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Just reading the comments and I feel like the OP was trolling
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I really get confused with these seemingly troll-like posts; tbh I don't give a flying-crap that you have installed XP rather than the more efficient and secure W7 which was on your rig.

Why are you telling us?

You must realise that most people (in their right minds) would view this as an idiotic move on your part?

Who cares?
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UAC is not the only annoying feature of Windows 7.

I had a helluva time getting a batch file pinned the taskbar, or any file that is not a .exe:

Create a text file, rename it to text.exe, create a shortcut to the file, rename the shortcut and change the icon to what you need it to be, pin the shortcut to the taskbar, rightclick the taskbar button you just made and go to Properties, change the shortcut's path to the file you really want pinned.
Thank you Microsoft for making a faster, more intuitive OS
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Obviously you didn't turn UAC off. Once it's gone you don't get any popups.
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Originally Posted by d0nch1ch1o View Post
LOL go back to dos 5.0 if you don't want stuff for grandmas. Then talk.
^this thats what im talking about
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post #37 of 112
WIN WIN WIN WIN
GREAT CHOICE SIR!!

I hope you enjoy XP as much as I do, but unfortunately my computer wont let me install XP without 1million and 1 errors..


Its nice to see people with XP still in 2011
    
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Get Windows Server 2008 R2....Free and has all those annoying pop-ups removed.
Where is it free without an .edu email address?
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And I'm loving it. It's on my sig rig.

I had Vista, it was okay. Upgraded to 7, and despised it. Everything I try to do it either gives me a "Here, let me help you install this program! Do you know what a Hard Drive is?" or "Are you absolutely SURE you want to make a copy of your documents onto a flashdrive? Might be dangerous, and delete your computer, yo."

So, I installed XP Professional SP3, and I love it. Nothing to get in my way, more intuitive, doesn't seem like an OS for idiots who shouldn't be allowed to use a computer, etc.

In Vista and 7, they try to hide all of the advanced features as not to scare or intimidate people, and put everything in a super simple, dumbed-down menu system.



So yeah, I went from Windows 7 to XP.

*puts on flamesuit*
xp is definately a rock solid stable os. but all those things you were complaining about in 7 can be disabled. as well as the hidden options can be enabled. you just have to customize 7 a bit more. 7 takes advantage of hyperthreading 100x better than xp.

dont get me wrong, 7 annoys me too. but its fixable.
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all of that stuff they put on 7 is for grandmas and you can just turn it off completely with the simple hit of a button.
Yeah - I never had a problem with Win7. Maybe it is a little goofy here and there, but it is a dramatic improvement in usability and professionalism over the days of dancing paper clips and other bad looking eye candy garbage MS shoveled in the past...
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