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Windows 7: Choosing Classic View

21 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Choosing Classic View

I am new to Windows 7 and I would like to change the Start Menu & the Control Panel from the default view to Classic. I don't know where to find this option that's why I'm here.

Will someone, please, explain how I can accomplish this?


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21 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64

Hello Duchess,

Try this tutorial: Convert to Windows XP Style

Good luck!

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21 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64

Also try Classic Shell: Welcome to Classic Shell
It should cover many of your classic needs.
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