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Possible to Change Win 8 Start Menu back to Win 7 ?

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    Possible to Change Win 8 Start Menu back to Win 7 ?


    Hello,

    Is it possible to change the way win 7 looks,such as the lack of the start button,and the applications as they are in win7 from the start button?

    The win8 came with the laptop.
    The only reason I am interested in win8 is bitlocker.That is probably the only feature I am interested in.

    Thanks in advance

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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    You can use classic shell, or startisback, or one of dozens. They are very popular since 8 was unleashed.

    Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements

    Congratulations! You've just found the best way to relieve your (and your users) Windows 8 pain.
    StartIsBack - real start menu in Windows 8
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    Are you wanting windows 8 to look like windows 7? If so, use this free software called Classic Shell.

    Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Classic Shell

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    Thanks for the replies.

    The classic shell is good enough.Is win 8 Pro any better? I was actually told that win 8 pro runs much faster than win 7.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by win8user2013 View Post
    Thanks for the replies.

    The classic shell is good enough.Is win 8 Pro any better? I was actually told that win 8 pro runs much faster than win 7.

    Yep, I found it much quicker and with classic shell can`t see a problem now, this is my second install of Windows 8 and found it ok once you give it a go.

    Rich
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