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Bart
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1st Jan 13 at 22:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Can you resist?

http://www.startisback.com

I couldn't and I like it.
Boot to desktop and the menu is fast, very fast.

[Edited on 01-01-2013 by Bart]
John
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I don't miss it at all now.
Bart
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quote:
Originally posted by John
I don't miss it at all now.


I did wonder that... but go on, give it a trial.
As soon as you click it, theres a big sigh of relief... like everything feels normal and good again
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It's a little bit weird! Not used Windows 8 too much and probably sticking to W7 for the time being.

Got a couple of Servers running server 2012 at the moment. Hopefully i get used to this in time!
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I wonder how this works - is it just an app or does it unlock the 'original' start menu as seen in W7 in some way?
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2nd Jan 13 at 01:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Windows 8 start button, aka Windows 7.
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I quite like Windows8 (without the start menu) now to be honest.

I'm not going to install the start menu as I'm lazy and I'll just revert!


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I don't miss the start button at all. Going back on the old laptop with XP feels so old school and dated.

However I did install an App called Decor8 which allows you to change the background of the tile/lock screen which is nice.
Bart
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quote:
Originally posted by Sam
I wonder how this works - is it just an app or does it unlock the 'original' start menu as seen in W7 in some way?


It doesnt resemble their own design at all, its a 100% match for the Win7 start menu, so you may be right, it could be unlocked.

Deff glad I installed it now
John
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It says on the site it uses a lot of built in windows code but also a lot of their own.
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few of our users wanted a start menu so we went with this one.

https://www.stardock.com/products/start8/

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Far too expensive.
Andrew
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It is going to go one of two ways. Either people will not upgrade to W8 or will become to like the no Start Menu.

I'm not going to bother with the downloading third party applications to simulate W7.

[Edited on 02-01-2013 by Andrew]
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quote:
Originally posted by Andrew
It is going to go one of two ways. Either people will not upgrade to W8 or will become to like the no Start Menu.

[Edited on 02-01-2013 by Andrew]



no shit
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It doesn't bother me. I don't make any use of the start menu apps yet though :/


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Just hit start and type what you want, using the start menu is very outdated imo
Bart
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20th Apr 13 at 08:14   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Start Menu Returning to Windows

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Just the button to take youto the metro interface
fiestakidda
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I got Win8 and don't even use the metro interface. Just open the desktop as normal and go from there.

Literally got it for the speed of booting etc
LeeM
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20th Apr 13 at 13:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ill be happy if this happens. looking for a decent cheap laptop for my mum and theyve all got windows 8 on, which in its current form she wont be able to use.
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Originally posted by LeeM
....which in its current form she wont be able to use.


Why not? Is she unable to click BIG 'shiny' buttons?

[Edited on 20-04-2013 by Dom]
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No. She's fucking useless and struggles with technology and computers as it is, anything different to what she's used to and she doesn't even try to use it
Bart
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quote:
Originally posted by LeeM
No. She's fucking useless and struggles with technology and computers as it is, anything different to what she's used to and she doesn't even try to use it


This generally applies to a lot of people over the age of ~45
I think it would apply to a lot of staff at our company, which is why I have zero plans of adding any windows 8 machines.
LeeM
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yep, in her 50's and generally shit. cant work dvd players or sky+
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My mum had the sky remote the other day and passed it me and asked me to record a program for her.

I said, FFS, you do it and il tell you how to do it, at least then next time you will know how to do it yourself.

She really wasnt interested in finding out how to do it with guidance by me and started kicking off about it saying I was being unhelpful, all shes asked me to do is record something for her etc etc, all she actually wanted was for someone else to do it for her with zero interest in finding out, i find a lot of older peoples attitudes are like this towards basic tech tasks.

[Edited on 22-04-2013 by Steve]

 
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