Sticky Notes application in Windows 7

by Dev Duff on July 15, 2010

Windows 7 is by far the best Windows Operating system so far, in my opinion. I earlier wrote the Windows 7 review to highlight what I found good about the new operating system. Lately I noticed that the sidebar widget in Windows 7 does not have one cool gadget that I really loved in Windows Vista. The Notepad gadget in Vista is now known as sticky notes application in Windows 7. But hey, I can’t find the app, where is it? Where is the sticky notes sidebar gadget in Windows 7 operating system?

Sticky NotesFirst of all, the notepad gadget is no longer a gadget in Windows 7, it is a separate application just like Notepad, Wordpad, etc. You can find the sticky notes application here:

START > All Programs > Accessories > Sticky Notes

I’m sure, by now you must be looking in your “Accessories folder” and searching for that cool sticky notes app. If you still can’t find it and are getting mad about it just like me, cool down! First of all, you need to find out what operating system do you have? If you have Windows 7 Home Basic, you can just forget about this application. Oh yes sir, Microsoft has been really kind to exclude the sticky notes application from the Home Basic version of Win 7. It is available only with these versions of the operating system:

  • Home Premium
  • Professional
  • Ultimate
  • Enterprise
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Now the question, why Microsoft did not include this little wonderful app in Home Basic? The answer is, I don’t know! By the way, when I was trying to find out if I could download this app from Microsoft website, I got their “Survey” pop-up which I gladly filled in. Hope someone reading that survey understands that there are customers who may get pissed off just because they didn’t get this wonderful app. I paid good money on this operating system and later I figured out that this app wasn’t included in the OS. Isn’t that amazing! The next best thing is that you can’t download this app from Microsoft website.

Microsoft, if you wish to be so biased to your Windows 7 Home Basic customers, why don’t you make the “sticky notes app” available at charge? Go ahead, charge me money and let me have this application. But no, you just wish to piss off your customers. Of course, I’m pissed!

Well, here is what I have to say to you Microsoft. This is the last time I’m purchasing ANY of your products. I’m no longer interested in purchasing your software if you do not wish to value me as your customer. I’m sure, there must be thousands like me who wanted to use that little app but since you had to be so stingy, they can’t enjoy this cool little sticky notes app anymore. What did you get out of this by the way? Was that so important to exclude this little goodie from Windows 7 Home Basic? Excluding this app must have saved you millions, right? No problem, you keep that little app of yours. Me? Oh well, I have thought of trying the Apple computers many times in past, even my friends suggested me to go for an Apple computer. I guess, it is about time I check what’s in the Apple store for me.

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