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Tom D`
26 Jul 2011

the Solitaire version in Win 7 is terrible. Any way to go back to the version in XP?

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JF
26 Jul 2011

By default in Windows Explorer, whenever you navigate in the right pane, the left pane doesn't follow (synchronisation is disable by default!).

To correct this:
- in Windows explorer's toolbar, click on Organize
- then click on Folder Options
- in the General tab, Navigation pane' section, check "Automatically expand to current folder"

Posted by:

Tom Van Dam
26 Jul 2011

Here's another item I don't like in Windows 7.

When working with Windows explorer, I am trying to move, delete and just organize some of my pictures and songs. It is very irritating that before Windows 7 removes a file it "discovers" the files. Then it "discovers" them again when you confirm that you want to delete. In addition, a color bar is filling in the address bar. There is an X to the right to get it to stop but why should I have to do that everytime? I just want to move or delete the files!! (I should mention that this is happening in Windows 7 Starter on my netbook) I don't have my desktop loaded yet with Windows 7, but then, I'm not sure if I want to.

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Renee
26 Jul 2011

it would be great if your Aero Snap directions were correct, but they are not. I still cannot find this because whoever wrote these did not get the directions right. If you update this, I would love to know how to turn this off.

EDITOR'S NOTE: I just verified the steps again on my own Win7 computer. Are you starting at the Control Panel?

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PaulVdB
26 Jul 2011

Maybe this is the MOST annoying thing in WIN7 : When you need to replace your motherboard, the only way to get your copy of win7 working again is to REINSTALL it. This means that you also have to reinstall ALL the programs you used. OK, when reinstalling win7 it gives you the option to overwrite only the windows files, and it puts the other data in an "old C" directory, but nevertheless you have to reinstall all your programs again. I remember that in XP, after replacing a motherboard, of course you had to reinstall the drivers. But once that done, you were ready to go again... the "new" and "more powerfull" win7 just don't want to boot AT ALL !!!

Thanks microsoft !!!

Posted by:

Jack
26 Jul 2011

Greetings, Bob--

My Windows 7 Home Premium continually ignores my "View" setting preference of "List" and regularly switches back to the "Details" view. I've reset it many times, including the "Apply to all folders" option and Control Panel "Folders" setting, to no avail. I've tried "tricks" (e.g., using the Alt key to exit after setting my view followed by using the Ctrl key to exit “Apply to all folders”) that have "promised" to work but don't. I have to reset my view(s) several time each session.

Please help!

Thank you. Jack

Posted by:

Chris
26 Jul 2011

@Tom D' - the Solitaire in XP is called SOL.EXE and the Spider Solitaire is called SPIDER.EXE. Just copy them across - they don't need installing.

Posted by:

Derek
26 Jul 2011

Thanks Bob! The first and fifth items saved me here. I already researched item four almost immediately when I got my win7 machine because that IS my main method to access programs and I wasn't about to stop that method. The other items users consider annoyances, I don't mind. Thanks again!

Posted by:

Oliver Joy
27 Jul 2011

How do I get the program "Inbox' off my machine?

I don't know where it ame from, butit wantsme to register every time before I go to my Yahoo e-mail accout. It's very annoying and Inbox doesn't tell me how to remove it. I can't find anything in "remove programs" or "msconfig".
Thanks

Posted by:

Pete
27 Jul 2011

I don't know if it varies on different versions, but on my Win7 Professional 64-bit, the choice in Ease of Access Center is "Make the mouse easier to use."

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Edward
27 Jul 2011

The Email package Win Live seems unable to display the source of any HTML generated behind the emails. I am dependent on being able to use that feature - more than adicted - a requirement. Can I make the old OUTLOOK run under Win 7? And, would I have to uninstall Win Live to make outlook run ok. I know it would run in WINXP mode - which would be OK. I value your answers. Edward L in texas

EDITOR'S NOTE: Outlook should run fine on W7, and I don't see why you would need to uninstall the other.

Posted by:

Tim
27 Jul 2011

I missed the Quick Launch bar for about 2 minutes. Then I discovered "pin to taskbar." Which is MUCH easier to manage, and cooperates better with jump lists...

Posted by:

Jeremy
27 Jul 2011

That aero snap always bothered me, and it never was useful, but I looked all over and couldn't figure out how to disable it! Thanks to your info, it is now finally gone, thanks!

Posted by:

E.W.
28 Jul 2011

Another aggravating annoyance is Libraries.

I would love Win 7, if I could disable Libraries for good, without messing up the rest of the system.

Posted by:

jeffi
29 Jul 2011

Another GREAT article.
The most annoying feature I find is when I open a new tab, and then select something off the Favorites menu, it opens another new tab to put the Favorites selection in and then I have a blank tab between each tab.
I moved from Vista and it didn't do that, and everyone knows Win7 is just "fixed Vista" - what am I missing?

Posted by:

Yehezkel
31 Jul 2011

Bob wrote, "My preference is to use a web-based email service like Gmail, but if you prefer a desktop email client, check out the free Thunderbird program."

You can have the best of both worlds. Use Gmail with IMAP to expose the account to Thunderbird. That way you can use either the desktop client or the web-based interface at your convenience.

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Wynn Jones
01 Aug 2011

Another very annoying item. Would like instructions how to disable &/or remove live messenger in 7 & vista. Very annoying outdated product that Microsoft keeps trying to force on people. Yahoo & hotmail does the same. Most people use facebook or pick up the phone. Not everyone has unlimited hi speed access and time to sit on the internet waiting for someone to show up.

Posted by:

Matt
01 Aug 2011

I love the quick launch bar. On my work computer running XP the quick launch bar is a life saver. However I don't believe it is needed in Win 7 because the task bar IS a quick launch bar. All the programs I used to have in the quick launch area are now simply pinned to the task bar.

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Bill C
11 Aug 2011

My most annoying thing about Win 7 is the locked files. Can't even read them to see what's there. Have tried going in through Properties to change ownership & permissions, but no go. No help on MS TechNet support and various solutions on forums don't work. Any thoughts from you Bob Rankin followers?

Posted by:

Joe
12 Aug 2011

In XP, I was able to send a page or a link by email by going to file, send to but it is now greyed out using gmail or Win live. Whassupwidat?

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