cool glad you got it sorted out and i noticed from your picture it was windows 8.
i too am staying on windows 7 lol
I can’t stand…
the ribbon ui
the lack of aero window transparency
the flat styled windows and buttons
the flat monochrome icons
the formerly known interface called Metro
the lack of a start button
the lack of the old start menu
the newer stricter UAC system
i already have a huge list of things i customize on win 7 so what little advantage win 8 provides is not worth the extra amount of hacking to get my OS as i want it. No one not Bill Gates himself can tell me and force me to use my PC in a way i do not want to. It’s mine i built it and paid for it !
In case people are wondering no I’m not in love with the old start menu most of my shortcuts are in a menu system that is made up of a QuckLaunch on my task bar like what is on XP… I have just a small arrow visible for it and its aligned on the right side where it was on XP and when i open it i have about 12 folders named for the category of links and usually some more sub categories after that for more refined links. This works well because the location is the same as XP so if anything tries to detect the Quicklaunch it sees it. And to make things EVEN smoother i simply created a shortcut to my custom quicklaunch in my start menu so when i run CCleaner it automagicly cleans up any dead links in my start menu and in my quicklaunch. I also have selected folders pinned to the explorer task bar icon (no more than 6 taskbar icons total) i also have a bout 10 apps pinned into the start menu and recent apps disabled in it for the programs i want to use more than my quicklaunch ones. and lastly the start menu itself is nothing but garbage collection to me… it’s the fall back location for apps that install default shortcuts and the default shortcuts that come with windows and i periodicly go in there and delete any i don’t like or need so there is very few in there at any time.
This is well thought and extremely refined & fast and it is precisely how i want my machine setup and that IS how i will have it ! No one can stop me lol
Getting told i’m in love with the start menu is retarded it really means little to me for my custom setup.
But the “experts” are usually quick to tell me “I’m doing it wrong” (Apple iPhone quote lol)
which is not possible… i decide how my machine works …no one else !
oh and this is just the tip of the ice berg for OS modding… i change everything and like to kill stuff for performance reasons too… my machine runs FAST …snappy would be an understatement.
I’m picky with keeping things clean and defragged etc for example i will never ever in 10 years of using my PC allow a shortcut / link on my desktop… it’s forbidden lol
Hope everyone enjoyed my story LOL