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ISshkin wrote:Yeha i have it literally just dissapears off the system cause usualy when downloading using bitlord u can just right click and select open containing folder but it just says its not located on the network or disc drive now :S
-Slayer- wrote: I also run windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and have had no problems with anything, it looks like Bill Gates got it right after all this time with an operating system.
Dinwiddie wrote:-Slayer- wrote: I also run windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and have had no problems with anything, it looks like Bill Gates got it right after all this time with an operating system.
Personally - Overall Win7 is good, but not great. It's just another Windows with a couple of new
bells and whistles, with some viable functions that were available in XP removed for no genuine good reason.
There are a lot of people dissatisfied with the inability to disable auto-arrange in folders (Win7 forums). I am one of them.
While there is a registry fix, it does not function as well as disabling auto-arrange did in XP,
and the 250 options to arrange within the the Monopoly$oft grid of retentive uniformity just don't cut it.
This is a very big issue for people with many photo files, but also affects those who wish to group folders or files their own way,
as was possible with XP.
TDR's are also shaping up to be a headache for many. Apparently implemented to avoid BSOD, it often just locks the machine up,
so you have to re-boot anyway, and are still none the wiser as to what is going wrong than you are with the arcane BSOD error messages.
Fortunately, there is also a registry fix for this that extends the time limit so TDR's don't happen too readily
Dinwiddie wrote:Timeout Detection and Recovery.
I never studied the process in detail. It was actually introduced with Vista.
My understanding is it is meant to stop lock-ups as well as premature BSOD's from slow graphics driver response, and as with premature BSOD's from other hardware faults,
but it can cause a lock-up because it is too quick to act, so becomes counter productive.
I found out about this when doing some responses on the Win7 gaming forums.
A woman was having problems with an older card. I found the registry fix below on another forum and it stopped her lock-ups.
It's possible her card is not working as well as it should, but apparently windows is just a bit to quick in it's attempts to save the machine from 'destruction'.
The fix is to make a new registry key. There are several options (these are only two):
This one turns TDR off
H_KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ System \ CurrentControlSet \ Control \ Graphics Drivers
Create a new DWORD "TdrLevel"
Set the decimal value to "0"
This one delays the response - in seconds
Create a new DWORD "TdrDelay"
Set the value to "10" (default is 02)
I only mentioned the BSOD errors because, while they can be unfathomable, and misleading at times (especially w/o Blue Screen View), there's not much point in having a system that is supposed to prevent 'false' BSOD's (and that happens often enough)that only makes you have to reboot anyway, and causes even more angst among casual users.
Apparently the TDR system fails a lot of people in that regard. Coincidentally, I had a TDR lockup right at the time of the post I was responding to.
The only one in 16 months of Win7, but I've set it to a 10 sec delay just as a precaution (I've been meaning to set it down to 5-6sec).
Regarding photos. Again from the Win7 forums - A mega thread of rants about inability to disable auto arrange.
A lot of people with a lot of photos who want to gather photos with dissimilar titles together (along with other people including business people with different needs).
They could pop them into a new folder to stop them being re-arranged alphabetically while they rename them, but they don't always want to rename them. They just want to group them together for now and for their own purposes, and it's a nuisance regardless, photos or no photos. Did MS listen to their request and fix this with sp1 ?
No bloody way - Monopoly$ofts way or the highway.
Personally. I used to group (drag and drop) folders/files a lot when I was involved in modding Oblivion,
and I still like to arrange the User and My Documents folder contents the way I want it.
I have used the registry fix so I can make spaces between folders for my own grouping preferences ie - all game save folders together, and separate from other folders.
Little customizations that many of us like doing, but the registry fix is not a flexible as the XP system, and can be tedious at times.
Regarding bloatware - Some like it. Especially those who use external HDD's a lot, but I have no need for the Libraries or AERO. At least AERO is easy to turn off.
I know there is a way to get rid of Libraries all together, but haven't got around to it yet, but you shouldn't need to have to take drastic steps to disable features you don't need, and there should be the ability to enable features from the dim-dark distant past of XP if you wish.
I do use the Explorer taskbar jump list for folder shorcuts. It's a good replacement for "Bernies Folder" (XP). A handy tool by Aussie - Bernie the Kennel King.
Again, personally - Monopoly$oft should stick with OS's and stop mucking around with gaming.
Marshmallow wrote:As an I.T. tech I find these sorts of posts amusing.
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