to XP) .. I hate using it ... Guess that leaves me out.
Well, I tend to disagree that 7 is crippled. I'm opposite of you at this point, XP looks like an old Linux distro to me at this point. I cannot stand being stuck with XP and am already forgetting where things are in Windows 7.

Trim tools can be run manually on Windows XP. They just aren't native. It's like having to run a defrag tool from time to time.

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Besides, I wasn't sure the speed would be an advantage ..
Other that the bootup time and the speed Photoshop (and others) load, I wasn't sure it would be worth it.
My older computer is still faster than I am
The speed of the SSD's is awesome. You certainly feel it and it's noticeable everywhere. Virus scans finish in about 1 minute on my machine, malware scans are done in less than 2 minutes. Everything opens instantly. It's not so much the sheer throughput that's impressive, but it's the tenth of a millisecond access times that make a huge difference.

I used to poo poo SSD's until I bought one to see what the fuss was about. I'm now a supporter.
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30 Apr 2010   #53
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

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I tend to disagree that 7 is crippled. I'm opposite of you at this point
Apparently you don't know what's missing (or doesn't work) ..
And haven't come to depend on the missing/dysfunctional tools.
It takes me longer to perform a typical chore in W7 as it does in XP ..
even though I've been able to Hack W7 and put a couple of tools back in.
Still trying to a way around the others .. When I get bored
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30 Apr 2010   #54
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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I tend to disagree that 7 is crippled. I'm opposite of you at this point
Apparently you don't know what's missing (or doesn't work) ..
And haven't come to depend on the missing/dysfunctional tools.
It takes me longer to perform a typical chore in W7 as it does in XP ..
even though I've been able to Hack W7 and put a couple of tools back in.
Still trying to a way around the others .. When I get bored
Care to share with me what's all screwed up? I've been working in IT for about 13 years, supporting hundreds of desktops, have used all of the MS OS's extensively...

It is possible though that they have removed something that I don't rely upon...hence my opinion.
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30 Apr 2010   #55
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

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Care to share with me what's all screwed up?
Many of these are the features I use daily in XP .... (short explanations)
Cannot Disable Thumbnails on the Desktop Only .. Thumbnails are not Icons.
Cannot customize the R Click file type context menus.
Cannot make new taskbars and park them on any edge of your screen(s)
Cannot manually sort the contents of a folder ... No way to turn off folder Sorting
Working with a KVM switch causes many problems ... Dual Screens and optional booting systems
Doesn’t work with Office 2003 files on the Desktop very well.
The new Windows Move Maker is extremely crippled.
No Mail Routine with the capabilities of OE.

But, I don't want to hijack this thread trying to explain these .. There are no fixes.
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30 Apr 2010   #56
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

At least the WMM is easy to fix. The OE discussion we had before. Office 2003?? - time to go modern. The manual sort is a problem indeed. The rest I wouldn't know what to do with.
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30 Apr 2010   #57
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noyb View Post
Cannot Disable Thumbnails on the Desktop Only .. Thumbnails are not Icons.
I don't keep much on my desktop..guess I wouldn't care if a picture were on the desktop that it would show me a thumbnail.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noyb View Post
Cannot customize the R Click file type context menus.
From what I have read, you can only do this through registry entries. Which does seem like a shame, but it's something I haven't done.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noyb View Post
Cannot make new taskbars and park them on any edge of your screen(s)
Haven't done that.


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Cannot manually sort the contents of a folder ... No way to turn off folder Sorting
Hmmmm....I've never noticed that. Guess I don't use it.


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Working with a KVM switch causes many problems ... Dual Screens and optional booting systems
I've got an IO/Gear KVM that I use at work and haven't had issues. My laptop dual boots 7 and Ubuntu and has dual screens.


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Doesn’t work with Office 2003 files on the Desktop very well.
At work, I use Office, but with our EA agreement with MS we are always on the newer versions. At home I don't use MS office and like I said above, I don't keep stuff on my desktop.


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The new Windows Move Maker is extremely crippled.
Yes it is. I don't use it much, but I tried to edit down a small video clip at work and wanted to take out about 6 minutes of the middle of a training clip and this app was useless. Fortunately, I found an open source app that did what I needed.

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No Mail Routine with the capabilities of OE.
I use Outlook at work and Mozilla Thunderbird at home.

I can see where some of your concerns are going. It always stinks when you are used to using features and they are simply no longer there.
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01 May 2010   #58
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I can see where some of your concerns are going
M$ Giveth .. Then Takeawayeth.
I don't keep much on my Desktop either, But that's where I work.
I may have up to 3 Images, that look the same, with the same file name.
Without my customized Icons, I can't see what I'm working with.
Have a mostly black picture (thumbnail) on a black background .. Then try to find it.
Thumbnails do not belong on the Desktop ... Icons Do.
(where's the switch to turn off Thumbnails on the Desktop only ??)
I am able to hack the W7 registry to customize the context menus ...
this does eliminate a lot of useless clicking and hunting.
It's like comparing my Tool box to my Gsons Toy box...
He's not allowed Power Tools either
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