How to make Windows 8 look like Windows 7

April 12, 2013

We reveal how to water down or ignore some of Windows 8’s more controversial features and restore functionality you thought had vanished.

Hector Ariceaga‘s insight:

We keep getting asked “where is the Start Menu??!!”

As Win8 becomes the default on new PCs, many people just wish they could load the familiar Desktop along with the accompanying Start Menu.

There are other applications that help you accomplish this. However, Skip Metro Suite is the only one (that I am aware of) that helps you do both all in one place.

Look for the grey Download button towards the bottom of their page (http://winaero.com/download.php?view.33). It can have lots of other confusing download buttons. Ignore them.

Step by step instalation  instructions from c-net.com

The program is free. However, satisfied users are encourage to make donations. If you donate, best do it through a single paypal transaction. No need to offer up more info than necessary.

Give it a try.

See on reviews.cnet.co.uk via: pdxtech-info

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Stardock Start8 vs. Classic Shell – Bringing back the Start Menu in Windows 8

March 18, 2013

While Windows 8 is not setting any records in sales, it is standard pretty much in all new PCs. One of the main complaints is the missing Start Menu.

Of all the ways out there to restore this functionality, Stardock Start8 and Classic Shell are among the best. Give the latter a try. It is open-source and free.

Hector Ariceaga‘s insight:

While Windows 8 is not setting any records in sales, it is standard pretty much in all new PCs. One of the main complaints is the missing Start Menu.

Of all the ways out there to restore this functionality, Stardock Start8 and Classic Shell are among the best. Give the latter a try. It is open-source and free.

See on www.maximumpc.com via: pdxtech-info


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