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Windows 7: Classic view of control panel, folders and files

13 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7
Classic view of control panel, folders and files

Can you please help me?
I am an extremely new user of Windows 7 Premium edition and am not a computer guru, but a fairly experienced user of XP Pro, and I use my computer as a tool not a toy. I am very busy trying to make a living and would just like to be able to see my Control Panel and folders and files in the classic view that I am accustomed to. I really don't have the time to start learning to do everything differently, and when I go to the help menu it seems to give me instructions for how this is done with Vista not Windows 7. This is really stressing me out, and I just need to get back to a production mode.
Thanks in advance for your help.

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13 Feb 2010   #2

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install

Welcome to the forum:

You may want to try this:

Get the Classic Start Menu in Windows 7 - the How-To Geek

Always make a system restore point first and make sure that any download is virus free.

Good luck
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13 Feb 2010   #3

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Jim, and welcome to Seven Forums.

For the Control Panel, this can help show you how to.

Control Panel View - Category or Icons

Hope this helps,
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