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    How would you rate Windows 7

    Also, Win 10 hasn't even got rid of bugs that Win 7 had. So for example, if you use custom recycle bin icons they don't automatically switch when you empty/delete to the recycle bin until you refresh the screen unless you perform a registry hack each time you choose new icons. (add ,0 after the...
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    How would you rate Windows 7

    Win 10 brought back the start menu, but implemented in an unwieldy, horrible way that makes managing it to keep it organised almost impossible; software installed in folders full of rubbish ( publisher's website links and the like) , placed in alphabetical order by whatever name the publisher...
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    4GB (3GB usable ) in windows 7 32 bit

    Re: Re: 4GB (3GB usable ) in windows 7 32 bit OK, as noted the 32bit system can only address total memory up to the 32bit address space, so any menory, including the video has to map itself into that 32bit space. But the 3+ gig of memory is enough for almost any conceivable computing...
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    Creating and Editting Partitions

    OK. You can reformat the C: drive and reinstall Windows on the Windows partitionn. On your other partition(s) the data will be intact still. But programmes on those partitions that were installed will need a fresh installation.
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    Creating and Editting Partitions

    You can reformat a partition without affecting another one. But, the installation of software is a different matter. The installation details are held in the registry, by Windows. And a moved file won't match that - or if Windows was purged, then the registry entries won't exist.
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    How would you rate Windows 7

    I was a "love it" but I'm getting a tad irritated with some quirks. Control of permissions is a clear one. Or to put it another way, when is an administrator not an administrator. So, I have trouble with some installation, say, because the permissions on some folder or other won't let it access...
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    is w7 backup any good?

    Win 7 will make a disc image and will also backup sets of files. At first it seemed to take a lot of space, and also seemed like it was not saving the files incrementally, so that each file backup was as large as the original one. Mysteriously that seems to have settled down, now.
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    My Documents folder on C:

    thanks. You must mean this detail.... " I also think that the person who designed that set up, with documents buried several levels down among the settings and then addressed by a virtual folder, ought to have been hunted down by wolves."
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    My Documents folder on C:

    My documents are all in a partition (labelled) "Terry" reserved for, well, my documents. They're in a folder called "My Documents". But in My Computer there is a "Terry" item too. Which relates to my log-in and is in the users folder of C: And that one also contains a "My Documents" folder. (My...
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    Found things I don't like already....

    Which is the point. You need to add an item to the context menu and go through all those hoops to do something very basic, which you are allowed to do. It's security by tedium.
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    Found things I don't like already....

    Permissions I do find the permissions/security a bit cumbersome. It's plenty secure, but not always easy to make Win7 do what it's needed to. Some programmes are probably at fault, e.g. by needing admin to run.
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