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A List Of Start Menu Replacements for Windows 8

  1. #31


    Strathpine, Queensland
    Posts : 179
    Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by mlauzon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CeejayMode View Post
    StartIsBack... I've heard of it, but does it still do all the stuff that Start8 does? (Booting straight to desktop, working search thingo)?
    StartIsBack actually uses the official Start Menu code, etc. that was left in Win8 by Microsoft.

    You could've easily answered your own questions if you went to the SiB site:

    StartIsBack - real start menu in Windows 8

    StartIsBack - real start menu in Windows 8
    I would if I was on my laptop and not my iPod, :s

    Thanks for the links

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  2. #32



    I am Woman! Hear Me Roar!
    NJ
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    4 Windows 7 Pro Sp1- 4 Win 8 Pro, 1- xp pro sp3


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Don't give Ivo any ideas.

    He would make a fortune even at a buck or two a time.

    lol, I like classic shell out of all of them also
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  3. #33


    UK
    Posts : 177
    Win 8


    StartIsBack gives the most 7 like experience. Worth the few quid to filter out the Metro rubbish and to make the desktop useable. Makes Windows8 worth having.
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  4. #34


    Canada
    Posts : 37
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64


    Quote Originally Posted by CeejayMode View Post
    StartIsBack... I've heard of it, but does it still do all the stuff that Start8 does? (Booting straight to desktop, working search thingo)?
    Saw this posted on another forum, by a user of StartIsBack:

    Have been using StartIsBack myself. The real deal. For the uninitiated - that's the real Microsoft code and the real Windows 7 Start Menu resurrected from the dead by Russian developer Stanislav Zinukhov known on the MSFN/MDL forums as Tihiy.

    It's not a Start Menu replicator unlike all the others. It is the real McCoy. Hence, it integrates beautifully with Win8 and makes it perform more like a super-fast Win7 installation. No lag and no 'Metro Flash' at startup.
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  5. #35


    Strathpine, Queensland
    Posts : 179
    Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by mlauzon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CeejayMode View Post
    StartIsBack... I've heard of it, but does it still do all the stuff that Start8 does? (Booting straight to desktop, working search thingo)?
    Saw this posted on another forum, by a user of StartIsBack:

    Have been using StartIsBack myself. The real deal. For the uninitiated - that's the real Microsoft code and the real Windows 7 Start Menu resurrected from the dead by Russian developer Stanislav Zinukhov known on the MSFN/MDL forums as Tihiy.

    It's not a Start Menu replicator unlike all the others. It is the real McCoy. Hence, it integrates beautifully with Win8 and makes it perform more like a super-fast Win7 installation. No lag and no 'Metro Flash' at startup.
    Thanks for the info haha. Since I made the post that you quoted, I've installed Windows 8 on another laptop of mine for testing Start Menus and other stuff; StartIsBack is awesome! But for my main laptop, I stick to Stardock Start8 with Decor8 running for other things
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  6. #36


    Canada
    Posts : 37
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64


    I may go back to Windows 8 in about a year, if they've fixed the multiple bugs in it by then. But for now, and the foreseeable future I'll be sticking with the tried & true Windows 7.
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  7. #37


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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Start Menu Toolbar - Create on Windows 8 Taskbar

    "This tutorial will show you how to create a handy Start Menu toolbar on the Taskbar in Windows 8 that will open your installed programs directly on the desktop to avoid constantly switching to the new Modern UI Start Screen to open a program."
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  8. #38


    Canada
    Posts : 37
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64


    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
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    You don't need to do that, just get StartIsBack. Here is a glowing recommendation from someone on another forum, I posted the comment a few posts up, but here it is again:

    Have been using StartIsBack myself. The real deal. For the uninitiated - that's the real Microsoft code and the real Windows 7 Start Menu resurrected from the dead by Russian developer Stanislav Zinukhov known on the MSFN/MDL forums as Tihiy.

    It's not a Start Menu replicator unlike all the others. It is the real McCoy. Hence, it integrates beautifully with Windows 8 and makes it perform more like a super-fast Win7 installation. No lag and no 'Metro Flash' at startup.
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  9. #39


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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Well, I know I don't have to do what I am doing. But, I am happy with what I am doing. I'm not in the market for a 3rd-party app. But, I'll keep your suggestion in mind if I ever want to go there.
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  10. #40


    Macau
    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center


    i use pokki im happy with it .. no issues
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