Windows 7 Tips, Tweaks and Mods

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  1. RandomLee

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    I've been using Windows 7 for a few days now and am really liking it. Seems very stable and runs a lot smoother than Vista did. The only real issue I had was getting my Creative X-Fi soundcard to work, but after extracting the driver files manually, I got them to install via Device Manager. Apart from that everything seems fine so far.

    Anyway, such is my nature to fettle with things, I've been on the hunt for tweaks and mods for it.

    So far I've removed Beta watermak from desktop:
    Remove Windows 7 Watermark (For Testing Purposes Only, Evaluation Copy & Test Mode on Desktop) » My Digital Life

    ...and removed the "Send Feeback" text that appears at the top of all windows:
    Hack to Remove and Disable Send Feedback Tool in Windows 7 Beta » My Digital Life

    There's also a few on here I'm going to try like bringing back the XP / Vista style Quick Launch and making Exlporer default back to My Computer instead of the new Libraries view:
    20 Windows 7 Tweaks & Tips – Every Secret Uncovered to Date | Maximum PC

    More here:
    windows 7 - Gizmodo

    Has anyone else found anything? If so please post them up.

    Cheers,

    Lee
     
  2. Mr Lazy

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    Cheers for that, my two biggest annoyances so far - I hate the new taskbar it's ugly. Some good tips there.
     
  3. RandomLee

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    No probs Mr Lazy! ;)

    I'll post more as / when I find them.
     
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    Thanks for the watermark removal, that was bugging me :smashin:
     
  5. RandomLee

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    Great tweaks, I'm sure I'll be using the watermark one on Windows 7 a bit later :)
     
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  8. RandomLee

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    Not everyone wants to share their thoughts with MS though, some people just want to test it out for the sake of it. Nowt wrong with that really.
     
  9. RandomLee

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    Anyone who's used this on Vista and 7, is it any good? Is it worth using on both those OS's?
     
  11. RandomLee

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    I havent had time to try it myself yet but I should get the chance this weekend. I'll let you know how it goes if I do ;)
     
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    I'd send feedback if I found something crap but, so far, I haven't. Anyway, Win7 installs a desktop shortcut to Send Feedback. For me, that's enough without having the thing plastered over the title bar of every window I open.

    Si
     
  13. RandomLee

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    Desktop shortcuts? What are they? :D

    Sunny - Didnt get a chance to try the Tweaker over the weekend. Did you manage to try it yourself?
     
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    Yeah, I tried it.
    IMO there was nothing really useful to me, but still, it's down to personal preference, you might find something of use to you, it's worth giving it a go :smashin:
     
  15. RandomLee

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    Cool. I reckon I might try it on my Vista machine 1st, as to be honest I'm pretty happy with how 7 is running so far.
     
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    I can't get any of the watermark removal tools to work with build 7022

    Anyone got one?
     
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    There's supposedly a patch on the Mydigitallife forums. Not checked it myself so proceed with caution.
     

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