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Windows 7: Should I be trusted with Classic Shell?


04 Nov 2013   #1

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Should I be trusted with Classic Shell?

I don't have it yet but if I understand what I read it sounds like it makes my PC look more like XP. I really need to organize to get ready for a back up but find Win 7 confusing & thought maybe if things looked like xp that I could find stuff better. ???

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04 Nov 2013   #2

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What aspect of Windows 7 do you find confusing? Backups?

I find Windows XP much more difficult to use than Windows 7 now.
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04 Nov 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I've used this one for years. It is very customizable, menu styles, skins, start buttons, etc. Most folks who use it really like it. I use a classic style menu with a full glass skin.

And yes, you can trust this one.


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04 Nov 2013   #4

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Yes, this one can be trusted.
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05 Nov 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Why you would not trust it?
It's quite reliable and does a great job in fixing the many designs flaws introduced in Vista, 7 and 8, specially in Windows Explorer it gets quite usable again, like the vastly superior XP version. Start menu is a nice addition too. And it also fixes a few IE bugs.
So far it never created any problems, and being quite customizable you may adjust exactly what features you want to restore. I find it to be a must for using explorer in Windows 7.
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06 Nov 2013   #6

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Thanks all but my question was should "I" be trusted, not the program. What I meant was that I'm still stumbling with learning 7 & had the dumb idea that I could do things easier if it was more like XP but after taking a better look at screen shots of Classic Shell I think maybe I should just "grab the bull" & take more time to learn 7, after all, it is what I have now & I'd most likely just cause myself more confusion.

@BlueRobot, I was more or less referring to 'finding' what I should back up for when I'm able to buy the items needed to actually do it. For some reason I just can't seem to understand Libraries. And yes, I'll need to do some study on backups.
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06 Nov 2013   #7

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You don't need to purchase any programs for Windows backups, although, there is debate wherever commercial backup software is more reliable than the Windows in-built features.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

Backup User and System Files
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06 Nov 2013   #8

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Sorry, what I meant was that I don't have an External HDD, or Thumb drives, all I have are CD's & DVD's and from what I've read they aren't good for backup. ???
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06 Nov 2013   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grits View Post
Sorry, what I meant was that I don't have an External HDD, or Thumb drives, all I have are CD's & DVD's and from what I've read they aren't good for backup. ???
External HDD would be the best option, CD/DVDs can become starched easily.
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06 Nov 2013   #10

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That's what I was afraid of, am living on or should say 'trying to exist on' a small Social Security check & think I've read that those are pretty pricey.
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