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  • Dear Team of Windows 7, with my comments, I want to summarize definitively what people and users want in Windows 7!

    The final imperative is:

    1) Windows 7_64 Bit Edition, Super Super fast and Super Super light with Super massive exploitation and optimization for Multicore CPU and GPGPU in all fields!!! ( This point is very very important).

    2) New graphical interface, much Renewed and Super Efficient!

    Thanks Windows 7 Team!!!!

  • Hi just my 2peneth on a feature request!

    In the new display options/multiple monitors section I'd like to see the option to extend the taskbar across all screens. Preferably also displaying the taskbar tabs for each running program on the screen that they are open on rather than just the lefthand one (I think that makes sense!).

    thanks!

  • I am very disappointed that Windows 7 will not have a new interface moves away from what we have seen so far.

    You are a large corporation and why you not able to create a better interface for Windows 7? All the time you playing with the same GUI instead to create something revolutionary.

    In addition to the interface in my opinion a revolution should touch the Windows Explorer.

    It would be useful to add the ribbon interface and tabbed browsing that it can finally compete with the legendary Windows Commander and his successors.

  • I am very disappointed that Windows 7 will not have a new interface moves away from what we have seen so far.

    You are a large corporation and why you not able to create a better interface for Windows 7? All the time you playing with the same GUI instead to create something revolutionary.

    In addition to the interface in my opinion a revolution should touch the Windows Explorer.

    It would be useful to add the ribbon interface and tabbed browsing that it can finally compete with the legendary Windows Commander and his successors.

    It will be nice to add something like Mac OS X Leopard dock...

  • Hi Team, I know we are not yet on this topic, but I wanted to ping you on this while it is on my mind.

    It would be great if during a clean install of Windows 7 if it could detect multiple physical drives on the system and ask one question, “Would you like Windows to install system components on the primary drive and all other folders on the secondary drive?” The wording will need to be tweaked of course.

    Let me explain a little further.

    A system install would only have on the primary drive the following folders, Windows + subs, Temp, and I believe Documents and Settings + subs that only relate to core system info. All other folders including Documents and Settings/My Documents.. /My Music.. /My Pictures and so on, would then be on the secondary drive and the default target for applications would be the secondary drive.

    This would make for a very clean and more manageable multi drive install. I know that with the low price and high capacities of drives these days most people do opt for only a single drive. However this feature would be a god send for us techies.

    Thanks for your time.

  • So, hello , Windows 7 Team.

    I do write  a Report use of  windows 7 64 Bit edition Beta Build 7000 after 10 day of use.

    ( My hardware system is build so: Cpu Intel Core 2 Quad-chipset intel x38- 4 GB of ram -   Vga Card Ati HD 4870 - sound card : Creative sound blaster X-Fi-  2 hard-disk hitachi dekstar in RAID 0 configurations).

    I write you where improve windows 7 64 bit edition , in  different areas.

    Naturally i mean at windows 7 64 bit edition, because windows 7 32 bit , for me but in general for people and professional user , are not important.

    My Beta version of windows 7 are 64 bit!!

    So:

    1) Improve read compatibility  of windows 7 installation image , with serial ata optical drive , because in some case , the windows 7 installation , return error , or dvd image block for some time and after continue installation.

    So improve experience installation, with improvements of optical drive compatibility if necessary!!!

    2) Gui: in general, in this beta the gui is good .

    What do  are improve , is the speed response of windows 7 64 bit gui , in particular speed of open-close window , many window simultaneously , eliminating lag and micro lag , when window are open or closed.

    Some time when open programs ( windows live photo for example or window explorer ) simple windows , windows 7 """things""""  not is responsive , and  for  some second  , the window are blocked .....in other words there are lag or latency ( and in this time the circle cursor  is blocked for some second, before window are ready)!!!

    Fix IT ...repeat,  Fix it.....no lags for these simples operations!!!!!!!!!!  It's  important , very important!!!

    Naturally i hope that Team reduce at maximus possible , video memory use of Aero Gui , with maximus optimization code for Api Direct write-direct 2d-direct animation-direct 3d-OPEN GL , so that all windows 7 GUI Interface , are do accellerate ONLY in VGA CARD ( no CPU Use for GUI) , and with extreme optimization of VGA Resources Use.

    P.S: I  will also submit your attention in OPEN GL Areas  : because my software 3d used for test in windows 7 64 bit ,

    ( i tested LUXOLOGY MODO , AUTODESK SOFTIMAGE XSI , MAXON CIMNEMA 4D AND OTHER SOFTWARE THAT USE VIEWPORT ACCELLERATE IN OPEN GL) , ARE NOT ALSO GOOD IN WINDOWS 7 64 BIT EDITIONS .

    BECAUSE THERE ARE LAGS AND VIDEO CORRUPTIONS IN OPEN GL VIEWPORT.

    SO IMPROVE AT MAXIMUS POSSIBLE COMPATIBILITY AND PERFORMANCE IN OPEN GL AREAS!!!!

    IN 3D SOFTWARE THAT USE VIEWPORTS ACCELERATE IN DIRECT 3D ( BUT THERE ARE FEW SOFTWARE 3D THAT USE DIRECT 3D ACCELERATION) THE SITUATION IS BETTER THEN OPENGL AREAS ;;;;;;;;; BUT ALSO IN DIRECT 3D AREA , THE SITUATION DO IMPROVE VERY MUCH!!!

    IN OTHER WORDS, PERFORMANCE AND COMPATIBILITY DO ARE IMPROVED MUCH IN 3D AREAS!!!!!!!!!!

    3) SYSTEM QUALITY IN OTHER AREAS:

    A) THE QUALITY OF WINDOWS 7 BETA IS GENERALLY GOOD......BUT THER IS ALSO DO MUCH JOB  TO IMPROVE VERY MUCH WINDOWS 7 64 BIT , UNTIL RTM:

    B)  IMPROVE VERY MUCH PERFORMANCE OF WINDOWS 7 X64 , IN BOOT AFTER LOGIN , OF LOAD APPLICATIONS IN BACKGROUND AND SYSTRAY.

    IN PARTICULAR IMPROVE ALSO VERY MUCH THE RAM USED IN IDLE ......REDUCE AT MAXIMUS POSSIBLE THE RAM USED IN WINDOWS 7 64 BIT EDITION.

    AND WORKS WITH YOUR PARTNERS , SO THAT NEW DRIVER AND SOFTWARE VERSION ARE DEVELOPED TO ( REDUCE RAM USE , FOR FAST LOAD : VIDEO DRIVERS  ,PERIFERICAL DRIVERS , FIREWALL AND ANTIVIRUS OF YOUR PARTNERS AND OTHERS SOFTWARE).

    ALL OPTIMIZED FOR VERY LOW RAM USE , AND OPTIMIZED FOR PARALLEL AND MULTICORE USE !!!!!

    4)  IN THE AND IMPROVE AT MAXIMUS POSSIBLE,  STABILITY AND COMPATIBILITY  PERFORMANCE AND RESPONSIVITY OF WINDOWS 7 64 BIT EDITION, IN ALL AREAS REPORTED IN TOP.... WITH ACTUALLY SOFTWARES ED IN PARTICULAR WITH FUTURE SOFTWARE.

    IN OTHER WORDS, WINDOWS 7 64 BIT AND ALL ECOSYSTEMS SOFTWARE , DO ARE VERY FAST , VERY LOW CONSUPTION OF  RAM AND VIDEO MEMORY , WITH NO LAG , NO LATENCY, EXTREME STABILITY AND RESPONSIVITY !!!!!!!!!!

    WITHT GRAPHICS PART ACCELERATE ONLY ON GPU OF ACTUALLY VGA , AND OTHER PARTS OPTIMIZED FOR CPU MULTICORE ( 4-8-16-32 CORE OF FUTURE CPU).

    WINDOWS 7    64 BIT, I REPEAT    64 BIT VERSION  , DO  LIKE  VERY VERY FAST -STABLE.................ROCKSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!

    5)  AHH...ALL DO BE IN WINDOWS 7 , AND FINALIZE WINDOWS 7  64 BIT  WITH ALL IMPROVEMENTS , IN 2009 !!!!!!!

    I REPEAT THESE YEAR 2009!!!!!!  BECAUSE IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THESE DATE FOR SUCCESS OF WINDOWS 7.

    THE PEOPLE  NOT BEAR MORE WINDOWS VISTA!!!!  WANTS WINDOWS 7  64 BIT .....AND SEE WINDOWS 7 BETA , I HOPE THAT ALL IMPROVE THAT I HAVE WRITE , CAN  WELL MAY BE IN 5-6 MONTHS AND NO MORE!

    5-6 MONTHS ARE ARE MORE THAN ADEQUATE , FOR FINALIZE WINDOWS 7 64 BIT VERY VERY FAST AND VERY VERY STABLE AND WITH FEW IMPROVEMENTS IN USABILITY EFFICIENCY AND NEW SMALL FEATURES ON GUI !!!!!

    I advice windows 7 RTM for june or july 2009, with all improvements reported on top!!!

    THANKS WINDOWS 7 TEAM!!!!

  • Hello Windows 7 Team!!!!!!!!!!! Attenction Attenction!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    RED ALERT FOR YOU !!!  MANY BUSINESS USER ARE VERY WORRIED FOR THIS BAD BUG !!!!!!!!  INVESTIGATED AND FIX THIS BUG on WINDOWS 7!!!

    THIS BUG IS PRESENT ALSO ON WINDOWS VISTA , AND NOT YET RESOLVED FROM  2 YEARS AGO !!!!

    FIX  IT  DEFINITIVELY  ON WINDOWS 7  64 BIT EDITION !!!!!

    Attenction, i write you , for a BUG VERY CONSISTENT , in Windows 7 64 Bit, with LUXOLOGY MODO  Software!!!

    Attenction, Fix This BUG , it's Veru Bad for Me , and Users that work with LUXOLOGY MODO  3D  Software !!!!

    I don't Know why , this Program NOT WORKING and CRASCH in windows 7 64 bit , Same as it predecessor Windows Vista 64 Bit!!! ( THE REASON CAN BE ATTRIBUTED FOR DRIVERS OPEN GL-SYSTEM - 64 BIT OR OTHER) !!!!!!!!!!

    DO MAKE TESTS , MANY  MANY TESTS IN OPEN GL AMBIENT, BECAUSE THE CAUSE CAN BE OPEN GL API BUG ON WINDOWS 7 !!!!!!!

    But  FIX THIS  BAD BUG , because BUSINESS HOUSE THAT USE LUXOLOGY MODO , ARE VERY WORRIED !!!!!

    For help Windows 7 TEAM , to Fix This SERIOUS BUG IN LUXOLOGY MODO SOFTWARE ON WINDOWS 7 64 BIT , I  POST  A LINK That CONTENT a VIDEO OF BUG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I REPEAT : FIX IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OTHERWISE , THE GRAPHIC USERS THAT WORKING WITH LUXOLOGY MODO , CAN BE MIGRATE TO APPLE MACINTOSH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    MY System IS :

    CPU: Intel Core Duo Quad

    Vga: ATI HD 4870

    RAM : 8GB DDR2

    Chipset: Intel X38

    VGA Driver : ATI PRERELEASE DRIVER FOR  WINDOWS 7  BETA .

    N:B : I Have Run LUXOLOGY MODO IN Windows Vista and Windows XP Compatibility, but the Bug is always PRESENT!!!!!!

    FIX  FIX  FIX  THIS BAD BUG  !!!!

    Thanks !!!!!

    VIDEO LINK  OF BUG :

    http://www.vimeo.com/2942334

  • Hi,

    I could not find any other forum to post this so here it is.

    I keep installing different version of Windows over n over agian due to varaious reasons. Each time I plan for a reinstall, I have to backup all my settings and document fodlers.

    Could you possibly provide a feature to relocate the C:\Users fodler to a different location altogher. I do not mean the individual MyDocuments or My Pictures etc. The entire profile location should be able to move to a different location of my choice. It could be an option after I install Windows or a prompt during the install.

    Whenever I resintall the OS, it should be carefull enought not to overwrite any of my existing documents and just use those folders. This will save me a lot of headaches. Can this be incorporated?? Please!

    Shreedhar

  • Hi,

    I could not find any other forum to post this so here it is.

    I keep installing different version of Windows over n over agian due to varaious reasons. Each time I plan for a reinstall, I have to backup all my settings and document fodlers.

    Could you possibly provide a feature to relocate the C:\Users fodler to a different location altogher. I do not mean the individual MyDocuments or My Pictures etc. The entire profile location should be able to move to a different location of my choice. It could be an option after I install Windows or a prompt during the install.

    Whenever I resintall the OS, it should be carefull enought not to overwrite any of my existing documents and just use those folders. This will save me a lot of headaches. Can this be incorporated?? Please!

    Shreedhar

  • The post from Bruce brings up a good point. Perhaps it would be beneficial to install a base OS on a single drive or partican and the remaining files on another driver. The thought being that the base OS would always be available and can be protected with a higher amount of rights than the other files. The remaining files can be backed up on a regular basis, perhaps to external drives or other online storage areas. This would make for an easy restore and a greater chance of always having your base OS up and running.

  • I still think the search is definitely no improvement. In XP I could type in a key word and have it search all drives and folders, indexed, non-indexed or hidden - even for a word inside an archive file - this new one is irritating in that I have to start a search, then in the next window, tell it to look in non-indexed locations and start another search.

    I think KISS is being overlooked here - or as aircraft designers used to put it 'simplify and add more lightness' ;)

    Complicating what should be a simple search procedure is crazy - the old one was efficient and worked. The new one is totally inefficient and makes the user do half the work instead of the computer

  • in Win7, the search option on Windows Explorer is no longer available in search box, so hard to choose options for searching.

    Other hand, in search box, it can't find document by a part of file or folder name, it only search in the first part of the names (example: when i type 'approach' in search box, it can't find document with name 'customerapproach.doc', only shows the file 'approachcustomer.doc' )

    It should be change.

  • i can't watch movie with viet sub on wmp or wmc.

    how can i do?pleaz!!!

  • Dear WINDOWS 7 TEAM , i write to say you to another bug of Windows 7 64 bit Beta  Build 7000 .

    I want to emphasize , that this Bug of DWM , is present also in Windows Vista Operating system !!

    It is an old Bug present IN WINDOWS VISTA AND WINDOWS 7 BETA   , with any Graphics cards, also WITH POWER GRAPHICS CARD , with any driver.

    The system RECORDS A DEGRADATION  IN THE TIMES OF ANSWER of the dwm.exe.

    FIX THIS BUG IN WINDOWS 7    IN ORDER ALWAYS , BEFORE  WINDOWS 7  RC  BUILD !!!   PLEASE !!!!!!!

    IT IS A DEGRADATION AND SLOWER DEGRADATION OF RESONSIVENESS OF DWM.EXE !!!

    FIX IT  !!!!!!

    THANK YOU !!!!

  • Well, I another way to evidence this changes and improvements , in Windows 7 64 Bit exepecially RC Build:

    Absolute Performance :

    Improve Very very well Boot of windows 7

    Improve very very well preview of open applications in Supertaskbar ( when mouse is passed over preview of open programs , the preview of programs it does not follow in real time , the advances of real applications operations), Fix this bad bug , it seems being a bug or lag latency of Direct 3d.

    In other words , eliminate all Lag or Latency or slow performance Of Api Direct 2d-Direct Write- Direct 3d , for fast desktop composition in all scenarios !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Complete All Api:

    Graphics Infrastructure: Direct Write-Direct 2d- Ui Animations- Direct 3d , for extreme performance to end ALL lAGS OF AERO INTERFACE in windows 7 64 bit!!!!!!!!!!!

    Complete all api and module for Support Multicore and many core Machines extreme scalability , in windows 7 64 Bit !!!!!!!!!!

    And in the and i note for you another way, that in windows 7 64 bit, Directx 11 for GpGPU and Api and Module for Multicore , do are the imperative Voice!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Optimize code and bugs of all setions:

    Interface ( no lag , fast , usability , all extreme)

    Fas Speed on ( Boot , many many applications open contemporary , " see Many and multicore optimizations" , with alla Api of case)

    Eliminate Bugs relative to Supertaskbar , with usability supertaskbar extreme !!!!!!!

    Thank you !

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