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Just put windows 7 on my computer.

I loved Vista, Windows 7 is loads better.

The only problem is i don't know why it is better it just is.
 

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Too right


To think its actually built on Vista too, just lots of tweaks done to it.

I used 7 since the test builds and it was rock solid, such a vast improvement.

Rich
 

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I got our first W7 machine in the office today, I had a couple of gripes with it that I sort of bodged into place.
Firstly, you can't get it to automatically display "All Programs" when you go to the start menu even if you have set "Display recently used items" to 0 but I got around that by telling it to show me downloads as a menu and then renaming the downloads folder to what I wanted and shoving all the relevant folders snad shortcuts in ... you end up with a nice sexy spit out box to use.
Secondly, I couldn't find a way of getting the Control Panel back into some sort of useable form, it was all categorised and unhelpful, but that's something that I'll figure out in time as and when it's needed.
Oh and the other thing I din't like was the junk it auto-pins onto the taskbar for you (I'm on W7 PROFESSIONAL not HOME) I don't want that
on there ... we use loads of quicklunch icons as well and it took me a few minutes to get it to fit all the icons (double stacked) and a useable taskbar, but yeah, there was a setting buried somewhere about "Don't use gay, bloated, pointlessly over-size icons"

But yeah, having used the RC and now fully using it in our office environment (that needs to run stoneage software
) I'm pretty certain that I'm gong to get the call that all our workstations should now use it ... fun fun fun!
 

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I bought it the other week... then opened it to find that i would have to delete everything from my PC., so I closed the box, and put it on eBay last night.
 

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QUOTE(yoinkster @ 7 Dec 2009, 08:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Secondly, I couldn't find a way of getting the Control Panel back into some sort of useable form, it was all categorised and unhelpful, but that's something that I'll figure out in time as and when it's needed.

In the top right corner of the Control Panel change the view to large or small icons and it will change it to a classic view.
 

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Good shout Mick, I'll have a look tomorrow, I saw there was a dropdown box that let me chose either "Categorised View" or ... "Categorised View"

Will see about the icon sizes though as didn't think of that/see it
 

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I am apparently eligible for a free upgrade to W7 but when I went to sign up for it they wanted £14.95 p&p... does it come in a box the size of a house?

I also read the pre installation bumph and discovered, like Kosmo, that I would have to delete everything on the laptop before installing it so I didn't bother.
 

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Was having issues with our steam powered pile of poo so just went out and bought a new PC!

Havent fully got round all the bits and bobs but so far its all good.
 
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