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Windows 7: Making Win10 look and act like Win7

13 Jul 2019   #71
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
...I used 7 for a very long time - and expounded upon its virtues over XP. I now use 10 - and I've expounded on its virtues over 7. Does that mean I think you're an idiot for sticking to 7? Nope - whatever floats your boat. Does that mean I think you're an idiot for making 7 look like XP? Nope. Again, whatever floats your boat. And I expect the same in reverse - no one should bash me for choosing 10 over 7. Or 7 over XP, back when I did.
No one's bashing anyone here, and I love the diversity of users on this site. It means computers are endlessly customizable, and that's also something the average user doesn't know.


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14 Jul 2019   #72
johngalt

Windows 10 Pro X64 Insider Preview (Skip Ahead) latest build
 
 

Lol. You mincing words. I meant the average *LINUX* user.


And, yes, no one is or has bashed - I was stating my expectations, not complaining in any way.
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14 Jul 2019   #73
teckneeculler

Win7Ultimate
 
 

I used to get the occasional customer who'd ask me to fix their 'hard drive', but actually be referring to the tower.
The terms 'uploading' and 'downloading' also seemed to confuse many.
Any of you ever tell your people they'd had an 'eye dee ten tee' problem? (ID 10 T)
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15 Jul 2019   #74
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

I've gotten a lot of people referring to the case as the CPU, and people who don't have computers thinking that the monitor is the computer.

"PICNIC" Problem is in Chair Not in Computer
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19 Jul 2019   #75
TechnoMage2016

Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x86
 
 

As an old Computer Tech, of way too many years, I've heard all of the previously mentioned 'Misnomers'.
(improperly named parts)


But the most hilarious, was the old hayseed that came into the Radio Store, where I was shopping, one day and said to the counter man, "I want some of that colfax".

Can you even guess what he was wanting?


OK, give up? I'll tell you it was "Coaxial Cable".


Not mentioned yet, unless I missed it, is the woman calling her computer a "Modem". Huh?


Y'all have a great day now, Y'hear?


TechnoMage


As to the Topic of this thread: One thing I always install on Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 (all versions) is the little utility called "Classic Shell". It's a "Must Have" for those who can't stand the looks or feel of Windows 10. (I include myself in that group)

It's not been updated in some time, but the last official release still works great on Win-8.1 or Win-10. It's not needed on Win-7.
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19 Jul 2019   #76
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

Oh, yes, it is needed on 7, and I'm very happy with the results. Classic Shell has been forked by a developer, so it's OK for 10. Check out recent posts on their forum or on their site.
Classic Shell • forums
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20 Jul 2019   #77
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
Oh, yes, it is needed on 7, and I'm very happy with the results. Classic Shell has been forked by a developer, so it's OK for 10. Check out recent posts on their forum or on their site.
Classic Shell forums
Classic Shell is no more. Hasn't been since 2017. It's open source and it's now called Open Shell and the latest version is 4.4.135. check it out.
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20 Jul 2019   #78
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lance1 View Post
Classic Shell is no more. Hasn't been since 2017. It's open source and it's now called Open Shell and the latest version is 4.4.135. check it out.
Sorry, that's what I meant. But 4.3.1 is still fine for Win7.
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20 Jul 2019   #79
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
Sorry, that's what I meant. But 4.3.1 is still fine for Win7.
Works great on Win10 too, whereas Open Shell has a multimonitor bug.
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20 Jul 2019   #80
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
Sorry, that's what I meant.
I know you know That I know you know ...
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