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  1. #31


    Posts : 534
    Windows 7, Windows 8 RP


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    None of which are provided by Microsoft. They aren't providing any choice.
    It's not the first time Microsoft has not provided choice and 3rd parties had to fill the void.

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  2. #32


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation x64


    Quote Originally Posted by heffe2001 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kala View Post
    I don't get why everybody using some 3rd party programs when you can get a real deal with not much hassle at all.
    And have to use a 3rd party program to patch the win7 explorer, and don't forget what you loose by doing this:

    Start Menu Issues
    - MFU list populates only from Start menu shortcuts.

    No Metro:
    - Win+P doesn't show.
    - Metro programs won't run.
    - Autoplay popups won't show.
    - "You have new program to handle this stuff" popups won't show. You need to use Default programs to change associations.
    - Network icon popups don't show since Metro UI isn't started.
    - You can't manage Wi-Fi networks. Use third-party program for that.
    - You can't manage VPN/dialup connections. Run rasphone for that.
    - You can't add new user. Run control userpasswords2 for that.
    - You can't change user account picture.
    - "Choose default program to open this file type" is still Metro UI and works.

    No new explorer goodies:
    - No default language input indicator. Enable language bar via Control Panel->Language->Advanced Settings->Use desktop language bar.
    - No multi-monitor taskbars. Maybe more multimon issues.


    Too much being lost/too many hoops for me...


    Agreed. I thought start8 is a great utility. I hated the look of classic shell, all I wanted was a W7 style start menu, for $4.50, it's a bargain.
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  3. #33


    Rio de Janeiro | Brasil
    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Enterprise Eval x64


    It's not in beta anymore, get the final version of Start8, from Stardock.
    I'm using it right now and it's doing good on my system, very configurable.
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  4. #34


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by RGadelha View Post
    It's not in beta anymore, get the final version of Start8, from Stardock.
    I'm using it right now and it's doing good on my system, very configurable.
    Thanks for the good news!
    So far the trial works well.
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  5. #35


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by RGadelha View Post
    It's not in beta anymore, get the final version of Start8, from Stardock.
    I'm using it right now and it's doing good on my system, very configurable.
    Thanks for the good news!
    So far the trial works well.
    The trial is turned off so it may disappear on you or keep nagging about updates.

    Hopefully we will start to see final drivers for Win8 for most things getting released also.
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  6. #36


    Rio de Janeiro | Brasil
    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Enterprise Eval x64


    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by RGadelha View Post
    It's not in beta anymore, get the final version of Start8, from Stardock.
    I'm using it right now and it's doing good on my system, very configurable.
    Thanks for the good news!
    So far the trial works well.
    The trial is turned off so it may disappear on you or keep nagging about updates.

    Hopefully we will start to see final drivers for Win8 for most things getting released also.
    Well, I'm an Object Desktop subscriber and Start8 got included on the subscription. Lucky me
    But I think the price's right.

    Did anybody notice that the system takes a little more time to boot?
    Last edited by RGadelha; 24 Oct 2012 at 07:51.
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