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    FREE Classic Menu for Windows 7 / Server 2008 R2

    I prefer Windows 7 / Server 2008 R2 the way it is to be honest, but i know some people on here like the classic look! so thought this might be of help

    Classic Shell | Download Classic Shell software for free at SourceForge.net

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    Thanks, defo needed this.

    Just need another few fixes to change more stuff back to XP.

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    This is great! Many thanks

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    Superb, the list of reasons why I won't install 7 has reduced by one item!

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    How would we deploy this to 500 pcs?
    No msi seems to be available.

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    Brilliant! Has anyone tried this in their environments yet?

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    I've just put it on a server running 2008 R2 enterprise 64 bit, no issues.

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    Why on earth would you want to deploy it to all your machines on site? It's fine installing on your personal work machines , but it would mean that Windows 7 would look and feel totally different to the way your users will be using Windows at home and pretty much every other organisation.
    With respect, just because you find the new menu difficult, unsightly or simply prefer the old style doesn't mean everyone should be forced to suffer. This is almost as bad as forcing Windows to use the Windows classic theme.
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    I quite like the windows 7 layout and look. took me two weeks to adjust and i'm there. (been using 7 for what seems like years now)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrCheese View Post
    Why on earth would you want to deploy it to all your machines on site? It's fine installing on your personal work machines , but it would mean that Windows 7 would look and feel totally different to the way your users will be using Windows at home and pretty much every other organisation.
    With respect, just because you find the new menu difficult, unsightly or simply prefer the old style doesn't mean everyone should be forced to suffer. This is almost as bad as forcing Windows to use the Windows classic theme.
    +1,000,000 - Can't agree more vehimently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrCheese View Post
    Why on earth would you want to deploy it to all your machines on site?
    I'm glad you mentioned this, because I was thinking the same.

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    I make sure everyone uses the Windows 3.1 shell, because I never liked all those new fangled improvements. But seriously If you are going to replace the shell then why do go the whole hog and use SharpEnviro

    Replacing the shell is a really bad idea though that will only lead to things breaking in unpredictable ways.
    Last edited by somabc; 7th March 2011 at 06:27 PM.

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    My users only get a command prompt!

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    All my users have to enter a captcha before they can login to make sure they are not a machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    All my users have to enter a captcha before they can login to make sure they are not a machine.

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