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#1 soimcrazy

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 09:13 AM

I just bought a new laptop the other day and WOW!!!!  

 

I'm not liking WIN8.

 

I'm really missing the start button on the bottom left of the screen.

 

I see there are fixes for this but not sure which is safe to go with.

 

 

Any recommendations?


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Posted 13 October 2013 - 09:47 AM

Classic Shell is a good program to use for your start menu. Please read this tutorial for more information and download link.

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/start-menu-in-windows-8-with-classic-shell/



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Posted 13 October 2013 - 10:34 AM

I second Queen-Evie's suggestion. Classic Shell is what I use with Windows 8. The price is right, Free. It takes me right to the desktop upon start-up. I have not seen any problems with it since I installed it.

 

It makes Windows 8 look and work like Windows 7 with minor changes and leave the Windows 8 Improvements. An example that I see, is when I copy or move files I see a graph of the speed while the operation is running.

 

I have not yet run across a program that I use under Windows 7 that does not run under Windows 8 excluding certain utilities and of course my install disk for the Antivirus. I had to get the updated version of the Antivirus.

 

You should have no problems and will love the changes.

 

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 01:45 PM

Classic Shell, Stardock Software's Start8 with their Modern Mix.  Even when 8.1 comes out, you still end up with the same interface as 8, so you have to update the Desktop add-on, to get back the original All Programs, as what was in Win7.

 

Have not heard from those playing with Server 2k12 yet, how the add-ons are working, to get around the Metro interface.



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Posted 13 October 2013 - 05:56 PM

Stardock Start8 is free to for 30 days. After that you will have to purchase if you want to keep using it. Right now the price is $4.99 (I am assuming that's US dollars)

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 06:12 AM

I would recommend you to wait for Windows 8.1 as it has Start button (but not the Start menu), its coming on 18th Oct. so wait few days more. Upgrade to Windows 8.1 for Windows 8 users will be free and after that you will have a start button in taskbar.






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