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  1. I miss the days of Windows XP when you clicked on Shutdown, restart or whatever, it use to ask you if you were sure you wanted to do this. I wish I had this feature. Is there a way to make it exist in Windows 7?
  2. Yes I know about making sure your current drivers and so forth are compatible. I know the processor is 64-bit compatible, for sure. Other than being able to increase your RAM to over 3.3GB, is there any other advantage to 64-bit? The app my mother uses mentions on the website that it is 64-bit compatible. I'm wondering if that means that it'll just work in 64-bit environments or work better.
  3. I'd like to upgrade my mom's computer to Windows 7. It currently only has 2 GB of RAM and really no intention to upgrade it. She basically uses her computer for checking E-mail and runs this music program called Finale. I've upgraded my computer to Windows 7 from Vista and I love it. It also has 2 GB of RAM, and I used the 64-bit version. I intend on upgrading my desktop's RAM in a few months. Other than being able to see over 3.3GB of RAM, is there any other advantage for her sake at least, to use the 32-bit version of Windows 7 over the 64-bit version? We've got fiber optic internet, as well, with speeds of about 25mbps down/20mbps up. I don't know if that might factor into the equation, such as if 64-bit is able to render information on a browser at that speed better than 32-bit. Currently, she's on Vista...and it's running slow.
  4. As the topic title and description says, I upgraded my OS from Windows Vista 32-bit, to Windows 7 64-bit. Both were the Ultimate versions. My computer only has 2 GBs of RAM. I eventually plan on upgrading it to 4 GB, which is really more than enough for probably the next year or so. Anyway, am I going nuts, or am I noticing that IE8 on Windows 7 performs much nicer than IE7 on Windows Vista? It seems, at times, faster than Firefox on Windows 7. Firefox isn't a 32-bit browser, yet as far as I know, but they're releasing Minefield soon, which is. I just tested the 64-bit IE8 on Yahoo's website and it seems to run faster than Firefox. Unfortunately, there's no Adobe Flash player for a 64-bit OS yet so I couldn't test all sites. Is anyone else experiencing this, that IE8 is faster than Firefox in Windows 7? Supposedly, Minefield is going to blow everyone else away, when it comes out.
  5. I can't remember when this activity started, but it seems to happen at random. Is this a case of just because it's Vista and it's unstable or what? Basically, I'll have software running on my computer, and all of the sudden, my mouse and keyboard freeze. It happens intermittently, maybe once every couple of weeks, but still annoying. This happened today as well. I turned on my computer, booted my AOL 9.1 software to check my E-mail and also launched firefox. Windows Live Messenger 2009 is set up to connect to the internet when I turn on my computer, which is a recent change from not connecting at all. This problem also happened with Windows Live Ver. 8. Today when it happened, I only had the three mentioned software applications running. I basically woke out of bed, checked my E-mail and a few other things, then just left it sitting while getting ready for work. When I came back, I was locked up. No screen saver at all. Any thoughts on the matter in what's causing this? I couldn't seem to figure out by checking the event viewer, unless I was checking the wrong thing.
  6. Built-in Virtual OS emulation (like VMWare) No UAC!!! Worst feature in Vista by far. I hate that thing. Need a resource manager to shut down unused processes and services Rename everything in the control panel back to how it was in XP and before and stop moving things around. This is annoying! I agree with having a 64-bit version ONLY OS. It's time to move on. For those still running ancient software, they can buy copies of Win98 SE off eBay. haha. Also, it'll force us that are using multi-boot systems to get better hardware, anyway so using VMWare is a more viable option. I'm sure if I even tried to install Windows 7 in VMWare on top of Windows Vista my computer would explode w/ only 2 GB of RAM. I haven't gone 64-bit yet for fear of compatibility issues but I will with Windows 7 and I'll probably do a masive upgrade on my machine as well. I also agree w/ having only one version of Windows 7, unlike Vista where there's like 5 of em (I lost count/don't care really). C'mon, it's not necessary. Why couldn't we have used Windows Update to get any necessary tools that might be found in Vista Ultimate that aren't found in Vista Basic? Make it easier to get to the command prompt. Some of us prefer to type than click. Add a warning message when you click Shutdown. I can't tell you how many times I've accidentally shut down my computer just because my hand went retarded and clicked it instead of the Sleep option. Add an option to suppress the warning.
  7. cool. Where's the best place to go to learn all about VBScript, then? Should I just get a book on VBScripts from Wrox?
  8. I see it now. I just went ahead and plopped in the correct version of the code. I'm surprised I didn't see that, actually. Anywho, I like both versions, that is, the batch file, and the VB script. Not only can I now generate a list of Halo CE (a separate version of Halo that allows you to play custom content) maps I have, but I can now say with ease that wow I just have too many! Just 1,069, that's all. lol I've been wanting to learn a little VBScript. This'll help in more ways than one. Thanks to everyone!
  9. Well that's cool. It's always nice to see a different way of doing things. However, this code produced this error message and I'll just type it out: The text file is created but blank. I'm interested in seeing what this code is suppose to do.
  10. OK out of my 3 echo occurrences I had, I just took a guess at which one you meant and I got it to work correctly. Plus, the coding makes a little more sense to me. I figured deleting the file would be the way to go, anyway. Thanks! @echo off if exist c:\maplist.txt del c:\maplist.txt for /f "delims=*" %%f in ('dir /s /a /b "C:\Users\user1\Documents\Backup Files\Halo\Halo CE Maps\"') do echo %%~nf >> c:\maplist.txt exit
  11. OK that worked. Here's something I noticed. Why am I getting a blank line at the top of my file? Just wondering. Not a big issue, just a small annoyance. Here's what I'm using now based on your most recent reply: @echo off echo.>C:\maplist.txt for /f "delims=*" %%f in ('dir /s /a /b "C:\Users\user1\Documents\Backup Files\Halo\Halo CE Maps\"') do echo %%~nf >> c:\maplist.txt exit
  12. Got the first problem solved. However, the file is still being 'appended'. Let me make myself clear. When I run the batch file, it exports the list to the file, and if I run it a second and third time, what I end up with is two and three sets of the list, so if I have 300 files, running the batch file 2 and 3 times would make me end up with 600 and 900 items in the file. To get what I want, I have to manually delete maplist.txt and THEN run my batch file. So basically I need the file to be opened for input, not for append, if that sounds right.
  13. Yes it's in a batch file of course, hence the name of the thread. Anyway, the above code isn't the right answer, but modifying it based on your comment (adding the second '%'), was. This is what ended up working: for /f "delims=*" %%f in ('dir /s /a /b "C:\Users\user1\Documents\Backup Files\Halo\Halo CE Maps\"') do echo %%~nf >> c:\maplist.txt Here's a couple things I don't like. Is there a way to get it to run so you don't see the batch file outputting the data to the file on the screen? I noticed that if I run the file again, it appends. Instead, I'd prefer it to overwrite the existing file.
  14. Doesn't seem to work. It's not producing an output file. Here's what I'm using. for /f %f in ('dir /s /a /b "C:\Users\User1\Documents\Backup Files\Halo\Halo CE Maps\"') do echo %~nf >> C:\maplist.txt
  15. I saw this thread and wanted to ask a question on this. I'm new here, sorry if it's against the rules to ask a question from someone else's thread. I know some forums are like that. BASICALLY, I like what the above code does, however I only want to see the list of files I have, without the path and also without the extension. Example: Instead of seeing C:\Program Files\myfile.txt, I'd rather just see myfile. Is this possible w/ a batch file or do I need to use a different language (VB)?
  16. I went ahead and followed the suggestions posted. Maybe my computer is just that bad, who knows. I noticed several services on my computer that were still running, which were not mentioned in the guide. Maybe someone can touch on them. First, let me explain what I use my computer for so you may have a better understanding as to what to tell me: Gaming: Halo, Battlefield 2142, soon to be Halo 2 Programming: Visual Studio .NET 2005, Java Eclipse and JBorland Setting up my own host on my computer for testing purposes: ASP.NET, PHP, HTML, DHTML, Javascript VMWare: Run XP on it since Oracle 9i won't install on Vista MS Office 2007 Internet Browsing Here's my computer hardware: Motherboard: SY-P4X400 DRAGON Ultra Platinum Edition Memory: 1GB 400 MHz Video: ATI Radeon 1600x PRO After doing the above service turn offs, my CPU usage still bounces at 100% at times. Here's a list of services I still have running: The following show up as Automatic Base Filtering Engine Bluetooth Support Service Cryptographic Services DCOM Server Process Launcher DHCP Client DNS Client Group Policy Client IIS Admin Service Machine Debug Manager Multimedia Class Scheduler Net.Msmq Listener Adapter Net.Pipe Listener Adapter Network List Service Network Store Interface Service Performance Logs & Alerts Plug and Play Print Spooler Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Software Licensing Superfetch Task Scheduler Themes (just 'Themes', not 'Windows Themes') User Profile Service Windows Audio Windows Audio Endpoint Builder Windows Defender Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework Windows Event Log Windows Firewall WIndows Management Instrumentation WLAN Autoconfig Workstation World Wide Web Publishing Service The following show up as Automatic (delayed start) Windows Media Center Service Launcher WIndows Mobile 2003-based device connectivity WIndows Mobile-based device connectivity Windows Update There are quite a few set to Manual but isn't this insignificant?

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