"Frustratingly aggravating"1.5 starson by OldGrumpy
Pros: Slick graphics, quick startup.
Cons: It is determined to do what IT wants to do regardless of my wants, wishes, or needs.
Summary: It is automatic to the point of screaming frustration. Setting up my internet connection it was determined that I had a PPOE connection; I did not have that type and it finally took the installation of software of a router to get connected. It is determined to download an update to a program I do not have, and would not want if I had it. Silverlight. It is determined that I download unwanted updates that do not bear on my computer usage, and when I initially refused, the computer undertook to do it itself by a attempting to set up a remote application with access to my computer. Outrageous. I waited for months for Microsoft to come out with Windows 7; I listened to people like CNet which sung its praises to the skies. Wrong decision. I should have stayed with Vista or even XP. Microsoft's determination to run my computer the way IT wants to run MY computer is outrageous; and the fact that it gives me little or no choice in the entire process is even worse. And unfortunately, instead of making a program which one could adjust its program preferences to suit my needs, Microsoft has embedded this things in it's Window 7 program. I keep jerking the components out out of 7 as each appears to annoy, harass and alter my machine. I am running Window 7 Home edition. And I can't tell you how angry and disappointed all at the same time I am. And to top it all off, it's prudish. I didn't activate parental controls (my children are in the 50's and don't live with me) but it was still determined to enforce them even to the point of freezing itself repeatedly.