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Windows 7: Windows 8, a Repeat of Windows 7

05 Aug 2010   #31
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

They could have a UI version and a console version.


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05 Aug 2010   #32
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Surely MS have to create a "need" for us to upgrade. They are probably working with partners on supplementary technologies, for both business and enthusiast markets, that will be desirable enough to make us need Windows 8.
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05 Aug 2010   #33
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
Surely MS have to create a "need" for us to upgrade. They are probably working with partners on supplementary technologies, for both business and enthusiast markets, that will be desirable enough to make us need Windows 8.
It will certainly be interesting to see what they come up with; especially since their homegrown included apps aren't particularly inclusive (Movie Maker, DVD Maker, etc).
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05 Aug 2010   #34
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
Also agreed. There's never 100% consensus on anything, so having the choice is best.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
They could have a UI version and a console version.
There is already a choice! Third-party developed applications is the alternative choice. If you are so in need to have those pretty little meaningless boxes bouncing around there you are. Microsoft has already documented that they are not going to add such a useless item to the UI. They are trying to make so you never have to think about defragmentation.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by adamsuail View Post
I have one option on my wish list, I need to see some advanced copy/paste features.
It’s VERY annoying when it skips the entire copy process because one locked file or so.
What I want it to do is, copy everything it can and then display a list of the problematic files with an action option beside EACH on of them..like retry, skip, cancel...
Windows Vista and Windows 7 already does that! It skips (is asks what todo, of course) files it cannot move, copy, or delete. Windows XP is what you are thinking of that stop the moment it hits a problem file.
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06 Aug 2010   #35
wilywombat

win7
 
 

Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58
I cannot, personally, think of any task, that is best served by a total lack of a fancy GUI, than that of drive de-fragmenting.
Even if I decide to run a 3rd party app to provide better functionality, I invariably run the task in the background and set to hide, the presence of a GUI for this type of task will likely double, (or more), the application memory footprint.



Perhaps having a choice would be the best solution. Those that want a GUI may have it. Those that do not, may not.

Also agreed. There's never 100% consensus on anything, so having the choice is best.



There you go...that was my point earlier.we are not given enough choice over our own system installs!!
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06 Aug 2010   #36
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wilywombat View Post
There you go...that was my point earlier.we are not given enough choice over our own system installs!!
You are givin lots of choices, you just chose not to act on them.
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06 Aug 2010   #37
Consequences

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
There is already a choice! Third-party developed applications is the alternative choice. If you are so in need to have those pretty little meaningless boxes bouncing around there you are. Microsoft has already documented that they are not going to add such a useless item to the UI. They are trying to make so you never have to think about defragmentation.
I like to think about my system tasks. It's the kind of user that I am. Currently using Auslogic's solution but not just for the colorful boxes even though they are fantastic.
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06 Aug 2010   #38
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Consequences View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
There is already a choice! Third-party developed applications is the alternative choice. If you are so in need to have those pretty little meaningless boxes bouncing around there you are. Microsoft has already documented that they are not going to add such a useless item to the UI. They are trying to make so you never have to think about defragmentation.
I like to think about my system tasks. It's the kind of user that I am. Currently using Auslogic's solution but not just for the colorful boxes even though they are fantastic.
I use theirs, too. I've read it's better than the built in defrag...but I don't know for sure.
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06 Aug 2010   #39
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wilywombat View Post
I would like to see Win 8 recognise that we are not all completely unfamiliar with setting up computers and grant us that we may be intelligent enough to actually decide what we want to be loaded onto our system. I think WinMin should be the basic start point and then be allowed to pick and choose from a list of functions and programs to install. Basically similar Linux installations. After all..if we are totally honest, 99% of us don't use probably 80% of the items in Control Panel. Yes, the should be a default option to load all as at present because many people just want the easy way to install/upgrade their systems, but for the more savvy out here, choice would be a fine thing!!
Good point. Don't think it'll ever happen though seeing as how microsoft charges for everything.
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06 Aug 2010   #40
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
I think they learned their lesson with Vista.
At some point, people do have to upgrade hardware if they want to continue running the latest versions of the operating system. Vista was a long jump from Windows XP...and there were quite a number of craptastic computers that were still limping along running XP that people attempted to upgrade to Vista. Vista was that painful stepping block that unfortunately does come about every 7-15 years.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Love Windows 7 View Post
Get rid of the UAC!
I don't think so. Perhaps make it work a bit better, but don't drop it. Dropping it is like going back to XP where problems were rampant. At least with Windows 7 they made it more configurable and you can still disable it...if you choose to do so.
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