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Will Microsoft restore Start Menu to Windows 8?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    It's annoying to have to download a third party software. I will prefer it's built in Windows so it can be update at the same time I update Windows.
    It's NOT going to happen. Get over it. No matter how much you complain. No matter how much you rant. No matter how much the tiny 5% of the market that will be PC users over the coming years scream, it won't happen.

    The PC market is dying, stagnant cesspool. It will never go away, but mobile and other touch aware devices are going to account for > 80% of the market in the coming years.
    business's around the world say hi....considering they amount to what percentage of pc users? 60%+?

    yup i can totally see myself ditching my gaming machine for a tablet pc that can't play my games.

    yup i can totally see myself doing intense 3d design on a tablet pc and rendering it afterwards........oh hell no i built this to make it faster not slower.


    tablets are nice but frankly they are far from functional in a real world environment, sure you get pretty little apps that can play angry birds but they don't have dedicated graphics cards for high res rendering, they don't have suitable keyboards for touch typists or people that type quickly, there is a reason mechanical keyboards are still highly regarded.

    or the tiny screens you squint at on tablets, fine for simple tasks but not good enough or large enough for most real world tasks.

    I challange you to run a magazine company and make everyone work on a tablet, hell i dare you to suggest it to someone that does any kind of work.

    Tablets -> fun
    pc's -> work

    edit: I love touch it's great on a phone/tablet or any other small device.

    I utterly despise touch on desktops, go ahead buy your touch screens for your desktops and sit really close to them, get eye strain and shoulder pains from raising your arms so much be my guest.

    i'll avoid those symptoms thanks.

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  2. #62


    Start Menu problem is solved! StartIsBack.com - real start menu in Windows 8
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  3. #63


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    Quote Originally Posted by droberto View Post
    question ; are you working for them ? first post here, bang something to sell
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    No, it's a program I stumbled upon yesterday looking for a Start Menu program that duplicated the orig Win 7 one the best. Most of them are a little hokie. This one is EXACT. It also is free to try an only 3 bucks to install on 2 machines. I found it here: Start Is Back - 1.2RC - MSFN Forum
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    Windows 7 and Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by gazz9496 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    It's annoying to have to download a third party software. I will prefer it's built in Windows so it can be update at the same time I update Windows.
    It's NOT going to happen. Get over it. No matter how much you complain. No matter how much you rant. No matter how much the tiny 5% of the market that will be PC users over the coming years scream, it won't happen.

    The PC market is dying, stagnant cesspool. It will never go away, but mobile and other touch aware devices are going to account for > 80% of the market in the coming years.
    business's around the world say hi....considering they amount to what percentage of pc users? 60%+?

    yup i can totally see myself ditching my gaming machine for a tablet pc that can't play my games.

    yup i can totally see myself doing intense 3d design on a tablet pc and rendering it afterwards........oh hell no i built this to make it faster not slower.


    tablets are nice but frankly they are far from functional in a real world environment, sure you get pretty little apps that can play angry birds but they don't have dedicated graphics cards for high res rendering, they don't have suitable keyboards for touch typists or people that type quickly, there is a reason mechanical keyboards are still highly regarded.

    or the tiny screens you squint at on tablets, fine for simple tasks but not good enough or large enough for most real world tasks.

    I challange you to run a magazine company and make everyone work on a tablet, hell i dare you to suggest it to someone that does any kind of work.

    Tablets -> fun
    pc's -> work

    edit: I love touch it's great on a phone/tablet or any other small device.

    I utterly despise touch on desktops, go ahead buy your touch screens for your desktops and sit really close to them, get eye strain and shoulder pains from raising your arms so much be my guest.

    i'll avoid those symptoms thanks.
    Not to defend or rant on Windows 8, but you CAN use the mouse on a desktop (and START Screen Menu) easily...... just as before. So that point is moot.
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  6. #66


    To further clarify, I searched this forum for any mention of this program and could not find any. I actually joined here because I installed Win 8 recently and wanted a forum for tips and tricks. I have been a member of sevenforums for quite some time. I wanted to make you guys/gals aware of this program to check it out and compare it to the other menu emulators. I'm betting you will come to the same conclusion as I have.

    Edit: I found mention of StartIsBack over in the "Customization" section. My apology for not doing a more thorough search.
    Last edited by droberto; 22 Nov 2012 at 20:13.
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  7. #67


    Looks a lot like Stardock's Start8 which costs $4.99 and is what I'm using.

    This site has a list of Start Menus for Windows 8: How to get the Start menu back in Windows 8
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  8. #68


    Yes, I actually found that page in my search yesterday but the thing that drove me to StartIsBack is that it is an exact copy of the W7 S/Menu and these others look like cheap copies.
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  9. #69


    Australia
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    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    Want the real deal migrated from Win7 instllation disc ...And Metro out of sight! But still accessible if you want it!

    Yeeeee Haaaaa! AND TOTALLY FREE!!!

    Go to --> Ex7ForW8 at MDL
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  10. #70


    That would be the same developer who developed StartIsBack!
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