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Windows 7

Posted 11-24-2009 at 08:47 AM by BriGuy92
Updated 01-05-2010 at 08:33 AM by BriGuy92
So I'm in my IT class, and I just finished installing Windows 7 on one of the class computers. I haven't really messed around with it all that much, but I have a clear view of the monitor from the computer I'm sitting at right now. It's very pretty. Hang on, let me check it out real quick.

***Goes and checks out the computer***

Yes, it's very pretty. I've never had so much fun playing with display settings.

***More inspecting of computer***

The Event Viewer (Computer Management) has been reworked. Now, I don't know how it is in Vista, because I've hardly ever used Vista at all, but here in 7 it is much easier to work with than in XP. Fun!'

***Even more...***

Grar, it's running a stress test. Not fun to sit there and wait for. However! It would appear that it is possible to use the taskbar as a dock, which is to say that you can stick program icons to it, which remain there even after that program is closed. Very cool. And it's still pretty...

***Continues to wait for the stress test to be done***

Hrmmm... I took a look at the control panel. Looks like it still has the "Network and Sharing Center." That was one of my least favorite things about Vista. Why can't they have just kept the network system the same as it was in XP? It's bearable, but I still don't like it.

***BRB!***

Finally, the sound control panel. It's awesome. It gives a comprehensive list of audio devices and ports, and is in general very helpful.

Also it's very pretty.

And also a small update. The profile picture that I have acquired is a chibification of myself by my friend Nate. He's a pretty good artist, no?

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  1. Bob's Avatar
    Did you know if you hold down the windows button on your keyboard and then press the left or right arrow key buttons, it'll dock your current window to that side of the screen leaving an open space on the other side of the screen for another window. That way, you can easily view two windows at once without resizing them! You can also window+up and window+down for maximizing and minimizing. I think those are the coolest shortcut keys. I love Windows 7.
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    Posted 11-24-2009 at 09:23 AM by Bob Bob is offline
  2. SOC's Avatar
    Oh man, I LOVE Windows 7. It's not only beautiful, but it uses very very very little processes and resources~ It's like 10x faster than XP and Vista. :3 It's also pretty. I can't say I like the new "pin to taskbar" deal because it's not as fast/productive as the classic shortcuts you could put on your taskbar. Ohhh well, it's still very beautiful and very fast. :3 Best OS ever made.
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    Posted 11-24-2009 at 09:25 AM by SOC SOC is offline
  3. BriGuy92's Avatar
    @Bob: I did not know that. I'll have to keep that in mind; I'm pretty sure that my next computer is going to have Windows 7 on it. Although there is still the distinct possibility that I'll stick with XP (It's worked for the past 6 years, why ditch it now?) I just might make the switch.
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    Posted 11-24-2009 at 11:32 AM by BriGuy92 BriGuy92 is offline
  4. NoeJeko's Avatar
    I've never had a Windows system boot to login in 14 seconds until I started running Win7 on SSD drives. The speed rivals Ubuntu and so far I've noticed no major stability issues.

    If you want to stay on XP you can go to Win7 and still have XP. With VirtualPC you can install "XP Mode" which is basically a virtualized XP environment or you can run Sun's VirtualBox and install XP. Here's a screencap of me running Trickster in an XP VM on Win7:

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    Posted 11-24-2009 at 11:45 AM by NoeJeko NoeJeko is offline
  5. Globalastro's Avatar
    @noe, yes, if you can, but for some users, be warned, it "requires processor-based virtualization support" Not all processers can do this, including mine. But there's always vmware for that.

    all in all, my favorite feature was shaking the current window to minimize all other windows.. i tend to have windows all over the place and i used to just do that because i found it to be fun XD
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    Posted 11-24-2009 at 02:01 PM by Globalastro Globalastro is offline
  6. NoeJeko's Avatar
    I did not know you could do this -- that's pretty cool haha!
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    Posted 11-24-2009 at 04:53 PM by NoeJeko NoeJeko is offline
  7. 7hatGuy's Avatar
    Omg, that sounds absolutely hilarious. Do want now T.T
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    Posted 11-24-2009 at 05:08 PM by 7hatGuy 7hatGuy is offline
  8. Miyuki's Avatar
    Yeah, you shake back, you'll restore the whole previously minimized windows.

    There's more new neat functions, such as Window key + P and more..Also, dragging your window to left, top, bottom or right...will do some effect as well.

    Pretty nice Windows I should say.
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    Posted 11-24-2009 at 07:09 PM by Miyuki Miyuki is offline
  9. 7hatGuy's Avatar
    Better then Vista? (Hah! Rhetorical question!)
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    Posted 11-24-2009 at 07:22 PM by 7hatGuy 7hatGuy is offline
  10. Miyuki's Avatar
    Obviously.
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    Posted 11-24-2009 at 08:36 PM by Miyuki Miyuki is offline
 
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