Windows 7 have included different user experiences like, Windows Classic, Windows Basic, Windows 7 Standard and Windows Aero. Here lets see why and how the Windows Classic mode is used.
Windows 7 includes a user experience called Windows Classic that resembles the user interfaces that Microsoft shipped with Windows 95, 98, Me, and 2000. (It most closely resembles Windows 2000.) This interface is available on all Windows 7 product editions, including Starter Edition.
Classic is included in Windows 7 primarily for businesses that don’t want to undergo the expense of retraining their employees to use the newer user experiences. It’s also there for you masochists. The Windows Classic user interface is shown in the below screen shot.
Windows Classic lets Windows 7 users enjoy a Windows 2000-like user interface.
While Windows Classic does resemble the Windows 2000 look and feel, there are in fact numerous differences. So users will still require some training when moving to Windows 7 and Windows Classic mode.
Some older interfaces are no longer possible. For example, the Windows 7 Start menu still retains the layout that debuted with Windows XP, and not the cascading menu style you might remember from Windows 2000. In Windows XP and Vista, this older-style Start menu could still be used if desired. It’s gone from Windows 7.
To Change to Windows Classic, follow these below steps.
- Right click on desktop and choose Personalize as shown in the below screen shot.
- Move on to Basic and High Contrast themes and then choose Windows Classic.
That’s it, but at any point if you are not interested on the Windows Classic User Interface, you can switch to other Interface just by choosing other types by following the above steps.
Remember, Windows classic is just a low End user Interface which will save most of your RAM. Classic looks very close to the same just with the new icons. Classic was always grey and kind of boring (but snappier!). But, Aero is better in terms of performance, stability and productivity.