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    what a learning experience this has been!

    i also switched browsers this morning..fire fox.
    may as well go all the way! i sure miss XP!

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    I'm past Firefox, am on to Google chrome. My techie daughter has talked me into it. Supposed to be much faster surfing. I'll let you know how it is.

    Yes, windows 7 was a learning experience. Still not entirely comfortable with it. :)

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    There is a learning curve.

    What I find difficult is that I now have Windows 7 at home and use Windows2000 and XP at work.

    Talk about being confused :(

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    I am very happy with my XP, and no desire to change, but I did download Google Chrome the other day and I like it a lot - especially as with a net book, Internet Explorer used to take up a third of my screen - now I have more available space to look at!

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    there are a couple of things i'm not keen on with win7. most importantly, win7 has a lot of 'ghosting'... seeing objects through another object. these are not crisp lines and are difficult for me to see. also, i like to be able to play a quick game of hearts while waiting for commercials to end, for instance. the new hearts is definitely not as fast and it's hard for me to see the difference between the hearts and spades. the 'young' folks who develop software, do not keep in mind those with poorer vision. the win7 is on my laptop, but i still have XP on my desktop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltinghere
    There is a learning curve.

    What I find difficult is that I now have Windows 7 at home and use Windows2000 and XP at work.

    Talk about being confused :(
    i will bet you are! i loved XP..but when i went from win 95 then win 98 then XP..i hated each move!
    i had been having problems with my old laptop for months..the "A" and "S" were hardly working...then my furbaby spilled a pepsi on the key board..SIL has it, and trying to get the hard drive back so i can transfer info to my new laptop. i sure hope he can..all my favorites are gone, patterns..address' etc. bummer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    what a learning experience this has been!

    i also switched browsers this morning..fire fox.
    may as well go all the way! i sure miss XP!
    Just got a new hard drive last week with Windows 7 on it. I even moved all my stuff from XP over to 7 ALL BY MYSELF. I am getting used to it now and am finding I like it much better than XP. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?!?!? I just turned 70; told my DD that I can read and follow directions, so how hard can it be!?!?!

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    It is a big change, I frustrated for a few weeks, I still have XP on my desktop

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    Windows 7 I could live with the change, but the new Microsoft Word is driving me nuts!! They moved everything around on me. :cry:

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    I have XP at the office, Vista on my dektop and Windows 7 on my laptop. Can get very confusing. I like Xp but overall I prefer the 64bit Vista. I do not care for Mozilla - too many bugs for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    what a learning experience this has been!

    i also switched browsers this morning..fire fox.
    may as well go all the way! i sure miss XP!
    The only thing i have a hard time with is going to HGTV Quilting& Needlework the Fire Fox,i can't make pictures smaller.Can't get to Paint to downsize the picture.Connie in CO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Connie in CO
    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    what a learning experience this has been!

    i also switched browsers this morning..fire fox.
    may as well go all the way! i sure miss XP!
    The only thing i have a hard time with is going to HGTV Quilting& Needlework the Fire Fox,i can't make pictures smaller.Can't get to Paint to downsize the picture.Connie in CO
    havent tried that yet..or word program. i will be posting a picture this afternoon..sewing this morning..on a short roll,before i have to watch the grands! will let you know how it goes!
    i will tell you i used microsoft picture resizer, right from thier website with the XP..will check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltinghere
    There is a learning curve.

    What I find difficult is that I now have Windows 7 at home and use Windows2000 and XP at work.

    Talk about being confused :(
    Same here! Yikes!

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    i just download image resizer..

    http://imageresizer.codeplex.com/releases/view/30247

    64 bit, don't know if that was the right one to choose..other choice was 32 bit.

    seems to be working..

    testing resizer
    Name:  Attachment-231904.jpe
Views: 14
Size:  21.5 KB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Connie in CO
    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    what a learning experience this has been!

    i also switched browsers this morning..fire fox.
    may as well go all the way! i sure miss XP!
    The only thing i have a hard time with is going to HGTV Quilting& Needlework the Fire Fox,i can't make pictures smaller.Can't get to Paint to downsize the picture.Connie in CO
    connie, i will try ti there..i have that site saved in my favorites..i have had to use "resize for handheld device" as a choice on some sites to get it smaller..

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    connie, i was able to reply to posts thru email, and post a picture, i chose "mobile device" for the size.

    (picture resizer program thru wondows)


    i am not able to go to the site through the email, i get an error message. i posted for a little help on this issue.

    i will work on "paint" later and let you know..i am not very swift with the paint program.. :roll: but will try for you.

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    I find the hardest part of learning a new OS is having to listen to my husband whine about the changes. We have had computers for many years and each time we have to buy a new one it is the same old story. Once he becomes familiar with the new OS he does great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    what a learning experience this has been!

    i also switched browsers this morning..fire fox.
    may as well go all the way! i sure miss XP!
    Have Firefox and it is so much better than Explorer when it comes to safety issues.

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    I've had my windows7 for over a year and would still rather have the old. Every time you get a new computer you (I) have to go through this confusing change.

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    I have Windows 7 and made a picture CD for my daughter and she cannot open it on XP. Something to do with 64 bit versus 32 bit. However you can open an XP CD on Windows 7.
    Any solutions for the future..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    Windows 7 I could live with the change, but the new Microsoft Word is driving me nuts!! They moved everything around on me. :cry:
    I am a MSWord hater...too bad WordPerfect 9.0 is not the go to standard...it is the BEST!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    I'm past Firefox, am on to Google chrome. My techie daughter has talked me into it. Supposed to be much faster surfing. I'll let you know how it is.

    Yes, windows 7 was a learning experience. Still not entirely comfortable with it. :)
    I too am a HUGE Chrome supporter...it is so user friendly. Have both Windows 7 and XP...I can deal with 7, but still prefer XP. Give Chrome a good trial..it lets you do lots of "stuff" easily..the History feature is great if you forget where you saw a site...

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    I love my XP and will hate to have to switch one of these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmabby
    It is a big change, I frustrated for a few weeks, I still have XP on my desktop
    I had no choice when I bought my laptop. They all had Vista on them now. It was so different from XP that I just gave up trying to learn yet another system.

    Now I'm getting a msg. that says it's running out of disk space for HP Recovery. I have no idea what it means or what to do about it. I'm afraid to delete anything for fear of messing things up.

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    Google Chrome for me. It's worry free of any bad sites and you can sync everything in one. From docs, pics, music, email, blogs, it's all in one place. I don't use my internet provider email at all. I use Gmail. No worry at all about email virus. and no Spam to deal with.

    I don't think XP is supported anymore.

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