QOTD: What Would You Remove/Add to Win 7?

Windows is the undisputed king of operating systems. That's no secret. But Windows is also the center of a lot of criticism.

Over the years, Windows has grown in size. The Windows that exists today, is no doubt, superior to Windows of years ago. However, there are things that I am hoping Microsoft will deploy in Windows 7 when it ships, such as the ability to remove Windows features that you don't want.

The web browser is also the center of controversy for Microsoft. However, it's good that there's one that ships with Windows so you can actually go online after an install and grab all your usual updates, applications, and tools.

The question of the day is: What would you remove from or add to Windows if you were in charge of it at Microsoft?

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  • avanarius
    I never liked the way windows organized multiple programs with multiple users enabled on the Start Menu. For example, if you live in a household with 4 people who use the same computer, I often find programs get lost amongst users depending on who installs what.

    To relieve this problem, All Programs list should always be "All the programs on the computer" and in this list, there should be a check box to hide all the programs that aren't yours, or to only show your programs. To add to this, it might also be useful to add an avatar beside the program to show who installed what.

    Also get rid of the stupid readme files, and uninstall.exe's in the all programs list. This list should ONLY have the program executable file.
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  • drrich2
    I'd like the features of the shareware app. 'Startup Cop Pro.' to make it much easier to selectively deactivate startup programs in Windows. Before I learned of this program and accessed it through PC Magazine's site (which required a paid membership to download), I tried using Window's Vista Home Premium's control panel tools, and found them unintuitive and underpowered. So, that would be the big thing for me.

  • Anonymous
    IE n WMP
    never use them anyway
  • tester3000
    I wouldn't want to add anything to the OS. I like to install and customize stuff later.