Windows 7 explorer for Windows 8

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  1. Tihiy

    Tihiy MDL Junior Member

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    #1 Tihiy, Jul 20, 2012
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    Daz MDL Developer / Admin
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    #2 Daz, Jul 20, 2012
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    I've approved the thread as it looks very interesting and a project such as this would address many issues people have with Metro.

    I'd be curious to know if the same thing could be done with a leaked Windows 8 editions explorer, before the start menus code was removed. It could end up working better than Windows 7's :g:
     
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  3. Niekess

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    #3 Niekess, Jul 20, 2012
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    Interesting for the people who dislike Metro.
    I will test tomorrow in a virtual machine, I keep the Metro on my host OS. :)

    @Daz For that do I think the explorer.exe of the developer preview would be best, this one still depends on the shsxs.dll. Once that file is gone will the developer preview turn back into Windows 7 interface.
     
  4. Daz

    Daz MDL Developer / Admin
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    That would work if it was the last build to have it. I'm just thinking if it'd be a little more compatible, although it may then have bugs of it's own.
     
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    awesome work. :)
     
  6. Alphawaves

    Alphawaves Super Moderator/Developer
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    Really like this, how about using an earlier version of 8's explorer (before start menu changed) :eek:
     
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  7. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    I like this idea, maybe using the WDP explorer, the user can toggle between metro and no-metro by a simple registry tweak. :D
    :D
     
  8. ODY123

    ODY123 MDL Expert

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    Very good stuff, how do I get the Log Off and Switch User?
     
  9. luky

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    Where can I find on the install DVD explorer.exe.mui and explorer.exe x64?
    Currently I have installed Win7 on computer
     
  10. wasd

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    Explorer.exe in Windows and Explorer.exe.mui in Windows\en-EN(If your language is english)
     
  11. luky

    luky MDL Addicted

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    My language is English.
     
  12. wasd

    wasd MDL Novice

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    Go for it, i posted you the folders in English language
     
  13. luky

    luky MDL Addicted

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    Listen mate I need the file explorer.exe and explorer.exe.mui of win7 x64 because they do not have.
     
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    #15 caleyd, Jul 21, 2012
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    My bad, didn't have Explorer.exe.mui in Windows\en-EN working great now...thanks!

    I get black screen after installing. I have to ctrl-alt-del and run the task manager then select run and enter explorer to get the desktop.
     
  15. Tihiy

    Tihiy MDL Junior Member

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    Won't win many things. Metro in DP/RP is quite different.
    In sources\install.wim, open with latest 7-zip beta.
    That happens if mui file is not in proper subdir. It has to be "en-US" or your language (de-DE or ru-RU for example).
    Doesn't work now, likely will be in next version. Alt-F4 on desktop for now.
     
  16. lxb

    lxb MDL Novice

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    awesome work,
    tested,it works in my windows 8 RP x64! :biggrin:
     
  17. stonyi1

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    Awesome work, now Windows 8 is the way it should be!
     
  18. vlad2989

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    it might not win anything for Metro, but would it not fix these issues
    - Start menu pin list and MFU list doesn't work. Instead, Start menu always shows "All programs" list.
    - Trying to pin app to start menu by drag&drop will pin it to taskbar instead.
    - Choosing "Pin to Start" menu item will add item to Start menu All programs list.
    - Network icon popups don't show since Metro UI isn't started.
    - You can't manage Wi-Fi networks. Use third-party program for that.
    - You can't manage VPN/dialup connections. Run rasphone for that.
    - You can't add new user. Run control userpasswords2 for that

    but great work anyway, lets hope that by RTM or GA we can add this to install.wim and forget about Metro BS for good
     
  19. ambidav

    ambidav MDL Guru

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    This works really well, Its better than using start8! classic shell and vistart imo well done!! :)