Windows 7 Profile Question


J

JakBob

I know this is a Vista forum, but I do not see any Windows 7 forums. My
apologies for posting this here. Perhaps someone can help with this:

This has carried through a number of recent builds of Win7 and now is in the
RC, 7100 build. Not sure if this is a change in functionality or a bug.
If you want to copy the profile of a local user, you can login to the PC
(Vista and earlier) as the local Administrator, go to System Properties >
User Profiles, choose a user's profile, then click the Copy To button to
copy that profile to another profile. In Win7, the Copy To button is grayed
out when you choose another user's profile. All you can choose from is
Change Type or Delete. What happened here?
 
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pupick

What I would like to know is why the beta of Win7-64 is incompatible with
nearly every Vista 64 driver I have tried (not all, but most).
Well, I downloaded the RC: hopefully that actually works.
 
B

Bruce Chambers

pupick said:
What I would like to know is why the beta of Win7-64 is incompatible
with nearly every Vista 64 driver I have tried (not all, but most).

Actually, I'd be more curious to know why you'd expect it to be any
different. Different operating systems almost always require different,
specifically designed device drivers; always have, always will.
Additionally, very few device manufacturers bother developing and,
especially, releasing drivers for beta versions of an OS; at the beta
stage, the OS' code is still too "fluid" to make the effort worth while.

Well, I downloaded the RC: hopefully that actually works.

Actually, as the final code for the OS firms up, there's likely to be
less backwards-compatibility, not more. Eventually, though, the device
manufacturers will catch up and start producing Win7-specific drivers
for those devices that they which to continue supporting.


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C

Chad Harris

pupick said:
What I would like to know is why the beta of Win7-64 is incompatible with
nearly every Vista 64 driver I have tried (not all, but most).
Well, I downloaded the RC: hopefully that actually works.
It's compatible with nearly every driver I've tried. What hurt Vista sales
the most was that MSFT did not find the way to goose 3rd party driver makers
into making the drivers a lot faster than they dragged their butts in doing.
We kept telling them this in the Beta of Vista, and they desultorily clucked
that they couldn't control this. Now I see pronouncements from everyone and
anyone at the Redmond campus that "Alas they did not get proactive enough in
getting the driver makers to make drivers for devices in Vista but now they
are chastened and educated." They all have cell phones and the numbers of
the teams for 3rd party who make drivers so....

We'll see.

CH
 
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J

JakBob

Well, Thanks, sort of. Some of us have aleady asked in the TechNet forums
and no one knows. Was hoping someone here might.
 
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