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Classic Shell

  1. #1


    UK
    Posts : 74
    Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit

    Classic Shell


    Hi

    With the imminent arrival of windows 8.1.1 update (April 7 2014) a question has crossed my mind, I have used classic shell so as to help me over the no start menu, my simple question is should I uninstall this now in ANTICIPATION of a new start menu from Microsoft or is this wishful thinking lol.

    Cheers for any help

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  2. #2


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Nope. Keep it installed. It will give you more tweaking over the desktop, then Windows right now is incorporating. Sometime by next year. They are supposed to start allowing metro tiles in the Start button interface. Classic Shell & Start8, should allow you to disable that in their next updates.
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  3. #3


    New Jersey
    Posts : 114
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    There is no new start menu button in 8.1.1. I am running it. The new start button is set for a future update.
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  4. #4


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Quote Originally Posted by streetwolf View Post
    There is no new start menu button in 8.1.1. I am running it. The new start button is set for a future update.
    That was mentioned when the information came out on Update 1, over a month ago. Even when the new start button comes out. You will still see a lot of users using Classic Shell or Start8.
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  5. #5


    UK
    Posts : 74
    Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit


    Case of if it aint broke don't fix it, me thinks, I`ll leave well alone. Thanks for the input.

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