Yes, Win7 has the snipping tool.
A year or so ago I too had to switch from my trusty HN7000s to a Gen4 system.
Needless to say there are some major differences.
We have, posted at the Shack a number of FAQ's and How-To's posted.
Usage monitoring tools:
The differences between system platforms and plans:
Understanding your modems SCC (System Control Center):
Hopefully some of that information will ease the pain of the transition.
Well, folks, we are now to the 21st of November. I have turned off all devices overnight for the past week. turn them on again between 6 or 7 am to get any automatic updates. Every night before turning off, I note what my data meter reads, and then at 8 am I have verified that the data usage meter is at the same percent as when it was turned off the night before.
This morning I had 17% data remaining. As I type this I now have 10 % remaining. The computer was also turned off for over 5 hours during the day today. So, as of right now, it has only been used for about 12 hours total. So, here is what I have figured out:
The speeds are great. BUT, because of the numerous dropped pages due to the speed, we constantly have to refresh pages, which takes up data. I was unaware until reading some other posts that uploads count against data usage also. This is unacceptable!
So, under our old plan before the forced "upgrade" to Gen4, we were able to upload for "free" and we rarely ran out of data doing the exact same stuff we do every day now. It was never explained to us that even though we were getting a higher data usage plan, that uploads would be counted toward the limit. I actually thought that I would be able to edit some photos and send them off to be printed from my computer, like I used to do with the old system. Silly me.
Now I get mailings and ads on the HughesNet home page about getting phone service through our internet service? I don't think so.
Now I am having to go to a public hotspot, or to another house that has Verizon internet, to do things such as simply surfing Ebay, or looking at some photos in DropBox, or heaven forbid, look at a one minute video on You Tube.
Not a happy customer at all as I don't believe was I am getting is what was described when I was forced to upgrade.
Nope, we do not upload any photos anymore. We learned not to do that a few months ago. I have to go someplace else to do that.
I wanted to get a new computer system, but everything comes with Windows 8, which I understand eats up data even faster than my Windows 7 Home Premium.
If I had a choice for internet, I would dump HughesNet at this point. But, I have no choice other than going back to dial-up.