Windows 7 classic shell without single click??

I have 700 windows xp machines in a retail environment that I am prepping to swap out with Windows 7 machines.  These xp machines are joined to our domain, and fairly locked down via group policy.  I am in the process of putting together our new
Windows 7 image and building the group policies.  Our goal is to maintain as much of the same look and feel that we have with our Win XP machines for this application.
That being said - I have enabled Windows Classic theme (by leaving UserConfiguration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Personalization > Force a specific visual style or force Windows Classic blank).  This seems to work just fine.
 I have the expected results for background, start menu, window appearance.  What is confusing me is - my mouse somehow got set to single click.  I do not want this.  It seems to have happened with turning on windows classic??  I haven't
been able to find a GPO or GPP (or registry hack, for that matter) to turn it off.
I look in Explorer > Folder and search options > Click items as follows - Double-click to open an item is the radio button that is marked active.  I was able to set my staging user (non admin level) to a local admin, re-login, click Single click
to open an item --> click apply --> click double click to open an item --> click apply and ok.  Now things are as I want them.  It seems that by manually making this change it does the trick.  I won't have this luxury in the field.
Any input as to a workaround or what is actually going on would be greatly appreciated.

To disable the "single click", you need to disable the GPO setting "Turn on Classic Shell" under the node given below,
User Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Explorer\Turn on Classic Shell

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