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Windows 7: making windows 7 like xp

12 Feb 2010   #31

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Richter View Post
Also, get this program for a more classic interface like xp.
Welcome to Classic Shell
Just downloaded and installed. Classic start menu works fine.

But I don't see how to add the additional Windows Explorer toolbar... it did not appear by itself. Am I supposed to do something, or check something, or set a setting or something? How does this get produced? Do I need to reboot?

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12 Feb 2010   #32

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64

The instructions are in the readme file. It was shown at the end of the installation process and can be found in the install directory (C:\Program Files\Classic Shell for example). Also in the Help file ClassicExplorer.html in the same directory.
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15 Feb 2010   #33


Thank you, Ivo. I have installed it and it goes a fair way toward addressing my issues. A lot of ppl here seem unable to appreciate how much little irritations in the UI can make you hate the whole system. Kinda like when you notice your new car has a little flaw, but from then on, you don't notice anything else and the flaw gets bigger and bigger.
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16 Feb 2010   #34

8.1 x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by freddyzdead View Post
A lot of ppl here seem unable to appreciate how much little irritations in the UI can make you hate the whole system. Kinda like when you notice your new car has a little flaw, but from then on, you don't notice anything else and the flaw gets bigger and bigger.
My thought exactly... +1.
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02 Aug 2010   #35

windows 7 x64 build 7600

true , classic shell helps but he still not happy he still wants to make it look my like xp im wondering to try windows blinds see if that helps with getting the explorer to look like xp
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19 Dec 2010   #36

7 Home Premium

I fully understand the frustration with Windows 7. It appears that MS is attempting to create the pleasing appearance of the MAC OS, but have sacrificed the easy functionality of XP. I have been keeping a list of the things the pre-adolescent minded programmers decided to leave out of 7, that made XP a really convenient and powerful OS.
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20 Dec 2010   #37

Se7en X64 ultimate/Se7en X64 ultimate

what I find funny most? is how you guys seem to like XP so much but wanna use 7 so badly, and if XP is so much better then why not stick with it and leave it at that! instead of going through the trouble of hacking se7en to mimic XP! also it bothers me somewhat that all the people bitching about what an inconveniance se7en (which it isn't!!) is when there is a TON more better things with se7en than XP! thats just like saying "wow I rather drive a horse and buggy than use a car because the car is too fancy and a little hard to learn all the new gadgets" you wanna stay in your little time capsule then go ahead, but dont come here asking to turn your car in to a horse buggy! STAY WITH XP! now I build and repair computers since win95 and I can tell ya I see all the benefits that se7en has to offer more than XP, but I would be here all day typing!! and I can tell you from experience and knowledge se7en is faster than XP! I installed se7en on a my pent 4 along with XP on another partition and I can SEE with my own eyes that se7en runs faster! even my old game ravenshield that was made for XP runs better in se7en!! and so I got rid of XP and never have looked back! I think what bothers people is this forum is for the future of windows moving forward not going backwards! perhaps you should go on a XP forum hmmmm? now I am NOT saying your not welcome here, just that hacking se7en to mimic XP is not what this forum is about IMHO!
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20 Dec 2010   #38

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Retail

Xp WAS good.. and yes Windows 7 IS also good I always loved Xp but Im kinda loving 7
Now what I don't get is.. treat people like idiots if they decide to stick with it.. maybe they can't afford to follow tech? But honestly also.. breadcrumbs is not an option that I would remove
7 is not faster in some areas btw.. I even think most games go faster on XP
Now setup of the OS that is faster and also easier
Also better security seems to also come with being more intrusive
And mind you I am NOT taking a stab at either OS just some features
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21 Dec 2010   #39

7 Home Premium x64

not sure if this was mentioned prior...
to disable breadcrumbs in Classic Shell: title bar tab > disable breadcrumbs
to enable standard menu toolbar (file, edit, etc.) from explorer: organize > layout > menu bar

if you CS options don't seem to be working, make sure you have IE browser extensions enabled

there's many other settings in Classic Shell that will make 7 look/act like XP, both explorer and the start menu. it also fixes that goofy scrolling bug in explorer when you click on the expand folder icon and the folder scrolls to the bottom
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22 Dec 2010   #40

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Retail

How bout a "classic" windows 7 theme? And I think the basic and high contrast themes do a fair job there
I wouldn't touch anything else biut Win 7 besides that anyway.. the OS basics should be left alone
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