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Making XP desktop look like Win98

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jerome.hill@nospam.com, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. jerome.hill@nospam.com

    jerome.hill@nospam.com Flightless Bird

    I have used Win98 since 98. I really didn't care to upgrade, but it
    seems there's just too much stuff that dont work in 98 anymore. I
    just bought another (used) computer with XP installed, and will keep
    my Win98 computer as it is. That way I can use either one. The old
    one was too slow for XP and dual booting seemed like a hassle to
    setup. So, now I just have 2 computers.

    Anyhow, I recall someone long ago saying there's a way to make XP look
    and act like Win98. I really dont care to have to get used to a new
    look, and XP has too much junk I dont care to use anyhow, like that
    dog cartoon. Not only do I not want that stuff, but I have always
    believed that any computer should use it's power for tasks, not
    unneeded toys, which is one reason I never load anything not required
    by the OS into memory upon booting. I dont even run automatic virus
    scans. I do it manually. I dont run screen savers or any of that
    junk.

    So, what's the method to make XP look like Win98?

    Thanks

    Jerome
     
  2. Mike S

    Mike S Flightless Bird

    On 6/6/2010 9:39 PM, jerome.hill@nospam.com wrote:
    > I have used Win98 since 98. I really didn't care to upgrade, but it
    > seems there's just too much stuff that dont work in 98 anymore. I
    > just bought another (used) computer with XP installed, and will keep
    > my Win98 computer as it is. That way I can use either one. The old
    > one was too slow for XP and dual booting seemed like a hassle to
    > setup. So, now I just have 2 computers.
    >
    > Anyhow, I recall someone long ago saying there's a way to make XP look
    > and act like Win98. I really dont care to have to get used to a new
    > look, and XP has too much junk I dont care to use anyhow, like that
    > dog cartoon. Not only do I not want that stuff, but I have always
    > believed that any computer should use it's power for tasks, not
    > unneeded toys, which is one reason I never load anything not required
    > by the OS into memory upon booting. I dont even run automatic virus
    > scans. I do it manually. I dont run screen savers or any of that
    > junk.
    >
    > So, what's the method to make XP look like Win98?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Jerome


    You can get a lot of tips from the first page of hits alone:

    http://www.google.com/search?q=make+xp+look+like+win98
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    jerome.hill@nospam.com wrote:
    > I have used Win98 since 98. I really didn't care to upgrade, but it
    > seems there's just too much stuff that dont work in 98 anymore...


    Like your grammar/spelling checker?
     
  4. thanatoid

    thanatoid Flightless Bird

    jerome.hill@nospam.com wrote in
    news:mfto065ummat8m2j528fdd30fa0so4jt6d@4ax.com:

    <SNIP>

    You can come close, but there are so many totally idiotic things
    in the basic guts of the system that it's a losing battle. Even
    XPLite (http://www.litepc.com) does hardly anything (while it's
    a MUST for 98SE). And if you mess around too much the machine
    becomes very unwieldy.

    Just don't bother with WindowBlinds - it's just ridiculous, and
    all it does is change one eyecandy for hundreds of other eye
    candies. Nothing to do with how the OS actually /behaves/.

    I strongly suggest using the file manager from www.ghisler.com
    That's probably the best thing you can do to improve the
    nightmarish XPerience.
    WE is NOT a file manager.

    Also, File-Ex from http://www.cottonwoodsw.com


    --
    Of course, it is no easy matter to be polite; in so far, I mean,
    as it requires us to show great respect for everybody, whereas
    most people deserve none at all; and again in so far as it
    demands that we should feign the most lively interest in people,
    when we must be very glad that we have nothing to do with them.
    - Arthur Schopenhauer
     
  5. Don Phillipson

    Don Phillipson Flightless Bird

    <jerome.hill@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:mfto065ummat8m2j528fdd30fa0so4jt6d@4ax.com...

    > I have used Win98 since 98. I really didn't care to upgrade, but it
    > seems there's just too much stuff that dont work in 98 anymore. I
    > just bought another (used) computer with XP installed . . .
    >
    > Anyhow, I recall someone long ago saying there's a way to make XP look
    > and act like Win98. I really dont care to have to get used to a new look


    Books are still the best source for tweaks like this, especially
    1. Bott and Siechert, Microsoft WindowsXP Inside Out
    (Microsoft Press.)
    2. Windows XP . . . for Dummies (IDG).

    --
    Don Phillipson
    Carlsbad Springs
    (Ottawa, Canada)
     
  6. dadiOH

    dadiOH Flightless Bird

    jerome.hill@nospam.com wrote:
    > I have used Win98 since 98. I really didn't care to upgrade, but it
    > seems there's just too much stuff that dont work in 98 anymore. I
    > just bought another (used) computer with XP installed, and will keep
    > my Win98 computer as it is. That way I can use either one. The old
    > one was too slow for XP and dual booting seemed like a hassle to
    > setup. So, now I just have 2 computers.
    >
    > Anyhow, I recall someone long ago saying there's a way to make XP look
    > and act like Win98. I really dont care to have to get used to a new
    > look, and XP has too much junk I dont care to use anyhow, like that
    > dog cartoon. Not only do I not want that stuff, but I have always
    > believed that any computer should use it's power for tasks, not
    > unneeded toys, which is one reason I never load anything not required
    > by the OS into memory upon booting. I dont even run automatic virus
    > scans. I do it manually. I dont run screen savers or any of that
    > junk.
    >
    > So, what's the method to make XP look like Win98?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Jerome


    Display Properties
    Appearance tab
    Windows and buttons
    Select "Windows Classic Style"

    Right click the taskbar
    Properties
    Start Menu tab
    Check "Classic Start menu"

    Those will clean it up pretty well.

    --

    dadiOH
    ____________________________

    dadiOH's dandies v3.06...
    ....a help file of info about MP3s, recording from
    LP/cassette and tips & tricks on this and that.
    Get it at http://mysite.verizon.net/xico
     
  7. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    OT Re: Making XP desktop look like Win98

    In news:%23JfxMhgBLHA.4388@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl,
    PA Bear [MS MVP] <PABearMVP@gmail.com> typed:
    > jerome.hill@nospam.com wrote:
    >> I have used Win98 since 98. I really didn't care to
    >> upgrade, but it seems there's just too much stuff that
    >> dont work in 98 anymore...

    >
    > Like your grammar/spelling checker?


    Pa' a condescending idiot a lot of times.
     
  8. Robert Macy

    Robert Macy Flightless Bird

    On Jun 6, 9:39 pm, jerome.h...@nospam.com wrote:
    > I have used Win98 since 98.  I really didn't care to upgrade, but it
    > seems there's just too much stuff that dont work in 98 anymore.  I
    > just bought another (used) computer with XP installed, and will keep
    > my Win98 computer as it is.  That way I can use either one.  The old
    > one was too slow for XP and dual booting seemed like a hassle to
    > setup.  So, now I just have 2 computers.  
    >
    > Anyhow, I recall someone long ago saying there's a way to make XP look
    > and act like Win98.  I really dont care to have to get used to a new
    > look, and XP has too much junk I dont care to use anyhow, like that
    > dog cartoon.  Not only do I not want that stuff, but I have always
    > believed that any computer should use it's power for tasks, not
    > unneeded toys, which is one reason I never load anything not required
    > by the OS into memory upon booting. I dont even run automatic virus
    > scans.  I do it manually.  I dont run screen savers or any of that
    > junk.  
    >
    > So, what's the method to make XP look like Win98?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Jerome


    I too have been happier with Win98 than with WinXP, for many reasons.
    I agree that MS should have spent more time providing useful software
    rather than ruining an effective search tool along with the foolish
    dog cartoons.

    I highly recommend you keep the WinXP look, so that you are always
    reminded that you are NOT using Win98. I originally set up one of the
    WinXP machines to look like Win98, but every now and then, I'd ask for
    something to happen expecting results like I was used to getting, only
    to have the 'improvements' in WinXP destroy/confuse what I was trying
    to do. Thus, changed back to always keep that reminder in front of
    me.

    On the WinXP [brought out every month or so to get access to what I
    can't do on Win98] I installed everything that had been ruined by MS
    as they changed to WinXP, such as, Win98 Notepad, Win98 Paint, and had
    to install 3rd party search tool, called Agent Ransack.

    Someday, someone will explain how WinXP is an improvement for me. I
    know there was an improvement for MS by requiring registration of the
    product. When I must use the WinXP, I miss the 'snappy' response
    [even on a slower machine] of this Win98. Have any of you followed
    how Linux boots up in less than 1 second?
     
  9. kraut

    kraut Flightless Bird

    >> I have used Win98 since 98.  I really didn't care to upgrade, but it
    >> seems there's just too much stuff that dont work in 98 anymore.  I
    >> just bought another (used) computer with XP installed, and will keep
    >> my Win98 computer as it is.  That way I can use either one.  The old
    >> one was too slow for XP and dual booting seemed like a hassle to
    >> setup.  So, now I just have 2 computers.  
    >>
    >> Anyhow, I recall someone long ago saying there's a way to make XP look
    >> and act like Win98.  I really dont care to have to get used to a new
    >> look, and XP has too much junk I dont care to use anyhow, like that
    >> dog cartoon.  Not only do I not want that stuff, but I have always
    >> believed that any computer should use it's power for tasks, not
    >> unneeded toys, which is one reason I never load anything not required
    >> by the OS into memory upon booting. I dont even run automatic virus
    >> scans.  I do it manually.  I dont run screen savers or any of that
    >> junk.  
    >>
    >> So, what's the method to make XP look like Win98?
    >>

    >
    >I too have been happier with Win98 than with WinXP, for many reasons.
    >I agree that MS should have spent more time providing useful software
    >rather than ruining an effective search tool along with the foolish
    >dog cartoons.
    >
    >I highly recommend you keep the WinXP look, so that you are always
    >reminded that you are NOT using Win98. I originally set up one of the
    >WinXP machines to look like Win98, but every now and then, I'd ask for
    >something to happen expecting results like I was used to getting, only
    >to have the 'improvements' in WinXP destroy/confuse what I was trying
    >to do. Thus, changed back to always keep that reminder in front of
    >me.
    >
    >On the WinXP [brought out every month or so to get access to what I
    >can't do on Win98] I installed everything that had been ruined by MS
    >as they changed to WinXP, such as, Win98 Notepad, Win98 Paint, and had
    >to install 3rd party search tool, called Agent Ransack.
    >
    >Someday, someone will explain how WinXP is an improvement for me. I
    >know there was an improvement for MS by requiring registration of the
    >product. When I must use the WinXP, I miss the 'snappy' response
    >[even on a slower machine] of this Win98. Have any of you followed
    >how Linux boots up in less than 1 second?



    I too miss my 98 system but it was getting so most of the newer
    software and hardware would not run on 98.

    My old Deskjet 550 died and I had to get a new printer and think I
    could find on for 98?!?!? I did eventually but it took a while. The
    najority of them are made for XP / Vista now.

    I finally went to XP when the on / off switch on my old PackardBell 98
    box gave out. That machine started as a new Windows 95 machine and
    served me well through 98SE but did not have the umph to run XP. Can
    not bare to get rid of it so it is setting in the corner for now.
     
  10. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    Re: OT Re: Making XP desktop look like Win98

    On Jun 7, 10:28 am, "Twayne" <nob...@spamcop.net> wrote:
    > Innews:%23JfxMhgBLHA.4388@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl,
    > PA Bear [MS MVP] <PABear...@gmail.com> typed:
    >
    > > jerome.h...@nospam.com wrote:
    > >> I have used Win98 since 98.  I really didn't care to
    > >> upgrade, but it seems there's just too much stuff that
    > >> dont work in 98 anymore...

    >
    > > Like your grammar/spelling checker?

    >
    > Pa' a condescending idiot a lot of times.


    I would like my system to look like Super Mario Brothers.

    Alas.
     
  11. Don Phillipson

    Don Phillipson Flightless Bird

    "Robert Macy" <macy@california.com> wrote in message
    news:2c92caf5-1cc3-4caa-98f4-998a9f8d6dba@s1g2000prf.googlegroups.com...

    > I highly recommend you keep the WinXP look, so that you are always
    > reminded that you are NOT using Win98.


    Yes, confirmed.

    > On the WinXP [brought out every month or so to get access to what I
    > can't do on Win98] I installed everything that had been ruined by MS
    > as they changed to WinXP, such as, Win98 Notepad, Win98 Paint, and had
    > to install 3rd party search tool, called Agent Ransack.


    1. Earlier versions of Notepad, Write and Wordpad run just
    as well under WinXP. I don't use MSPaint because Photoshop Light
    is just as free and runs just as well.
    3. Avantis/V-Com PFind is superior to Windows find tools (just as
    the bundled PowerDesk is superior to Explorer.exe (My Computer)
    for people accustomed to Win98.

    > Someday, someone will explain how WinXP is an improvement for me.


    Main improvements are:
    1. NT file system (more resistant to software errors)
    2. Registry Hive, more nearly capable of self-repair than Win98.
    3. User-friendliness: the OS does by itself half the housekeeping
    functions Win98 users need to know about: so WinXP users do not
    need to know.

    --
    Don Phillipson
    Carlsbad Springs
    (Ottawa, Canada)
     
  12. Dan

    Dan Flightless Bird

    "dadiOH" wrote:

    > jerome.hill@nospam.com wrote:
    > > I have used Win98 since 98. I really didn't care to upgrade, but it
    > > seems there's just too much stuff that dont work in 98 anymore. I
    > > just bought another (used) computer with XP installed, and will keep
    > > my Win98 computer as it is. That way I can use either one. The old
    > > one was too slow for XP and dual booting seemed like a hassle to
    > > setup. So, now I just have 2 computers.
    > >
    > > Anyhow, I recall someone long ago saying there's a way to make XP look
    > > and act like Win98. I really dont care to have to get used to a new
    > > look, and XP has too much junk I dont care to use anyhow, like that
    > > dog cartoon. Not only do I not want that stuff, but I have always
    > > believed that any computer should use it's power for tasks, not
    > > unneeded toys, which is one reason I never load anything not required
    > > by the OS into memory upon booting. I dont even run automatic virus
    > > scans. I do it manually. I dont run screen savers or any of that
    > > junk.
    > >
    > > So, what's the method to make XP look like Win98?
    > >
    > > Thanks
    > >
    > > Jerome

    >
    > Display Properties
    > Appearance tab
    > Windows and buttons
    > Select "Windows Classic Style"
    >
    > Right click the taskbar
    > Properties
    > Start Menu tab
    > Check "Classic Start menu"
    >
    > Those will clean it up pretty well.
    >
    > --
    >
    > dadiOH
    > ____________________________
    >
    > dadiOH's dandies v3.06...
    > ....a help file of info about MP3s, recording from
    > LP/cassette and tips & tricks on this and that.
    > Get it at http://mysite.verizon.net/xico
    >
    >
    >
    > .
    >


    True, I like the Classic interfaces and I am using them in my versions of
    Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows 7
    Professional.
     
  13. Dan

    Dan Flightless Bird

    "kraut" wrote:

    > >> I have used Win98 since 98. I really didn't care to upgrade, but it
    > >> seems there's just too much stuff that dont work in 98 anymore. I
    > >> just bought another (used) computer with XP installed, and will keep
    > >> my Win98 computer as it is. That way I can use either one. The old
    > >> one was too slow for XP and dual booting seemed like a hassle to
    > >> setup. So, now I just have 2 computers.
    > >>
    > >> Anyhow, I recall someone long ago saying there's a way to make XP look
    > >> and act like Win98. I really dont care to have to get used to a new
    > >> look, and XP has too much junk I dont care to use anyhow, like that
    > >> dog cartoon. Not only do I not want that stuff, but I have always
    > >> believed that any computer should use it's power for tasks, not
    > >> unneeded toys, which is one reason I never load anything not required
    > >> by the OS into memory upon booting. I dont even run automatic virus
    > >> scans. I do it manually. I dont run screen savers or any of that
    > >> junk.
    > >>
    > >> So, what's the method to make XP look like Win98?
    > >>

    > >
    > >I too have been happier with Win98 than with WinXP, for many reasons.
    > >I agree that MS should have spent more time providing useful software
    > >rather than ruining an effective search tool along with the foolish
    > >dog cartoons.
    > >
    > >I highly recommend you keep the WinXP look, so that you are always
    > >reminded that you are NOT using Win98. I originally set up one of the
    > >WinXP machines to look like Win98, but every now and then, I'd ask for
    > >something to happen expecting results like I was used to getting, only
    > >to have the 'improvements' in WinXP destroy/confuse what I was trying
    > >to do. Thus, changed back to always keep that reminder in front of
    > >me.
    > >
    > >On the WinXP [brought out every month or so to get access to what I
    > >can't do on Win98] I installed everything that had been ruined by MS
    > >as they changed to WinXP, such as, Win98 Notepad, Win98 Paint, and had
    > >to install 3rd party search tool, called Agent Ransack.
    > >
    > >Someday, someone will explain how WinXP is an improvement for me. I
    > >know there was an improvement for MS by requiring registration of the
    > >product. When I must use the WinXP, I miss the 'snappy' response
    > >[even on a slower machine] of this Win98. Have any of you followed
    > >how Linux boots up in less than 1 second?

    >
    >
    > I too miss my 98 system but it was getting so most of the newer
    > software and hardware would not run on 98.
    >
    > My old Deskjet 550 died and I had to get a new printer and think I
    > could find on for 98?!?!? I did eventually but it took a while. The
    > najority of them are made for XP / Vista now.
    >
    > I finally went to XP when the on / off switch on my old PackardBell 98
    > box gave out. That machine started as a new Windows 95 machine and
    > served me well through 98SE but did not have the umph to run XP. Can
    > not bare to get rid of it so it is setting in the corner for now.
    >
    >
    > .
    >


    I may end up adding an extra video card to my desktop but I love my Ati
    Radeon 9800 XT video card on my desktop. The reason I have not become a fan
    of Nvidia video cards is because I find their backwards compatibility is
    lacking compared to Ati video cards. Sure, Nvidia may have the best video
    cards or Ati now but I have been burned when I installed an Nvidia video card
    upgrading from a 3dfx in an old system in the past. I had numerous problems
    and then tried an Ati video card and the upgrade was smooth and both were
    supposed to work fine and I did do my research.
     
  14. Tim Meddick

    Tim Meddick Flightless Bird

    All the poor saps that use Win2K all thinking that there're really using
    Windows 98!!!

    Thank God for XP's Big Bold Blue interface, so we don't immediately all
    think we've gone back in time to 1999!!!

    ==

    Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :)




    "Don Phillipson" <e925@SPAMBLOCK.ncf.ca> wrote in message
    news:%23Z3fCymBLHA.5584@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > "Robert Macy" <macy@california.com> wrote in message
    > news:2c92caf5-1cc3-4caa-98f4-998a9f8d6dba@s1g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
    >
    >> I highly recommend you keep the WinXP look, so that you are always
    >> reminded that you are NOT using Win98.

    >
    > Yes, confirmed.
    >
    >> On the WinXP [brought out every month or so to get access to what I
    >> can't do on Win98] I installed everything that had been ruined by MS
    >> as they changed to WinXP, such as, Win98 Notepad, Win98 Paint, and had
    >> to install 3rd party search tool, called Agent Ransack.

    >
    > 1. Earlier versions of Notepad, Write and Wordpad run just
    > as well under WinXP. I don't use MSPaint because Photoshop Light
    > is just as free and runs just as well.
    > 3. Avantis/V-Com PFind is superior to Windows find tools (just as
    > the bundled PowerDesk is superior to Explorer.exe (My Computer)
    > for people accustomed to Win98.
    >
    >> Someday, someone will explain how WinXP is an improvement for me.

    >
    > Main improvements are:
    > 1. NT file system (more resistant to software errors)
    > 2. Registry Hive, more nearly capable of self-repair than Win98.
    > 3. User-friendliness: the OS does by itself half the housekeeping
    > functions Win98 users need to know about: so WinXP users do not
    > need to know.
    >
    > --
    > Don Phillipson
    > Carlsbad Springs
    > (Ottawa, Canada)
    >
    >
     
  15. Henry

    Henry Flightless Bird

    Robert Macy wrote:

    > On Jun 6, 9:39 pm, jerome.h...@nospam.com wrote:
    >
    >>I have used Win98 since 98. I really didn't care to upgrade, but it
    >>seems there's just too much stuff that dont work in 98 anymore. I
    >>just bought another (used) computer with XP installed, and will keep
    >>my Win98 computer as it is. That way I can use either one. The old
    >>one was too slow for XP and dual booting seemed like a hassle to
    >>setup. So, now I just have 2 computers.
    >>
    >>Anyhow, I recall someone long ago saying there's a way to make XP look
    >>and act like Win98. I really dont care to have to get used to a new
    >>look, and XP has too much junk I dont care to use anyhow, like that
    >>dog cartoon. Not only do I not want that stuff, but I have always
    >>believed that any computer should use it's power for tasks, not
    >>unneeded toys, which is one reason I never load anything not required
    >>by the OS into memory upon booting. I dont even run automatic virus
    >>scans. I do it manually. I dont run screen savers or any of that
    >>junk.
    >>
    >>So, what's the method to make XP look like Win98?
    >>
    >>Thanks
    >>
    >>Jerome

    >
    >

    Hi

    To make WinXP look like Win98, do the *five* things listed below. All
    folders will have the files listed as Win98 did.

    Then if there are any folders where you would like to see the icons
    instead of the listings, in that folder, go to "view" and then click
    on icons instead of details.

    Henry

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    1: Right click on lower task bar. Select "Properties". Select Start
    Menu. Select Classic Start Menu. OK yourself out.

    2. In Control Panel, select Tools/ Folder Options / General / Use
    Windows Classic Folders. Select Open each folder in the same window.
    OK yourself out.

    3. In Control Panel, select "Display" / Appearances. Under Windows
    and buttons select Windows Classic style. Under Color scheme, select
    Windows Standard. OK yourself out.

    4. In Windows Explorer go to Tools / Folder Options / View and click
    so a dot shows before Show hidden files and folders and OK yourself
    out. Make sure you also untick "Hide file extensions for known file
    types" if that is an option that is ticked.

    5. Go to Start/Settings/Taskbar/start menu tab/customize
    and in the advanced start menu options, Uncheck
    "use personialized menus". OK yourself out.

    I think that those are the only things that need changing to make it
    look pretty much like windows 98.

    You may have to go to Windows Explorer and under View, check Details.
    I'm not sure if the above does that or not it's been so long that I
    did this.

    Henry
     
  16. Tim Meddick

    Tim Meddick Flightless Bird

    Why change the Explorer setting for "Hide file extensions for known file
    types" in order to make it more like Win98 ??

    This setting is exactly the same in Windows98 !!

    Windows Explorer > Folder Options > View

    Even the registry setting is identical for both W98 and XP!

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
    "HideFileExt"=dword:00000001

    ==

    Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :)




    "Henry" <wa0goz@arrl.net> wrote in message
    news:hujibu$t5d$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > Robert Macy wrote:
    >
    >> On Jun 6, 9:39 pm, jerome.h...@nospam.com wrote:
    >>
    >>>I have used Win98 since 98. I really didn't care to upgrade, but it
    >>>seems there's just too much stuff that dont work in 98 anymore. I
    >>>just bought another (used) computer with XP installed, and will keep
    >>>my Win98 computer as it is. That way I can use either one. The old
    >>>one was too slow for XP and dual booting seemed like a hassle to
    >>>setup. So, now I just have 2 computers.
    >>>Anyhow, I recall someone long ago saying there's a way to make XP look
    >>>and act like Win98. I really dont care to have to get used to a new
    >>>look, and XP has too much junk I dont care to use anyhow, like that
    >>>dog cartoon. Not only do I not want that stuff, but I have always
    >>>believed that any computer should use it's power for tasks, not
    >>>unneeded toys, which is one reason I never load anything not required
    >>>by the OS into memory upon booting. I dont even run automatic virus
    >>>scans. I do it manually. I dont run screen savers or any of that
    >>>junk.
    >>>So, what's the method to make XP look like Win98?
    >>>
    >>>Thanks
    >>>
    >>>Jerome

    >>
    >>

    > Hi
    >
    > To make WinXP look like Win98, do the *five* things listed below. All
    > folders will have the files listed as Win98 did.
    >
    > Then if there are any folders where you would like to see the icons
    > instead of the listings, in that folder, go to "view" and then click
    > on icons instead of details.
    >
    > Henry
    >
    > ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    >
    > 1: Right click on lower task bar. Select "Properties". Select Start
    > Menu. Select Classic Start Menu. OK yourself out.
    >
    > 2. In Control Panel, select Tools/ Folder Options / General / Use
    > Windows Classic Folders. Select Open each folder in the same window.
    > OK yourself out.
    >
    > 3. In Control Panel, select "Display" / Appearances. Under Windows
    > and buttons select Windows Classic style. Under Color scheme, select
    > Windows Standard. OK yourself out.
    >
    > 4. In Windows Explorer go to Tools / Folder Options / View and click
    > so a dot shows before Show hidden files and folders and OK yourself
    > out. Make sure you also untick "Hide file extensions for known file
    > types" if that is an option that is ticked.
    >
    > 5. Go to Start/Settings/Taskbar/start menu tab/customize
    > and in the advanced start menu options, Uncheck
    > "use personialized menus". OK yourself out.
    >
    > I think that those are the only things that need changing to make it
    > look pretty much like windows 98.
    >
    > You may have to go to Windows Explorer and under View, check Details.
    > I'm not sure if the above does that or not it's been so long that I
    > did this.
    >
    > Henry
     
  17. Hot-text

    Hot-text Flightless Bird

    on XP have just right click on start
    Click programs
    pick Classic Start Click Apply OK


    "Mike S" <mscir@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:huhu3e$1f8$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > On 6/6/2010 9:39 PM, jerome.hill@nospam.com wrote:
    >> I have used Win98 since 98. I really didn't care to upgrade, but it
    >> seems there's just too much stuff that dont work in 98 anymore. I
    >> just bought another (used) computer with XP installed, and will keep
    >> my Win98 computer as it is. That way I can use either one. The old
    >> one was too slow for XP and dual booting seemed like a hassle to
    >> setup. So, now I just have 2 computers.
    >>
    >> Anyhow, I recall someone long ago saying there's a way to make XP look
    >> and act like Win98. I really dont care to have to get used to a new
    >> look, and XP has too much junk I dont care to use anyhow, like that
    >> dog cartoon. Not only do I not want that stuff, but I have always
    >> believed that any computer should use it's power for tasks, not
    >> unneeded toys, which is one reason I never load anything not required
    >> by the OS into memory upon booting. I dont even run automatic virus
    >> scans. I do it manually. I dont run screen savers or any of that
    >> junk.
    >>
    >> So, what's the method to make XP look like Win98?
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >>
    >> Jerome

    >
    > You can get a lot of tips from the first page of hits alone:
    >
    > http://www.google.com/search?q=make+xp+look+like+win98
    >
     
  18. Hot-text

    Hot-text Flightless Bird

    Re: OT Re: Making XP desktop look like Win98

    Can be Done!


    "Jose" <jose_ease@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:ac9ed933-188d-4ba0-9e38-3c7bc8cd7911@z10g2000yqb.googlegroups.com...
    > On Jun 7, 10:28 am, "Twayne" <nob...@spamcop.net> wrote:
    >> Innews:%23JfxMhgBLHA.4388@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl,
    >> PA Bear [MS MVP] <PABear...@gmail.com> typed:
    >>
    >> > jerome.h...@nospam.com wrote:
    >> >> I have used Win98 since 98. I really didn't care to
    >> >> upgrade, but it seems there's just too much stuff that
    >> >> dont work in 98 anymore...

    >>
    >> > Like your grammar/spelling checker?

    >>
    >> Pa' a condescending idiot a lot of times.

    >
    > I would like my system to look like Super Mario Brothers.
    >
    > Alas.
     
  19. HeyBub

    HeyBub Flightless Bird

    Robert Macy wrote:
    >
    > Someday, someone will explain how WinXP is an improvement for me.


    That's easy. XP is built on the NT base, not DOS. There are many benefits,
    none the least of which is that it is impossible for an ill-behaved program
    to bother another. Further, XP has preemptive multi-tasking. It is
    impossible for one application program to lock down a machine completely. A
    more robust file system that is less prone to error (NTFS), virtually
    unlimited memory space, and hundreds of other improvements make XT FAR
    superior to Win98 in almost every category.


    > I
    > know there was an improvement for MS by requiring registration of the
    > product. When I must use the WinXP, I miss the 'snappy' response
    > [even on a slower machine] of this Win98.


    XP does require better hardware, I'll give you that.

    > Have any of you followed
    > how Linux boots up in less than 1 second?


    And a blow-up doll is ready to have sex in less than that.
     
  20. glee

    glee Flightless Bird

    "dadiOH" <dadiOH@invalid.com> wrote in message
    news:%23zMyASkBLHA.980@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > jerome.hill@nospam.com wrote:
    >> I have used Win98 since 98. I really didn't care to upgrade, but it
    >> seems there's just too much stuff that dont work in 98 anymore. I
    >> just bought another (used) computer with XP installed, and will keep
    >> my Win98 computer as it is. That way I can use either one. The old
    >> one was too slow for XP and dual booting seemed like a hassle to
    >> setup. So, now I just have 2 computers.
    >>
    >> Anyhow, I recall someone long ago saying there's a way to make XP
    >> look
    >> and act like Win98. I really dont care to have to get used to a new
    >> look, and XP has too much junk I dont care to use anyhow, like that
    >> dog cartoon. Not only do I not want that stuff, but I have always
    >> believed that any computer should use it's power for tasks, not
    >> unneeded toys, which is one reason I never load anything not required
    >> by the OS into memory upon booting. I dont even run automatic virus
    >> scans. I do it manually. I dont run screen savers or any of that
    >> junk.
    >>
    >> So, what's the method to make XP look like Win98?
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >>
    >> Jerome

    >
    > Display Properties
    > Appearance tab
    > Windows and buttons
    > Select "Windows Classic Style"
    >
    > Right click the taskbar
    > Properties
    > Start Menu tab
    > Check "Classic Start menu"
    >
    > Those will clean it up pretty well.



    I would add one more:
    Download the Microsoft Powertoys for Windows XP. All you need is Tweak
    UI for XP from the package.
    Install and then run TweakUI.
    Go to the Explorer sub-menu. In the details pane find "Use Classic
    Search in Explorer" and select it.
    Click Apply> OK.

    That will replace the brainless XP search function (and the dog) with
    the simpler Win2K search window.

    Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx

    This and other tips can be found here:
    http://www.petri.co.il/restore_classic_search_in_windows_xp.htm

    --
    Glen Ventura, MS MVP Oct. 2002 - Sept. 2009
    A+
    http://dts-l.net/
     

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