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Windows 7 is a great new operating system, but some people may not be comfortable with the new interface or the taskbar. I will show you how to quickly and simply configure your computer to look like Windows Vista or Windows 2000.
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Step 1: Unpin everything

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Unpin all the programs and files from the taskbar. Do this by right-clicking the taskbar icon and selecting unpin.

Step 2: To make it look like Vista

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Right-click the taskbar and go into its properties. Check the Use small icons box. Set taskbar buttons to Never combine. Apply these settings and you should get a taskbar pretty much like Vista's.

Step 3: To make it look like 2000

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Keep the settings of the previous step. Now, go into Control Panel and select Change the theme under the Appearance and Personalization menu. Select the Windows Classic theme. Now it should seem like Windows 2000.

Wont look like this anymore :/

gamerguy13 (author)  connor.mcmahon.3999 months ago

Sorry for the delay. I did some Googling and found this website with a bit of useful info: http://www.sevenforums.com/customization/38106-title-bar-colour-gradient-windows-classic.html

gamerguy13 (author)  connor.mcmahon.3999 months ago
Do you mean there's no color gradient in the upper window title? Or do you mean you can't get one of these settings to take effect?
Yeah. Here in the pic where is says "color 2" Would AVG PC Tune Up have something to do with it not being enabled?

Doesn't work on my computer anymore. The Active title bar only can be one color. (Like windows 95/98)

gamerguy13 (author)  connor.mcmahon.3999 months ago

I'm not entirely sure how to fix this. Maybe you can go into the properties of this particular theme. I am on Windows 8.1 so I can't look at it myself at the moment.

YoloP11 months ago

Lots of ways you could go into more depth, But all in all nice short guide.

gamerguy13 (author)  YoloP11 months ago

Thanks! I meant for it to be a simple guide to get back to the classic styling of Windows for those accustomed to it. Since Windows 8 has no options to do that directly anymore, I've grown used to the weird new interface.