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Can the old start menu be disabled?

  1. #1


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64

    Can the old start menu be disabled?


    Hi guys,

    Most of you know i like the new Windows, plus new Start Menu.

    So, can it be done, disabling the old start menu, i really do not need it.

    Maybe some program one can buy, anything.

    I do not understand MS here, why are we always redirected to the old menu. This is one of the reasons many are bothered with the new menu.

    This is a serious question and if i can get a solution for this....would be nice.


    Jeff

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  2. #2


    What do you mean "old start menu"?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 158
    Windows 7


    Vista and XP are the only versions of Windows to offer 2 types of start menus. Everything else has only one - there is no "old" and "new". Not unless you installed some 3rd-party software.

    A screenshot of the "old start menu" will make it clear what you mean.
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  4. #4


    Perhaps the OP is refering to the "desktop" not start menu. W8 flips to desktop when executing non-metro programs
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  5. #5


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    well yes,

    with start menu i mean, you log on and what you get is the start menu, like in Win 7, Vista, etc.

    You get that back when in Win 8 you open something, so redirected to that old start menu, which i do not want.

    Jeff
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Jeff,

    Could post some screenshots of this Start Menu to see if it may help ID what program it is for that added it?

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  7. #7


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    Thanks Shawn,

    But if it would be possible to eliminate the Win 7 menu, would be nice, but i do not like to experiment with this.

    So maybe one of the expert-programmers know a solution?


    thanks


    Jeff
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  8. #8


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Jeff,

    It depends on what 3rd party program you installed that added the old Windows 7 style Start Menu back.

    Do you what program you installed? If not, then check in "Programs and Features" to see if you may be able to spot it.

    Uninstalling the program will remove it.
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  9. #9


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    no Shawn,

    misinformed you. I do not have a third party program installed.

    Just do no longer want to be on the desktop menu in Win8. Why can one not just stay on the new start menu instead of being redirected to the desktop.

    So any program that can arrange this, carries my interest.

    Unnstalling a Win8 program like the desktop could be dangerous in the end, for the moment.


    Jeff
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  10. #10


    You can unpin the Desktop Tile.
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