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Between taskbar grouping, the annoying homegroup, and other things that i cant customize as easy as i did with Vista, i cant STAND 7 the way this is going. I'll wait for 8. Hopefully they do better.

Even Windows 95 needed like 3-4 iterations before XP came out.

Does anyone dislike Windows 7 like i do? Tell me why and wait with me for 8.

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Between taskbar grouping, the annoying homegroup, and other things that i cant customize as easy as i did with Vista, i cant STAND 7 the way this is going. I'll wait for 8. Hopefully they do better.

Even Windows 95 needed like 3-4 iterations before XP came out.

Does anyone dislike Windows 7 like i do? Tell me why and wait with me for 8.

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I like Vista better. It's why for day to day uses, I use an older machine. Maybe it's a comfort thing?
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Disable grouping, turn off homegroup, and pretty much everything else can be customized also.

I do agree that Windows 7 is not all some make it out to be. If not for MSDN AA, I would only have 1 Windows 7 computer, the rest would still be on Vista (My main HTPC would be Windows 7, WMC in Windows 7 is much better than Vista).
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windows 7 should run better than vista on older machines
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I don't like the new Start Menu, the classic Windows 95-style Start Menu just works better for me. But I found a free mod that provides the classic Start Menu. Other than that I have no complaints about Windows 7.
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I have my complaints about Windows 7, but the only think I liked better in Vista was the option for the classic start menu.

Taskbar grouping and homegroups are very quick and easy to disable.
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Really? It honestly blows my mind that anyone would intentionally use Vista over 7. All of the problems you mentioned are easily fixable from within Windows itself.
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The only thing I don't like about Windows 7 (yet, I'll reserve a spot for future issues I might find) is the Control Panel, which Vista also had all twisted about. I can understand it, but I still find myself clicking three things to find a buried control panel I could find with one thing and a tab back in XP.

Maybe it's just something to get use to like Office 2007's Ribbon. Would still be nice if Microsoft bothered to give us the option of how we want the control panel laid out.

I prefer 7 over Vista.
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OSX I also run 7 on my MBP and I'm pretty sure you can fix all of your problems besides the whole customization.
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The only thing I don't like about Windows 7 (yet, I'll reserve a spot for future issues I might find) is the Control Panel, which Vista also had all twisted about. I can understand it, but I still find myself clicking three things to find a buried control panel I could find with one thing and a tab back in XP.

Maybe it's just something to get use to like Office 2007's Ribbon. Would still be nice if Microsoft bothered to give us the option of how we want the control panel laid out.

I prefer 7 over Vista.
They do. You can choose to have the standard win7 layout, or large or small icons, just like XP.
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