In Windows 10, you can switch between the Start Menu and the Start Screen. But for right now, you have to log off and log back in again to do it. As others have said, you can run all the Windows 8 apps from the new Start Menu, but I would like to have both available at the same time. Case in point, if I am out and about on my Yoga, I make want to use the Start Screen but when I have it in laptop mode, I may want to use the Start Menu.
Well i could live with that, but isn't it better to wait for Windows9, because for Windows 10 i must know if compatible with Windows 8 computers.
Doesn't the Windows 7 Start menu have a bunch of other stuff on the right side, various functions and ways to access parts of the OS (control panel, devices, documents, etc.), that would now be occupied by the live tiles in Windows 10? So the live tiles are going to take their place, and that won't be coming back? Or are they going to manage to put all that stuff in there somehow so we have the best of both worlds?
Major Microsoft Windows versions according to Wikipedia
Windows 1.0 - November 1985
Windows 2.0 - December 1987
Windows 3.0 - May 1990
Windows 3.1 - 1992
Windows for Workgroups 3.11 - 1992
Windows NT 3.1 - 1992
Windows NT 3.51 - 1993
Windows 95 - August 1995
Windows NT 4.0 - July 1996
Windows 98 - June 1998
Windows 2000 (Windows NT 5.0) - February 2000
Windows ME (Millennium Edition) - September 2000
Windows XP - August 2001
Windows Server 2003 - April 2003
Windows Vista - November 2006
Windows Server 2008 - February 2008
Windows 7 - October 2009
Windows 8 - August 2012
Windows Server 2012 - September 2012
Windows 8.1 - October 2013
Windows 10 - 2015
i read the tutorial, but what is the advantage for me to install with UEFI, does this improve the computer or what.
I ask this because i have 256 gb with Windows on, but a smaller partition has my main folders which i really do need.
So if i have to remove everything, i hate that, even when i have 3 B.U. already.
If there is no advantage, i will not use something i do not need.
Your speaking of My Computer, Control Panel, My Docs, etc that was on the right side of the Start Menu. Not sure if they will, but they don't have to be live tiles. I would think you could create tiles of any of those links to place there instead so to be similar.
I haven't got 10 installed yet, for I'm having hardware problems.
True. 10 comes with Documents, Pictures, PC Settings and File Explorer as your default entries just under your name. But you can add most stuff to this section. For example, since it was in the Window 7 menu, I dragged music from the music icon in file explorer and hovered over the start icon. Moved it up into the top section where it displayed the 'pin to start menu'. Of course it worked as you would expect.
However, I tried to do the same for the Control Panel, but it wouldn't let me drop it there. But I could drop in into the tile area. It created a square tile that can be handled like any other tile, just with two sizes, small and medium. But, if you use the old way, you can go into the Taskbar Navigation properties and click on the Start Menu tab. Then choose the Customize button at the bottom.
It seems to me to be a more robust version of the Start Menu. You can customize it quite a bit. You can even drag the top of it to make it larger so you can see more tiles. Of course, that could get overdone as well. Or you could eliminate most of the tiles leaving you with a single column. Look familiar???
That's gotta be the most awkward start menu I've ever seen. To shut down, you've got to click on Start, then drag your mouse all the way to the top to get at the power button...