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Ten words or less: "I really wish Microsoft would..."

By Jay Garmon Contributor ·
In ten words or less, complete the following sentence: "I really wish Microsoft would..."

I'll start with " a super-lean version of Vista for old PCs."

Just once, I'd like to see a Windows release aimed at the existing install base, rather than designed to force an upgrade to bigger and better hardware. Either that, or they should just buy Intel and quit posturing like the two companies *aren't* colluding to keep the compulsory upgrade cycle going.

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and found this...

by heml0ck In reply to Please tell us

Click Start > Run and in the Open: box type the following command (press OK when done):
RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection%windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove


Removing Messenger from computers WITH Service Pack 1 installed:

1) Click on Start, Control Panel
2) Double click on Add or Remove Programs
3) Select Add/Remove Windows Components
4) Uncheck Windows Messenger
5) Click Next
6) Click Finish
7) Restart your computer

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and another....

by heml0ck In reply to Please tell us

this one seems to cover all the bases:

Let me know how you make out.

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..easily find?

by davideyoungmd In reply to sounds like you need to d ...

You can easily find these by....

I guess it depends upon what you mean by "easily." I think that if I gave it a bit of time, I could figure out how to use MSCONFIG and other behind-the-scences Windows features, but I would probably have to break out my book and do a little bit of reading. But have my wife figure it out? No Way!

No, I mean something really easy. Have a windows feature that makes it clear cut exactly what is running, why, how to stop it from running, etc. etc. Is this too difficult for Windows?

I open up the windows task manager (having to know that pushing ctrl, alt and delete at the same time gets me their) and I see 20 apps that come up, of which 18 are in some sort of abbrebiation that I have no clue as to what they mean. I am asking myself.... Do I need all 20 of those apps running? I have no clue. I have no clue as to what those apps are and what the consequences are of deleting them?

By now you would think that microsoft could make windows a little bit more intuitive in this regard.


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easily find the info yes

by heml0ck In reply to ..easily find?

This isn't to say that just anyone should try and become a tech.

By easily I mean just what you've said. With a little effort, you can figure it out. If I tried to get <i> my <i> wife to do that? Here comes the sledgehammer.....

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Forget intuitive - try some initiative

by BbBucko In reply to ..easily find?

and dont be afraid to ask for some help. That's what sites like TR are all about.

The answers to all your questions are out there. Ignorance is no excuse. I got my first job in IT support by being honest with the boss that I knew very little about anything but was willing to learn.

Trial and error, help files, google searches, TR,, the list is endless. Take the time to expand your sphere of knowledge mate.

Don't wait for the mountain to come to you :)

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Sorry but I need 12 words. :)

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Ten words or less: "I rea ...

Makes some thing that works the way that they claim it will. :^0

I'm so sick and tired of Undocumented Features what any other decent company would call Faults that I find them very hard to live with. :0

Col ]:)
Edited because I keep forgetting that you now have to use 0 instead of O

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. . . release all its software under the BSD license.

by apotheon In reply to Ten words or less: "I rea ...

I'd love to see what could be done with Windows application compatibility and the like by open surce *x hackers if the Windows source were opened up.

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oh, right

by dawgit In reply to . . . release all its sof ...

like that is going to happen ---- Not in our life time.

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by apotheon In reply to oh, right

You might notice that the thread title says "I wish Microsoft would", not "I think Microsoft would". I don't really expect it to happen any time soon, either.

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