Here's a nice screenie of my Windows 10 installation. It's all based around a simple app I developed a couple of days ago. It's called Simple Classic Theme (link). For the rest the only thing I really did is rip some WinXP apps and games and changed the icons to their Win2K counterparts.
Forgot start menu in screenshot:
As you can see I haven't really put much effort in the menu but it's not too bad.
One thing that bugs me though is that with my application File Explorer is unchanged:
I have done this on purpose so that context menu's will still function correctly. As soon as there's a fix for context menu's in 1903 I will definitely use it as this is kinda sad. It's one of the things I use the most and to be able to have classic theme on it would be great.
Last Edit: Aug 25, 2019 15:16:57 GMT -8 by ʇǝǝๅ ftw
Post by powerplayer on Aug 25, 2019 14:46:57 GMT -8
very similar to my setup somebody should make an openstartisback free software (easier for themes) cause then we could color the taskbar properly and truly fix the black bars in there instead of the classicshell workaround
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
Oct 20, 2020 12:31:28 GMT -8
Scamdisk: Changed the dialogs font
Oct 20, 2020 12:31:32 GMT -8
Scamdisk: to MS Shell Dlg
Oct 20, 2020 12:31:36 GMT -8
Scamdisk: And modified run and winver
Oct 20, 2020 12:31:46 GMT -8
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
Oct 20, 2020 21:15:28 GMT -8
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
Oct 20, 2020 21:19:38 GMT -8
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