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running win2003 explorer on windows8?


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#1 ubatuba

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 21:44

Has anyone had this working on Win8-64? Windows Server 2003's Explorer is the most productive version I've ever used. Alternatively a cleverly customized win8 explorer might do, but so far, I've seen nothing that looks anything other than retarded when compared to the true 'classic' Explorer look.

TIA, Rob.


#2 neo158

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 21:56

Why?

Just use Windows Server 2003/2008 R2 instead!!!

#3 OP ubatuba

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 17:59

Because i own a copy of windows8 & like the 2003 explorer.

#4 +Brando212

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 18:00

install classic shell?

#5 OP ubatuba

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 20:24

Classic shell is interesting, but it doesn't go classic enough heh!
what i want is real borders on things, absolutely no attempt what-so-ever to anti-alias fonts, but with font hinting, like this:
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#6 +Brando212

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 20:27

classic shell is about as close as you're gonna get without just installing XP/Server2003