Posted by Goose on December 05, 2012 at 18:34:45 from (188.8.131.52):
Ya'll might remember from prior threads, about six weeks ago I bought two new Gateway "all in one" 23" computers, on Windows 7, one for my wife and one for myself. We'd both been on Windows XP since it came out.
My wife's was flawless right from the start, and works great for her purposes, mostly email and surfing the 'Net.
Mine had so many bugs in it, Best Buy took it back and gave me another. The second one didn't have the bugs the first one did, but I use mine for business purposes, doing real estate inspections for insurance companies. As an independent contractor, I work for two companies who contract with numerous insurance companies to do the inspections.
Things started to go downhill when I began accessing the websites and secure pages of the companies I work for. Seems everything took twice as many steps on Windows 7 as on XP, anything you did there were more hoops to jump though, etc. Some functions wouldn't even work. I could diagram houses with one company's software, but the computer wouldn't let me label the different sections of the house. When I emailed the company's techies, they responded that everyone running 7 had the same problem and no one could figure it out. To get around it, I would have to add comments in the comment section as to the different areas of the house.
Same with resizing photos. One company wants the photos shot at a high resolution and resized to VGA on the report, saying if someone zooms a part of the photo you get a clearer picture. On Windows 7, there were about three ways to resize photos, but only one was compatible with the company software, and that was more complicated a process than on XP. Even basically downloading photos from my camera to the hard drive on my computer became much more complicated.
And on and on and on..... It was taking me twice as long to get my reports done after I'd done the inspections.
My old computer is actually only 3-4 years old and the new one wasn't any faster, so speed wasn't an issue.
I finally said, "Screw it", bought a new 23" monitor for my old computer, and went back to that old gal. Life is once again back to normal, or something that passes for normal.
Haven't decided yet what to do with the new computer, Can't return it 'cause there's nothing wrong with it. I told the salesman whoever designed Windows 7 must think all anyone who owns a computer does is play video games, watch movies, and listen to music because is seems like that's all Windows 7 is aimed at.
Whatever became of the old adage, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"?
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