Post by nonameneeded on Mar 24, 2018 12:50:16 GMT -8
In Windows 7 Home Premium (and newer Windows versions) there is no way to add users to groups or do anything more but to create a new user account and to change the password. At least nothing with a GUI. So I thought I could maybe use an older tool that came with Windows to achieve the same result.
And I did actually find something that is quite a useful replacement for this missing funcationality. It's the user manager from Windows NT3.51 !! It lets you easily add users to groups or create new groups or change group settings etc. It also lets you set user rights for every user and/or group and account policies and so on. So most of the stuff (or even more) and most of the settings you could change with "local user and groups" in Pro versions of Windows and probably more than an average user will ever need. Not everything, though. Certain things that became only available in later versions of Windows can't be used. You also cannot set a specific path to a (newly created) user's profile folder, either because Windows won't let you or it just doesn't work because this tool is too old, I don't know.
Other than that, everything works fine. Quite amazing actually, given that this thing is 23 years old.
Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to work on Windows 10, only on Windows 7 and 8
soapmusic27: I have made us a Discord channel: discord.gg/9jtudv Also created a thread about it. I never knew what the Win10 2004 searchbar issue was until just now. For some reason, I am running 2004 with classic theme and the searchbar is unaffected
Sept 24, 2020 20:54:21 GMT -8
Splitwirez: Apparently the Windows XP source code has leaked. Keep your distance, folks.
Sept 25, 2020 0:41:12 GMT -8
ihatemetro: Splitwirez It was? Which Service Pack? To all people, don't use it for making Windows more Classic. Edit: It's SP1 I can tell, and any Windows NT OS older than XP was also leaked. Edit 2: Bits of Windows 10 source code have also been leaked.
Sept 25, 2020 5:36:43 GMT -8
Hayafumi: Well i'm even more scared when 7's will get spilled out on the internet.
Sept 25, 2020 5:38:56 GMT -8
ihatemetro: Hayafumi Oh no, not 7 or Vista. At least people can find a way to get Windows 10 drivers on 7 and still supply security updates, but still it's going to be illegal.
Sept 25, 2020 5:41:12 GMT -8
Hayafumi: Ah, well I will probably switch to 10 and setup Classic Theme or go to Linux pretty soon.
Sept 25, 2020 5:45:12 GMT -8
ihatemetro: Hayafumi That's not even all of it, Windows CE 3-7, Server 2003, and MS-DOS 3.30 and 6, as well as original Xbox source code have been leaked as well. Bits of Xbox one source code have also been leaked.
Sept 25, 2020 6:22:35 GMT -8
Hayafumi: Oh lord, this is the gigaleak like Nintendo but not really.
Sept 25, 2020 6:25:31 GMT -8
ihatemetro: Hayafumi I also saw a tiny bit of Windows 7 source code once too, but it's a tiny bit and not that important, from 2010. Can't tell if it's real or not.
Sept 25, 2020 6:26:55 GMT -8
Hayafumi: There goes another partition on my drive, gonna install either LTSC or LTSB on it.
Sept 25, 2020 13:58:39 GMT -8
ihatemetro: Hayafumi LTSB 2016 is recommended, it supports Classic Theme and has longer support than LTSB 2015.
Sept 25, 2020 14:14:20 GMT -8
Hayafumi: Is kinda of a struggle for me to make Pre-1803 because I can't get everything to start up, but i'll try again.
Sept 25, 2020 15:17:48 GMT -8
Hayafumi: Once again, i'm really new on Classic Theme +8
Sept 25, 2020 15:18:04 GMT -8
Hayafumi: Also, is a struggle finding LTSB 2016.
Sept 25, 2020 19:55:42 GMT -8
Hayafumi: I'm just going with 8.1.
Sept 25, 2020 19:59:41 GMT -8