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Windows 7: Windows XP: Kill it, bin it, upgrade it

14 Jul 2010   #11
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Prisoner View Post
The only reason why I stick with XP is because I don't have the money to upgrade my desktop (or fix my laptop, which was running 7) to the proper performance specs to run it... so until I get better hardware, I am stuck with XP.
Prisoner The point the article is trying to make, is about those people who buy a new PC and then Put XP on it because "Windows 7 is Vista sp3 and therefore s*it"

Obviously not everyone can afford to upgrade, but DOWNGRADING is just ridiculous IMO


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14 Jul 2010   #12
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smsff7 View Post
When vista came out I hated the new GUI and the fact that they moved everything around bugged me. Tho now that I am using 7 I don't have much of a problem with that. Although I wish they did not force people to do so much work just to reenable the quick launch toolbar.

That and re-enable the classic style start menu
Because the new Start menu and taskbar are far superior and make things a lot easier?

The only "classic" thing I brought from my old habits was the Control Panel in menu form.
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14 Jul 2010   #13
DrWho

Windows XP-Pro-SP3, Windows 7
 
 

I hate 7!

A good example of why is this:
I've had a Startup sound file that I've used for the past ten years on every PC I've had.
Today, I downloaded hacker programs, jumped through hoops, pulled my hair and screamed at my computer, all to just set the Startup sound in 7 to my old favorite wav file. I probably wasted two hours in the endeavor. That's BS!!!!!!!

Why on earth would some over paid programmer lock that sound file inside a .dll file?
Absurd! Ridiculous! Asinine! And just plain disgusting!

I'm just tickled silly, that I don't have to use Windows 7. I have it on a second HD for testing purposes only. XP remains my main OS and will till I die. If MS doesn't want to support it......GOOD! I don need no stinkin' MS support!

Doc
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14 Jul 2010   #14
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Thats a TERRIBLE example! The loss of one custom sound overrides better memory management, improved security, better hardware support, 64 bit etc? You are welcome to XP my friend.
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14 Jul 2010   #15
Kari

 
Solved: Changing startup sound too difficult

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DrWho View Post
I hate 7!
After searching the web and consulting some geekier friends of mine, I finally found a fix to your issue:
  • Save that melody you can not live without to an MP3 player
  • When booting to Seven, put earphones on your head and connect them to that MP3 player
  • Turn volume on MP3 player to maximum
  • Turn your computer on using left index finger
  • Push Play in MP3 player with right indexfinger
(notice that you can also use thumbs in steps 4 & 5)

Seriously, what do you think it tells about you that you refuse to migrate to Seven because you can not hear a few seconds long melody once, twice a day? Why do you have computer?

Kari
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14 Jul 2010   #16
Prisoner

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Prisoner View Post
The only reason why I stick with XP is because I don't have the money to upgrade my desktop (or fix my laptop, which was running 7) to the proper performance specs to run it... so until I get better hardware, I am stuck with XP.
Prisoner The point the article is trying to make, is about those people who buy a new PC and then Put XP on it because "Windows 7 is Vista sp3 and therefore s*it"

Obviously not everyone can afford to upgrade, but DOWNGRADING is just ridiculous IMO
True, but I've had many friends downgrade their systems for performance reasons. And I can see the difference.

I did misunderstand the gist of the topic at first (I'm tired. Haha) but it still applies somewhat.
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14 Jul 2010   #17
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Just don't turn your computer off. Problem solved.
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14 Jul 2010   #18
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DrWho View Post
I hate 7!

A good example of why is this:
I've had a Startup sound file that I've used for the past ten years on every PC I've had.
Today, I downloaded hacker programs, jumped through hoops, pulled my hair and screamed at my computer, all to just set the Startup sound in 7 to my old favorite wav file. I probably wasted two hours in the endeavor. That's BS!!!!!!!

Why on earth would some over paid programmer lock that sound file inside a .dll file?
Absurd! Ridiculous! Asinine! And just plain disgusting!

I'm just tickled silly, that I don't have to use Windows 7. I have it on a second HD for testing purposes only. XP remains my main OS and will till I die. If MS doesn't want to support it......GOOD! I don need no stinkin' MS support!

Doc
I, too, have a favorite WAV file I have used for startup since Win 98. Yes, I am disappointed that I could not substitute it. However, in light of the increased security and how well Win 7 runs, that is a very small disappointment. I certainly would not go back to XP just to hear the sound of my diesel truck starting up and running. That would be totally stupid on my part.
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14 Jul 2010   #19
smsff7

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonM33 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smsff7 View Post
When vista came out I hated the new GUI and the fact that they moved everything around bugged me. Tho now that I am using 7 I don't have much of a problem with that. Although I wish they did not force people to do so much work just to reenable the quick launch toolbar.

That and re-enable the classic style start menu
Because the new Start menu and taskbar are far superior and make things a lot easier?

The only "classic" thing I brought from my old habits was the Control Panel in menu form.
For some people no it is not...I use the quick launch every day and I would be pissed if they were to remove it...I did not even want to use 7 until I saw how to re-enable it

The new start menu is ok, but I HATE "pinning" items to the taskbar as for me it just takes up a lot more room then the quick launch dose and it dose not group every one together
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14 Jul 2010   #20
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Tell me, how is pinning any different to Quick Launch? the only difference is they spread across your taskbar.

However, once launched, they still take up the same amount of room on the Taskbar, using Quick Launch they take up double the space, as it makes a new Icon when you launch it
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