I am new to Windows 7 (64), and I am also one of those people who ripped tore shredded and re-arranged Windows XP. The system won't do a LOT of thing I want, and some programs I use are causing problem, I followed some tutorials and because of ramifications, some things got worse.
It is only about the NEW things applied since Vista (avoided) and Windows 7. Everywhere else they say don't TOUCH, that isn't going to happen, there are all kinds of thing I am going to touch :-) They say Read this link, I had read that link, it will often be as usefull as a help file, the only thing I wanted to know is not in it.
So I am going to try here, where users have touched.
I do not like junctions, simple as that. I want to remove the existance of them, and remake REAL folders they would point to. What would be the ramifications?
The system has decided to Shim a program that crashed, Correction This is wrong, it changed someting but aparentally did not "shim" the program did not crash, the video card was not cool enough, I want to stop automatic shimming, and automatic compatability, and automatic file replacements. What even is a shim? how to stop any automatic downgrading, leaving manuel downgrading possible.
Again, everyone is treating the Real Admin as the Microsoft boogidyman, I am supposed to be scared of it, but there is little information about the real differnces between the Fraudulent admin, and the Real Admin. I AM going to be admin, I cant do spit without it, and temporary and per program methods are not going to suit me. You have been there, done this, What ramifications am I looking at.
Back to zero again , I threw out the first whole install (I was almost done) I am sitting here with a totally updated, a few drivers on, and I cant even use my Instalation Traceing program because it screws up in junctions. If I exclude all the junctions, will I be able to Trace ALL aspects of a program instalation still (total uninstall does before and after compare of files and registry)
I have some 10-15 devices that connect to my computer external (some old) , plus internal things (some old) , I use about 100 pieces of software (many Old), and I have not had to reinstall XP in 10 YEARS. By some sort of miracle I am trying to perfect this install and ALL these programs and All the hardware, so Windows 7 will also be able to go 10Years without a re-install. Only one way to do that, is control the beast entirely.
for any pointers or information you have in this respect. I can Not be the only person who has put the whoopdown on this thing.