Is there a guide to making Win7 look like Win2000 and behave like XP?
Because I am very happy with my XP system with classic theme, and I'd rather not upgrade if I am going to end up forced to look at a bunch of eye candy that I'd rather not, and lose functionality with all the crap they changed.
You can change the start menu with "Classic Shell" to look like XP.http://www.raymond.c...-classic-start-menu/
The rest you can do through "Personalize" (right click desktop for options).
Except for the taskbar, which I haven't seen anything that I remember to change it to a 'classic' look. You can kill the Aero easy enough but still the quick launch is W7 and not XP. I switched to small icons on the taskbar which makes it easier on the eye and mind.
Overall I'm getting used to W7 as it is, and like it better then XP.
Searching is quick with W7's indexer.
The start menu search box is programs and a 'run' box.
Help is actually helpful, if you can believe it.
I've indexed the entire computer for working with windows explorer.
That helps and doesn't slow anything down that I've noticed.
The tray is much more usable and easier to deal with.