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Start Menu - Restore in Windows 8

  1. #40


    regretfully, I am finding threads on the subject of a start menu, are becoming distinctively boring. I customised the modern to my liking, and am getting more used to it. But to avoid the problem of continual switching between desktops, I do have installed, "Startisback"
    StartIsBack - real start menu in Windows 8

    The beauty of this one is it is precisely the same as the Windows 7 start menu, bypasses the Modern screen (as a customised option) with a huge amount of customising options. If I understand post #6 correctly, there are some extra requiements needed for "ex7forW8",. None for Startisback, other than doityourself customising.

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  2. #41


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    Windows 7 uiltimate, Windows 8.1 pro 64bit, Windows server 2008R2, Windows 10 TP


    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    regretfully, I am finding threads on the subject of a start menu, are becoming distinctively boring. I customised the modern to my liking, and am getting more used to it. But to avoid the problem of continual switching between desktops, I do have installed, "Startisback"
    StartIsBack - real start menu in Windows 8

    The beauty of this one is it is precisely the same as the Windows 7 start menu, bypasses the Modern screen (as a customised option) with a huge amount of customising options. If I understand post #6 correctly, there are some extra requiements needed for "ex7forW8",. None for Startisback, other than doityourself customising.
    Start is back created by same person as ex7forW8
    it offers same functionality as ex7forW8 (start menu that can do same things as windows 7 start menu and more with updates)
    start is back isn't free but cheaper than for example start 8 by stardock 2PCs version is 3USD. (start8 is 4.99USD)
    start is back different from ex7forW8 because it does not disable metro ui only hides it you can boot directly to desktop disable all or some hot corners.. transform start screen to apps screen with only modern ui apps in it.
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  3. #42


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    Win7


    THis is also replica Win7 Start menu which toggles off Metro, also free. Is it the same? Windows 7 Start Menu for Windows 8

    Have read that MS is removing the code needed to have any type of Start Menu. True?
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  4. #43


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    MS has removed their own start menu code.

    Start menu replacements in future will need to be self sufficient.

    The one you linked will not work.
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  5. #44


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    Win7


    How will it stop working on PC's where it is already installed? Default to Metro Start Screen with other bad effects?
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  6. #45


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Ask Tihiy, he wrote it.

    He might be making a completely different paid start menu.
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  7. #46


    Posts : 187
    Windows 8 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
    THis is also replica Win7 Start menu which toggles off Metro, also free. Is it the same? Windows 7 Start Menu for Windows 8

    Have read that MS is removing the code needed to have any type of Start Menu. True?
    That's the same as the one Mustang posted about on the first page. (and the solution I prefer to use the best)

    MS may remove the code that makes this possible in future versions of windows but it will always work on normal versions of Windows 8. I can't see them using an update that will disable this already used popular feature. Too many people use this and other start menu variants. That would be the worst thing MS can do. They would majorly screw themselves if they did that and force thousands of people the nightmare of backing up their data and going back to Windows 7. All for what.. just to force people to use the Metro UI when the operating system is not functionally dependent on it in the first place - that's silly. It's simply a front end GUI.

    Heck, MS is Lucky that someone hasn't made an app that completely overwrites the entire windows managment system and replaces it with something totally Non Windows like - such as the windows managers you have with other popular operating systems, KDE, XFCE, LXDE, Gnone, etc. These windows managers offer different styles and features that enhance a user experience for speed and performance in the systems that use them. Microsoft should learn from this and offer the user more choices over the windows management system so customers can streamline their experience to suit their needs. It's sad MS is stuck in the dark ages.
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  8. #47


    What about waiting until Windows 8.1 is out and you wont need to worry about the start button
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  9. #48


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
    Posts : 691
    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    Except by all accounts that button is going to be hidden unless hovered over and doesn't bring back the old style Start Menu. I'll stick with Stardock's Start8, thanks.
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  10. #49


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Tutorial updated with OPTION FOUR for Start Menu Reviver.
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