Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Is it Win7 or XP Classic?


08 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64 (dual-booting XPSP3 and Win7)
 
 
Is it Win7 or XP Classic?

Hee hee!

Been running Windows 7 about three weeks now. I'm proud to say my obsessive effort to make it look like XP running Classic options is nearly complete! The icing on the cake was Ivo Beltchev's fabulous Classic Shell program:

CodeProject: Classic Shell. Free source code and programming help

Have a look at my desktop now!

Is it Win7 or XP Classic?-classicdesktop.jpg

Now, mind you, I would be willing to experiment with Aero. But, even though I've looked at the tutorial here, I can't get the background in Windows Explorer windows to be anything but harsh, glaring, blinding white - too painful for my aged eyes.

The only problem I had was withthe Recent Documents - always seems blank:
Name:  classic1.jpg
Views: 59
Size:  82.1 KB
Name:  classic2.jpg
Views: 25
Size:  26.4 KB

But, Ivo quickly helped - my Task Bar props was set to not track Recent!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivo
... One place where this might be turned off is in the "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties". Look for "Store and display recently opened items...". Another place might be in the group policies.
(I swear I never changed it - could this be the default?!?)
Name:  startProps.JPG
Views: 25
Size:  35.5 KB

Thanks, Ivo!


Raargh



My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

08 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Why not just run Windows XP instead of going though all this trouble? o.O
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Congrats on getting it the way that you want it...however I truly feel that the new start menus and interfaces are a step in the right direction and the old look is just...old!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


08 Dec 2009   #4

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Why not just run Windows XP instead of going though all this trouble? o.O

+1


----------------
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 Pro x64 (dual-booting XPSP3 and Win7)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Why not just run Windows XP instead of going though all this trouble? o.O
heh .. well, I do dual-boot.

Seriously, I find the classic shell more productive - less clicking and scrolling. IMHO, the W2K look and feel was the Zenith of Windows Design.

And I would like to see if I like Aero themes - still can't figure out how to get rid of the blinding white backgrounds in Windows Explorer.

Raargh
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

Three Cheers: Welcome to the past.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Dec 2009   #7

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Raargh View Post
still can't figure out how to get rid of the blinding white backgrounds in Windows Explorer.

Raargh
Its the only way
Win Explorer Background Change
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

You might as well change the recycle bin, my computer, etc. icons back to the XP ones...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Dec 2009   #9

W7 64b - Leopard 10.6.2 - Ubuntu 10.10 (MBP Snow Leopard 10.6.3)
 
 

Hehe, bloody ugly imo, but if you like it: why not!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Dec 2009   #10

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

There's props, and then there's nega-props. You get nega-props for that theme!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Is it Win7 or XP Classic?




Thread Tools




Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:33 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33