Windows 7 Thread, Win 7 Release Date, Oct 22nd in Technical; ah fair enough. There's a folder called "default" in c:\users, have you tried copying a local profile over that? It ...
5th June 2009, 10:21 AM #31
ah fair enough. There's a folder called "default" in c:\users, have you tried copying a local profile over that? It should act in the same way the "Default user" profile did on XP.
5th June 2009, 10:33 AM #32
no i tried all that, you cant do it, you are now, supposed to 'tell' the pc during the sysprep stage the profile that is used for the default, which is a nightmare, especially if win7 can only be 'sysprepped' several times like visturd.
Its just another example of making things hard work, which is all we ever get from microsh@ft.
5th June 2009, 10:42 AM #33
I agree 7 is better, but only in the way of it being a polished Vista, its still to Vistarish for me.
Originally Posted by cookie_monster
I hate it making every last file icon a preview of the document, i could identify documents very quickly by its icon and name, now i cannot. Turning this off does not help, as now the one type of files i want to preview pictures no longer do :mad XP does this perfectly.
I hate this "My Downloads", "My Contacts", "My Searchs" "My Saved Games", and the whole user profile redesign, more useless stuff to redirect causing more headaches. Windows XP/2000/NT4 had User profiles right...
I hate the new address box/bar you get in Windows Explorer at the top, i prefer it to be in "C:\Documents and Settings\User\Desktop" for example not this "SOMTHING>SOMTHING>SOMTHING"
I hate the way the icons are designed so big by default they can be seen from space.
I hate these new control panel applets, big bulky cluttered things , such as the System one. XP had it right. Its more effort to get the say the Join a computer to a domain screen
I hate the new Wireless Networking menu's. In XP it was simple and efficent, now i get frustrated and wound up just trying to add a wireless network, it should not be so dam hard. Why can i not just double click the wireless icon in the system tray and straght away see the wireless networks like in XP?
Those are just a few of my many hates for Vista, and 7 has not fixed or solved any of them.
5th June 2009, 02:34 PM #34
Ive used the 64bit RC on my main machine at home for a while now and i am impressed. Never ran vista on it, jumped from xp to 7.
I havent come across any problems with doing my day to day stuff. and it does seem to perform a little better in game (direct x 10.1 ).
Although i do use linux on every other machine, and this one gets used for games and films so im probabbly not messing around quite as much as would if i used it for everything
5th June 2009, 03:14 PM #35
Tbh I’m sometimes a stickler for change I turned on the 'classic control panel' in XP for ages but you eventually get the hang and often wonder why you ever thought the old way was good. I think the Windows 7 design will be easier for people that don't know the old interface inside out like most techs it is more intuitive in my opinion.
7th June 2009, 07:51 AM #36
Read somewhere yesterday that it was going to be $49.99 for the win7 upgrade. Cant remember where I saw it though, Ill go try find the source.
7th June 2009, 12:44 PM #37
That sounds too good to be true but would be great, also a free upgrade from Vista as an apologie would be great.
7th June 2009, 01:12 PM #38
does anyone know if microsoft have realesed any exam material for this yet? I decided not o study for vista and wait for windows 7, which seems to more popular.
7th June 2009, 04:31 PM #39
@ PEO, this might be worth a read.
CertCities.com | Column: Microsoft Windows 7 Exam Begins Beta
It appears the Win 7 Beta Exam 71-680 started on 27th April. and more information about that can be found http://blogs.technet.com/betaexams/a...nfiguring.aspx
Last edited by EduTech; 7th June 2009 at 04:35 PM.
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8th June 2009, 03:14 PM #41
not sure where I read it last week but picked up on it somewhere..
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