Poll: Are you happy with Windows 7?
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) - 7/1/11 3:12 PM
Are you happy with Windows 7?
-- Yes. (Please tell us why.)
-- I have mixed feelings. (Please tell us why.)
-- No. (Please tell us why.)
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by: Lee Koo (ADMIN) July 1, 2011 3:12 PM PDT
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Windows Seven dropped the "Outlook" Address book
I dislike windows seven for that one reason but also it's difficult to find systems/procedual methods. The email system is the worst of all will the lack of an address book. I have been told that if you purchase 2010 Office the address book is again available - but why is it not available in Office 2007. I lost it with windows 7. I love telling everybody that I hate windows seven for that reason alone. Thanks for letting me vent.
You need at least 3 gig of ram for win 7 but 4 gig is better. Probably best installed on new computer.
I love it, but it will never be perfect., how do you suppose Bill Gates got so rich? Let us not be that naive.
No I am not happy with Windows 7 home group setup.
I recently built a new computer, installed Windows 7. The first major problem I had was setting up a wireless router. I have an Actiontec GT784WN. The unit works OK - so far. I used an ASUS USB N13 wireless adapter. Things didn't set up as simply as the instructions said. Actiontec would not help me because I had a different brand wireless adapter. I was extremely lucky and called a tech at ASUS that knew what he was doing. Extremely helpful and friendly to a very frustrated me. He stepped me, one click at a time, through a very difficult set-up. We even set-up a home group between my new computer and the existing one (running XP) . So on my own, a few days later I attempted to set up file and printer sharing. The home group on my new computer lost the home group connection on the old computer. I know not why or what I clicked or typed wrong. It showed homegroup on "COMPUTER". But when clicked it said there was no other computer connected to the homegroup. The original computer is running XP, and is the base computer. I have tried in vane to reconnect the old computer to home group. It tells me it is connected when I finish but then still does not show up or tell me it is part of a home group. So Windows 7 is not that easy. I still have not reinstated my home group after hours+ of frustration. Another problem ( for me anyway) is Windows 7 says home group and XP says work group on trying to reestablish. Homegroup on 7 lets me type in Caps and small case on my homegroup name. Where XP only shows up in caps no matter what. Extremly frustrated.
ABOUT WINDOWS 7
by Wullie199 - 7/4/11 11:15 PM
In Reply to: No I am not happy with Windows 7 home group setup. by reggiereese
I am using windows 7 from last 2years its really nice os when compared to my previous OS vista bocz ,its operating speed is super,its accepting all softwares to install,but one problem is due to high resolution my lap battery back reduces while using win7
by Discountcode46 - 7/6/11 2:27 AM
In Reply to: No I am not happy with Windows 7 home group setup. by reggiereese
I am happy with my windows 7 but waiting for windows allien version lets see for best
Win7 sets the bar for MS OS. If you've got a relatively modern (2005 and up) PC, it's the best choice.
Yes, folks may complain about the UI (compared to XP) but that's just a matter of unlearning. It's stable, quick, and has enough built-ins to eliminate the need for a stable of add-ons.
The search feature is great. Muti-tasking with multi-cores is superior to XP and the 64bit version is every bit as mature as the 32bit flavor. I particularly like the auto-updating that restores your desktop to it's prior state if it does a middle of the night reboot.
And, I don't have to go on a semi-monthly update hunt for drivers and whatnot. Once you're happy with your setup, let it do it's thing and you'll rarely need to update drivers.
It supports everything that I plug into it, and the Live apps are a nice complement (not as nice as the Mac OSX i-line but they're add-ons and not really part of the OS).
2 laptops and desktops run it, and they don't have any problems, so I'm completely satisfied.
you can't upgrade mobo with a retail PC
if you have a retail PC from Dell, HP, etc, you can't swap the mobo for a different brand because it's tied to the license. swap out the mobo and a new license is required because the PC is no longer a Dell/HP/whatever. that rule was true for XP, Vista, and still in place for 7. if you get a retail license (you buy the OS seperately), then you can swap the mobo and keep the license because you own it, not the PC that it came with.
Depends in what area.
I do moderate intensity accounting and tax programs, light word processing, light email activity, moderate internet although usually to business and professional sights only, and occasional moderate gaming (Microsoft Flight Simulator) a few pictures and audio files I am doing this on a DELL Studio 8100 with an Intel Quad core 650 Mhz processor and 8 gigs of ram. The basic stability of the OS seems to be very good, probably better than XP. I think it does a fairly good job of letting me use some of my old W 9x programs After that everything, I think, gets at the very least, fuzzy if not crappy.
*I would liked to have had the option to keep the old familiar Windows 9x menu layout option like I was given with XP. After 6 months I still have to spend 10 minutes to find something.
* I still haven't figured out what the heck the advantage of the new "Start" menu is. Again, give me the option to go back to the old "Start" button layout.
*There was very little or what I would call coherent explanation of how and why the use of Libraries and a few other features. The explanations never answered the 5 Ws (Who, What, Where, When, Why, and sometimes how much). Yes I am becoming one of those that does not like change, for the sake of change or additional revenue. When I went to college we had to spend a lot of time in "Tech Writing" and how to convey a complete thought in written technical communications over, above and beyond the normal written communication classes. I damn near flunked the class but I think I could have given some of the overpaid writers working for Microsoft a good run for the money.
*The "File Search" function is a complete joke. I gave Microsoft more credit than to put out a piece a crap like that. Couldn't they have at least kept it to the same standard as the one in XP?
*Why is it so hard to be able to hook up to another computer in my household and share files. after all this time and I still haven't been able to do so no matter how many wizards I pull out of the hat. KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid)
*I have yet to figure out why every file window organizes itself from the previous one I opened up. Again I blame this on the poor explanation offered in the "New Features" explanation. I guess I'll go back and try sitting through it again.
I've been operating computers since CPM and CCPM days. Anybody remember those OSs. Well I'm not exactly a neophyte to the computer but other than the much improved stability (which is an important factor) I'm not sure I feel like I gained much for the money I spent get the additional capabilities.
.. are just shortcuts (links) to their "My.." folders - nothing more to it.
In other words, what you drop into a Document library will be dropped into the My Document folder (and so on). I am still puzzled about the deeper sense behind that (if any)
My computer seems too busy to listen to my keystrokes
I expected a blazing fast responsive computer when I got my new Dell XPS-15 with 8 GB of memory. Instead, I find that I often sit for 10-30 seconds watching the little circle go around. Often when I try to type in Word, the computer does not register my keystrokes. I might have to hit a key 7 times before it registers. It appears that the computer is too busy doing something else to listen to my requests. I cannot tell yet whether the problem is Windows 7, my computer configuration, or a combination. I have been seeking the solution for six months.
by sharee100 - 7/4/11 9:56 AM
In Reply to: My computer seems too busy to listen to my keystrokes by CNDatpenn
I just replaced my wireless keyboard for the same problems you are listing. I updated drivers on old keyboard first which didn't help. With new keyboard it works great.
It sounds like yours is a desktop machine. Mine is a brand new laptop with no wireless issues. I will try an external keyboard.
Say no to Windows 7 !
I for one,wonder why Windows 7 which is hyped as such a
great O.S. has so many updates continually.
I am 84 yrs old on a fixed income including COLA, and most
of the programs, medias (soft ware),devices that worked so well
on W 98 SE and XP are incompatible with W 7 and have to be
replaced and purchased ( $'s). What are we supposed to do with
these items wnich are really obsolete, and I will not foist them on
friends or unsuspecting PC users, free or otherwise.
SORRY, I am not an enthused booster of Windows 7.
a boiling pressure cooker..... boom....
so how long will this version last before the next great disaster comes out of redmond. "me" was a MESS xp was great vista was.... well i wont go there ok but had major issues. 7 is here and seems ok but why is it so hard for developers to come up wit decent WORKING software? what i find hilarious is the fact that microsoft is having to adapt more and more to the open source world we are coming to love on our "droidicons" HAHA.. i see windows closing and the "drapes are slowly drawing shut"
no doubt about that
i don't know why people are so mad about win 7
-it runs as fast as xp
-way more functional
-works fine with games just
-doesn't crash with programs
of course it isn't perfect it is the best for now
Some things seem to work better than before, search for example
but some are more difficult
I have never had the problems finding or saving, I seem to spend a lot of time opening this to open that to find something I saved
some of the things changed worked better and more easily in XP, maybe they had good reasons for changing them but Windows 7 method is less efficient.
some of the improved speed in some functions may be due to the new computer
It seems an unnecessary learning curve and more time spent going online to find out how to do something I did easily before, a waste of time.
I wasted time trying to figure out how to find "file" on one particular window and eventually found a forum where I was told to use "alt" to make that bar appear on the window... why was it ever removed? Why did I have to spend time to find that out? Has always seemed to me the the people who write the software are not involved in productivity... how cool to find a new way to making something happen.... a waste of time on our side trying to figure out where an old feature is now, what it is now called and the often errant instructions... finding it is not actually in "personalization" it is in "windows my way" when it used to be called "appearance".... you can tell I am not a computer professional, the complexity of learning the secret words used that enable me to find features and figure out how to use them... all takes time need for other things
Great operating system
This HP/Intel dual core 6 gig/Windows 7 with the Cinemascope monitor is far and away the easiest and fastest computer I've ever used and I've used a bunch. I remember when I broke it out of the box, all I had to do was plug stuff together, turn it on, go have a coffee and a smoke, come back and login. It doesn't get easier than that. It's always ran great.
Ex XP user to Win 7
I absolutely hate it.
New Compaq Presario,Q 5600- 3.1G, added 2GB RAM,4 total,320GB HD.
Added WiFi(not using it).
This thing is as slow as Xmas.I cannot find anything on it, and it appears Microsoft has built the platform to KEEP us out of it.
It uses I E 8.
I CONSTANTLY lose my Internet Connection (hard wired Ethernet into a Net Gear router Modem).
Takes forever to Download pages, and articles,usually get a UNABLE TO OPEN error, and if I click on refresh(it loads).
My OLD dx2200 HP(a cheap business computer!!), XP Pro, was 100x's faster, less problems, and am about to either closet this one, or do a complete HD erase, and download my old XP Pro into it.
Spoke with a saleslady at Micro Center, and she said the issue is not IE 8, or Win 7.
She said my computer was a single core,(has an AMD Processor) and that was my problem.I needed at least the 2100 / 3 core.
I am sick. what a waste of $450.00 .
And countless hours of India phone time.
And, now I hear IE 9 is a disaster as well(bugs galore).
IF you go Win 7, make sure you go OVERKILL on everthing..............nothings worse than waiting 30-45secs for an article to load,watching a stupid blue circle.Or losing INTERNET connection, and seeing my other XP hard wired to the DSL phone line, and Net Gear router working perfectly w/IE 7, and 6 yrs old,NEVER going down like this one.
I give WIN & a BIG thumbs down( BTW, I have tested line in, and speed, running 5 Kbps,top speed for AT & T DSL is 6).
Net Gear Gear Heads have spent hours w/me trying figure out the issues.......none yet.
Anyone experiencing similar issues pls post.
If you have XP and it's working well, KEEP It.
Not when the old XP was lightning fast...................and had LESS features.
That's the only one I can find and that one got a seriously lame 2GHZ CPU
Yes, CQ, so you think the CPU is the culprit?.
I know how to change it out, but I figure the MB may not mate w. ma larger ,faster CPU.
Trash this POJ, and get a new one?.
A 3+ GHZ would make a difference, yes, but talking about a contemporary box you stand no real chance with that one you got. All depending on what you do for general office use it would do nicely but if you are in gaming/graphics/movies and want a fast system drop this apple and get the real thing.
If you like AMD go at least PhenomII CPU (3+ GHZ) and get an AMD chipset system board as well - then you are no the right track for a zippy system.
After reading others here, I know my main issue is the Single Core CPU,but the REAL culprit is Win 7.
All these folks w/ FAR superior units to my clunker, are having the same issues.
When you have a min of 4GB RAM,and a 3Gh Processor/500GBHD+,something else is going on HERE.
NO WAY you should wait 30-45 secs and watch the blue circle on those spec'd machines.
Min, yeah, not theirs.Win 7 is a dog IMHO.
I ALMOST dropped a grand on a new Dell a few mins ago, now I refuse.
I will look for a good used XP Pro......and use it till it drops.
Microsoft is going to keep on until everyone goes over to MAC.
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