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