on 02-01-2013 11:50
Hi guys just got Windows 8 and it is driving me crazy, can anyone tell me how I get the "Classic" Start menu back? I hate this Apps look, I've got a laptop that doesn't have touchscreen so I don't see how this makes me life easier! lol Thanks and happy new year to you all!
on 02-01-2013 11:52
Since Microsoft stripped out the Start Menu code, there isn't any in-built way of getting it back
You might want to take a look at some of the 3rd party options suggested in
on 02-01-2013 14:22
on 02-01-2013 14:55
Oh thanks guys! Been looking for a laptop for ages now, managed to get one yesterday but didn't realise how horrid Windows 8 is! I'm sure it's great if you have a touchscreen but it aitn't much use if you don't!
I love Windows 8 and the new start screen, I'm on a desktop with a normal monitor and keyboard / mouse, don't find so unsable that I'd have to use third party software.
I appreciate that is your opinion, but I believe if you get over the myth that it was designed for touch screens then you'll be fine. It was designed with touch in mind for not for touch devices only.
on 02-01-2013 23:24
For me Win 8 is the least exciting upgrade yet (with the exception of Win ME). I guess eventually I'll be forced to upgrade but I'll bide my time until then.
on 02-01-2013 23:30
Did you see this article? Apparently you have the right to a legal downgrade from Win 8 to Win 7 if you buy a computer with v8 installed.
"And on top of all that, you and your business have downgrade rights. When purchased with a new PC, Windows 8 Pro incorporates license terms similar to those of its predecessors, including the right to downgrade to Windows 7 Professional. When you buy a new PC with Windows 8 Pro installed, you can legally replace it with a copy of Windows 7 Professional."
on 02-01-2013 23:45