Die Windows 8 Metro

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  1. yusuo
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    So i've heard alot of good things about Windows 8 such as its alot quicker and lightweight but I've also heard one bad thing about Windows 8 that got me to delete the Beta off my PC in under 20 minutes and that bad thing is called Metro.

    It looks stupid and really doesnt fit a PC so my question is, is there anyway to make the PC look like a PC again and not a tablet (Desktop with a start menu) Now I know theres Start8 but that'll cost when it gets out of Beta plus ive tried Stardock products before and there always a little more ram hungry than they need to be.

    So anyone know of anything that brings back the PC to my PC
     
  2. 3bbb7

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    You can use the Desktop button on the metro menu.
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    just hit the desktop button
     
  3. DjoeN

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    Somewhere in this potatoland!
    Yes there is :) (but not for free)

    http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/features.asp


     
  4. yusuo
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    So basically both of you didn't read properly did you. I want a start menu and I dont want to use Start8 by Stardock.

    Do you 2 have any questions I can completely ignore and answer incorrectly
     
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    "It looks stupid and really doesnt fit a PC so my question is, is there anyway to make the PC look like a PC again and not a tablet (Desktop with a start menu)"
    Desktop button
     
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    Well aren't you a lovely person? I'd be suprised if anyone bothers to help you now.
     
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    I am a lovely person, i help many people on this forum and I appreciate any help im given, but what the point of replying when you dont even read the question
     
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  8. DjoeN

    DjoeN Captain Haddock!

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    Somewhere in this potatoland!
    I did read it properly.

    My point was to repeat a part of your question with hard facts:
    - Start8 is the only (payed) solution for now to bring back your Pc feeling when you really want to use Windows 8

    Else, just stick to Windows 7 or XP (or Linux)
     
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  9. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    Star8 IS a Start Menu.
     
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    but there is no Start menu 3bbb7, not in the sense of what has been around for about 17 years now. Thats what im looking for a normal run of the mill start menu, not loads of tiny little squares that make no sense


     
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    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    http://lee-soft.com/vistart/

    http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/
     
  12. yusuo
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    Thank you very much Raulpica i'll give these a try. Much appreciated
     
  13. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    You should thank Google ;) As that's what I used :P
     
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    I know, everything is fine now but, I would still just keep Windows 7, Tried this so called "8" on a Virtual Machine and it doesn't like me!
     
  15. yusuo
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    I prob will until it comes out legit and theres alot more options to get a traditional desktop
     
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    Yeah! I would upgrade to Windows 8 if there wasn't so many useless features and updates on it.
     
  17. YayMii

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    If you really want to use Windows 8 only for its speed boosts, then you can just replace the explorer.exe with the one from Windows 7. You'll lose absolutely all of the Metro features (and a few things might not work properly), but it'll feel like a supercharged Windows 7.
     
  18. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    That sound farfetched and also the best way to get all the kinds of bugs. I'd just go with Start8 :P