Windows 7 N Series

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by bdearen, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. bdearen

    bdearen MDL Junior Member

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    If I don't use IE and I don't use Windows Media Player would it be advised to install a "N" version? Currently running Windows 7 ultimate with a modded bios/activated and working perfectly.
     
  2. myexige

    myexige MDL Novice

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    Just uninstall them, it will save you having to install a new OS!
     
  3. RCOO

    RCOO MDL Senior Member

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    Well if you don't you use it and it doesn't bother you, just remove the shortcuts, and use alternative software.
    If you completely want it removed from your system (without any trace), then go to the N version.
     
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  4. bdearen

    bdearen MDL Junior Member

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    Is there any other software tied to windows media player that I am not aware of anyone know? or IE
     
  5. poi2

    poi2 MDL Novice

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    You can simply disable / remove them both via Windows features in Control Panel - Programs.

    Anything that might be tied to them retains what it needs to function.
     
  6. bdearen

    bdearen MDL Junior Member

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    on a side note a few websites I use will only run in IE any addon or something I can use for firefox that will make it think it's ie. Or can someone suggest a better browser
     
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  9. whitehat2009

    whitehat2009 MDL Member

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    There are LOTS of programs that rely on the IE engine and/or the media functions of WMP. Why are you even CONSIDERING going from the regular version to the crippled N version?
     
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  10. twiz

    twiz MDL Senior Member

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    N has No Media Player.

    That said... the N series is just going to be a constant pain in your balls. You'll have to find special keys, they'll probably have a higher chance to be blacklisted, etc. Don't waste your time on it.
     
  11. Lich King

    Lich King MDL Addicted

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    Why don't u just turn off the features u don't want.. anything like, WMP, IE, Media Centre, gadgets, games, search indexing, etc..
     
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  12. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    Yea, what freeman said, you can completely remove these programs using the Turn Off Windows Features. There is is no need to install the N Version dude. You will probably have issues later on if you do + If you change your mind with WMP or something you can always turn them back on and use them like normal
     
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  13. Paft

    Paft MDL Junior Member

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    Could you not just take them out with nLite or something yourself?

    I just do as Freeman and Sam said; use Turn Off Windows Features.
     
  14. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    I think you can but I cannot say anything for sure because I have never used anything like nLite or vLite or anything like that.
     
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  15. bdearen

    bdearen MDL Junior Member

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    yeah just turned them both off via windows features easy enough 2 reboots and I am IE/WMP free :p windows update is showing up just fine.
     
  16. prathaprabhuin

    prathaprabhuin MDL Junior Member

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    Of course you can, and that is what the version "N" is meant to be. :)
     
  17. tomorrow

    tomorrow MDL Addicted

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    Yes it exists but it was canceled.I advise against using it.Use N instead

    Personally i have used N and very happy with it.Playing WMP embedded media still works with Firefox+WMP Plugin and using IE features still works with Firefox+IE Tab(actually i use Coral IE Tab since it allows adblocking)

    There are few odd exceptions but nothing major imo
     
  18. Opa

    Opa MDL Addicted

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    How did you activate this version? Do you have a legal Retail key? Did you buy it? or do you have an MSDN account?

    unless of course you have a frankenbuild monster... ?! :eek:

    Thanks!