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loading, please wait [Dec. 31st, 2011|12:28 am]
Beemer
New laptop is very close to usable. I've got everything installed now, I think. And files transferred, I think. Now it's just mostly a matter of getting things all put away. And figuring out if weird new Win 7 things are things I should/must adapt to, or if I can revert to old UI via setting tweaks...
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[User Picture]From: detailbear
2011-12-31 04:37 pm (UTC)
As a former vehement anti-Windows 7'er, I would recommend diving into Windows 7 "as is". This version continues the pattern of 98-good, ME-bad, XP-good, Vista-bad, 7-good.

The only major changes I've done are lowering the User Account Control settings to not dim the screen every time it asks a security question, going back and re-installing some software as Administrator rather than as a user, and changing certain programs to always 'Run as administrator' under compatibility settings (on the exe file, not the icon).

Generally more security is good, but base settings are slightly over-zealous.

Good luck!
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