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iobit StartMenu8 v ClassicShell

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    iobit StartMenu8 v ClassicShell


    both have good reviews and seem to be the ones that stand out from all the others for adding the start button and older menu's.

    After readers views on these two. anyone tried both and got a favourite.

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    Posts : 419
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Neither. IOBit is known to steal intellectual property from other products and use it in their own, like in the case with Malwarebytes.

    Also a lot of problems I see in Windows 8, especially with Windows Update, comes from people having a useless menu replacement installed.
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    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    It really is up to the individual. The only thing I can say is try them to see which one you like then go with that choice. Personally I have attempted just about all out there, but ended up back on the stock "Modern Start Screen" just my personal choice.

    BTW, just in case no one as already said Welcome to the Eight Forums, then let me say "Welcome to the Eight Forums". . .
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    thanks for the welcome. not got w8 yet but hoping to get a laptop shortly still doing my homework on w8 and on the learning curv.
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    "Also a lot of problems I see in Windows 8, especially with Windows Update, comes from people having a useless menu replacement installed."

    Which problems do you refer to?
    I have been using Classic as a second "legacy" start menu, to back up modern, since the first available release of Windows 8. I have encountered very few windows 8 direct related problems, least of all with classic, for which I have had none?

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    Start8 for Windows 8


    Hello,

    I have tried them all and IMHO the best is Start8 from Stardock corporation. They offer a 30 day free trial. It costs $4.99 but it is well worth the price. Start8™ for Windows® 8 - Bringing back the Windows Start menu

    Good luck.
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    I agree , start8 looks like it belongs in windows 8 but you can customise it to look like vista or xp
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    Posts : 25
    Windows 7


    I use Classic Shell without problems and the price is right.
    jim
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    Posts : 902
    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Classic Shell all the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonymarcus View Post
    I agree , start8 looks like it belongs in windows 8 but you can customise it to look like vista or xp
    I couldn't have said it any better! However, I am interested in hearing an elaboration (from the Classic Shell recommenders) as to why it is better than Start8? Now, from my experience, Start8 has more options, looks better, and bypasses the Windows 8 Start Screen faster than Classic Shell. Again, to the one-liners, please elaborate on what makes Classic Shell better than Start8?
    Last edited by norepli; 06 Feb 2013 at 07:57.
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