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Windows 8.1 confusion destroying my life

  1. #11

    Here is another 8.1 pro desktop Classic Shell, a couple of gpedit's I boot straight to log in to desktop. I've directed all extensions to open my desktop programs. Notice I even have Gadgets running. My set up is Win 7 on 8.1 steroids.

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  2. #12

    "Metro is not good for business and really needs to much more easily done away with for office types asap.

    thank you again"

    That is why Microsoft left the option to use the legacy desktop, but, unfortunately, didn't give users back the old start menu. As you can see from the many answers already, there is an easy fix for this.

    "Need to switch it to where I can run metro on a customizable window on my desktop "

    There is no requirement to use the Metro programs. You can carry on with your existing non-Metro products, which can all be windowed in the usual way. In fact, you will find that even the new Metro apps, in many cases, have a legacy alternative, if you browse for them.
    There is a program which I used, which will allow you to window Metro programs also, which, possibly, you could find useful. It is cheap enough to almost put it into the "Free" category. It has one or two other minor functions included.
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  3. #13

    When you say "I have talked to no one that is a business person professional that likes windows 8 or 8.1", that cold be easily translated as "I have talked to no one that is a business person professional that WANTS TO PAY FOR 8 or 8.1". That situation is known forever. thru all he OSs ever. Ad to that general ignorance toward computers and OSs and you are going to be hard pressed to talk them into change unless you can persuade them that they are going to make pile of money because of it.
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  4. #14

    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Here are some options in Classic Shell.
    I never use the Metro screen.

    Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements


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    When you choose menu as above you get this:

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    I hope this helps you with 8.1.

    EDIT-- Free Start orbs:
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