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Removing Windows 8 Default Start menu?

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    Windows 7

    Removing Windows 8 Default Start menu?


    I know it might not be possible, but I was wondering if there any way to remove the default start desktop and revert back to old desktop and start menu?

    I like the new start desktop menu, but only if I had touch screen monitor or tablet to use with.

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  2. #2


    Hull England
    Posts : 207
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Sp1/Windows 8 Release Preview x64


    Have a look here - Windows 8 Developer Preview release Dwarf made a script to run.

    Danny
    Last edited by xxxdannyxxx; 16 Sep 2011 at 12:36.
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    Posts : 5,357
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Here,

    #5

    just rename shsxs.dll.

    Use a batch file if you like, to save doing it manually.

    Then when you are in "Desktop mode", make a shortcut to it.

    If you go back into Metro mode use Taskmgr run.

    You will need to log of and back after to get the change.
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    Posts : 21,816
    64-bit Windows 10


    Here's a new tutorial that may help with this.

    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html
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