Windows 10: Can’t Open Elevated Command Prompt Solved

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  1.    16 Feb 2018 #21

    well... my new install seems successfullll - I can open the command prompt, yeah !
    not even sure why I wanted to do that, but I could not and now I can
    must go out and enjoy the last rays of the sun
    will close this thread when I have better tested it all
    you've been very supportive, A GREAT THANKS !
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  2.    16 Feb 2018 #22

    Great.. now consolidate your position before making changes and something goes wrong- start using Disk Imaging routinely.. E.g. Macrium Reflect (free) + a large external disk for disk image sets.

    A disk image is a compressed copy of the used part of disk(s) and partition(s). Disk imaging programs usually help you image the set of Windows partitions. Keep that updated using e.g. differential imaging- a faster smaller mage being the changes from your first image.

    Thus you can recover to a prior working state quickly and relatively painlessly- and save yourself some clean installs.
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  3.    19 Feb 2018 #23

    hello !
    all is well and working and I'm impressed on how fast win10 loads on my old machine, as fast as win7 on SSD !

    I'll follow your advice regarding Macrium Reflect when I install on my PC, I also found the related tutorial here

    I'll test my old softwares, so far most seem to work ok and I guess I'll convert my PC to win10 while the going is good (as I have 2 more win7 product keys), even though I find the environment rather ugly, wish they had duplicated the areo style from win7...

    thanks again for your support during my difficult first steps !!!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    19 Feb 2018 #24

    You can improve the GUI- even the glass effect- using Aeroglass (tiny fee);
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    and some icon changes in imageres.dll

    Others have used high contrast themes- plenty of examples in the Customisation section.

    If you inherit a large, deep start menu from Win 7 you will struggle wiht any Win 10 style menu as they flatten the folder hierarchy after about 3 deep.

    Classic Shell start menu (free) is great, though no more development now. Highly customisable in appearance and search (whereas Win 10's isn't).

    Another big learning curve is the pattern of updates. Set updates to Notify and configure Active Hours in Settings.
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  5.    19 Feb 2018 #25

    precious, thanks again !!
    this thread is going all over the place... wonder whether I should have opened new ones...
    but too bad
    here's a message I really do not understand :

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    though not on my browsers, for instance, nor on acrobat or on file explorer....
    that might be "normal" or have to do with whatever is missing... but the search I did on DWM (0X88)... hmmm found no help there !!

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  6.    19 Feb 2018 #26

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    Have you downloaded the correct version for your build?

    Note this only applies to 'standard' window frames- not custom ones, of which there are plenty, depending on the author. There is an option for a frame around apps too, although some of those seem to have changed standard now like Groove.

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    Waterfox, convertor; no; Money, yes
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  7.    19 Feb 2018 #27

    yes, I got the right one
    and I had the wrong background to check the result

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ID:	177722 Acrobat YES - IrfanView YES - EditPad YES... even file explorer !!! [clap hands]
    I guess I'm slowly getting ready to abandon win7.....
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  8.    19 Feb 2018 #28

    Good - if you want the rounded corners, get Noel's atlas theme (it's just images) - see the MSFN forum linked from the site.

    You can colour the frames too and distinguish foreground from background- for me that's going back a long way but there are tutorials on inactive title bar and colouring the title bar.

    Throw in Quizo's QTTABBAR - a great free addon for explorer - and you can colour explorer-generated backgrounds, add tabs to explorer and more...
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  9.    19 Feb 2018 #29

    I sure want the rounded corners (just did not dare ask) :)
    found an old post of yours in this thread :
    Windows 10 display as Windows 7 - Windows 10 Forums
    dated october 2016 - is it still ok ?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  10.    19 Feb 2018 #30

    Yes- you can change the background colours as you wish of course...

    One person found a registry hack that meant the background colours (not explorer) were not lost on resume, obviating the need to reapply the theme. I meant to note that, but didn't.
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