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Old 10-04-2006, 06:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, was wondering if you could help. I've got a new office workstation and it has windows xp pro. The taskbar is the windows classic style, which I hate. Does anyone know how to change it without access to display control panel? Whenever I access the display it says "Your system administrator disabled the display control panel". I don't want to bother the system admins over something so trivial, I'd look stupid. So does anyone know an alternative way of changing the taskbar to windows xp style? I can't add or edit keys in the registry by the way.

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Old 10-04-2006, 07:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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try installing themes then ..

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Old 10-04-2006, 02:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally posted by JinkX
try installing themes then ..
I would try that. Right click on the desktop, select proerties, and then you have a dropdown menu where you can select a new theme. Of course your admin may have restricted this too. In which case I think you are out of luck.
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Old 10-04-2006, 03:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Changing taskbar to look pretty!

Originally posted by zHunter
"Your system administrator disabled the display control panel".
You won't be able to change anything without admin rights to your PC --- it was locked down for a reason, so your SOL.
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Old 10-04-2006, 05:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Bah, I was hoping there may be a backdoor way in? like I managed to turn on cleartype fonts using microsoft's website.
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