October 18th, 2010

OmgPonies!

Windows 7 to Windows XP

Well since both atarunomiko and profgreg were interested, i'm taking a break from Civ 5 to compile a list of all the steps to "making Windows 7 look like Windows XP" that i've been able to find so far. More specifically, i was trying to make it look like Win XP Classic. Here's what i ended up with, more or less.

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Still left to do: Make Search for files behave in a reasonable manner. Force programs that open Explorer windows to load or save files to use the same settings as (my new) regular explorer windows. Find some better icons for the back, forwards, and up directory buttons. Edit: Oh yes, and why all of the right-click->New options _except_ for "folder" disappear in a lot of contexts.

Also, figure out what i've been doing to get blue screens of death and stop doing it =P (Had two or three happen so far, mostly when trying to install new programs.)

Whoops! Forgot to open the start menu for the first pic!

And just for reference, here's a quick cut/paste of most of the sites i used for references:

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