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Post by scarface » Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:28 am

as everybody has seen, mr ryan has almost disappeared from the forum. for me who has been there from the beginning i can say the spirit is not the same. i know ryan's wife has been laid off and he got probably the same money problem as ive. Ive noticed some users are present almost everyday as seraph or nonno fabio. the spirit has changed too because there are new os that are shitty and no work has been done for them. lately i tested a hack of win7 and it rebooted for no reason. No doubt microsoft is releasing new os to make money but the quality is not there. I keep coming here but i feel something lousy has changed. think of it. perhaps a guy like seraph could give back the forum what it used to be-unfortunately this forum has probably few future when xp will be obsolete. Since windows 7 is not usable- at least for me- a new section to learn how to remove the childish crap and to disable the cripling gadgets would be welcome.

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Post by Kelsenellenelvian » Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:23 am

Let me see = You tested a HACK of Win7 and because it was shit you dismiss the OS???

Even though you're pretty kooky I am really suprised at this...

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Post by scarface » Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:05 am

actually i tested 2 versions on my low end config. they were both unstable and sometimes it just shut off suddenly. well ive been impressed by the driver support but terribly bothered by the flashy colors and the gadget like the automatic refocusing that i had to disable to keep my nerves intact. I did a dual boot with xp but i was also bothered when i realised i had to format the partition to remove the protected folder of the crappy windo7.

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Post by RyanVM » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:24 pm

Just because I don't post very often doesn't mean I'm not still around ;)
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Post by alur » Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:27 pm

Opinions of the OS aside, it would be nice with a Windows 7 section :)
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Post by =[FEAR]=JIGSAW » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:14 am

I move from XP 64bit to Win7 Ultimate 64bit in Dec 2009 & have since never looked back.......what a great OS.

I would also like to see a Win7 section ..... with integrator, updates & addons ;)

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Post by RyanVM » Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:30 pm

I'm happy to make the section if there are people who want to contribute
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Post by Kelsenellenelvian » Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:53 pm

I would definatly contibute

Even mod it if you would have me back...

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Post by roirraW "edor" » Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:15 pm

I've been using Windows 7 as my main OS since Windows 7 build 7022, and haven't gone back. I love it. I've tested it on my nine-year old computer as well and it runs very reasonably with 1GB of RAM.

I usually try to be respectful but Scarface, you sound like a very crotchety old man who doesn't like anything that's new and you probably had the same things to say about XP when it came out. I know companies that have already rolled out Windows 7 on their computers which speaks a lot since they're not bothering with the old "wait until SP1" standard.

If you don't like Windows 7, by all means don't use it. And you're allowed to express your opinion of course. I don't know what you mean about the spirit here. Certainly I hardly contribute here any more because I don't use XP or any of it's derivatives any more, and I have no need for the Vista section as well.

In my time on here I've gone from being first a die-hard RVM Integrator user, then mostly nLite, then vLite for Vista and even tried it with Windows 7, but honestly Windows 7 works so smoothly already out of the box that I don't mind not hacking it in order to already have the latest updates integrated or forcibly remove components out of it. I believe in keeping things simple when possible and things work very well enough with Windows 7 right out of the box, so at this point for my own purposes, I don't care about update packs for Windows 7 although as time goes on I might feel differently.

As people have expressed before, the only regret I have about Windows Vista and 7, and Office 2007 is not having an official way to TRUELY integrate updates, but it is a loss I am willing to cope with because like it or not, things progress, things change, and I feel the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages.

Forgive my rant, but I am tired of Scarface being so ****ed off at the world that he has to bring everything else down too.

If you do research, Scarface, there ARE friendly ways to disable, change and modify things in Windows 7 in order to make them more like you would like them. I even use one or two. If you only try things as it comes out of the box without exploring all your options, you're bound to not like some things. I realize that maybe you feel overwhelmed but you just have to learn to be more patient and try to learn new tricks.

I forget if anyone on here already mentioned, but a free, small tweak for Windows 7 is "7 Taskbar Tweaker v1.1", both in 64 and 32-bit flavors available at http://rammichael.com.
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Post by mooms » Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:50 pm

The only pro for using 7 over XP for me is the 4GB limit with X64 version.
i don't have a DX10/11 graphics cards and (again, for me : amd X2 with 2 GB of ram) 7 runs slower than XP. Also, i hate the UAC annoyance, yes i'm aware i can disable it.
7 is prettier ( more eye candy i shopuld say) but i prefer speed and efficiency over beaut : XP run all my apps and is all i need.

I will consider moving on 7 x64 when i change my harware.

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Post by eksasol » Sat Feb 13, 2010 5:09 pm

Most of you probably already know this, but this thread at msfn.org shows how to make a lite version of Windows 7. I followed instructions, but expand on it and made tweaks of my own because the scripts provided instructions allowing you to mount the "wim" image file and the "HKLM\Software" registry of the new Windows 7 installation! This can be dangerous in the wrong hand, but that is basically enough for me to do tons of tweaking, for example turning off the desktop animation, showing the desktop icons by default, removing Libraries and HomeGroup links, etc. As for the "wim" image file being mountable, its unlimited destruction.

His version has Control Panel applets not working and I removed them from registries. The script he provided also removed some important features though, such as drivers for ethernet which is essential, as well was printer drivers making some PostScript dependent softwares not working. It takes some trial and error to figure out what components you need.

After all the tweaking, I got the thing down to taking roughly 2.4gb of installation space and running really fast. Of course some of these are not the recommended way of doing it, better with a stable GUI and limiting the potential harm users can do.

Right now my simplistic job of update package for Win7 is collecting hotfixes and make a silent installer that install them one by one, the hotfixes know to skip ones that has been installed. However, Internet Explorer hotfixes are not provided for download outside of Windows Updates. (PS. Would be nice if someone shows me.)

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Post by scarface » Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:54 pm

roirraw edor is so right. i feel ill in my head tonight. want to push a tremendous yell.
i dont know if windows 7 is better and i dont care. I like something simple and its not.only driver support is good. what I know is that xp was far better than previous version and to answer roirraw I installed it as soon as it was released.
although i finished some important stuff lately I wont update any of my previous projets till im not better off.

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Post by alur » Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:19 pm

roirraW, thanks for that link. I never knew that the taskbar responded to middle clicks :p

Personally I got stuck on Windows 7 since a video card change left xp bluescreening on boot, while 7 worked fine. When I finally got around to booting into safe mode to install new drivers, a couple of months later, it felt like XP had a tendency to lock up a little when programs would do something. 7, on the other hand, never does.

I hope creative will fix their x-fi drivers for vista/7 sometime. Right now audiodg.exe eats 1mb of ram everytime I hit my push to talk key in Ventrilo.
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Post by roirraW "edor" » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:28 am

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Post by scarface » Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:56 pm

being a little better off some new version of the decoder pack have been released. some good improvements have been done. no issue found under xp. perhaps some problems with mkv under 7.
also released a new version of the french update pack. but seeing how its leeched I dont know if it will be uploaded. more than 50 downloads for each version though there is a handful of french users here. I suspect something. I think some users come here to download and leave without trace. as I said before a system to make the registration mandatory to download or at least to leave a message to downlooad would make the forum less opaque.

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Post by scarface » Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:55 pm

Finally I did come back. a new but untested version of the french update pack is available. no doubt its the best version out there.

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Post by roirraW "edor" » Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:44 pm

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Post by RyanVM » Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:26 pm

Wow, I never made the Windows 7 section. Allow me to fix that right now...
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Post by scarface » Sat Jun 12, 2010 11:31 pm

I never said I did anything for windows 7. too expensive et too hard to...

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Post by roirraW "edor" » Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:09 am

RyanVM wrote:Wow, I never made the Windows 7 section. Allow me to fix that right now...
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Post by scarface » Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:57 pm

Ryanvm has said is always here but I know what hes thinking because I know everything. as for me im back but things are not going well for me. im trying to cope with that.

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Post by Kelsenellenelvian » Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:59 pm

@ scarface = Can you please keep all of your musings to a single thread and stay on topic in other threads?

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Post by roirraW "edor" » Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:27 pm

People who say they know everything really annoy us who actually do.
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