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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:53 pm 
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Yes just load the old .xml to switch back/forth


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Jcee I will get back to you I will try switch back/forth


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:46 pm 
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Jcee was this just the Xp start button to load ?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:47 am 
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This was the xp start menu. without the start button. If you need the XP start button


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:51 am 
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Jcee I can not seem to load the xp start menu. give me the start menu ?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:03 am 
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To load the start button


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:06 am 
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Jcee I can not seem to load the xp start menu. let me try ?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:10 am 
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Jcee I did got xp start menu. loaded is their a way to make color on the taskbar like xp taskbar color ?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:33 am 
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The color should be blue already? is it not close enough?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:36 am 
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Jcee I see your name is on the start menu


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:20 am 
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My apologies; go to settings, and type 'user name text' into the search box then change the setting that pops up (I cant provide pictures right now getting ready for interview)


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:18 am 
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Jcee thanks I will leave the screenshot for you would you give me the colors if I am trying different looks and colors to the start menu and taskbak here you go


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:08 pm 
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Here are the codes First is menu, second is taskbar (for all 3 pictures you gave)

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Jcee please for give me and I hope you will help me with the set up I am trying to get the look like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9gH5ksjhnw using Classic Shell on Windows 10 their could be better videos on youtube to do this I hope you will help me with the set up ?


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Ok, what you are looking for is a theme, and unfortunately the classic theme doesn't come with windows 10 (only windows 8, and maybe 7). So its not quite as easy to get the rest of windows to look that way (though it can be done, it does involve patching system files, which is something I wouldn't recommend)


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Jcee please for give me and I hope you will help me with the set up if I get what I am and seeing in the video is classic theme is grey and blue then install on Windows 10 t I know as in the video shows the srart menu will not be grey and blue like the video shows https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9gH5ksjhnw using Classic Shell windows 7 or 8 start menu ?


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The start menu will look the same as in that video, however the background and windows wont be gray like on windows 95. Classic shell only touches the start menu and the taskbar when it comes to theme.


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Jcee The start menu will look the same as in that video,great with me

however the background and windows wont be gray like on windows 95. Classic shell only touches the start menu and the taskbar when it comes to theme. how would it look like would it not look like video if it is set up using Classic Shell ?


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We had this setup earlier.. Here is the xml so you can see how it looks..
anything else is beyond classic shell. like the gray colored windows


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Jcee for give me not technical I am starting to get how it works if I use 95 xml menu and classic theme it would look like the video the start menu would look like the way it was installed no color changes ?


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Yes you need the classic theme to have the rest of the look, and unlike with classic shell, it involves potentially dangerous changes to your system files, which isnt something I would recommend to anyone not experienced enough to fix their computer, should they do something wrong.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:58 pm 
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Jcee thanks any other start menu like setup 95 xml and others you gave me you have to try ?


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No but, you can play around with all the settings. nothing there is going to break or damage your system, so you can always just re-load one of the xml files I gave you to re-set everything back to how it was

Just right click the button and pick settings; then anything in that window is safe


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Jcee I will do it the xml files and if I want any other colors I will tell you


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:08 am 
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Jcee if I want classic theme with classic shell, would give me step by step directions please


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Do you mean this look? just load the attached .xml

Or you can check the circle above that says 'classic style' and then maybe change the theme in the themes tab


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I mean the look with classic theme and classic shell ?


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Oh you mean from the video.. As i told you that theme is not available on windows 10, only windows 7 and windows 8. The only way to get it is through somewhat 'risky' methods.


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Oh you mean from the video.. yes The video said you could have a combanation of classic theme in Windows 10 and classic shell on Windows 10 ?


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Jcee I hope I did not offend you in any way by not listening to you about this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9gH5ksjhnw I am going to get a tech to try it if you would show me how to do it would be great to please get back to me


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Ok if you have someone else to do it for you, it is indeed possible. And no you haven't offended me in any way, I was just worried for the stability of your system :P

http://www.howtogeek.com/168270/how-to-install-custom-themes-and-visual-styles-in-windows/

http://kizo2703.deviantart.com/art/Windows-classic-theme-for-Windows-8-RTM-8-1-10-325642288

Is links to all the relevant Information he should need to do so


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Jcee thanks I have a question about the forum here when someone reply to an answer to a forum question dose the person get an email reminder


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At the top right, where it says "Board preferences" It can be set in the category Edit posting defaults It defaults to no emails on reply


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Jcee I want to get emails on reply I had not gotten a email reply on your reply about Windows


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If you would prefer (and for some reason that setting isnt working) We could converse directly through email. Would you like me to send you a message at your registered gmail account?


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Jcee I set in the category Edit posting to yes emails on reply it is working If for some reason that setting isnt working) I will give you my registered gmail account


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Ok you should be receiving an email for this :P, Otherwise I already have your gmail account as I am a forum moderator. I just wasn't going to send an email without confirmation/permission :P


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Jcee can you please tell me what I show my tech to do this him this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9gH5ksjhnw or


http://www.howtogeek.com/168270/how-to- ... n-windows/

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Just those links should be enough for him to figure out how to set it up with that theme


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Jcee can I also have your email address to contact you please


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Email Sent.


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Jcee I sent you a email to Jcee I know you said
Just those links should be enough for my tech to figure out how to set it up with that theme what is the difference between those links and this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9gH5ksjhnw&app=desktop I am not technical so I want to make sure I tell him right I want Windows Classic theme as it is on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9gH5ksjhnw&app=desktop and DevianArt link you have ?


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I meant all 3 actually, the youtube link shows how to get the look on windows 7.
My links tell him how to add the classic theme. This way he can complete the steps in your youtube video


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Jcee I show the tech youtube video first your links tell him how to add the classic theme. This way he can complete the steps in your youtube video ?


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Yes


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Jcee my tech tryed windows classic theme from the videos it did not come out example taskbar was half window 7 and half windows classic after you answer this I have another question for you


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The theme doesn't change things like what happens when you hover over an icon. It only changes visuals. I've attached a screenshot of MY desktop with the theme activated. If your looks particularly different, then Something was likely done incorrectly. Most likely the installation of the theme patcher

If it was installed Incorrectly. I could try installing it myself through https://www.teamviewer.com/en/index.aspx This will allow me to directly control your computer.


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Jcee yes I know we did it like your screenshot it looked ugly so am going to use the XML you gave me you gave me 95 windows 7 Xp do you have 2000 and 8 xml ?


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Thats fine :P Personally I dont like it either, but it is the closest you can get to the older look. As for windows 2000's menu looked quite similar to 95. So I would basically recommend the same .xml for both..
As for windows 8 style, You dont even need classic shell for it.

http://www.windowscentral.com/how-enable-full-screen-start-menu-windows-10-insider-preview-desktop-mode

If you want to continue using classic shell with it, tell your tech to:
Right click start button>Settings>Show All settings>Controls
From there you can pick which shortcuts open which menu


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Jcee what is this link
http://www.windowscentral.com/how-enabl ... sktop-mode ?


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