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http://classicshell.net/ - Anyone have detailed knowledge of it?


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#1 Ivy74

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Posted 06 October 2014 - 09:54 AM

I knew of after market products for a "fee" to give you the classic view but never went into it. To make a long story short I was just in a Windows Server 2012 OS where some other IT company loaded this product http://classicshell.net/ 

 

I poked around and from what I can tell it's working, it's free, and some IT company likes using it but I am careful too.

 

Anyone mess around with this much?

 

Note from what I read it will work also on Windows 8.


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Posted 06 October 2014 - 10:47 AM

I have had good experiences with it, and use it. 



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Posted 06 October 2014 - 10:50 AM

I've been using it for the last year.  It makes Windows 8 resemble Widows 7 which makes the use of it with those new to Window 8 a little more intuitive.


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Posted 06 October 2014 - 10:51 AM

Thanks Guys,

I assume it's as stable on Windows 2012 since that is where I found it today?


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Posted 06 October 2014 - 11:33 AM

From the Classic Shell website:

 

What are the system requirements of Classic Shell?
Classic Shell supports Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. There is only one installer for all and it covers both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. Not all features are supported for all versions of Windows.

 

I've been using it for close to two years now (maybe longer) and I have it installed on all of my Windows 7 and 8 computers at home.   

 

I have not installed it on our installation of Server 2012 R2 at work :)  .


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Posted 06 October 2014 - 12:14 PM

Yeah I read their description but I am cautious. It's free and stumbled upon this so I am careful. But clearly the other IT company loaded this on the server that I installed. 


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Posted 06 October 2014 - 12:25 PM

I have seen it on a few server 2012 servers, although I never installed it myself.  so far no issues as far as I know. 



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Posted 06 October 2014 - 12:33 PM

Bleeping Computer has a tutorial by Grinler about Classic Shell in the Windows 8 section.

 

If it were not safe to use he would not have recommended it.

 

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



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Posted 06 October 2014 - 12:40 PM

Bleeping Computer has a tutorial by Grinler about Classic Shell in the Windows 8 section.

 

If it were not safe to use he would not have recommended it.

 

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

Fair enough. But I am not about to review all the article unless I am really bored and the desire to do so hits me. Thanks for the link.


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Posted 06 October 2014 - 01:09 PM

I'm sure that million and millions have used Classic Shell for Win 8 and 8.1, and we NEVER hear complaints.

That says it all.


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