Windows 7 to ship October 22 ? The RegisterMicrosoft said Tuesday that Windows 7 code will be finalized and sent out to manufacturing in the second half of July. The OS will then be made generally available October 22.
I think microsh@ft have made a 'mole hill' into a 'mountain' in this regard, which to me shows how out of touch they are with the users.
Why should i have to use sysprep to set up the account i want to use for the default one???? ( and i don't know how to do that just yet anyway )
Is the default user issue on stand alone machines or on a network, if it's network could you not put a default profile in netlogon on your DC's that's how my Win7 clients (all two of them ) pick it up?
Yep that's correct and it works fine for me.
that profile is then given to all users, which is no good if you have a machine setup for a particular area, hardware setup/peripherals attached, or for special needs/ equipment- human interface devices.
That in my opinion is a very poor way to do it compared to setting up a local default user, which also requires much less network traffic.
I realise setting up a local default user requires more work, but the results are worth it . I 'thought' microsh@ft had kinda got the message when they launched shared computer toolkit, but that idea seems to have fallen away.
Have just blogged a little about the release, and starting to build a list of laptops etc that people are running Win 7 on happily.
Microsoft UK Schools News Blog : Windows 7 is getting closer
Feel free to send me any more details on netbooks/laptops/desktops that it's running on - will publish the full list from everybody tomorrow.
My thinking is that it's likely the device profile in schools will be different from a typical business, and so it'll be good to know if older devices found in schools will work happily with Windows 7 or not...
It only gives it to a user if they don't already have a profile either local or roaming, we've used that method here for years with no issues.
@ rayfleming: I've been running my Samsung NC10 netbook with Windows 7 RC for a few weeks now and it runs very well, it's slightly slower to boot than XP on this hardware but that's easily offset by the sleep mode, it will wake in 2-3 seconds typically. I now have 2Gb RAM in but really haven't noticed much difference it ran great with just 1Gb RAM.
If Windows 7 RC1 is anything to go by, it can go where Windows Vista does, in the bin, and install Windows XP.
7 to be feels just as a pain to use as Vista and gives me the same headache just navigating files.
Its a slow, akward, cluttered, painfull process.
They need to "de clutter" Windows Explorer, Windows 3.1 was easier to navigate!!!!!
@ Quackers: Really? I didn't take to Vista at all and I gave it a good go on my work PC, I think 7 is way better than Vista and I will even move off of XP for it. I think explorer is an inprovement myself I also love the start jump menus, of course that's all just a matter of opinion.
the point i am making ( altough badly i would say ) is that if you are happy putting a profile that will work for all users in the sysvol area, and it works for you thats great, but anyone who uses local default user is being FORCED, practically anyway, to change to this other method, which does not meet the requirements of our organisation. which further supports my opinion that microsh@ft have not got a clue how pcs are used in school.
I prefer win7 too, to visturd, if i can sort this local default user out in win7, then i can live with the other gui problems i think.
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