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  • Frenzie
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Windows Frustration Thread
Because of my uneventful minor upgrade I decided to reintroduce Windows 7 on one of my disks for gaming purposes. But during installation, Windows kept complaining about not being able to find or use a "system disk" (read: bootable partition), even though I explicitly cleared out an entire disk for it to do with as it pleased. I tried preparing partitions in GParted, but no luck.

In a last-ditch effort I physically unplugged each and every one of my drives except the one on which I wanted to install Windows. What do you know? It worked. The bottom line: this kind of stuff is why I purged Windows from my system in 2011.

  • Barulheira
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Reply #150
That's why I keep a Word 97 installer at hand, if required.
(What's wrong with PDF, after all?)

  • ersi
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Reply #151
Microsoft warns of a major update in May https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f449WCh5OGg

There does not seem to be anything major in the video. The biggest is perhaps the change to Cortana (suspiciously similar to Corona), which gains its own window, as if it were an application. Hopefully it will become possible to uninstall it at some point :)

The general design philosophy seems to veer towards Gnome: Every app is its own thing with its own theming and decorations, own possibility to resize, minimise, and on-top (or not), instead of letting a window manager handle all that. I am completely opposed to this philosophy.

Come on, you are called Windows, so why don't you manage windows properly?! There should be a window manager with ability to theme all windows and apply window decorations uniformly. Each window should be resizable, minimisable, and on-toppable.

In my current workflow, the Windows calculator thingy is most offensive. I would like to have it small in a corner on top of all other windows, but in the MS world, the on-top version of calculator is given a limited design (missing the history part) compared to the normal calculator window. Unusable.

Looking forward to more mess-ups, headaches and frustration with the next update.

  • Belfrager
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Reply #152
Looking forward to more mess-ups, headaches and frustration with the next update.
that's the objective, nothing is to be ever well-done. The final objective is to perpetuate lousy working. clients will always keep on paying  (and testing)- so they think.
A matter of attitude.

  • ersi
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Re: Windows Frustration Thread
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The final objective is to perpetuate lousy working. clients will always keep on paying  (and testing)- so they think.
In their productivity apps they already have the ridiculous unsolicited popups asking feedback a la "Do you like our app?" and "Rate the call!" This is offputtingly unprofessional. It is not fitting to a desktop workstation.

  • ensbb3
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Re: Windows Frustration Thread
Reply #154
I guess my gripe would be how Windows uses multi screens. Main problem there is one of mine is a touchscreen, and it has to be the primary else touches register on another monitor. Nvidia can't seem to help so I assume it's Windows' fault. I want the touchscreen as an aux for lighting, sound and other always up controls. It's the smallest in the trio so has no business as a primary.

  • Frenzie
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Reply #155
This doesn't work? https://superuser.com/a/355072

But I don't have a touch screen myself, except on my phone & ereader, that is. :)

  • ensbb3
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Thank you! That worked. I remember going into those settings before but I apparently left a step out or something.

The touchscreen wasn't really for this PC it just ended up here, for now, until I started messing with home automation stuffs again. It's original intent was for a single board PC I was gonna use as a secondary or tertiary control hub somewhere else in the house. I've since got an even smaller screen for that and now may even just keep this one with this PC.

:) You're awesome mate! I guess complaining does help, lol.
  • Last Edit: 2020-05-06, 00:03:56 by ensbb3