Pseudo XP desktop?

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  1. Cochise

    Cochise A missed friend

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    My son has just upgraded from 2000 to XP at the cost of a fair few English Quids, a little Sweat, and a number of problems, but he now has it going like a sewing machine.

    What I would like to know is can I make my desktop (I'm on Win 98se) look like XP? Without nackering anything and be able to go back to my own D/T again?

    My son is a IT. Graduate, I know nothing, but the next time he visits I would love to fool him into thinking I had XP.

    My intention would be to tell him that I downloaded it from the Net for 'Free' and that I couldn't understand why he had so much trouble with his. :D

    Regards. Cochise. :cool:
     
  2. pin

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    try searching google for "shell replacements". that's what you're looking for. in my experience though, replacing the shell is more trouble than it's worth!
     
  3. Cochise

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    Thank you Pin,

    It doesn't sound as tho' the joke is worth the trouble eh?.

    Well it was worth a try and believe me it would have been a real 'Gotcha'.

    Regards, Cochise. :cool:
     
  4. pin

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    what you could do is take a snapshot of an xp desktop, and then set it as your wallpaper! all you'd have to do then is hide your taskbar and to someone just taking a quick look it'll seem like you have xp running..until they try to click on something ;).
     
  5. MegaHertz

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    Cochise,

    Windows Blinds would allow you achieve the WinXP look, with out replacing the explorer shell. Just don't let your son go digging around since it would only take a matter of seconds for him to call your bluff (the start menu would be a dead give away).
     
  6. BWMerlin

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    My XP system looks like my ME and 98 ones becuase i turned off most of the nice looking stuff to save resourses. U could tell him the same.
     
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