So I just downgraded from Vista Ultimate x64 to 7 Ultimate x64.
One feature I miss from Vista is it would forget my monitor settings on occasion, greatly inconveniencing me by forcing me to go in and change the refresh rate to 60Hz. It's never been anything else; 59Hz must just be M$'s magic number that it loves for refresh rates. The display is very annoyingly fuzzy and too small at that rate - my monitor needs 60Hz.
On 7, this feature was sadly dropped in favor of the all-new don't-allow-users-to-change-monitor-settings-at-all feature. No more inconvenience! Now when I try to change my refresh rate to 60Hz, as is appropriate for my monitor, Windows automatically detects that by "60" I really meant "59" and corrects the problem for me instantly, without ever even applying the correct setting!
Sarcasm aside, though, can anyone tell me how I can set my monitor to 60Hz? Right now, when I try, the screen blinks very quickly, and it asks me if I want to keep the settings, but nothing looks different. It will still read that it is set to 60Hz until I click "OK" on the dialog. The next time I open the dialog, it will be back at 59Hz again, leading me to conclude that it never really changed anything. This is absolutely unacceptable as it makes my display really ugly.
To rephrase that first paragraph sarcasm-free, I had a similar problem on Vista, where it would periodically forget that I wanted the refresh rate to be 60Hz (I posted about that some time ago and didn't receive any replies). At least when I went in to change it, though, it would work for the time being.
In case it's relevant, I performed the upgrade in-place - that is, I didn't do any backing up or transferring of the files, as it wasn't necessary - 7 just installed on top of Vista and kept all my files.
I'll be sure in the future never to upgrade until absolutely necessary. Windows has gotten progressively worse since XP - 7 seems certainly no better than Vista, has at least one additional problem that Vista didn't, and has a disgusting appearance IMO.
Anyways, thanks for any help you can provide with the refresh rates!