PowerPro lets you take control of how you use Windows. Run commands and configure your system any way you want.
PowerPro gives you a compact and powerful launch bar, menu, hot key, and scripting. But this is just the start. With a little experimenting with its configuration, you'll find that you can use PowerPro to change the way you work with your system. The source of its power is the way PowerPro integrates four capabilities:
Running commands: Tool bars, tray icons, hot keys, mouse actions, menus, timer, scheduler. Controlling other program's windows: Close, minimize, maximize, roll-up to caption, tray minimize, position. Providing utility functions: Send keystrokes to programs, run commands when windows first open, virtual desktops, clipboard extender, keyboard macros, shutdown, show all folder files in a menu, sounds, wallpaper, and screensaver activation and randomization. A powerful scripting language
WinBar is a free and compact program that lets you monitor your system and provides easy access to frequently used controls. WinBar will run on Windows 2000 and newer operating systems and is available in 32 and 64 bit flavors.
In layman's: it's a second bar that you can have above the taskbar or at the top of the screen which allows you quick access to volume adjustment, Winamp player controls, Google search, battery status, RAM and CPU monitor.
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