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Windows 7: Is it Win7 or XP Classic?

08 Dec 2009   #1
Raargh

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

Hee hee!

Been running Win7 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:
Is it Win7 or XP Classic?-classic1.jpg
Is it Win7 or XP Classic?-classic2.jpg

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?!?)
Is it Win7 or XP Classic?-startprops.jpg

Thanks, Ivo!


Raargh




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08 Dec 2009   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Why not just run Windows XP instead of going though all this trouble? o.O
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08 Dec 2009   #3
pparks1

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!
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08 Dec 2009   #4
dave1812

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


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08 Dec 2009   #5
Raargh

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
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09 Dec 2009   #6
win7clutz

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

Three Cheers: Welcome to the past.
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09 Dec 2009   #7
Six9siX

7 Ultimate x64 sp1
 
 

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
http://www.sevenforums.com/customiza...nd-change.html
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09 Dec 2009   #8
HughShaw

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

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

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!
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09 Dec 2009   #10
HughShaw

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

There's props, and then there's nega-props. You get nega-props for that theme!
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