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  1. #21


    sweden
    Posts : 24
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    I just got it for $3.99 using this 20% off coupon - WK4-MYLR-QLXP-BOOW

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  2. #22



    The Contemplator
    (1963-2013)
    Doncaster, UK
    Posts : 638
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64


    So did I.
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  3. #23


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Ah, but that extra dollar adds the secret "super mode" that does so much more!
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  4. #24


    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    It's not really being forced.
    You have "Skip Metro Suite" Classic Shell... Start8 and others... to be announced... lots of choice.
    None of which are provided by Microsoft. They aren't providing any choice.

    Quote Originally Posted by danr1991 View Post
    I don't understand some people. The new Start menu is so cool! and much easier to navigate I find than previous OS'. Each to their own I suppose
    And I don't understand the benefits or advantages of this new start menu. I don't find it cool, I find it cumbersome, annoying, and suitable for a tablet/smartphone and not my desktop/laptop computer. You say it's cool, I say it's crap. Like you said, to each their own.


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  5. #25


    Quote Originally Posted by PCmannen View Post
    I just got it for $3.99 using this 20% off coupon - WK4-MYLR-QLXP-BOOW

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    Code no longer works =(
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  6. #26


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    This is good for a couple of days...
    WK4-KVJE-GMPB-SFLE 20% off all products
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  7. #27


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 rtm 8400


    It works Great!!! Thanks!
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  8. #28


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    I'm not gonna use this stuff:
    First beta it's free, you let the people get used to it. If they like it and become dependent to it then it's time to charge for it. It's just a couple of bucks but ... please, it's just a start menu and the computer works without it.
    You have Classic Shell for free.

    Every man for himself. Use it if it gets the job done.
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  9. #29


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    I'm not gonna use this stuff:
    First beta it's free, you let the people get used to it. If they like it and become dependent to it then it's time to charge for it. It's just a couple of bucks but ... please, it's just a start menu and the computer works without it.
    You have Classic Shell for free.

    Every man for himself. Use it if it gets the job done.
    Cripes, $5 is a steal. Think of it as an app. It adds a LOT to Win8: Custom start menu AND disable Metro on boot AND disable Edge UI AND custom Start Menu shortcuts AND Custom button icon AND more!

    I expect good things from Stardock and this is a winner. I am hoping for a good Desktop "Windows Blinds" for Win8 from them too so I will keep a close eye on them.
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  10. #30


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    I'm not gonna use this stuff:
    First beta it's free, you let the people get used to it. If they like it and become dependent to it then it's time to charge for it. It's just a couple of bucks but ... please, it's just a start menu and the computer works without it.
    You have Classic Shell for free.

    Every man for himself. Use it if it gets the job done.
    Cripes, $5 is a steal. Think of it as an app. It adds a LOT to Win8: Custom start menu AND disable Metro on boot AND disable Edge UI AND custom Start Menu shortcuts AND Custom button icon AND more!

    I expect good things from Stardock and this is a winner. I am hoping for a good Desktop "Windows Blinds" for Win8 from them too so I will keep a close eye on them.
    I'm glad for you John.

    I think I'll get it when I have $5. But meanwhile, Classic Shell + Skip Metro Suite does the same for $0.
    It's true, Stardock made improvements, it looks good. You don't need to take my pessimism seriously for an app.
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