Instead of creating multiple threads, I'd thought I'd create a single one to post all the software I have to share.
For starters, the Classic Windows games. Solitaire, Freecell, Spider, etc. These are the W95 to XP versions. I looked high and low on the 'net to find them, but could only find the Windows 7 versions (ugh), so ended up going through a copy of W98 and ripping them myself.
Games included: Minesweeper, Spider, Solitaire, Freecell and MS Hearts. As an added bonus, I've thrown in the 98 Plus version of Spider as well.
Next up, classic Windows programs that came with the OS. All of these were taken mostly from XP, a few from W98, and one or two from W7. This mostly stuff like Wordpad. mplay32 and Calculator.
Programs included: Wordpad (98), Writer (Original version of Wordpad), DXDiag (XP), Notepad (98), CD Player, Deluxe CD Player, Calculator (98), Calculator (W7), Sound Recorder (98), Mplay32, MSPaint (98), Master Volume (98), Master Volume (XP), Telnet (98) and XP End of Service notice (Useless, but I thought I'd include it anyway!).
Most of them work fine, except CD Player, which will detect what drives you have (both virtual or physical), but won't detect any CDs you insert. The Deluxe version WILL detect discs, but volume adjustment is broken, so you can't increase it from the program, only from the OS. Master Volumes load, but like CD Player, don't actually allow you to control the OS volume. Sound Recorder doesn't record, but I've not tried it much - it could be fixed via compatibility settings. Allows you to convert sounds though.
Default Volume Control in W7/8/10 is ugly. Volume2, a third party, free replacement works and looks so much nicer. It's also skinnable, and thus works/looks great with Classic Theme. Link: irzyxa.wordpress.com/
7+ Taskbar Tweaker. Don't let the name fool you into thinking this only works on W7; it works fine on 8, 8.1 and 10 as well. This handy little tool allows you to tweak your taskbar to your liking, icluding removing those annoying tab previews in W10 and hiding the taskbar's desktop icon.
ReactOS has it's own version of classic Windows games and programs like the ones above. These are impossible to find on their own, so I ripped them from a ReactOS install. If you want to check out the ReactOS versions of MSPaint, Spider, Calculator, Mplay32, etc, then get'em here.
Last Edit: Jan 14, 2018 7:46:24 GMT -8 by clasurol
Saint Jimmy: hayafumi Not quite, as you'd end up having to replace many a component to get it to function (Explorer is fairly deeply ingrained in Windows's internals), at which point you may as well install 2000 and call it a day.
Jun 16, 2020 0:41:41 GMT -8
powerplayer: Hayafumi xwinshell kinda works nice if you use it to browse files
Jun 17, 2020 10:23:20 GMT -8
meow: I have made a tutorial on how to get centered title text in windows 7! It’s in the visual styles section.
Jun 19, 2020 10:25:56 GMT -8
meow: sihost.exe is garbage.
Jun 19, 2020 15:11:35 GMT -8