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Old 05-10-09, 06:06 AM   #133
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7 will never have an email client 'built in'. Microsoft intend you download Live Mail, or use your own solution. Such as Outlook or Thunderbird. Live Mail is pretty good, download it as part of the Live Suite.

http://download.live.com/

As far as other 'missing' things. This OS is more complete than others, Paint is better, Wordpad is more like Word 2007, comes with codecs to play even .mov, expect that to change as people start filing law suits. Still can't believe it's ok for Mac, but not for Windows.
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Old 05-10-09, 06:12 AM   #134
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hell no crainger..its M$..they have to be stopped.

Of course if apple did something like this..its a great innovation.

i really hate itunes.
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Old 05-10-09, 12:45 PM   #135
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I'm loving it, too. No problems. Faster bootup, programs open faster, less processes by default (before tweaking), less memory usage, fast shutdown, etc.

Overall it's a WIN.

My only two complaints:
They changed the Control Panel, again. Similar to Vista's, but I don't like the views. You can do Category, Large or Small icons...That's it. Category is too limited, Large icons are too big, small are too small.
You can't edit the game icons in the Games folder, but you can in Vista.
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Old 05-10-09, 07:01 PM   #136
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OK, I gave the beta another shot with another clean install. This time Mirror's Edge installed without a hitch. So I have absolutely no idea what went wrong before.

Instead of using the Games Explorer, I use the App Launcher V3 gadget. It works as well in Win 7 as it does in Vista.
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Old 05-10-09, 09:09 PM   #137
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I'm having a little trouble with W7RC. I installed Crysis and Crysis Warhead and I can't select any widescreen resolution options. Also, the game crashes if I try to make any graphics adjustments. No code pops up or anything but it tries to send info on it, then windows shuts Crysis down.

FSX installed good and I can select 1680x1050.

I am using driver version 185.85
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I'm having a little trouble with W7RC. I installed Crysis and Crysis Warhead and I can't select any widescreen resolution options. Also, the game crashes if I try to make any graphics adjustments. No code pops up or anything but it tries to send info on it, then windows shuts Crysis down.

FSX installed good and I can select 1680x1050.

I am using driver version 185.85
Try the 185.81 betas.
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Old 05-11-09, 06:30 AM   #139
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Installed this one, and at first had problems with dual boot, but I fixed them in no time I also installed the new Ridd-ick and Diablod 2, and they works as fine as ever. I'm Using avg free and it seems to be doing great. Only question I have is what defrag software to use?
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Old 05-13-09, 05:28 PM   #141
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How do you edit games in the Games folder, there's no Customize or Edit function anymore?
You can edit them manually by going to \Users\{UserNa****\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows \GameExplorer

Edit: forgot to add the most settings are stored in the registery at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\GameUX\
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Old 05-13-09, 05:53 PM   #142
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Everyone knows Windows 7 is actually Windows 6.1 lol. It's Vista Optimized.

I'm loving Windows 7. The more I use it, the more I like it. There are small differences from Vista that I really like. Especially the new task bar.

That being said, whether or not I get it is based on how much cash I have when it's released lol. (and whether or not I can get it through the campus agreement license)
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Old 05-13-09, 05:56 PM   #143
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i hate the new taskbar, especially that it hindered the minimizing.

In vista and every recent windows, you could single click on program in taskbar and it would minimize it.

In win7, for example if you have 2+ tabs in IE, single click minimize on taskbar doesn't work anymore.
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Old 05-13-09, 07:21 PM   #144
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i hate the new taskbar, especially that it hindered the minimizing.

In vista and every recent windows, you could single click on program in taskbar and it would minimize it.

In win7, for example if you have 2+ tabs in IE, single click minimize on taskbar doesn't work anymore.
I like it cause I like scrolling over a single button and seeing all windows open under that process.
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