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I used another program called litestep it basically replaces explorer.exe

Savan, does anything break if you try to revert back to the explorer shell after you've installed litestep?

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When I tried it back in the XP days it didn't cause any issues uninstalling it and reverting to Explorer.

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Cool. I remember using some different stuff with XP, Crystal BricoPack and Stardocks Windows Blinds. They made things pretty, but if you ever wanted to stock function and appearance of Windows back you might as well reinstall the OS. Because it seemed like something always broke.

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WindowsBlinds was awesome. I don't recall it ever really breaking anything though.

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WindowsBlinds was awesome. I don't recall it ever really breaking anything though.

You're too young to remember the first release :)

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You're too young to remember the first release :)

Not too young...I just never used it for Windows ME or 98. :P

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Windows Gadgets and working links to Gadgets can still be found at this site:

 

http://www.thoosje.com/vista-sidebar-gadgets-gallery.html

 

 

Windows METRO on first impressions looks nauseating to me... The screen hogging tiles look like ugly "Paint Samples" that make me feel like puking. They look like they were designed by Microsoft's Day Care.

They could be Cool if you could change their skins to say Pics of your choosing. The fact that MS is trying to "Force" people into using Metro by not supporting Gadgets anymore does not bode well for Win 8.

The "security risk" argument by MS concerning Gadgets is pathetic as numerous Gadgets have proven track records of years.

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