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Windows 7: Windows 7,some questions

28 Jul 2010   #11
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Drop shadows are used so that if a lighter desktop background is selected (there is a slideshow which can be selected in Win7), the icons are highlighted a bit more so they don't get lost in the background detail.

I don't believe this has anything to do with highlighting something you select in Explorer. But the Visual Effects control panel you were directed to likely has the setting somewhere in there which can adjust these settings to your taste, if they can be.


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28 Jul 2010   #12
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Drop shadows are used so that if a lighter desktop background is selected (there is a slideshow which can be selected in Win7), the icons are highlighted a bit more so they don't get lost in the background detail.

I don't believe this has anything to do with highlighting something you select in Explorer. But the Visual Effects control panel you were directed to likely has the setting somewhere in there which can adjust these settings to your taste, if they can be.
Sorry,i didn't understand what do you mean. So,there is nothing to do,to disable this?
Tomorrow i'll get the Windows 7 ( i ordered today )
I have a few more question,about.
- Can i get the 2 folders ( shared documents and my name's documents,above - on top - the drive icons ?
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28 Jul 2010   #13
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I have to be honest, I'm not even sure what you're asking. After you install it, make a screen cap, then post it. Tell us how you want it to look and we'll get you taken care of.
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28 Jul 2010   #14
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Sharing is handled a bit differently on Win7 so it's best for you to get installed and then ask questions as they present themselves.

Make your XP Recovery disks if you haven't already so you have a path back to factory condition in case you want to sell your computer but keep Win7. Then you can delete all partitions to clean install Win7: Clean Install Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums.URL

When you first boot the Win7 DVD, it will scan the HD to see XP and pass a flag to allow use of Upgrade version key - even if you then go on to delete all partitions using Custom>Drive options shown in screenshots #7 & #8 in tutorial linked above.

The installer is mostly driver-complete, with newer arriving quickly via optional Windows Updates. Any drivers then missing in Device manager can be found on the Support Downloads webpage for your computer or device model.

Install programs slowly with time to gauge performance changes. Don't allow any programs to write themselves into msconfig>Startup list besides AV and gadgets as they become freeloaders on your RAM/CPU.

Use a lean lightweight free AV like MS Security Essentials which installs in 30 seconds, updates and then disappears unless a threat arises.

When you have it set up and running as you like, clean and order the HD using state-of-the-art CCleaner ("Run Cleaner" and Registry tabs) then Auslogics Disk and Registry Defraggers monthly.

Save a Win7 backup image so you never have to reinstall again, just reimage the HD (or a replacement) using stored image from Win7 DVD Repair console.
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup - Windows 7 Forums.URL
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28 Jul 2010   #15
Max Peck

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Stereo,

Windows 7 is, from a usability standpoint, as good as and better (if that makes sense) than XP. I still use XP in VM's as the "gold standard" for testing but after being on 7 since last November I wouldn't go back as my main O/S. Not because XP wouldn't work - simply because 7 is, well, so nicely refined. Everything works. The device driver model has been so nicely refined that you almost don't have to do anything at-all anymore from a setup standpoint. You plug in your device, 7 says "hang on a second pal while I figure out what you just gave me" ... then he just sets it up and says "you're good to go - like fries with that?". The thing just plain rocks. I'm talking about so unobtrusive that you can completely focus on what you are doing instead of maintaining the O/S. Trouble-free. Worth every penny I paid for it.

-Max
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29 Jul 2010   #16
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So,back again.
I have installed Win 7 already,and now i can show you what i was talking about,yesterday.
On the desktop i have the Ccleaner shortcut. When i move the mouse cursor above the Ccleaner shortcut,you will see in the link.
I attache here 4 links.
ImageShack® - Online Media Hosting
Same example,but in windows explorer,when i move the mouse cursor over the DVD icon
ImageShack® - Online Media Hosting
And here is from the windows explorer,again. I wish i could have all the folders from PC,like in this link ( set to TILES )
ImageShack® - Online Media Hosting
And the last one i modified a bit my skins , but i did a backup image,before,just in case...
http://img809.imageshack.us/content_...pg&via=mupload
So,i have 4 partitions. I like those drive icons,D / E / F but the OS partition remain unchanged. Why ?
Can i change the C partition,too ? It doesen't matter if is the same icon drive like D E or F,or a different one,i only wanna change the "original"

Thanks guys, ans sorry for my bad english
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29 Jul 2010   #17
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nobody can help me ?
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29 Jul 2010   #18
mitchell65

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stereo View Post
So,back again.
I have installed Win 7 already,and now i can show you what i was talking about,yesterday.
On the desktop i have the Ccleaner shortcut. When i move the mouse cursor above the Ccleaner shortcut,you will see in the link.
I attache here 4 links.
ImageShack® - Online Media Hosting
Same example,but in windows explorer,when i move the mouse cursor over the DVD icon
ImageShack® - Online Media Hosting
And here is from the windows explorer,again. I wish i could have all the folders from PC,like in this link ( set to TILES )
ImageShack® - Online Media Hosting
And the last one i modified a bit my skins , but i did a backup image,before,just in case...
ImageShack® - Online Media Hosting
So,i have 4 partitions. I like those drive icons,D / E / F but the OS partition remain unchanged. Why ?
Can i change the C partition,too ? It doesen't matter if is the same icon drive like D E or F,or a different one,i only wanna change the "original"

Thanks guys, ans sorry for my bad english
The links do not convey anything relevant! try them.
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29 Jul 2010   #19
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Are you sure ? I checked them before i posted.
Have a look again,please. VIEW FULL SIZE.... click there
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29 Jul 2010   #20
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I get what he's talking about. As for the shadow or whatever you want to call it, I couldn't find a way to disable it in explorer, so I can't help you. I think its convenient, so I'm not going to spend hours looking for a way to do it either. I think someone already mentioned a way to get rid of it. Read previous post.

I don't think you can make the changes in Computer that you want to (if I'm reading your questions right). The best tool for things like that is google. If its on the web, google can find it for you.
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