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Windows 7 Original StartButton and metro Killer

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    Windows 7 Ultimate

    Windows 7 Original StartButton and metro Killer


    The best metro killer, restores the original windows 7 explorer.

    Windows 7 explorer for Windows 8



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    Posts : 6
    Win 8


    Old here his new project Start Is Back - beta 1 - MSFN Forum
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    Posts : 14
    Windows 7 Ultimate


    Not old , the other project is beta and time limited demo
    Last edited by srg84; 16 Oct 2012 at 10:18.
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    Posts : 6
    Win 8


    Old in not supported by the creator any more when windows updates come out it will brake your install.
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    Posts : 14
    Windows 7 Ultimate


    Nope, it will not brake anything.
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    Posts : 6
    Win 8


    Because its a hack it replaces system files if Microsoft releases updates that change these files it will brick your system please be aware of this for now its fine because windows 8 hasn't been released so no update has been released.
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    Posts : 14
    Windows 7 Ultimate


    Not really, the "hack" doesn't change any system file, the program only uses another files inside one custom folder instead of original ones.
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    Posts : 6
    Win 8


    It has to hack system files or it wouldn't run explorer from windows 7.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 14
    Windows 7 Ultimate


    No, the program changes the explorer.exe location from registry to a custom folder and use a custom DLL to avoid Metro from loading
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    Posts : 14
    Windows 7 Ultimate


    If you want the original Windows 7 Gadgets, (Right click on desktop Gadgets), that are not supported by default in Windows 8.

    Download 8GadgetPack - 2.0
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