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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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by AnsuGisalas In reply to This is NOT a drill - I m ...

Mystery is what's keeping you.
I took one look at the hardware requirements and thought: business as usual, Microsoft Products Must Mature On Shelf For No Less Than 3 Years. Seriously, it's never failed me.

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Very Good Point and two - no three - more mysteries to add

by deICERAY In reply to Mystery...

After reading your post I realized I had, for the first time, jumped on a new product; I have always subscribed to a similar approach - wait as long as possible before upgrading to a new set of frustrations.
I've made this point before: XP runs almost every piece of software I have - some Win95 stuff is lost forever, but - that represents thousands of dollars of software and thousands of hours of use and enjoyment. So the almost complete lack of support for legacy software by 7 is infuriating!
To express it as a mystery, WHY did MS drop legacy support? In the arena of games, this is the first time in my memory that an older version of DirectX insists it needs to be installed and then fails to install. Critical files are absent after the installs and programs fail to even load.
HEY! Here's the second mystery: why doesn't 7 support the XP home network? Yes, I've researched it and I guess there is a way to patch around it, but why would a company not support its own products, especially ones with hundreds of millions of users? Why? Nothing in the world that I can think of works/acts like Microsoft. oops - that's another mystery too, I guess!

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"WHY did MS drop legacy support?"

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Very Good Point and two - ...

For the same reason gas stations no longer carry leaded gas, or groceries stock 'New Coke', or any other company drops support for out-of-date products. Good luck finding a slide rule.

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My dad had a slide rule.

by AnsuGisalas In reply to "WHY did MS drop legacy s ...

Pretty sure it's still around.
Awesome looking in all it's simplicity, but I never learned how to use it.
Sorry, having a skywalker moment here.

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WHY did MS drop legacy support?

by The 'G-Man.' In reply to "WHY did MS drop legacy s ...

Same reason Apple did.

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Not quite...

by dwdino In reply to Very Good Point and two - ...

"Nothing in the world..."

But more importantly, Microsoft is reaching a point when they will have to drop legacy support entirely in order to improve. They will need to make a clean break and drop all 16/32 bit options and clean and simplify their code.

This will cause an untold ripple throughout the computing world, but the birthing pains will yield a much more efficient and robust solution.

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That is...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Not quite...

Three to five years after it's introduction.
Then we'll have WinBox to pair up with DosBox.

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I'm not that strict.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to That is...

My rule is "Deploy no MS products until three months after the first Service Pack is released." I'm playing with W7 and Office 10, but only in trial environments.

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Don't sweat it, dude

by NickNielsen In reply to This is NOT a drill - I m ...

Most of us have subscribed to this discussion because we're just as interested in what the answers are as you.

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by seanferd In reply to Don't sweat it, dude

I no longer have a copy to play around with, and hadn't encountered these, so I am interested as well.

We're keeping the thread alive so someone like Palmetto finds it.

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