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Windows 7: Control Panel problem

08 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 
Control Panel problem

Hi i am running windows 7 64 bit edition, and i have just noticed my control panel display has altered and i am unable to get it back as it was. tha first attachment is what it used to lokk like and the e=second is as it is now.

So how do i return to the one one i had before
Please



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08 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

I don't really understand.

Your second screenshot is the main Control Panel window. The first screenshot is the Personalization window.
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08 Mar 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello sam49.


The first snip is the personalize window from Vista and it's been changed in Windows 7, to get there in W 7 r click an empty spot on the desktop and select personalize.

In the second, at the top right at the "View By" select large icons to get the classic view for the control panel in Windows 7.
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08 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Definetly Vistas on the left, this is what you should be seeing.


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09 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Hi Guys

Ok guys it look like i have got myself in a bit of a state for nothing.
I was just looking round my system and i noticed that when i went into the control panel it looked different than i thought it looked before and the two images i posted the first one was taken from a web site and the second was from my computer.
The reason i did this was i though my control panel should look like the one in the first image and not like the second image, so i was trying to return the settings to the default.
But if i understand Bare Foot Kid in his post correctly the second image i posted is how my control panel should look in windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello sam49.


The first snip is the personalize window from Vista and it's been changed in Windows 7, to get there in W 7 r click an empty spot on the desktop and select personalize.

In the second, at the top right at the "View By" select large icons to get the classic view for the control panel in Windows 7.

So panic over guys i feel such a fool but i was convinced something had changed and i wanted it to return as it was

I have posted a image of how my contol panel looks when i follow Bare Foot Kid advice. so is this how my control panel should look please.

So it looks like i was worrying for nothing


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09 Mar 2010   #6

 

No worries buddy..every new user will be in the same state as u.

Enjoy 7 !!!
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09 Mar 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again sam49.



No problem mate, that's why we're here, to help out; I'm pleased you've found a solution; thanks for keeping us informed.
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09 Mar 2010   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sam49 View Post
so is this how my control panel should look please.
Yes!
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