I switch my operating system on a fairly regular basis in order to keep up to date with whats new. My last move was from SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop to Windows 7 purely because I wanted to see if Windows 7 was any better than Vista.
And so far it has been.
But Windows Explorer has been hanging on a very regular basis. I’ve removed possible causes, made sure that I’m running the latest stable releases of the graphic card drivers and considered the purchase of a goat, chalk and a sharp knife.
Then I remembered that I’d made use of Windows 7 feature, namely an option to make it easier to read what’s on the display by increasing the size of the fonts.
Moving back to 100% has resulted in no more Explorer hangs.