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Classic Shell for Windows 8

  1. #261


    Posts : 158
    Windows 7


    If you can find a machine where the installer EXE is able to run, you can use the commands "extract64" to extract the MSI from the EXE. Then copy it to the Win8 machine and install it.

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  2. #262


    Posts : 376
    W8.1, W7


    Keep up the great work. & love the new button look.
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  3. #263


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8 Pro 64bit


    I've downloaded the latest setup program 3.6.8 again and just tried to extract the 64bit msi using a window 7 Pro SP1 32bit laptop and now get the same side-by-side error on Win 7 32bit which worked before. I even tried 3.6.5 which fails with the same error. Microsoft must of changed something in one of the security updates. It can't be the virus checker because they aren't run on the internal servers which also fail. I can't think of any common thing that links all the units I have tried together making every one fail, each downloading their own version of the setup program.

    EDIT
    Just tried XP Pro and get This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect.

    I'm at a loss why only I can't run it when it is obvious that others can.
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  4. #264


    Posts : 158
    Windows 7


    XP won't work. The installer requires at least Vista to run. I have not seen other reports about SxS issues before. Must be something specific for your network. Try finding a PC outside of your network and see if the installer will extract.
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  5. #265


    Posts : 158
    Windows 7

    Classic Shell 3.9.0 beta is now freely available


    Classic Shell 3.9.0 beta is now freely available. You can download it from here: http://classicshell.mediafire.com/do...etup_3_9_0.exe
    Here's what's new in this version:

    • New "Windows 7" menu style that replicates the look and feel of the Windows 7 start menu
      • the programs show in a tree inside the main menu
      • search results and jump lists show inside the main menu
      • dedicated shutdown button
      • the unparalleled customizability you've come to expect from Classic Shell

    • You can search for files as well as programs, using the Windows indexing service
    • The menu can show the most frequently used programs
    • Programs can be pinned directly from Explorer
    • New programs are automatically highlighted in the menu
    • The list of Classic Shell settings can be searched to easily find the setting you need
    • New more reliable way to start on Windows 8, that doesn't use a service
    • Improved compatibility with Windows 8.1 Preview
    • Many improvements to performance and responsiveness


    See some screenshots here: Classic Shell 4
    Note: Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 are no longer supported
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  6. #266


    Kaspersky had a fit over the install download - thought you'd want to know. I installed it on 8, and it's working just fine.
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  7. #267


    Posts : 158
    Windows 7


    Does it say "I have not seen this file before, must be something bad"?
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  8. #268


    Can't look at it again, since I told Kaspersky to download it anyway- it was the big red scary box that comes up when K warns you of a bad site.
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  9. #269


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Can't remember if it was like this before, I now have a slightly odd winrt entry under search

    Click image for larger version
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  10. #270


    Posts : 158
    Windows 7


    Yeah, that's quite weird. Export your settings to XML file and attach it here.
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