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Windows 7 = let down

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banned7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
I feel really cheated, its no quicker or different than Vista even with a fresh install!
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banned7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
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#1
I find it quicker and more intuitive - Ive only had to look at help once. The windows are canny.
banned#2
chesso
I find it quicker and more intuitive - Ive only had to look at help once. The windows are canny.


Where did you come from, Windows 98?
#3
lumoruk
Where did you come from, Windows 98?


Vista.

Hubby always upgrades me promptly!!
banned#4
I'm really impressed with it but I did use Windows XP before. I have installed this on a new laptop anyway.
banned#5
chesso
Vista.

Hubby always upgrades me promptly!!


okay where has the classic control panel gone?
#6
lumoruk
okay where has the classic control panel gone?


true dat
#7
The classic control panel is a missing feature, but otherwise it's a smooth operator. I like it.

Vista on the other hand is a vile OS.
#8
You just have to dink - a - dink around. I find that if you keep dinking on arrows then you end up where you want to. I like the snipping tool and I like the dinky windows along the bottom. I like the stacked word docs. I like the 'photoshopping' and the easy alteration of display . I think it's pretty good, mainly, although it can be a bit 'bossy' and not do exactly what I want it to, but then I haven't read the manual!!
#9
A couple of nice features like the snapping side by side windows and the way the bar works at the bottom of the screen. I can't see any improvement in speed though either and I have a very capable system.

Glad I only paid £45 for it with the Tesco deal.
#10
jallsey
A couple of nice features like the snapping side by side windows and the way the bar works at the bottom of the screen. I can't see any improvement in speed though either and I have a very capable system.

Glad I only paid £45 for it with the Tesco deal.


Got mine for free :) (Advantages of being a student)

Sorry, didn't mean to rub it in :oops:
#11
i have windows vista for a person who only uses the net and media player are there any advantages?
what does this let u do extra?
cheers
banned#12
damn just went back onto Vista and now it's given me 3 days to activate, oh well I enjoyed the 2yrs of free OS :pirate::pirate:

better start installing stuff

anyone know if i'm allowed to dual boot 32bit and 64bit on the same key?
#13
To be honest with you, I am also dissapointed with it.

I find, for surfing, and the odd word doc / music etc, 7 is actually faster. I have all my programs in the newly designed taskbar and its great.

However, for more complicated things like changing settings, its just the same as Vista, there is no speed increase, and I actually think its slower. Its not as sharp as Vista in my opinion.

I have a laptop with a P8600 Centrino 2 with 4GB ram, this thing should be like lightning, but it isn't.

I DONT like the Library feature, say for example, you like to sort your photos by the date taken, perhaps you want to increase the size of the preview icons?? Well, you have to do this TWICE in both the Library folder, and the Actual folder. Whats the point in this? Sort it out Microsoft. Dont put excellent features in if they dont streamline with the OS.

And the snapping thing is excellent, but you have to push the window all the way over, on a mac, it would know what you are doing, and put it there. But on windows, it also remembers the snapped window's dimensions, which it shouldnt!!
banned#14
where's that stupid useless feature gone where you can bring all your windows side by side and then rotate them?
#15
Lol i have been saying all this for weeks,Windows 7 is a slight improvement but thats all for most users,
#16
7 = poo
#17
Windows 7 is ace, a great improvement on XP, my previous OS.
banned#18
raptorcigs
7 = poo


you're right being 17 was so much better...but I was still a virgin

Winspiration
Windows 7 is ace, a great improvement on XP, my previous OS.


It's easy to say that, but not so much going from Vista to 7
#19
aircanman
To be honest with you, I am also dissapointed with it.

I find, for surfing, and the odd word doc / music etc, 7 is actually faster. I have all my programs in the newly designed taskbar and its great.

However, for more complicated things like changing settings, its just the same as Vista, there is no speed increase, and I actually think its slower. Its not as sharp as Vista in my opinion.

I have a laptop with a P8600 Centrino 2 with 4GB ram, this thing should be like lightning, but it isn't.

I DONT like the Library feature, say for example, you like to sort your photos by the date taken, perhaps you want to increase the size of the preview icons?? Well, you have to do this TWICE in both the Library folder, and the Actual folder. Whats the point in this? Sort it out Microsoft. Dont put excellent features in if they dont streamline with the OS.

And the snapping thing is excellent, but you have to push the window all the way over, on a mac, it would know what you are doing, and put it there. But on windows, it also remembers the snapped window's dimensions, which it shouldnt!!


I'm not entirely sure, at this time of night that i've quite understood, but I find it very useful that pics are automatically put into the pics library and then I can sort them into a doc file in my pics in my docs later. But I do like that you get easy choices all along the wy.
#20
lumoruk
It's easy to say that, but not so much going from Vista to 7
I never used Vista, but all I ever heard was that Vista was rubbish, and that people thought it was step down from XP?
banned#21
Wow thought 64bit handled memory better, already getting Non-responsive programs whilst installing RS6 Vegas 2, Mcafee writing on here and watching music videos....= gay!
#22
All of you have no clue and it depends on what version you have bought as to the features you get, if you've bought the home premium its obvious its not going to be much better than window vista home premium but there are massive differences in the resources it uses and that's all proved by the way it runs happily on netbooks something that would not work with power hungry vista. For vista to run at a reasonable rate minimum of 2gb of memory was needed my laptop downstairs after a clean install requires close on 1.3gb of ram just sitting there where as windows7 uses 700mb to do the same job, then there's boot time which is way faster than vista and don't get me started on stability vista crashes for no reason at all.

There's also the ability to deal with HD media like burning blueray discs from the OS without other programs and last but not least its idiot proof even people who have no clue can install 7 and get it connected to the wireless network and have it up and running straight away without looking for drivers as 7 knows how to talk to everything out of 12 full retail installs on customers machines I'm yet to have to install any drivers as 7 boots up with everything working. They have made sharing drives and printers idiot proof and the nice feature of sharing media with other computers and streaming devices without risking your network or having any clue as to how to set it up is brilliant.

There is also possibly one of the most annoying things ever that's different with vista and 7 and that's the way UAC is handled with vista it is constantly sticking its nose in and asking if your sure with everything you try and do where as with 7 you can set it not to bother you or just when changes are made and it doesn't whinge in the taskbar if you disable it.

If you bought the pro or ultimate versions that's when you see the leaps and bounds that have been made like possibly the best thing they have ever come up with the use of visualization which people like me have been waiting for to be able to run XP inside 7 is a god send without having to use 3rd party apps to run old programs that you still use, to run you free copy of XP fully licenced you must have Pro or ultimate and your CPU needs to have virtualization I'm not going to bang on anymore but you obviously don't know the differences you must of expected it to do everything without you having to think and unfortunately we are a long way off that so you will have to wait.
banned#23
well I had to drag my 10m long cable downstairs to hook it up to the router to download 3 drivers for my sound, video and wireless USB, and I have the Pro btw
#24
I often found with Vista/Seven that the longer the OS is used the more responsive it becomes. I believe this is because of features that are built into them whereby they learn from the user and optimise the system around you.

Superfetch is the only one I know about and it seems to work a lot better on 7 than it did on Vista.

Give it time, I am sure it will win you over hehe ;-)
#25
polly69
All of you have no clue .


Well you certainly sound as if you know what you are on about. Well done.:thumbsup:
banned#26
lumoruk;6805553
okay where has the classic control panel gone?

Oh the irony. A thread saying its no different and you want the old XP control panel back :p

Its loads quicker than my old vista install and love some of the new features like jump lists, snap and the search is amazingly quick but do agree the UI is hardly a major change from vista but in a different league compared to XP.

Mine also does a complete studown and restart in less than 30 seconds flat. Vista was about 3 minutes lol
banned#27
polly69;6806013
All of you have no clue and it depends on what version you have bought as to the features you get, if you've bought the home premium its obvious its not going to be much better than window vista home premium but there are massive differences in the resources it uses and that's all proved by the way it runs happily on netbooks something that would not work with power hungry vista. For vista to run at a reasonable rate minimum of 2gb of memory was needed my laptop downstairs after a clean install requires close on 1.3gb of ram just sitting there where as windows7 uses 700mb to do the same job, then there's boot time which is way faster than vista and don't get me started on stability vista crashes for no reason at all.

There's also the ability to deal with HD media like burning blueray discs from the OS without other programs and last but not least its idiot proof even people who have no clue can install 7 and get it connected to the wireless network and have it up and running straight away without looking for drivers as 7 knows how to talk to everything out of 12 full retail installs on customers machines I'm yet to have to install any drivers as 7 boots up with everything working. They have made sharing drives and printers idiot proof and the nice feature of sharing media with other computers and streaming devices without risking your network or having any clue as to how to set it up is brilliant.

There is also possibly one of the most annoying things ever that's different with vista and 7 and that's the way UAC is handled with vista it is constantly sticking its nose in and asking if your sure with everything you try and do where as with 7 you can set it not to bother you or just when changes are made and it doesn't whinge in the taskbar if you disable it.

If you bought the pro or ultimate versions that's when you see the leaps and bounds that have been made like possibly the best thing they have ever come up with the use of visualization which people like me have been waiting for to be able to run XP inside 7 is a god send without having to use 3rd party apps to run old programs that you still use, to run you free copy of XP fully licenced you must have Pro or ultimate and your CPU needs to have virtualization I'm not going to bang on anymore but you obviously don't know the differences you must of expected it to do everything without you having to think and unfortunately we are a long way off that so you will have to wait.

very true. UAC in vista was a proverbial pain in the...........
banned 1 Like #28
lumoruk;6805790
where's that stupid useless feature gone where you can bring all your windows side by side and then rotate them?

still there - its called aero/ Press WIN and then TAB. I quite like it once you start using it two.

Love SNAP features

e.g

1. move a window off the left of the screen and it uses half the screen. do the same to the right with another one.

2. Move a window off the top edge to maximise it

3. Grab a window and shake left & right to minimise all other windows

lots more features if you google
banned#29
csiman
still there - its called aero/ Press WIN and then TAB. I quite like it once you start using it two.

3. Grab a window and shake left & right to minimise all other windows


3. doesn't work

I had to install all the windows games myself, and where's texas hold um gone?

thanks for the WIN button, at least it's got some sort of use now
banned#30
lumoruk;6807351
3. doesn't work

I had to install all the windows games myself, and where's texas hold um gone?

thanks for the WIN button, at least it's got some sort of use now

3 does work but you have to have a fairly small window that doesnt touch the boundaries of the screen when you shake it. Its a bit gimmicky that one.

WIN key is essential.

WIN + E = explorer

WIN + M = minimise all windows

those are the two I use all the time and always have done since win98. Try them as you soonn start using them all the time.

others:-

http://www.seoconsultants.com/windows/key/
banned#31
csiman
3 does work but you have to have a fairly small window that doesnt touch the boundaries of the screen when you shake it. Its a bit gimmicky that one.


:lol: would help if I was in Windows 7 hahaha
#32
csiman


WIN key is essential.

WIN + M = minimise all windows


Never knew that one... I normally just use Win + D to show the desktop :P

But windows shortcuts are awesome, once you start using them, you can't go back :)

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