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Start menu replacements

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrShowdown View Post
    If you want an exact replica of Windows 7 Start Menu, use Ex7forW8.
    Ex7forW8 is free, crippled version of StartisBack. Ex7forW8 is great if you are not planning to use Metro UI. Because Ex7forW8 blocks it. Also, you won't be able to create a new user via control panel, only via command line (net user etc.) or change user picture, plus trying to play media files assigned to Metro apps will give you an error, coz metro is totally blocked. Have to forget about Windows store too.
    Well, with Ex7forW8 you basically get good old Windows 7 as its name states! Great free program!!!

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  2. #32

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    Quote Originally Posted by sashlon View Post
    I guess I just don't understand why you bought the windows 8 machine at all. If all you wanted was windows 7, why not just stay with it?
    I had to get a new PC in a hurry due to my old one crapping out randomly. Old PC ran XP, was not upgradable past 1G memory, not worth spending time or money to fix, so no choice had to get another PC. The selection of new Windows 7 PCs locally was pretty thin and little to no discount on them. I got this PC the week after Black Friday for the BF price of $280. Any other PC with 1TB hard drive and 6G memory was near $400 or more. Past budget PC's I've had always ran low on memory and filled the HD within 1-2 years, there is little chance of that happening with this box. I debated getting a used PC off Craigslist, figured if I did that I'd probably have to spend the same $300 to get a very similar PC in 2-3 years anyway. Staples has a good 14 day return policy so I figured if I absolutely hated Windows 8 I would return it.
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