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Just went from XP to 7

Discussion in 'General Software' started by hellrazor, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. hellrazor

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    And as I did my usual "CHANGE F***ING EVERYTHING" I noticed that everything is retarded. Like, the control panel is a lot more confusing and things have completely unintuitive and retardedly long names like "Performance Information and Tools" when "Performance" would be a lot better... especially as I feel kind of stupid (like I'm light headed or so). It also seems it's more intent on looking good than working good. /rant

    Anywho, I've got a few questions (that have probably been answered before, but I'm lazy and my brain seems on the fritz, and I don't feel like reading and searching and researching):
    I'm a little confused on disabling the theme (ZOMGBBQ it makes me puke on the guy that designed it), does that go back to having to keep a copy of video RAM in the physical RAM?

    How do you change Explorers folder pane to just show my physical drives and not all this crap I never use?

    I changed the taskbar to small icons, but they're still retardedly wide for some reason....

    I tried CSMenu, but it was still chocked full of crap I never use, and retardedly gigantic (even though I disabled them in the taskbar properties)... So I uninstalled it and now the menu is still huge and unintuitive, but practically empty.

    How do I change all this crap in the notifications?

    Is there a guide to what all the new/renamed services are/do? It seems to suffer from the new control panel idea (examples: Desktop Window Manager Session Manager, Problem Reports and Solutions Control Panel Support, KtmRm for Distributed Transaction Coordinator. WTF is this shit? What happened to short and sweet?)?

    How do I murder the Indexing service once and for all? How do I kill the Task Scheduler service? How do I destroy the Event Log service? Why is Windows so intent on not letting me stop things that I really would prefer to be stopped?

    EDIT:
    It just did that "you've seen all the threads and now you won't know what threads you've actually read" thing, so I know it isn't Firefox.
     
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    If you mean choosing the classic theme instead of Aero, don't bother. The classic theme is just another Aero skin, there is no advantage to using it anymore like in previous versions of windows.

    http://www.askvg.com/how-to-disable-libraries-feature-in-windows-7/

    That is a start, though the network/favorites sections will still be there.

    That is just how they are, personally I switch back to the "Combine when taskbar is full" option so it displays the names of the windows like XP/Vista did.

    You might try Classic Shell: http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=134200

    It is a great little program to get back some of the features, including a very good classic start menu, that were removed from Win7/Vista.

    Go to taskbar properties, there is a button for customizing the notification area. It is intuative from there.

    Go visit Black Viper's guide, he tells you all of this.
     
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    For control panel open it up and at the top right corner you will see view by and it should say Category. This was featured in Vista and also in 7 to make it look more clean. All you have to do is click on Category and choose Large Icons or Small Icons. Should go back to the way XP looks.

    Are you wanting to go back to a solid looking bar instead of it being Aero (see through glass)?

    Im not sure i fully understand what you mean for the explorers folder pane.

    AFAIK, you cannot go back to the old Windows 98/2000 like windows start menu within Windows itself.

    For notifications do you mean the balloons that tell you stuff or do you mean all the programs that sit there by the clock?

    Only thing I can tell you for services you dont know what they are/do is to google the names and see what you can find out.

    For the indexing service, go to Start>Control Panel>Programs and Features>Turn Windows features on or off>Uncheck Indexing Service.

    To kill the task scheduler, go to msconfig and search for task scheduler, and uncheck it. Hit OK, reboot.
     
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    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    Why don't you just go back to Windows 98.
     
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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    I'm with hellrazor. Vista and 7 "fixed" everything in Windows XP that wasn't broke. They should have focused on improving compatibility and updating the packaged software (like MS Paint--that was a welcome upgrade).

    Virtually everyone coming from XP or older to Windows 6.# hate the changes they made to the GUI. Modding to be more like XP is silly when Microsoft shouldn't have done it in the first place. The only reason Windows 7 hasn't failed is because XP is getting too long in the tooth (limited support of SATA and Bluetooth, no support for DX10, etc.).


    Windows 98 has long been EOL (End of Life). Not to mention, being Windows 9x based, it BSODs all the time.
     
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    Vista had the option to go back to windows 98/2000 like visual styles for the taskbar and the start menu but 7 got rid of the start menu. IMO, its a welcome change. Old stuff gets boring after a while. People get all pissy about new things because they dont want to learn.
     
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    Windows 6.# still has the "start menu," it just isn't labeled "Start." It's a Windows logo instead. That's besides the point though. They went from a highly customizable, simple interface to something uncustomizable and complex.

    I've had Windows 7 for probably over a year now and I still hate it.
     
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    I don't see how you consider the WinXP interface any more customizable than Win7. Can you give me some examples?
     
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    No, that stupid feature was removed in Vista.
     
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    I personally love 7. I usually dont have anything bad to say about next gen OS's that keeps me from using it over the previous gen. I usually use the next gen and never go back to the old. Windows 8 might change that though if they keep cloud computing as the next big thing but thats for another thread (that ive made in the past).
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Seems like you do not like windows 7 ?. Well go back to XP . I love it it is far better than XP and by far fast faster and more stable as well ! You kind seem frustrated at the windows and it seems you just want a place to bitch about it . Calling things retarded is really not what one should be doing , Why not just take a chill pill and LEARN how it works first then post your grips in an intelligent manner ? P.S. My step son is retarded it would be nice if you could refrain from using that word . As it is a legitimate disability and you are using it to degrade and bitch .
     
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    64-bit was a big seller to me, as was my MP3 player working with it (I think, haven't tried it yet, but it should), and DX 10/11. Another nice thing was that it didn't take as long to install than XP (which crapped out on me this morning, why I changed in the first place).

    What was the problem with how it worked in the first place? I'm in college, busy learning everything else, I don't exactly have a lot of time seeing as how this is finals week.

    I compare it to the switch to digital TV, but nobody made converter boxes and decided to TOTALLY f*** over how you switch channels and change the volume and countless other things that were fine the way they were.

    I'm open to suggestions on what word I should be using.
     
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    Namely, it can occupy a lot less space and virtually everything in it could be removed with little effort. It really only serves one purpose: start a process be it opening an application or beginning the shutdown process. It doesn't need to be that big, have a user-selected picture, show a user name, nor have all these links most poeple never use.

    Not to mention the addition of a unified "Documents" directory. It pisses me off because it hides things I often browse so I end up having to go through My Computer when "My Documents" worked 99% of the time in XP.

    Oh, and virtually everyone I know turns Aero off in 7 because the title of the window is more useful than a picture and that's the only way to make it return to text.

    The only thing they did right with Windows 6.# is making ctrl+alt+del bring up a fullscreen window so that it overrides anything that is currently running (allows escaping out of locked up games).


    XP is CD(s), Vista and 7 are DVDs. If XP were on a DVD, it would take far less time to install XP than Vista/7 simply because XP has a smaller HDD footprint.
     
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    If youre in college, Im sure you can figure it out.
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Things change that is the way of the world get over it or just keep what you have . Some times we all have to learn different things . Being college you should know this . It is not hard what is it you do not like any way ? I mean it is far more intuitive than XP was . But change is always hard .
    maybe use a word like dumb ? Hell your the college guy figure it out man .
     
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    It just takes a few weeks to get used to. Give it time. You'll work out where everything is and see its true power. Win 7 is great.
     
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    This

    and this.

    If you're going to have an aneurism over it, just switch back to XP for your health. How can you expect it to be the same? Is it really a good idea to get angry over things you don't understand? Just mess around with it, learn it and get over it.
     
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    ridiculous, stupid, dumb, absurd, etc
     
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    Was this directed at me or the thread maker?

    It took me a while to get used to Win 7 and where everything was. I was like. "What the hell have they done?" Google was a good friend during this time.
     
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    If it was directed at you, I would of quoted you. Since I didn't it was towards the OP. Now if you're getting angry over the same things, perhaps take my advice, but it looks like you got through it. I'm not giving my advice to be an ass or anything, it's to help.
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    LOL I think the OP .
    UMM college don't seem to make you smarter , I have no college at all and I know you can go to the book store and get windows 7 for dummies ! Man maybe you should ask for your money back seems college makes one dumber ? Like I said in time you will learn it if you haven't the time to learn then I suggest you go back to XP and focus on your school work as it would seem that you need to do that more than you need learn a new OS .
     
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    What the fudge man. I was just saying that it takes a while to get used to Win 7 moving from XP.

    Sorry for all my forum "trolling" and random useless posts, but I think differently. Im just different.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asperger_syndrome

    I have it. Sorry I don't go posting it around everywhere making me look like a retard.
     
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    Read my last post. I have trouble understanding where the situation is at.

    And I'm still trying to figure out why everyone is flaming my post. What the hell did I do this time? I just put my opinion in reading from the first post.
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    OK come on calm down and that is really not called for . GOD why is it people have to use that word ?
     
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    I wasn't thinking any of that. I don't really think ill of anyone and I appreciate those who do think differently. I just wanted to let hellrazor know that it's not healthy getting upset over learning something new. Nobody is flaming your post. :)
     

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