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colr
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Windows 8 is driving me crazy!

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!

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johnporter29
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Re: Windows 8 is driving me crazy!

There are many options but the 2 better ones are:

 

Start8 ($5) or Classic Shell (Free)

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darrenpainter
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Re: Windows 8 is driving me crazy!

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

http://www.extremetech.com/computing/141702-how-to-bring-the-start-menu-and-button-back-to-windows-8

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irfanali2304
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Re: Windows 8 is driving me crazy!

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And this is the exact reason I an not going to upgrade from Win 7 Ultimate

 

But thats just my opinion :smileywink:

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exaflop
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Re: Windows 8 is driving me crazy!

This article http://www.zdnet.com/windows-8-is-the-new-xp-7000006095/ gives an amusing history lesson on new Windows version scepticism :smileyhappy:

 

 

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colr
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Re: Windows 8 is driving me crazy!

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!

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johnporter29
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Re: Windows 8 is driving me crazy!


colr wrote:

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.

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rebelyell
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Re: Windows 8 is driving me crazy!

Windows 8 is an upgrade that I'm in no hurry to adopt. Windows 7 is working fine for me and I haven't discovered any "got to have" features in version 8.

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.
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Re: Windows 8 is driving me crazy!

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.

 

http://www.zdnet.com/how-to-skip-windows-8-and-continue-using-windows-7-7000001734/

 

"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."

 

 

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exaflop
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Re: Windows 8 is driving me crazy!


rebelyell wrote:

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.


Only if it is the Win 8 pro version installed. If it is Windows 8 standard I don't think that option is included.

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