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WIN7 Mysteries

1. Why is there a copy of "desktop.ini in the burn to disk directory every time I open it by placing a blank disk in the burner?
2. Why does the system crash every time I try to open Outlook after using Firefox, or of Firefox is still open?
3. Why does a sub-dir folder, when clicked on in the left hand listing of Windows Explorer, drop to the Bottom of the list, instead of rising to the top (Don't they want me to be able to READ it?)
4. Why were file folder commands hidden from the toolbar? (biggest mystery: new folder)
5. Why am I locked out of my own files even though I am the administrator? (Examples: \Users\Administrators [my personal favorite mystery...], Users\{computer's name} folder, C:\$Recycle.Bin, folders with 24 alpha-numeric characters for a name, \MSOcache, and on and on.

There's a lot more but let's start with these five.

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Where is audio balance? Its not in sound controls anymore...

by Slayer_ In reply to WIN7 Mysteries

How do I use multiple sound cards without Win7 constantly trying to turn off the one that is not plugged in, resulting in them both turning on and off in an endless loop because they are both plugged into different speaker sets...

Windows 7 has a lot of stupid quirks... I intend to stick with XP for as long as I can, past end of life, right till the point that it will not support modern'ish hardware.

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Atom forever!

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Where is audio balance? ...

I wouldn't want to ever use a processor bigger than the 1.6GHz Atom, and I don't think I'd really need to with winXP.

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by CharlieSpencer In reply to Atom forever!

And who would ever need a hard drive bigger than 20 gig, or more than 512 meg of RAM?

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That's just ridiculous.

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Yeah!

Storage is storage, as much as can be easily managed.
RAM is nice, 4Gig should do though.
Increasing CPU demands though, that's just for bloatpimping. And you know it, or maybe I'm a starry-eyed idealist... whichever.

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"I wouldn't want to ever use a processor bigger than the 1.6GHz Atom"

by CharlieSpencer In reply to That's just ridiculous.


You fail to acknowledge the probability of future applications that will require more horsepower than a mere 1.6 gig. ****, I'd like a faster processor than my relatively new 2.2 gig, if only so the system boots faster.

With those CPUs, it's clear neither of us is a serious gamer. Still, that doesn't mean there won't be a new 'Killer App' next week that needs something faster. Or are you betting locally run programs will be superseded by 'cloud based' apps?

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by AnsuGisalas In reply to "I wouldn't want to ever ...

I'm old. Most of the things I've ever used ran just fine on a less sophisticated system than what I use now. I'm not happy with the endless obsolescence cycle... not very green.
And I'm not happy about bloat, or having OS'es that need more power than I do.

So, yes, I'm being a cyberluddite, but I like small efficient programs with small needs.

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by santeewelding In reply to WIN7 Mysteries

You are starting with these five.

The "let's" remains to be seen. For my part, it's indifference.

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I love a mystery.

by seanferd In reply to WIN7 Mysteries

So I'll stay tuned to find out more.

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Hope there's an end to this detective story

by NickNielsen In reply to I love a mystery.

I hate when they leave you hanging.

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This is NOT a drill - I mean Not a Quiz!

by deICERAY In reply to WIN7 Mysteries

These are real mysteries to me - I am looking for the answers as I do not have them! I am on the cusp of going back to XP; it's not perfect, but so far in my experience it out performs WIN7 in every aspect, especially speed and usability. IT (XP) still supports everything I own, whereas 7 does not support 90% of my software.
These mysteries need answers! Thanks!

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