Can I re-enable the Windows 8 start screen in Windows 10?

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  1. Alex4nder001
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    I kind of liked the windows 8 start screen, even though others found it frustrating to use (along with a bunch of other Windows 8 features).
    Is it possible to re-enable it in Windows 10? I have the latest update (1803) and a 64 bit OS.
    WHAT I'VE TRIED:
    SETTINGS/PERSONALISATION/START/USE START FULL SCREEN
    - Looks nothing like the Metro UI. You have to click a button to show the apps, and it's in a list and scrolls vertically.
    Right clicking the taskbar, clicking "Properties" then deselecting "Use start menu instead of start screen"
    - Doesn't have the "Properties" option. I clicked on taskbar settings but it took me to the settings app, and it didn't have the option.
     
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  2. Xwzdrl

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    If you talking about start menu. Yes it's possible.
     
  3. Alex4nder001
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    Yea thats what I meant
     
  4. Xwzdrl

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    You can use software called Classic shell menu. It works for me. Link.
    It works for me fine with windows 10 i'm very happy. Makes everything much easier.
     
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  5. Alex4nder001
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    How do I go from there?
     
  6. Xwzdrl

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    download software install it. You can choose how you want your start menu to look like. After installation you'll see a screen with options.
    Download Link
     
  7. Alex4nder001
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    What options do I choose? I already have classicshell
     
  8. Xwzdrl

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    I use window 7 style it's the best.

    Open classic start menu settings and choose windows 7 style.

    You can also select replace start buttons.
     
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  9. Youkai

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    2 seconds search gave me this

    "You can re-enable the start menu on any device, just right click on your taskbar, go to properties, under Start Menu deselect Use start menu rather than start screen. It will then prompt you to log off and on again and vola, you have the start screen back"
     
  10. Alex4nder001
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    Did you even fully read my post? Because it said I’ve tried that, but it didn’t give me the option to. That feature must have been removed at some point.
     
  11. Youkai

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    well more or less... only read you want metro UI back.
    But I doubt classic shell has a metro UI option as it was mainly used to "remove" that abomination in win8.

    what about tablet mode ? that is probably the closest thing to metro
     
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