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Classic Shell for Windows 8

  1. #401


    Posts : 158
    Windows 7


    You can find many user-created skins here: Classic Shell ? View forum - Start Menu Skins
    For start buttons check this forum: Classic Shell ? View forum - Start Buttons

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  2. #402


    Posts : 13
    8.1


    i really didnt read all 41 pages of posts, i have 8.1 and i downloaded classic shell so i would have the win 7 start menu, but when i went to install the download my security program said that there was a malware threat, can that be explained, thank you

    hmmmmm must have gone to a bad download site i click on the link in the original posting and did not run into any issues what so ever, went to my history and i believe this is where i originally downloaded from i am only putting this link here so people stay away from it

    Classic Shell | Downloadser.com
    Last edited by mrelmo; 22 Jul 2014 at 19:30.
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  3. #403


    Watford
    Posts : 465
    Windows 7 x64 SP1 Home Premium/Win 8.1 in VBox


    Some of these sites package PUPs and toolbars with the product. If you go to the author's site you should be OK.
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  4. #404


    Texas
    Posts : 128
    Win 8.1, Win 10P, Win7-all, RIP XPP, 'droid 2.2, 2.3,4.x, 5..IOS,


    I'm still finding odd bugs with Classic Shell on windowsn 8.1 home prem x64.
    One that is consistent is, in its default settings, accesses to folders in Windows Explorer have an unusual delay before the contents of the folder are apparent. I notice this particularly accessing the Downloads Folder when Windows Explorer is not already up/running.
    Perhaps I should just turn off all features related to Windows Explorer? [I know of nothing I need CS to do there...]
    I also have noticed some random event/s will defeat Classic Shell and I cannot track/correlate this with anything in the Windows Event log. Few times I've had it just "not be there" - not alive, and instead I will be looking at the default 8.1 desktop settings. After a reboot, CS will be coherent again.
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  5. #405


    I really like Classic Shell Start Menu - have used it since Windows 8.1 Update 1. It's very good for me. However, I have currently disabled it and am trying Start Menu Reviver - a take-off on what may be similar to Windows 9. Interesting and so far low resources and fun to set up. It's covered in this thread:

    Windows 8.1 - Make it Look and Feel like Windows 7
    Last edited by JohnBurns; 24 Aug 2014 at 17:15. Reason: add info
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  6. #406


    Quote Originally Posted by cognus View Post
    I'm still finding odd bugs with Classic Shell on windowsn 8.1 home prem x64.
    One that is consistent is, in its default settings, accesses to folders in Windows Explorer have an unusual delay before the contents of the folder are apparent. I notice this particularly accessing the Downloads Folder when Windows Explorer is not already up/running.
    Perhaps I should just turn off all features related to Windows Explorer? [I know of nothing I need CS to do there...]
    Have you changed your default power settings? Sounds like the default setting of putting your hard drive to sleep is causing the delay until it spins up again when you access it.

    Control Panel > Power Options > Change Settings.
    Inputting a zero value is equivalent to "Never".

    I also have noticed some random event/s will defeat Classic Shell and I cannot track/correlate this with anything in the Windows Event log. Few times I've had it just "not be there" - not alive, and instead I will be looking at the default 8.1 desktop settings. After a reboot, CS will be coherent again.
    While setting up a friend's new Dell PC running Win 8.1, I installed the Classic Shell as the first step. Second step was to disable all sleep options for everything including the monitor. During the week I had the PC I did not experience any problems. He has been using the PC for about 7 months without any problems.

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  7. #407


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1

    Question about CS install


    I would like to install this on a laptop that does not connect to the internet. I have DL'd ClassicShellSetup_4_1_0.exe of Classic Shell. Will it install with no int. connection?

    Thx for any help
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  8. #408


    Yes, it will install fine without Internet connectivity...
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  9. #409


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    Thank You. I'll give it a go :-)
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  10. #410


    Posts : 529
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Is this program safe?? like will it mess up my windows 8.1 and can i still use the start screen?
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