Odd...wait, are there separate x86 and x64 versions of Office 2010?
There are. I downloaded an installer from the Microsoft website using the serial I used for my previous installation, it lets you choose either a 64-bit or 32-bit version of Microsoft Office to install (for Office 2010 anyways, not sure about the others). I currently have the 64-bit version of Microsoft Office 2010 installed which is probably why I don't get the Windows XP compatibility option, I can still get the non-DWM style borders on the default theme natively if I disable DWM though.
Yeah, Microsoft Office 2010 was the first version to come in both 32-bit and 64-bit.
How does UAC work with XP compatibility? Because I've gotten UAC popups with Office and XP compatibility. Is it just me?
I would also like to mention that I would still like to look into a full-on replacement for the ribbon once we have some developers on board (whether they be one of our current members, or someone new). But one thing at a time. We have a lot of planned projects with no way to really get them off the ground. So these fixes for the current ribbon UI are totally welcome. Plus, it'll provide options for people who might not want to replace the ribbon.
Yes, old versions of Office do indeed still work in Windows 10. The computer I have at work is running Windows 10, and it has Office 2003 and 2007. However, like I mentioned previously, there are many features that older versions of Office simply do not have, even with the compatibility packs. That's why I think it'd be good to try and get the newer versions (Office 2007+) to look and behave more like the older ones, while still retaining their newer features.
ihatemetro: Both of those are dangerous to modify. I think you may have messed up the explorer context menus in shell32.dll.mui (they are stored there) and comdlg32.dll.mui could have stored some startup stuff. to run shell:startup. I did modify explorer.exe.mui,
Oct 20, 2020 12:27:56 GMT -8
ihatemetro: but it didn't do much and actually still worked fine (It was for taskbar context menu). Weird that 8.1 can't take shell32.dll.mui modifications.
Oct 20, 2020 12:28:11 GMT -8
Scamdisk: The only thing I modify in them is
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Scamdisk: Changed the dialogs font
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Scamdisk: to MS Shell Dlg
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Scamdisk: And modified run and winver
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R.O.B.: Never had any issues modifying either of those files when I was on Win8.1, and I was making very similar modifications. Are you seeing anything unusual in Event Viewer?
Oct 20, 2020 21:03:54 GMT -8
Scamdisk: Nothing looks wrong
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Scamdisk: I would consider going back to 7 but since I use GPT
Oct 20, 2020 21:17:45 GMT -8
Scamdisk: I'm not sure about it
Oct 20, 2020 21:17:58 GMT -8
Scamdisk: explorer.exe did another loop crash
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ihatemetro: Scamdisk Windows 7 can be installed on GPT if you have CSM enabled, that's basically the only way to install Windows 7 on GPT and UEFI. There is another way without turning on CSM, but that involves modifying Windows 7 to remove the VGA drivers
Oct 21, 2020 4:40:01 GMT -8
ihatemetro: and preinstalling graphics drivers for your integrated graphics (dedicated could also work too if you have one).
Oct 21, 2020 4:40:55 GMT -8
Scamdisk: Great. Another loop explorer crash when I logged in. Fantastic.
Oct 21, 2020 9:16:07 GMT -8
Scamdisk: ihatemetro I have some partitions in my drive, how would I access them in 7 if they're in GPT?
Oct 21, 2020 20:13:33 GMT -8
Scamdisk: I will try to remove the VGA drivers, but how?
Oct 21, 2020 20:25:13 GMT -8
ihatemetro: Scamdisk GPT disks and partitions can be viewed back as far back as Vista. Just make sure that your installation media is GPT and bootable via UEFI as well, or using DISM. Back in the day I have also installed Windows 7 without CSM and I had to find out
Oct 22, 2020 4:44:08 GMT -8