Microsoft

User Interface Transition from Windows XP to Windows 7

Windows XP Desktop Customization

Everyone is familiar now with the modern Windows desktop paradigm that's been around since 1995. Since Windows 2000 arrived in 1999, everyone's cozy with My Documents, My Computer, My Network Places and Recycle Bin. On many OEM XP deployments these icons are readily accessible and are already on the desktop, but you can choose to add and remove them as you need to. You can get to them on XP by right clicking on the desktop, choosing "Properties", clicking on the Desktop tab and choose "Customize Desktop". We've been doing things this way since 2001, and we all know these menus and dialogs like the back of our hands by now.

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