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Windows 7: How to create a windows xp toolbar and start menu

21 Aug 2011   #11
4ourFoxtrot

Dual booting: Ubuntu 10.10 & Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hacker12 View Post
Yo guys ive always wondered how to create a windows xp toolbar start menu (Well maybe style too) anyways if anybody knows how you can tell me or give me a video on how to.
There's also this visual style, the wallpapers quite nice too.



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22 Aug 2011   #12
Warlockz

7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

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I think you should pay attention to the thread name bc i wanted XP not CLASSIC.
w00t? Classic shell is probably the closest your going to get to XP start menu for free Dood!


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22 Aug 2011   #13
Warlockz

7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

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With regards to Vista/Windows7, XP is considered "classic".
If you look at the Classic Shell gallery you will see that it can actually make a XP-style toolbar in Explorer and XP-style start menu.
BTW, if you don't want "classic" and you don't like "luna", then it is really unclear what is it you want. XP can only do "classic" and "luna".
Thank you!!!
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25 Aug 2011   #14
Hacker12

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Guys, i dont care abou luna but ill start caring about a classic XP start menu ok? just tell me how to make a classic XP start menu without downloading hacking programs.
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26 Aug 2011   #15
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

It is still not clear what you are asking for. Do you care more about functionality or more about the look? Do you want two columns or one? What about search? If you attach a picture of what you want it will make it clear for us and save you a thousand words.

Either way, there are 3 ways to modify the start menu in Win7.
1) Hijack one of the rarely-used menu items (like Recorded TV) and make it point to the Start Menu folder. This way you can use it to access the Start Menu folder as a cascading menu: Add Custom Folder/Library to the Start Menu
2) Add a toolbar to the taskbar that points to the Start Menu folder. It will work similar to the Quick Launch bar: toolbar to replace classic start menu
3) Run a hacking program

Out of all options only #3 gives you a proper start menu. #1 and #2 can only show one of the two Start Menu folders (always two they are - one for all users and one for the current user).

I recommend Classic Shell, because I developed it and I know it's good. If you don't like it you can look at other start menu programs.

If you don't want to download a program, then you either have to write your own or stick to solutions #1 and #2. There is simply no other way. The classic start menu code was removed from the OS. You can't make it appear without an external program.
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28 Aug 2011   #16
Hacker12

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
It is still not clear what you are asking for. Do you care more about functionality or more about the look? Do you want two columns or one? What about search? If you attach a picture of what you want it will make it clear for us and save you a thousand words.

Either way, there are 3 ways to modify the start menu in Win7.
1) Hijack one of the rarely-used menu items (like Recorded TV) and make it point to the Start Menu folder. This way you can use it to access the Start Menu folder as a cascading menu: Add Custom Folder/Library to the Start Menu
2) Add a toolbar to the taskbar that points to the Start Menu folder. It will work similar to the Quick Launch bar: toolbar to replace classic start menu
3) Run a hacking program

Out of all options only #3 gives you a proper start menu. #1 and #2 can only show one of the two Start Menu folders (always two they are - one for all users and one for the current user).

I recommend Classic Shell, because I developed it and I know it's good. If you don't like it you can look at other start menu programs.

If you don't want to download a program, then you either have to write your own or stick to solutions #1 and #2. There is simply no other way. The classic start menu code was removed from the OS. You can't make it appear without an external program.
Heres a tip 1 im not admin im a standard user 2 i have parental controls on, So i cant download classic shell and my admin will say no to getting me classic shell i already know.
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29 Aug 2011   #17
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

I see. Technically you don't need to install Classic Shell to use its start menu component (you do need installation for the Explorer extensions). See this thread for more info: SourceForge.net: Classic Shell: Topic: Feature Request (Portable Start Menu)
If you can't even download it, then I guess your only options are #1 and #2.
Or you can ask mommy and daddy to allow you to install it. :P
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29 Aug 2011   #18
Hacker12

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
I see. Technically you don't need to install Classic Shell to use its start menu component (you do need installation for the Explorer extensions). See this thread for more info: SourceForge.net: Classic Shell: Topic: Feature Request (Portable Start Menu)
If you can't even download it, then I guess your only options are #1 #2
Well, i have a tip i cant use winrar but anyways i can download the setup for classic shell but i cant open it so ill just go with #1 And #2 and maybe the SourceForge.net: Classic Shell: Topic: Feature Request (Portable Start Menu) Ok?
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02 Sep 2011   #19
Hacker12

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
I see. Technically you don't need to install Classic Shell to use its start menu component (you do need installation for the Explorer extensions). See this thread for more info: SourceForge.net: Classic Shell: Topic: Feature Request (Portable Start Menu)
If you can't even download it, then I guess your only options are #1 and #2.
Or you can ask mommy and daddy to allow you to install it. :P
Ok, i tried all of that stuff and it didnt get me anywhere, But i have an idea but this may be silly what about trying to change the start menu icon to the windows xp start menu icon? but i just wanna do it with coding no downloads.
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