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start menu on windows 8 is illegal ???

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    start menu on windows 8 is illegal ???


    I am working in a software that enable win 7 start menu to win 8. its also has a option to view metro start menu.

    can any one tell me is it illegal to enable tart menu to win 8 ?

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    Hello Pinakel,

    No. It's not illegal to use a 3rd party program to add the Start Menu back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinakel View Post
    I am working in a software that enable win 7 start menu to win 8. its also has a option to view metro start menu.

    can any one tell me is it illegal to enable tart menu to win 8 ?
    Quite legal. In fact, it's being done by a couple groups already.
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    thanks @Brink & @Rickkins



    Now i will develop the software with out any fear.

    thanks again
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    If you want a start menu to increase productivity - like most of us - then go ahead.
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    Solo.
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    I have classic shell running. Help me a lot.
    Since the time of XP version I see a lot of interesting start menu modification.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinakel View Post
    I am working in a software that enable win 7 start menu to win 8. its also has a option to view metro start menu.

    can any one tell me is it illegal to enable tart menu to win 8 ?
    Its not illegal.

    Although some may want the start button because they think its cool and that people are viewing their screen or something.
    So like in their heads its like "I have this start button, i'm awesome at computers. I am so cool".

    And the one made by stardock is just a joke, its half the size.Why the hell would you want that?. Its rubbish.
    The new way is much faster,easier and fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal View Post

    Its not illegal.

    Although some may want the start button because they think its cool and that people are viewing their screen or something.
    So like in their heads its like "I have this start button, i'm awesome at computers. I am so cool".

    And the one made by stardock is just a joke, its half the size.Why the hell would you want that?. Its rubbish.
    The new way is much faster,easier and fun.
    Opinions are fine, but just remember to each their own, and keep them friendly. What works for some may not for others. What one person likes the other may not.
    Last edited by Brink; 23 Jul 2012 at 17:41.
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    Solo.
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    Thanks for reminding us, Shawn.

    Hope we'll be able to always keep it in more constructive way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal View Post
    And the one made by stardock is just a joke, its half the size.Why the hell would you want that?. Its rubbish.
    The new way is much faster,easier and fun.
    Well I had a negative impression about this one too.
    But I'm running it now and it's full size (switched to fullscreen mode).

    Click image for larger version

    Works pretty fast and keeps Metro alive.
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