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Windows XP First View

A first view of Windows XP : Like on each new Windows version, you will need to get used
to a new layout
( which really puts a different view on the joke Bill Gates and GM ) :

Desktop and Start-menu:

The desktop is empty :

no icons for "My Computer" or
"Network Neighborhood" /
"My Network Places"

And the Start-menu has changed
completely !

For people, which do not like to
get used to this new menu, there is
(luckily) a solution:
right-click on the Taskbar and select
to display the "

Tab: Start Menu:
select "Classic Start menu"
This looks a lot more familiar
for long-time users of Win9x/NT4
or Windows 2000 !

Look of Windows:

Open a Windows, like in
this example: "My Computers"

The XP-look of Windows is
"colorful" (not really my tast ! )
For people, which do not like to
get used to this new Windows Style,
there is (luckily) a solution:
right-click on the free area on the
Desktop select to display the

Tab: Appearance :

by default, "Windows and buttons"
are set to "Windows XP style"
You can select from the Drop-down
menu for "Windows and buttons"
the "Windows Classic style"
That looks (at least for me) a lot better:
It looks now again like a Window

Even with the "Classic Windows Style", most Windows in XP are very colorful :

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