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Thinking of going back to Windows 7

  1. #21


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    MS wants to remove the Desktop service eventually. This has nothing to do with the Start Menu. The "metro" UI is the new Start Menu.

    I know. It's just semantics. But, it's a peeve of mine. People want their Windows 7 Desktop (with a Start Menu). And, as others stated, this is easily done with a few 3rd party programs. I use the Stardock solutions mentioned. But that is different than simply wanting a "Start Menu".

    The true problem lies with legacy programs that require explorer.exe. This challenge is far more complicated for MS than pacifying the handful of people who want a Start Button.

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  2. #22


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    handful of people who want a Start Button.
    Why are you assuming it is a handful? What do you mean by button?
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  3. #23


    1.9ghz... should have gone for a higher clock speed.
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  4. #24


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    handful of people who want a Start Button.
    Why are you assuming it is a handful? What do you mean by button?
    To be fair, I would say that everyone who has ever used windows before want a start menu or start button when they first migrated to windows 8. And this includes me.

    The thing is this. After just the first month of using windows 8, everyone I know including myself realized that we never used the inserted start menu anyway. I have classic shell installed on my computer and I haven't used it after the first couple times I tried it. All my friends who are IT professionals have said the same to me.

    So, yes, people do want the start button if they were used to windows 7. But people will very quickly realize that they don't touch it after their initial tests.
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  5. #25


    Quote Originally Posted by goodintentions View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    handful of people who want a Start Button.
    Why are you assuming it is a handful? What do you mean by button?
    To be fair, I would say that everyone who has ever used windows before want a start menu or start button when they first migrated to windows 8. And this includes me.

    The thing is this. After just the first month of using windows 8, everyone I know including myself realized that we never used the inserted start menu anyway. I have classic shell installed on my computer and I haven't used it after the first couple times I tried it. All my friends who are IT professionals have said the same to me.

    So, yes, people do want the start button if they were used to windows 7. But people will very quickly realize that they don't touch it after their initial tests.
    I still use the start menu. I bought Start8, and I use it. 95% of what I want is pinned to my taskbar, but for those things I randomly access I do so with the start menu. I strongly dislike having my entire desktop removed when I access the start screen.
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  6. #26


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by goodintentions View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post

    Why are you assuming it is a handful? What do you mean by button?
    To be fair, I would say that everyone who has ever used windows before want a start menu or start button when they first migrated to windows 8. And this includes me.

    The thing is this. After just the first month of using windows 8, everyone I know including myself realized that we never used the inserted start menu anyway. I have classic shell installed on my computer and I haven't used it after the first couple times I tried it. All my friends who are IT professionals have said the same to me.

    So, yes, people do want the start button if they were used to windows 7. But people will very quickly realize that they don't touch it after their initial tests.
    I still use the start menu. I bought Start8, and I use it. 95% of what I want is pinned to my taskbar, but for those things I randomly access I do so with the start menu. I strongly dislike having my entire desktop removed when I access the start screen.
    Have you tried the search?
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  7. #27


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    I have been using 8 a long while.

    Like pp I still use a start menu. It works better for me. I don't think it is only me - nor is it a tiny handful.

    Yes, thanks - the start menu search works well.
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  8. #28


    Like so many others, I've added the Stardock apps -- and now have Win8 looking and working much like Win7 -- which is something I really like, now.

    And ... I tried, REALLY tried, using the Search capability when I first installed Win8, and discovered it was unable to find nearly everything I entered. I remember posting on that, without finding any solutions.

    With a menu back, and with icons in the taskbar, I can launch everything I want with one or two clicks at most -- which is how I like to work.

    Others may prefer other approaches.
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  9. #29


    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    Like so many others, I've added the Stardock apps -- and now have Win8 looking and working much like Win7 -- which is something I really like, now.

    And ... I tried, REALLY tried, using the Search capability when I first installed Win8, and discovered it was unable to find nearly everything I entered. I remember posting on that, without finding any solutions.

    With a menu back, and with icons in the taskbar, I can launch everything I want with one or two clicks at most -- which is how I like to work.

    Others may prefer other approaches.
    Like what? I'm just curious so I can replicate it.
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  10. #30


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    Like what? I'm just curious so I can replicate it.
    Are you just curious? Or are you trying to "prove" him wrong.

    Don't bother, let people do what they prefer.
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