Windows 7, which was recently unveiled at PDC 2008 comes with some excellent new features and Aero effects.
You can download the Windows 7 Pre-Beta build to test out the new interface, features and functions. The only feature you might miss in the pre-beta build is the new superbar, known as Aero Shake, which initially comes as disabled by default. However using a trick demonstrated by WithinWindow, the new taskbar can be enabled.
The reason Microsoft left this feature disabled by default in Windows 7 Pre-Beta even in the first place was because of the fact that it is still not complete and fully stable, you might still face bugs and problems when using Aero Peek and Jumplists.
If you still want to give this a try, Here is how the trick goes.
- takeown /f %windir%explorer.exe
- cacls %windir%explorer.exe /E /G MyUserName:F (replacing MyUserName with your username)
- taskkill /im explorer.exe /f
- cd %windir%
- start unlockProtectedFeatures.exe
After changing the protected feature lock state, you can re-launch the shell by clicking the Launch button.
Thats it! Enjoy Aero Shake.