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Windows 7: Start button xp-like mod

25 Jun 2012   #1
RonanZer0

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Start button xp-like mod

hey since the windows 7 start button cant be extended to where it says start in white letters and looks like the xp one can someone do a simple windows file 3rd party mod to allow that and then get the xp start button for me this seems like alot but i really want to go back to xp but i cant hard 2 explain why


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25 Jun 2012   #2
RonanZer0

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Please?
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25 Jun 2012   #3
RonanZer0

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

also i use 64 bit ultimate
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26 Jun 2012   #4
dino13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

you can use Windows Start ORB changer and you can create and .bmp file with however you want you start to look like and set it...
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26 Jun 2012   #5
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi RonanZer0 and welcome to Seven Forums.

Give Classic Shell a try. I is very configurable and has an XP skin. Welcome to Classic Shell
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26 Jun 2012   #6
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Give Classic Shell a try. I is very configurable and has an XP skin. Welcome to Classic Shell
I think he is talking about the start button, not the start menu. The problem is that the XP button is wider than Windows 7. Tools like Start Orbz can only change the image on the button but not the size.

Classic Shell allows you to create a button of any size, but that's only for Windows 8. I am hoping to release a new version soon, which will support that feature for Windows 7 as well (sorry, no Vista).
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26 Jun 2012   #7
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Give Classic Shell a try. I is very configurable and has an XP skin. Welcome to Classic Shell
I think he is talking about the start button, not the start menu. The problem is that the XP button is wider than Windows 7. Tools like Start Orbz can only change the image on the button but not the size.

Classic Shell allows you to create a button of any size, but that's only for Windows 8. I am hoping to release a new version soon, which will support that feature for Windows 7 as well (sorry, no Vista).
Thanks for the update Ivo and a great piece of software.
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30 Jun 2012   #8
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Classic Shell 3.5.1 was released today. You can use it to completely replace the Start button in Windows 7. It supports any shape or size. If you do not like the classic start menu you can change the settings to open the Windows 7 menu and just use the Start button replacement.
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01 Jul 2012   #9
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks Ivo. I upgraded last night on both 7 and 8. It works well.
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01 Jul 2012   #10
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I use Kishan's Windows Seven Start Button Changer v2.6 myself. I know he has a newer tool , which you might want to check out as well. There are start "orbs" which are rectangular, and have START text as well, such as this example.

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