List of Features Removed In Windows 7


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Six Underground

Hello all.

Recently, I've been entertaining the idea of moving from
Windows XP to Windows 7.

I generally don't do things like this without some careful
consideration. In the course of my efforts to gain a little
insight, I stumbled upon the following web page, which may
be of interest to those who are considering upgrading:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_features_removed_in_Windows_7

I hope this info will be helpful to you.

Regards.

6U
 
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Gene E. Bloch

After taking a quick look at those sights, I now have a morbid fear that
there will be a quiz...
If those are just the changes, how many features are there that I haven't yet
used?
Thanks for the links to the lists, scary though they might be :)
I spent a couple of minutes looking more carefully at the new features
list, and it's gotten less intimidating already.

One thing I had previously noticed, almost subliminally, is the better
handling of multi-slot card readers. I hadn't realized it was new to
Windows 7, I just thought the card reader had better drivers (see
"Removable media").
 
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Zaphod Beeblebrox

Hello all.

Recently, I've been entertaining the idea of moving from
Windows XP to Windows 7.

I generally don't do things like this without some careful
consideration. In the course of my efforts to gain a little
insight, I stumbled upon the following web page, which may
be of interest to those who are considering upgrading:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_features_removed_in_Windows_7

I hope this info will be helpful to you.
Nice list, but appears incomplete. Unless I missed it, one thing I
noticed is that it doesn't list the removal of the Search entry in the
right-click context menu in Explorer. I'd have to take time to really
study it to see if there are any others I've encountered that aren't
listed. But by and large, most of what I've seen are there, and many
I've not yet run into.
 
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XS11E

Gene E. Bloch said:
After taking a quick look at those sights, I now have a morbid
fear that there will be a quiz...
There will be a quiz, it will be 35% of your final grade.

Question 1. Explain the difference between "sights" and "sites".

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Gene E. Bloch

There will be a quiz, it will be 35% of your final grade.
Question 1. Explain the difference between "sights" and "sites".
A "sight" is a place, such as the location of a store. A "site" is
something you can see, such as the errors I just typed :)

I have to say that your post made laugh my butt off. At myself...

I'm still giggling a little, in fact.
 
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Stephen Wolstenholme

Hello all.

Recently, I've been entertaining the idea of moving from
Windows XP to Windows 7.

My last PC arrived with Windows 7 installed. I didn't noticed any show
stopping changes and so installed W7 on all my other systems. If I had
known about all the changes in advance I may have hesitated but I
didn't read any lists of missing features and have not noticed any
myself!

Steve

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Rob

Does anyone actually use the Libraries?
Nope, I ignore them completely. It would be nice to disable them,
as they do occasionally stick their nose in where it isn't wanted.
Even with XP I never use the 'My Documents' structure or features,
either.
 
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Stephen Wolstenholme

Does anyone actually use the Libraries?
I use libraries because I grew up on mainframe systems where libraries
are the main way to make file collections. It's great to see Microsoft
catch up. If that's the way Windows is going, MS will "invent" groups
of libraries next!

Steve

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DanS

Nope, I ignore them completely. It would be nice to
disable them, as they do occasionally stick their nose in
where it isn't wanted. Even with XP I never use the 'My
Documents' structure or features, either.
http://www.askvg.com/how-to-disable-libraries-feature-in-
windows-7/


The question I have, is, do you add a file to one of the
libraries.....or, are the libraries "read-only", and you add a
file to one of the folders the library represents?
 
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Char Jackson

Does anyone actually use the Libraries?
I do. Here's my chronology:

1. My introduction to Libraries was in this newsgroup, where I learned
that Libraries are evil and must be disabled, so I used a method I
found online to disable them. Time passed and I got tired of the side
effects, so I enabled them again.

2. I played around and discovered that Libraries work just fine, (it
turned out that they weren't evil at all!), but it helps to read the
documentation because some things aren't intuitive.

3. After getting over the excitement of "hey, this is a pretty cool
feature", I use them less now because the buzz has worn off, but I
still use them and have shown others in the house how to use them.

Having been on both sides of the fence, I have to say I don't see the
big deal or why they evoke such a visceral reaction. Use the feature
or not, it's no big deal either way.
 
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Wolf K

mechanic said:
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Does anyone actually use the Libraries?
Not me, and I really wish they were optional!

Same here.

Problem is that some software insists on using them. Eg, I just tried
out PaperPort, dumped it because it couldn't/wouldn't navigate to
anything outside Documents. Bizarre. Well, maybe there was a switch
somewhere to enable P/P to use other directories, but I didn't bother
looking fir it. Now I have to clean up the Libraries because P/P added a
bunch of folders in each one.

IMO, all built-in add-ons should be optional. And no program should
impose unchangeable defaults.

HTH
Wolf K.
 
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Wolf K

I use libraries because I grew up on mainframe systems where libraries
are the main way to make file collections. It's great to see Microsoft
catch up. If that's the way Windows is going, MS will "invent" groups
of libraries next!

Steve
True, but I prefer to make my own, thanks. I've yet to find _any_
program that understands how I like to organise my data, for that matter.

HTH
Wolf K.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

True, but I prefer to make my own, thanks. I've yet to find _any_ program
that understands how I like to organise my data, for that matter.
You're way ahead of me. I haven't found a person that understands how I
like to organise my data. Not even (or especially) me :)

As for libraries, I find them to be a bug, not a feature. I seem to be
in agreement with all the nay-sayers in this thread.

Not the idea, necessarily, just the implementation as I have
experienced it in W7.
 
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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

Gene said:
You're way ahead of me. I haven't found a person that understands how I
like to organise my data. Not even (or especially) me :)

As for libraries, I find them to be a bug, not a feature. I seem to be
in agreement with all the nay-sayers in this thread.

Not the idea, necessarily, just the implementation as I have experienced
it in W7.
Your data is organized?? How quaint!
 

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