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TIKI

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#1 8 years ago

So I finally upgraded to Windows 7 from Vista, and from what I've heard it's much better. Im sitting here dickin around with the new OS and i cant really find out whats different. I see the whole taskbar thing, but that's really it. Can anyone tell me some other new cool stuff. Thanks

Edit: I have Paint pinned in the taskbar, and it's open. However, how do I open a new window of paint?




Tanith

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#2 8 years ago

A lot of the differences between Vista & 7 are under the hood.

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Though I would say that the main difference is the performance: In general Windows 7 performs a lot better than Vista and is able to run on older computers. A lot of the other things I have came across are just simple things that help to improve functionality.

For the taskbar thing I dunno, I personally readded the quick launch on mine (Prefer it to pinning shortcuts to the taskbar).




Mastershroom VIP Member

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#3 8 years ago

UAC is a big improvement over Vista's version; it has varying levels of activity, as opposed to just on/off.




>Omen<

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#4 8 years ago

I've been helping a neighbor on W7 with the things I DO know about it, but have encountered a few minor oddities concerning a few apps. For some reason we lost the ability to launch the Winamp GUI, though it will function to play songs. Only time any GUI launches is when we play a music video. We also momentarily lost shortcut icons on Auslogics Disk Defrag and Glary Utilities after pinning them both to tasbar, which is how he likes most of his main shortcuts. I got them back via the right click, Properties\Change Icon method, and of course I unpinned them. Seems W7 is a bit quirky with some apps, primarily after pinning them to the taskbar, but for the most part it's running OK and he seems to like it.




Supa

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#5 8 years ago

I've actually become quite fond of the snap to feature. It makes multitasking - especially when building a site and having to move from notepad++ to filezilla to one of several explorer windows - a lot easier.




*Daedalus

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#6 8 years ago

TIKI;5230649So I finally upgraded to Windows 7 from Vista, and from what I've heard it's much better. Im sitting here dickin around with the new OS and i cant really find out whats different. I see the whole taskbar thing, but that's really it. Can anyone tell me some other new cool stuff. Thanks

Edit: I have Paint pinned in the taskbar, and it's open. However, how do I open a new window of paint?

There's your problem.

If you actually upgraded, rather than a clean install, it's not going to be a lot faster. I'm not going to go find it, but there was a review out a while back that compared a clean install to an upgarde. If Vista was a 1, in terms of speed, and a clean install of Win7 is a 10, upgrading gets you anywhere from 4 to 6, depending.




Chocu1a

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#7 8 years ago

TIKI;5230649So I finally upgraded to Windows 7 from Vista, and from what I've heard it's much better. Im sitting here dickin around with the new OS and i cant really find out whats different. I see the whole taskbar thing, but that's really it. Can anyone tell me some other new cool stuff. Thanks

Edit: I have Paint pinned in the taskbar, and it's open. However, how do I open a new window of paint?

To open another window of a program already open, right click the task bar icon of the program & click the name of the program. It will open another window. paintimage.jpg

At first glance, you will not find many differences in Vista & 7, other than the visual. but as you start to really use 7, you will see tons of improvements in memory usage, search function, & windows management.