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Minimizing Windows 7 “Interface Shock”
It sometimes seems in our industry that we are always on the steep part of the learning curve. Much of this is simple economics: the software industry is constantly looking for ways to sell us new things, and, therefore, by definition, the new things must include changes. We can debate the merits of many of the user interface changes in Windows 7 – for instance, was it really necessary to make it so much more complicated to change the display resolution, repair a network connection, or search for a file? – but one of the good things about Windows 7 is that we can take a number of steps to minimize interface shock, thereby not only combating "change for the sake of change" but making life easier for users and tech support staff alike, both during and after your migration to Windows 7.
Continue reading to learn more about using group policy to make Windows 7 resemble Windows XP.