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Windows 7: More Than 3 Out of 4 Enthusiasts Reject Windows 8

24 Jun 2013   #1231
Lone Browncoat

2000Pro,XP SP3 x86..W7 on next build
 
 

HA! I found the one thing I hate about Windows 7.
M$ sought not to include the classic colour schemes of XP/2000!
Found this out while on a friends' machine, if they allow you to turn off
Aero and the other gpu hogging clutter, they could have just let the classic
colour choices remain as part of the package, just as they still allow one to use
their own choices for sound events on the desktop.
I either will have to use IownAmoneyPit's method...
Themes For Windows 7
or try to import from the W2kP backup I have on the work drive that is going into the
new build. The only thing is I didn't have time to find out where W7 stores its' theme
packages [you know, like, try before you buy]. I assume its' the same path as always.


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24 Jun 2013   #1232
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

LOL, My new Mercedes does not have a crank in the front for starting the engine - like the Ford model T used to have. Progress is terrible.
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24 Jun 2013   #1233
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
LOL, My new Mercedes does not have a crank in the front for starting the engine - like the Ford model T used to have. Progress is terrible.
Wolfgang have you contacted Mercedes and informed them of this gross error. Whats the automotive world coming to? What's next, padded seats.
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24 Jun 2013   #1234
Lone Browncoat

2000Pro,XP SP3 x86..W7 on next build
 
 

Well, smartasses, I happen to like the clean uncluttered look of the classic desktop, with the only "newfangled" bit being window transparency added.
I prefer text only, no damn icons or pictograms, in fact I've preserved not only the mozilla profile folders from day one but migrate the .ini files as well. My Firefox 22 still looks like FF 3 or 4, indeed some, using the guest account, have to do a double take and go to the "about" tab to see what version I'm running. I like what I like, isn't that the point vis a vis W8? Choice?

Convert to Windows XP Style

& I want my "Maple" scheme for the brown shades, not the IBM colours of the 95/98 desktop.

Is that too much too ask for?
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24 Jun 2013   #1235
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It is not too much asked for and it is available - in XP.
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24 Jun 2013   #1236
Lone Browncoat

2000Pro,XP SP3 x86..W7 on next build
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
It is not too much asked for and it is available - in XP.
W7 still has that holdover called the pagefile, what do you need that for when 4GiB now costs less than 1GiB of a few years ago?

"This makes you think what the use of the pagefile is anyway these days. It is an "obsolete" technology from the Win 3.1 era but we have to live with it. Even if you are using 64 bit versions of the Windows OS."
https://sites.google.com/site/tweakr...ndows-tweaking
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24 Jun 2013   #1237
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you have enough RAM, you do not need the pagefile or can set it to a small number. I set mine to 1GB with 8GB of RAM.
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24 Jun 2013   #1238
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Pagefile

Open System
Left pane -- Advanced system settings
Advanced tab under Performance Settings
And I believe under system protection you can turn the page file off. If you have enough ram you won't notice it be off.
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24 Jun 2013   #1239
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I set mine to 800MB per the warning message when I set it lower. I'm worried though. With only 32GB of RAM, I'm afraid I might need it and it won't be there.
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24 Jun 2013   #1240
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Ram

"With only 32GB of RAM"

I don't think you need to worry.
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