67 tips and tricks,hints and secret for windows 7!

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Hello!
just found a nice site,with many tips for the new operation system!

_http://www.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/62-windows-7-tips-tricks-and-secrets-643861
 
Llew

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Thanks. Just installed it alongside XP on my drive. Certainly different to XP, Needs a few tips to get the best from it.
 
PaulR

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Llew said:
Needs a few tips to get the best from it.
My first tip would be to see if there's an option to revert to Classic View and then try to get it look as much like XP as possible!
 
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PaulR said:
My first tip would be to see if there's an option to revert to Classic View and then try to get it look as much like XP as possible!
Find the 'ancient' view to make it look like Win98 and I'll buy one.
 
Llew

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Gibertini 1.25m motorised dish driven by the AD3000, with either Inverto BU Quad or Norsat / XMW Ka LNBs . SMW 1.05m + 3 other dishes. Speccy: Promax HD Ranger+
My Location
The Flatlands of East Anglia
PaulR said:
My first tip would be to see if there's an option to revert to Classic View and then try to get it look as much like XP as possible!
Coming straight from XP and not having anything to do with Vista, the layout looks very much like a Linux distro. Maybe they've taken a few hints from there :-rofl2
 
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PaulR said:
My first tip would be to see if there's an option to revert to Classic View and then try to get it look as much like XP as possible!
Sort of defeats the object of having win7 :-rofl2
 
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portly

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come on guys, i thoguht you lot were up todate with techie stuff:eek: wanting it to look like 98 and xp :-worship win7 is much better than the rest and for once has some decent codecs in it, yes you can watch hd in media center;) much smoother than the others and abit more secure:) i perordered mine for £44 and got the full version with x64 too, however iwas supprised to fine it had IE8 on it, that was supposed to be not included for europe:confusedGaz
 
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Very nice site ! Thank´s for sharing:)
 
Topper

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portly said:
come on guys, i thoguht you lot were up todate with techie stuff
Unlike more youthful members we have already paid MS for
3 versions of DOS
Windows 3.1
Windows 98
Windows 2000
Windows NT
Windows XP
Windows Vista

I think us old timers should get it free with a new PC from the government :p
 
PaulR

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Topper said:
Unlike more youthful members we have already paid MS for
3 versions of DOS
Only three versions? I started out on 2-point-something or other on a genuine IBM PC (not an XT) with the port for a tape recorder. When we upgraded to a hard disk (a massive 10MB full height unit) we had to have the BIOS upgraded! I still have that machine under the stairs.

We then had 3.1, 3.11, 3.2, 3.3, 3.31 (Compaq DOS, a very nice small OS that supported large disks), 4.01 (hideous), 5.0, 6.21, and 6.22

Topper said:
Windows 3.1
I started on 2-point-something which was bundled with Aldus Pagemaker. I then installed the standalobe Windows 286. I briefly tried 3.0 and then ditched it until 3.1 came out. I never got to grips with 3.11 or Windows for Workgroups.

Topper said:
Windows 98
I actually started on Win95 and then OSR2 with the USB etensions. Windows 98, expecially 98SE wasa favourite of mine for a long time.

I never even tried the ugly beast called, selfishly, Windows ME.

Topper said:
Windows NT
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Very little experience of NT except for installing 2000 over it!

XP, now that's the one.

Topper said:
Windows Vista
You must be joking. Best forgotten about. I HATE the way it tries to hide the hard disk from you. I really had to struggle to find My Computer so that I could transfer some files over the other day.

Yeugh. Yeugh. Yeugh.

Windows &. I hope it's as good as they say. I'll have to reserve judgement for the moment.
 
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gerryl

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PaulR said:
My first tip would be to see if there's an option to revert to Classic View and then try to get it look as much like XP as possible!
...its there...

'15. Activate XP modeIf you've old but important software that no longer runs under Windows 7, then you could try using XP Mode a virtual copy of XP that runs in a window on your Windows 7 desktop. But there's a big potential problem, as XP Mode only works with systems that have hardware virtualisation (AMD-V or Intel VT) built-in and turned on'...WOW:)
 
Topper

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My Location
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@ Paul, I must be more addled than I thought I completely forgot about Win 95.........
Was a late starter with Dos as was too busy programming the Acorn Electron in BBC basic. So I used 3.1 initially and then had Dos 5, remember very well the Dos 6 disaster when you did a CHKDSK (I think it was) and often wiped the drive :eek::eek: So they hurried out 6.1 to hide their embarrassment.

When you think about it we have gone a long way in a very short time.....

Have we benefitted?....now there is a thread to start
 
BombedOne

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Generally, hardware lasts longer than it's developers or OSes. So with each new windows, amount of non-supported (but still usable and actual) hardware increases rapidly.

So I'm not switching to 7 so far.

In generall, it looks like very idiot-proof OS, at least at 1st glance. I've installed it on one idiot's laptop, let's see how much time he'll need to ruin it.
 
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The first question the average person will ask when getting Windows 7 is how the heck do you get rid of Live Mail and install Windows Mail or Outlook.

Amazed this was not covered in a list of 67 tips and tricks.
 
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