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features you disabled in Windows 7 and why?

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Firstly the superbar is a complete overhaul and not just a GUI update and adds many little features to it useful features so yes it is faster but making it more like vista makes it less productive because part of windows 7 being faster besides the performance improvement under the hood is the usability aspect and how things can get done .

Dont tell me making it like Vista makes it less productive, i know how i use windows and i dont like having just an icon with other windows stacked up behind it, i have a 24" 1920x1200 monitor i dont need everything packed into the smallest size possible.

( Example) Aero snap is a huge feature and ya already know what it does and how it works . now try doing that in windows vista or below then you have to mauualy take the time just to resize the window to way Aero snap does it automatically.

I dont need that, if i want a window to go fullscreen i click the maximise button, i dont need two windows side by side thats what tabs are for in firefox.

I dont need some random windows programmer telling ME how I should use the os, i paid nearly ?200 for my OS i will use it how i damn well want to use it.

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HomeGroup because it shares my entire users folder with too liberal permissions (instead of "Authenticated Users").

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None :) I have no need to - the operating system is perfect for me, as opposed to Windows Vista where I removed text labels from the taskbar and tried to make running program icons larger there - I was very surprised when they actually incorporated this into Windows 7 :D

The only thing I've really changed: Renamed "Pictures" to "Images" and "Music" to "Audio," seeing as I store all audio files in the "Music" folder and not just "Music" ...

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with hard drives being so cheap these days i don't really care about space....

but the features i turned off were all the games, auto updates. help and support, defender, the 50 languages, error reporting.

turned UAC down since I still would like to know when a program is making changes on its' own. it doesn't bother me at all now.

how do you turn off error reporting? its bloody annoying when I get it.

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how do you turn off error reporting? its bloody annoying when I get it.

http://www.blackviper.com/Windows_7/servicecfg.htm

Best source I know of for info on what various services do and their associated dependencies.

As for myself:

Anything to do with Error Reporting, Automatic Updates, Tablet PC, Indexing, System Restore, Remote Admin, Bluetooth, and probably a few more.

UAC is starting to get under my nerves, but as of now still enabled. Anybody know how to make it stop giving the stupid warning box once you've set an older program to run with Admin rights in compatability mode?

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http://www.blackviper.com/Windows_7/servicecfg.htm

Best source I know of for info on what various services do and their associated dependencies.

As for myself:

Anything to do with Error Reporting, Automatic Updates, Tablet PC, Indexing, System Restore, Remote Admin, Bluetooth, and probably a few more.

UAC is starting to get under my nerves, but as of now still enabled. Anybody know how to make it stop giving the stupid warning box once you've set an older program to run with Admin rights in compatability mode?

the service is already disabled but i still get the popups.

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HomeGroup because it shares my entire users folder with too liberal permissions (instead of "Authenticated Users").

right click your user folder and tell it who you want or dion't want to share it with, if you want it shared at all....

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Homegroup Provider Service: Don't have any need for that feature; so don't want to waste space in Explorer windows sidebar for the homegroup button. I would rather reclaim that space and add a few links to folders and libraries I need all the time. No pinning to jumplists isn't enough, because then the links aren't available from Open/Save windows.

Automatic Updates: Set to only notify.

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right click your user folder and tell it who you want or dion't want to share it with, if you want it shared at all....

But I can connect to my Windows 7 PC from an XP machine and delete any file from the Users folder even if I set the Users folder from Windows 7 to HomeGroup (Read). That's what MS is not getting. Enabling HomeGroup shares the entire users folder with read/write permissions for "Everyone". FSmgmt.msc shows the items I am sharing with HomeGroup as having full unrestricted read/write access by "Everyone".

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hmm seems weird, I haven't been able to access homegroup shares with computers that didn't have homegroup at all.

but then I know networks and set up my shares manually anyway, homegroup os for families and such who don't have network knowledge and shouldn't even need it. It's great for helping people share files on the network without needing to know all the crap you need to know to share on older windows versions

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Read about it here, here, here, here, here and here. The whole idea is broken (did they completely forget to set permissions?). Even disabling or leaving the HomeGroup leaves SMB sharing on for non-HomeGroup computers. Google or Bing for this. HomeGroup=come visit my private documents and delete them, and leave malware on my PC.

Edited because Neowin removes some links citing "spam".

Edited by tuxplorer

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No, you can't. You can only make them smaller. The point was that for many people they really are very small and hard to identify. It's nice that you don't have a problem with it, but don't generalize.

You must have some weird setup if you think the icons are too small with the default settings. I can see them just fine on a 19" monitor at 100% DPI.

By default it takes almost a second for the previews to appear.

The default time is 400 milliseconds. You can change the hover time with the registry setting HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse\MouseHoverTime. A restart/logoff is required.

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If you want windows 7 superbar to act more like vistas then why did you bother moving to 7 cause if you was not interested in any of its feature why move. i myself run windows 7 with everything enabled and things work perfect for me on my system and i got fast enough system with plenty of space so turning off stuff is a no Need i love all of windows 7 features and run them as they are intended to run as windows 7 was made to run. the windows 7 Devs put alot of time in effort making a product we would love to use .

sorry for the little rant but hey.

Yes because Superbar = Every feature in Windows 7. :rolleyes:

I don't really know what to say to posts like this. Just no.

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User Account Control

System Restore

Indexing service

Windows Defender

Tablet PC

Windows Gadgets platform

Windows Firewall

Homegroup

Games

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You must have some weird setup if you think the icons are too small with the default settings. I can see them just fine on a 19" monitor at 100% DPI.

I personally don't think they're too small, but I was speaking in general. I know for a fact that some people find it difficult. This is something I have first-hand experience with, so anyone who wants to argue and claim it isn't true can simply go away.

I can see them just fine on a 19" monitor at 100% DPI.

As a side note, quite a lot of systems actually run with the wrong DPI. Big monitors often have a DPI of less than 96, and this isn't supported by Windows.

The default time is 400 milliseconds.

I don't think it is. The period it takes to change when you move your mouse between the buttons might be, but the time it takes for the first thumbnail seems to be longer. This, of course, is something they had to do to get around the problem of unwanted popups when people moved the mouse around.

You can change the hover time with the registry setting HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse\MouseHoverTime. A restart/logoff is required.

That is actually a system-wide setting that affects several things. There actually is a separate key just for the task bar, but you're completely missing the point. Why on earth should I hack the registry to make it less annoying when I can just change the god damn option to disable the whole thing and make it the way I want? The default setting offers me no benefits other than to make the computer more annoying and slower to use. Zero. I just don't understand why you want to cause me frustration. Is it some fetish? It seems like a lot of people here get off on that.

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UAC useless because people are careful? I'm not sure that people have heard of accidents, where things happen that you don't mean to. Like, for instance accidentally cutting off your penis. Wouldn't it be nice if something asked you "Are you really sure you want to cut off your penis?"

Because that's what UAC is, it has nothing to do with treating you like an idiot and everything to do with preventing accidents, don't see how that is useless.

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UAC useless because people are careful? I'm not sure that people have heard of accidents, where things happen that you don't mean to. Like, for instance accidentally cutting off your penis. Wouldn't it be nice if something asked you "Are you really sure you want to cut off your penis?"

Because that's what UAC is, it has nothing to do with treating you like an idiot and everything to do with preventing accidents, don't see how that is useless.

I like your analogy. (Y)

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UAC useless because people are careful? I'm not sure that people have heard of accidents, where things happen that you don't mean to. Like, for instance accidentally cutting off your penis. Wouldn't it be nice if something asked you "Are you really sure you want to cut off your penis?"

Because that's what UAC is, it has nothing to do with treating you like an idiot and everything to do with preventing accidents, don't see how that is useless.

The worst thing about Admin Approval Mode (which is what you mean, it's a subset of UAC) is that you don't necessarily really know what you're saying yes to. It could be hijacked by something else running as standard user, and you end up getting your junk bitten off even though you thought you were just getting a *******. You have to be careful about running any code, period.

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UAC

Winodows Defender (replaced with MSE)

System Restore

Backup

Windows Search (replaces with "Everything")

Action Center

Bunch of services which I DON'T USE

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I dont need some random windows programmer telling ME how I should use the os, i paid nearly ?200 for my OS i will use it how i damn well want to use it.

Sure.

You never listen to "some random car producer" telling you to check the oil level too, right?;))

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Theres a big difference between making the mechanical components of a car work properly and changing the look of the gui to something i prefer. Try again.

If i wanted to run with your analogy it would be the car manufacturers installing guages in my face and when i opened the bonnet/hood the dipstick would automaticaly pop up in front of me, i dont need the car manufacturers doing all this im quite capable of looking at the dipstick if and when i needed to.

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Games

Internet Explorer 8 <-- I'd rather use IE in a VM if I really needed to use it.

Media Features

->Windows DVD Maker <-- I'd rather network stream

->Windows Media Center

->Windows Media Player <-- iTunes and Spotify

Tablet PC Components

Windows Gadget Platform

XPS Services

XPS Viewer

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I'm removing Windows Defender and Windows DVD Maker with DISM. I don't use them

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Internet Explorer 8

Windows DVD Maker

Remote Differential Compression

Windows Gadget Platform

Some Other Things

WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service

Windows Time

Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 3.0.0.0

Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service

Windows Firewall

Windows Defender

UPnP Device Host

TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper

Tablet PC Input Service

SSDP Discovery

Server

Security Center

Routing and Remote Access

Program Compatibility Assistant Service

Portable Device Enumerator Service

PNRP Machine Name Publication Service

Peer Networking Identity Manager

Peer Networking Grouping

Peer Name Resolution Protocol

Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service

Media Center Extender Service

IPsec Policity Agent

IP Helper

Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)

IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keyrign Modules

HomeGroup Provider

Function Discovery Resource Publication

Function Discovery Provider Host

Distributed Link Tracking Clinet

Diagnostic Policy Service

Computer Browser

Base Filtering Engine

Application Experience

And a few 3rd party services

UAC

Aero Peek, Animations, Fade In / Out Effects

System Sounds, Beep

Swap

Tracking, Some Of It

Anything and everything related to bluetooth

I also deleted Windows Defender ( testing Unlocker ).

Some other things. System boot much faster now.

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Internet Explorer 8

Windows DVD Maker

Remote Differential Compression

Windows Gadget Platform

Some Other Things

WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service

Windows Time

Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 3.0.0.0

Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service

Windows Firewall

Windows Defender

UPnP Device Host

TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper

Tablet PC Input Service

SSDP Discovery

Server

Security Center

Routing and Remote Access

Program Compatibility Assistant Service

Portable Device Enumerator Service

PNRP Machine Name Publication Service

Peer Networking Identity Manager

Peer Networking Grouping

Peer Name Resolution Protocol

Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service

Media Center Extender Service

IPsec Policity Agent

IP Helper

Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)

IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keyrign Modules

HomeGroup Provider

Function Discovery Resource Publication

Function Discovery Provider Host

Distributed Link Tracking Clinet

Diagnostic Policy Service

Computer Browser

Base Filtering Engine

Application Experience

And a few 3rd party services

UAC

Aero Peek, Animations, Fade In / Out Effects

System Sounds, Beep

Swap

Tracking, Some Of It

Anything and everything related to bluetooth

Oh my God! :laugh:

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