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W8 looks like W 7

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    W8 looks like W 7


    A friend told me that his W8 computer had a user screen that had icons like W7 instead of tiles like W8.
    How does a person do that?

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    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Blockie,

    Is this the same William from Seven Forums?

    You could go the desktop ( + D) or click on Desktop tile in Windows 8 to see the same as Windows 7.

    The will also toggle you back to the Start screen from the desktop.
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    Forever West
    Posts : 591
    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    It's the Desktop tile on the Win8 screen, takes you to the more-familiar screen of previous versions of Windows. Then if you want more some folks like small programs that put a Start button on the Taskbar.
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    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    sounds to me he has more like 3rd party program like classic shell ,or start8 ect ect
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  5. #5


    Yes Brink, I'm the same guy. Thanks for the info guys, I'll take it from here.

    Bill
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    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Good to see you here Bill. Glad we could help.
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