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  2. Actually, that is very true. OS disks should ALWAYS be burned at the slowest speed to ensure the critical data is not corrupted from disk wobble (causes from high speed revolutions) I burn CD-ISO's at 4x and DVD-ISO's at 1x And about 1x not being supported by any current drive.. well.. you need to go back in history and look. The first DVD-burners were 1x, then 2x came along, and then 4x etc etc.
  3. And where exactly is your 7048 displaying RC1? Every file I have looked at (both the non-iso and the iso) the release and everything still shows "EULAID:Win7_B.1_PRO_NRL_en-US" And yes, everything after build 7000 is in the RC branch. MS has stated this a few times already.
  4. I have no "extra" click to get to the flyout menu. simply move the mouse just like in xp and vista. How do you figure there is one more click to get to the classic flyout menu? And also, the "new" method is more than just one click. It is one click, scroll, scroll. And if you don't want to scroll scroll scroll, you have to take your hands off your mouse and actually type and as you type get "guesses" in return, and often presented with many options that are not even related to the place you are going. classic menu, one click, move mouse, last click. Very fast. And the human eye is already "looking" for what the end user is on the monitor, so having the "full" view from classic, items are easy to spot, instead of scrolling the all programs in that little window. And let's not forget movement memory pattern as that because habit and so ingrained into a users experience that everything becomes second nature. And when that has been the nature for 15+ years.. well... I will stop here. My point is, there is absolutely no extra clicking involved with the work around I found
  5. This is basically what I mentioned in this thread on February 3rd, except I think my approach is more "classic start-menu-like" than what the article mentioned. The article I found actually tells you how to achieve this, and gives visuals. What you described on Feb 3 gives no hard knowledge of how to actually achieve this, just generalities, and lacked any visuals for the readers to have their hand held while doing it. Please do post step by step the method you hinted at. I myself would like to know exactly what you are talking about and exactly how to do it... visuals and all.
  6. @geek: What are you doing with my ancient computer in your avatar?
  7. pepak, read this article. It will get you as close to classic as you can with the beta's. After reading the article and seeing the screen shots, "Classic" start menu will probably be in RTM. If not, the article will help get as close as you can with RTM. near classic start menu for Windows 7 achieved
  8. No, all the old Win9x-era start menu and shell code is finally gone. I hope you are completely wrong, Cluberti. Since the new start menu functions the way it does, and is bloated on the right hand side with lots of useless (to me) options, my tailored start menu is removed of all that right-hand bloat, and that makes the overall new start menu size very small. And well, that means this annoying "in this pane only" view is very very very very very restricted in the amount of data shown. That means wayyyyyyy to much time spent "scrolling" the list in a tiny tiny window. To me, that is highly counter-productive. Old school start menu is the best, and given the amount of threads on numerous forums, a vast majority of people agree. I blame new style start menu on this "touch" movement. After all, this new start menu is pretty much tailored to touch users only.
  9. but all the n00bs don't do this. I am not a "n00b". I was writing code for my own programs when you were still in diapers. And, I do not even run that set up now that's the trick inside the UAC. You have 2 accounts in 1! The normal administrator accounts have 2 security tokens (1 as limited user and 1 for doing operations with needs elevated rights). The normal user token is used when you login to Windows so you are a limited user. When you want to install applications you click the UAC prompt to have the elevated rights. This is cool That is dumb, not cool. I own the pc and built it my self. I don't need to elevate anything. It is my choice and my choice should not be second guessed, every single time. Full rights, all the time. It's mine... Also using UAC means that IE7 is running in Protected Mode, so that a malicious program can't change settings and can't install itself in an autostart location. With this IE7 is a really good and safe browser! Irrelevant to me. I do not use IE7, I use firefox. I know it is just as vulnerable, but there are things that I can do to block things, that just do not exist in IE*. Also, when IE is being used, it is the 64-bit browser, not the default 32bit. And one more thing, all browsing is done using the program called sandboxie. All being done in a virtual machine with the VirtualMachineAddOns disabled, with the host OS being a 64-bit OS. Follow up by scanning everything on virustotal.com. No anti-virus of any kind installed on either the guest OS or host OS. Now I know this is still not 100% secure.. But, come on... here: In this thread even... --annoyance. see quote below for reason.-- Let's say you want to go to the store for something. But you need keys to unlock the door and to start the car. If you make this situation a uac situation, you would have to go something like this... *Put key in door lock, twist to unlock* You are about to unlock the door. Are you sure you wish to allow this? "Duh.. Why else would I put my keys in the door? Stupid car..." *Open door, sit in seat, close door, fasten seatbelt.* You are attempting an action that involves security protocols. Are you sure you wish to allow this? "No.. but it's the freakin' law. Now shut up already. I need a Dew.. Let's go.." *Put key in ignition, turn to start car* You are attempting to launch a feature that manipulates major system function, and could result in a fatal crash. Do you wish to allow this? "JUST START THE CAR ALREADY BEFORE I KILL SOMEONE FROM CAFFEINE WITHDRAWS!!!" This is not how people want their day to function, everyday, every year.. Why on earth would I want a limited user account. this is nonsense. This never happens! --Again... Never happens, huh? Like I stated before, I do not even run an AV software on my pc's. Last time I was infected was April 2007, and that was because I was stupid and did not inspect the file before running. PERSONAL prevention and common goes a long ways. Maybe I can help you understand. It comes down to one fundamental thing: Humans have free will. Deny a person that, and they will keep their free will, by not buying/using a product where such things are "forced" upon you. MS obviously understands this.... Thank you for confirmation on what most pc users have been trying say. If "NT Security" should be such a big issue, then stay on server OS's or business OS's. and let them have a hUACppy time with it. Normal users... you know.. that vast majority of the world... want their pc to do exactly what they tell them to do. It's the core of a pc... to do what you instruct it to do. That is all it can do. It is not living. It's a machine.
  10. Disabling ALWAYS means you don't understand what you are doing. I call BS on that. I disable UAC, AND I ALWAYS understand what I am doing. UAC is completely useless to me. But then, I know how to make sure my system never gets a program that is malicious.
  11. If you are gaming, then you should have Screensaver disabled.
  12. This little trick saved me a major pain. You see, I use Everest Ultimate everyday. I have it set to launch on system startup. Now, I would not need to use this trick at all if the OnScreenDisplay worked in windows7. It does not, which leaves me the only option of using the Everest sidebar gadget. To use that, I must turn on UAC. That may seem like nothing at all to do, but, Everest uses low-lever sensor readings, and these require administrator privileges. That means even though I have the shortcut AND the .exe set with administrator privileges and full access, a propmt is still required to launch the application, because of the "allow this program to make system changes". That means, no auto launch on boot up for Everest. With this fix, I am able to use the closest thing to the OSD and not need UAC on. Also, turning off UAC does prevent elevated token bugs.
  13. But what drivers did you use? Vista drivers, or XP drivers? I installed XP drivers straight out. None of that "compatibility" mode garbage. Works perfectly. Sound environment, surround sound settings, speaker config, EQ.... -edit: rebooted into windows 7 today. Guess what ISN'T working now? Yep, nvmixer. Have sound volume levels, but trying to actually launch the application I get a runtime error.
  14. Actually, the day after I sent feedback about the video card, a Pre-Release Driver for the 8800gts 512 was available through windows updates. Fan control works. So, they are reading the feedback and working on things. Also, for you Win2k3EE, install your nvmixer software/audio drivers from the Windows XP drivers and not the vista drivers.
  15. For you perhaps. I first installed Vista x86 after SP1 came out, and I've never, ever had any of those issues. In fact, on many file operations, it's noticeably faster. Maybe you know, maybe you dont.....If you turn off Differential File Compression, it gets even faster. I DID NOT know!! Now that I do, holy snyykerzz!! MUCH better. TY TY TY TY TY Now, to make vista auto show copied content on the desktop. No reason to have to hit F5 to see the files/folders you just put there. That, and to get the RAM freed up after game installations (or any huge app).

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