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Windows 7: making windows 7 like xp

30 Oct 2009   #1

windows 7 x64 build 7600
making windows 7 like xp

i wontder if you can help me my mate is a pain he wants all the secruty features of windows 7 but he wants me to make it look and react like xp so far i have the gui but im stuck on the rest theres a program for no bread crumbs

Disable Breadcrumbs in Windows 7 or Vista, Enable in XP | Smart Tech Tips
but i can not get it to work in windows 7 x64 so i have no idea how to do it plus other xp features i hope someone can help me with this.

me personaly would leave it as it is.

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30 Oct 2009   #2


Try to go to the control panel and search for "folder options" then in that there are a lot of opins to choose from, see if any of those are what you need...
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30 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Just tell him to shut it and use Windows XP. Or relearn the new OS.... *sigh* Some people...
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31 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 (Build 7068)

What is sad is Windows 7 is actually easier to learn and use than XP. Yes XP is familiar, and it is relatively easy to use, its also easy to mess up. I think that is what makes 7 so much better, a more controlled environment out of the box.
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31 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 Premium

Here's Microsofts XP emulator for Windows 7 users.
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31 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 10 Pro x64

Hmmm. I wonder where he parks his Horse and Cart
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31 Oct 2009   #7

windows 7 x64 build 7600

i wonder that myself sometimes but he is very hard to convince, sometimes i wish i dont bother helping him. yep i have xp mode already shown him that he wont have it some people are hard to please if i could get that no breadcrumbs program to work he might go over to it but he wont take no for a an answer.
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31 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Some people are scared of change, took me less than an hour to familiarise myself with Windows 7 and I will never go back to XP or anything that looks like it. Yes it was stable yadda yadda but it was also ugly.
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31 Oct 2009   #9

windows 7 x64 build 7600

i agree myself been running windows 7 as my main OS since January never had a problem with it but i just don't get my mate the point is tho could it be done.
at the mo Can anyone get that no breadcrumbs program to work I've managed to persuade him to go over if that program works.
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21 Nov 2009   #10

XP Service Pack 3, Windows 7 Home Premium

Actually, I've had Windows 7 for a month now. I've gotten to know many of its features, and frankly do not appreciate them. I came to this forum looking for answers on if there actually are ways to make Windows 7 work like XP, such as pruning unnecessary features or functions which I am otherwise saddled with. I ask this not as someone afraid of the new or clinging to the old. I simply do not like the file system management and interactions therewith, or many of the other basic alterations such as the changes to the task bar.

I get that many of these things are to either aid me or be pleasing to the aestetic, but by and large they are a hinderance rather than a help (and I have long considered aestetic importance a distant second to functionality). Any advice on how to modify the system so that it can function as a more simplified OS with the virtue of the greater depth of security would be appreciated.
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