AlanTheBeast
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Flip-flopping Windows style (WinXP-classic <> Windows Classic)

I recently updated from Fusion 3 to Fusion 5.

I only use Fusion for WinXP.  I prefer the old Windows Classic style.

But since upgrading to 5 the following happens:

- Open Fusion / WinXP as I prefer (Windows Classic).

- Do what I need to do

- I quit windows and shut down Fusion.

          okay so far.

- the next time I launch Windows,

- opens as WinXP classic style (vulgar and ugly)

- I do what I need to do

- I quit windows and shut down Fusion.

Then the NEXT time, it reverts to Windows Classic.

The NEXT time it reverts to WinXP classic

And back and forth.

I've tried re-setting the style (from either of the above)

But the "style togglling" keeps going and going.

It's driving me mad!

Anyone?

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RvdNieuwendijk
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dlhotka
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I guess I'm not sure what you're asking - as far as I know, there's only one classic theme in XP (and Win7 for that matter) - both look like Windows 2000 did (no rounded corners, no funky buttons).

It almost sounds like you have two VM's.

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AlanTheBeast
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In WindowsXP you can select WinXP Classic or Windows Classic, the latter being the "look" from Win 95.

(see attached).

two copies?  No, I always launch with a pointer to the sole copy on my system HD (Documents/Virtual Machines).

IAC, that would not explain the "perfect" toggling from one to the other and back.

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dlhotka
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Ahh, that's what confused me.   It's not Window XP Classic, it's just Windows XP.

I'd be very surprised if this has anything to do with Fusion at all - more likely a windows bug.

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