Linked by Adam S on Tue 26th Aug 2008 14:55 UTC
Windows What makes this Vista article any different? The title provides a clue: it's as much about providing practical working solutions to resolve some of the commonly-quoted Vista annoyances as anything else. That in itself should give all Vista users a reason to read it. However it doesn't matter whether you use Vista or not, because this article does something that most of the others don't: it takes an objective and up-to-date look at the current state of Vista, with a range of facts, clear examples and informed opinions aimed squarely at debunking a lot of the myths and FUD we've been gagging on for the past year. So for those of you still considering whether to make the switch from XP, for those of you who want to abandon Vista and go back to XP, for those of you who used Vista a while ago and who are wondering whether it's worth using again now - this article puts things in perspective with the latest facts.
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Comment by pcunite
by pcunite on Tue 26th Aug 2008 15:34 UTC
pcunite
Member since:
2008-08-26

I have only one problem with Vista.

It won't allow me (like XP did) to make the GUI look like Windows 2000.

That is it... fix that and I will use it... oh and why the missing up folder button? Don't force me to do something a certain way or I won't buy your software!

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RE: Comment by pcunite
by poundsmack on Tue 26th Aug 2008 15:41 in reply to "Comment by pcunite"
poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

you can fairly easily make it look like 2000. right click somewhere on the start menue and go to "properties" then "start menu" then clasic start menue"

as for teh rest of the OS (close but not all the way like 2000) right click on the desktop go to "personalize" then go to "themes" then go to "windows clasic theme"

tada!

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RE[2]: Comment by pcunite
by pcunite on Tue 26th Aug 2008 17:28 in reply to "RE: Comment by pcunite"
pcunite Member since:
2008-08-26

Thank you. This does help. But other problems remain:

1. folder navigation changes - no up arrow.
2. Copy a file into a directory where another exists - look at that huge dialog!

Many other very tiny things that require me to think differently for no reason. It is like getting into a car and the steering wheel has been moved! Why?

Just give me the OPTION to revert EVERYTHING to windows 2000 interface. Thank you!

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