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Originally Posted by Boyboyd;12046115 
Snipping tool is probably one of the best things in 7. Window snap doesn't work very well with dual monitors though.

It works better with 2 monitors than 3 monitors...fortunately ATI has HydraGrid to make up for Microsoft being stupid and lazy when it comes to multi-monitor.
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post #52 of 112
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Originally Posted by Skripka;12046134 
It works better with 2 monitors than 3 monitors...fortunately ATI has HydraGrid to make up for Microsoft being stupid and lazy when it comes to multi-monitor.

HydraGrid. What's this? *googles*

TBH it's not a big deal for me. But if im paying £150 for an OS it better be damned perfect.
post #53 of 112
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Originally Posted by CovertCover;12045990 
Have fun using your DX11 enabled card, and have fun playing Battlefield 3...

O wait...

I do get tired of these childish 'high and mighty' comments. Just because I don't want to spend my small amount of hard earned money on a new OS that I don't even need yet doesn't mean you get to poke fun at people like me. My DX11 enabled card doesn't work and needs replacing, as does my PSU, RAM and one of my HDD's. Kinda got more important things to buy than another OS that I won't even fully utilize yet...
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Originally Posted by spiderm0nkey;12046306 
I do get tired of these childish 'high and mighty' comments. Just because I don't want to spend my small amount of hard earned money on a new OS that I don't even need yet doesn't mean you get to poke fun at people like me. My DX11 enabled card doesn't work and needs replacing, as does my PSU, RAM and one of my HDD's. Kinda got more important things to buy than another OS that I won't even fully utilize yet...

Just admit, XP is a dead OS. It's WAY past it's prime. Windows 7 is going to be Microsoft's next long term OS, because it is truly that much better than XP.

And how is this comment "high and mighty" huh? It's stating facts. Why would you go out an buy hardware that you can't even utilize on an outdated and dead OS? Logically, it makes no sense.
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Originally Posted by Microsis;12043682 
Are you talking about UAC? Like stated above you can turn that off in control panel.

Yeah, but there was no pop-up telling him that he could turn it off so he didn't know.

Ironic....
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UAC doesn't really popup that often after everything is setup. I don't see why someone would install anti-malware but turn off UAC.
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I always get this whenever I try to change UAC

lol doom3. those days...
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post #59 of 112
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Originally Posted by CovertCover;12046371 
Just admit, XP is a dead OS. It's WAY past it's prime. Windows 7 is going to be Microsoft's next long term OS, because it is truly that much better than XP.

And how is this comment "high and mighty" huh? It's stating facts. Why would you go out an buy hardware that you can't even utilize on an outdated and dead OS? Logically, it makes no sense.

Grr, OCN went down and then I had to leave for work so sorry for the late reply! Anyways smile.gif

It's not dead yet, just quite old. I'll call it dead when no-one uses it smile.gif

And honestly, I started out with XP. It was the only thing that I owned and I had to scrape and save to get the components I have now (and now half of it needs to be replaced). When I built this computer a year and a half ago, I didn't have a lot of knowledge and so I didn't want to budget for this flash and expensive new operating system when I already owned one that worked alright.

It all comes down to your mindset really. I could be frustrated and annoyed that I'm stuck with an old OS that does limit my hardware's capabilities because I can't afford 7, or I could be content and simply look forward to the day that I can afford it. I know that I prefer the latter approach wink.gif
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post #60 of 112
running a mix of xp and server 2008...still navigate xp much quicker, no BS menus with useless options, i prefer xp

95% of the kids in here use 7 just to play games on it...these 95% format on a small sign of malware since they have no major configurations/data/customizations

Basically they are noobs...using their pc to play games
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