Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 28th Mar 2010 17:02 UTC
Windows "Search has become an integral part of Windows, particularly in later versions. While the major search improvements began with Windows Vista and were backported to Windows XP, it's really only with Windows 7 that the larger majority of users are discovering the search bar all over in the operating system. Search is built into every aspect of Windows 7 to help users cope with the increasingly rapidly growing number of files, be they work documents and e-mails, personal photos and videos, or music collections. Many users perform searches without thinking nowadays: it's an ingrained habit of using the operating system. Like many habits, this one is worth breaking in order to to develop an even better one. Here we take a quick look at a few basic search techniques and a few more advanced ones. Force yourself to use them and you'll soon become a master of Windows Search. A bit of extra time now will save you loads of effort in the long run."
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RE: While search is nice...
by project_2501 on Sun 28th Mar 2010 20:42 UTC in reply to "While search is nice..."
project_2501
Member since:
2006-03-20

I agree - it trying to fix a sympton - not the cause. The root being that the control panel is not logically organised. Even back in XP or win2k days, what was in Admin Tools and what was in control panel, and what was hidden is som obsure msc applet or could only be called up by some powertool.

crazy. and not a fix but an admission of failure.

what next? malware trying to SEO their way up the windows search results so you get malware masquerading as admin tools to grab your admin password?

i thought Microsoft employed the brightest and best, did none of them pipe up and protest this madness?

I have enough trouble trying to convince friends of the need for AV because windows doesn't "just work". Trying to convince them not to belive the ads and malware in their search results will be even more fun.

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RE[2]: While search is nice...
by darknexus on Sun 28th Mar 2010 21:43 in reply to "RE: While search is nice..."
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

what next? malware trying to SEO their way up the windows search results so you get malware masquerading as admin tools to grab your admin password?


Holy crap, I didn't even think of that. Ouch, that is seriously brilliant, and could be very effective too. If they find a way to do it we could have a whole new generation of malware even nastier than what we've got now.

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rundll32...
by sPAZbEAT on Tue 30th Mar 2010 05:00 in reply to "RE: While search is nice..."
sPAZbEAT Member since:
2009-07-17

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