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Windows 7 RC: Software Program Issues

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by LarryFlowers, May 1, 2009.

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  1. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    I've been trying to install YahooMail and YahooIM, but Yahoo doesn't recognize W7.
    No problems with Vista.
     
  2. LarryFlowers

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    A recent test conducted showed that Yahoo Messenger still has issues with Windows 7. Google and AIM issues have been resolved and the latest Live Messenger is working.

    Does Yahoo Mail actually have an application.. I wasn't aware. I thought it worked the same as Google mail. Either access it on line or use Outlook to get the Yahoo mail.

    Larry

     
  3. HDJulie

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    I have Yahoo Messenger installed & haven't noticed any issues. I don't use it very often, though. What issues is it supposed to have?
     
  4. LarryFlowers

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    Reports are all over the boards with Yahoo IM, experiences seem to range from No Problems to Don't Install...

    About.com had a comment from one of their writers..

    "There seems to be some debate about Yahoo! Messenger's compatibility with Windows 7, so I will place this in the incompatible column until further notice. Readers Shane and Ram both emailed and said they were able to install Yahoo! Messenger 9.0 with minimal problems, including image display and the ability to remember passwords. Fredrico Tura, Jr., of the Philippines, reports PC-to-PC calls are not supported. However, a number of readers, including Jhough of Pleasanton, Calif., report major stability problems. Jhough said, "I can't get it to stably work for more than five minutes." Until Yahoo! Messenger confirms a compatible update, I would decline to install Yahoo! to Windows 7"

    Yahoo itself has said it is working on an update.

     
  5. kfcrosby

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    What about using Pidgin or Digsby ?
     
  6. LarryFlowers

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    Digsby works fine, I have read of issues with Pidgin.

    Larry

     
  7. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    Laptop:HP Pavilion DV7

    I have searched for drivers, in the laptop, and online.
    When Vista was installed there wasn't an issue.
    Any suggestions?
     
  8. LarryFlowers

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    Use the Vista driver.

    Larry

     
  9. sorahl

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    absolutely use the vista driver. Ofcourse there are very few win7 specific drivers out there but it was made to use vista or xp drivers easily as I have done on both machines i am trying win7 on.
     
  10. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    I looked for the driver in W7.......my Vista machine doesn't have a tuner.
    I looked in MS download sites but I just can't seem to find it. W7 clen install must have deleted the drivers.
     
  11. Groundhog45

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    Try the HP site to see if they have a Vista driver for that laptop. If not, you might be able to find something from the tuner manufacturer's support site.
     
  12. LarryFlowers

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    If the laptop had the TV tuner, then it had a Vista driver.

    Larry

     
  13. houskamp

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  14. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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  15. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    Windows Media Player 12 and Norton Internet Security 2009.... Ever since I put Norton on I can not access the streaming content from WMP 12 on my DVR. Does anyone have any suggestions on settings?
     
  16. LarryFlowers

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    Smiddy, with regret (and I have pointedly NOT said anything about Norton since you installed it) I have to say that over that last several years Norton has seemed to get worse and worse. I have a standing policy that when an anti-virus software company begins telling its users that the answer to their problems is to uninstall and reinstall the software, it is time to look elsewhere. Symantec started this about three years ago. Trend Micro, who I turned to when I left Norton, started this when they began to have problems the Outlook Data File.

    I recently dealt with a laptop that had Norton. The user's email suddenly stopped sending, he could receive, he just couldn't send. I disabled Norton (now a complex process) and the email returned to normal. Norton had a software update the night before the problem started. I uninstalled the Norton software using the methods outlined by Norton and installed Free AVG as a temporary solution and AVG detected that there was still some Norton on the machine. I had to get a tool from Norton to completely clean the machine. AVG then installed.

    Many of these companies, Norton, McAfee, Trend Micro, etc., have taken a sledge hammer approach to deal with security problems. They embed themselves deeply into the OS, so deeply that when Vista 64 bit code was released, McAfee and Norton pitched a fit because Microsoft had blocked the use of hooks in the core code.

    There is also the issue of the "bloating" of their code and the heavy hit they take on system resources, not as noticeable on todays more powerful machines, but definitely there.

    I am currently using Free AVG as a temporary measure. When the code for Win 7 is finalized, I will begin my search for new security software. I do not know where it will lead but I suspect it wont land on the doorstep of the usual suspects. Many of the members have suggest AVG, Avast and others and I suspect I will be looking in their direction.

    In the meantime, you might want to uninstall Norton and select Free AVG temporarily. It works in Win 7 though it does not report itself properly to the OS ( a known issue). The Windows 7 firewall has proven more than adequate.

    Larry





     
  17. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    I immediately remove Nortons form any new computer. I use AVG free and Avast. I run one after the other, they tend to catch different items.
     
  18. Steve

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    Avira's good too, and highly-rated. Free version only nags once a day and plays well with 7. /steve
     
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    I use Avira on all my computers, and with the free version, I have totally stopped the update nag :).

    Just right click on avnotify.exe and deny it 'read and execute' access ;). No more annoying pop-up.

    I found the 'work around' on the internet somewhere...
     
  20. Drew2k

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    Smiddy, I believe this is simply a Norton firewall issue, as I've run into it before. Norton is proactive in identifying devices on your network, but the default access method is "shared", which doesn't work for some devices. For those devices you have to change it manually to "full trust".

    To do this, open your main Norton UI, look for an option like, "My Network". This reveals all devices on your network. Find each DIRECTV receiver and you can change the icon to "Media Device" and change the access level to "Full Trust".

    Hopefully this fixes the problem for you ...
     
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