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How To Install Windows 7 And Uninstall Windows 8?

Postby Charlton » Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:06 pm

Exactly which feature of Windows 8 do you hate? If it's just the interface, there are alternatives that you can do so that you don't feel alienated to the new interface. Here are some of them:

1. Start8 -- http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/

For just $5, you get a full-fledged Start menu replacement that fits in with Windows 8's more "flat" theme, though you can also choose a theme with more rounded corners like the old Windows 7 start menu. You can also set the Start button to launch a small version of the Start screen, so you can get the benefits of the Start menu with the features of the new Start screen.

2. Classic Shell -- http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/

Classic Shell starts off looking like an old school pre-XP Windows Start menu, but you can switch to a more XP- or 7-style Start menu with the press of a button.

3. StartMenu8 -- http://www.iobit.com/iobitstartmenu8.php

Install it, and you'll have your old Start menu back?that's it. It feels a little different than the others (it's more of a popup than a menu), and it has a somewhat annoying "Send Feedback" button, but it does the job without any complicated configuration menus. The only options it has?when you right-click on the Start button?are to run it at startup and to skip the tiled Start screen. This is the best option if you just want to install something for free and get on with your day.

4. Pokki -- https://www.pokki.com/windows-8-start-menu

Search for apps, control panels, and files. Add your favorite apps, sites, files and folders for quick access. Boot to the desktop and skip the Windows 8 Start Screen. Disable Windows 8 hot corners on the desktop and more. Get free apps and games from the included Pokki App Store.

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

Enhance your windows start menu with Vistart 8. With cool custom start menu skins like the windows 8 start menu metro skin, start menu buttons and lot's of extra features. The ultimate start menu for Windows 8 and competable with Windows 7, Vista and XP you can download for free. So get your start menu back in windows 8 or replace your start menu in windows 7, Vist or XP.

Some say the best among them are Pokki and Start8.

Still not happy with any of the alternatives above? Your other options would then be: (a) Buy a Windows 7 OS (they will not give you a free replacement in lieu of Windows 8), or (b) use Linux Mint. You may even install any of these OSes on a separate partition so you will still get to keep your Windows 8.
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How To Install Windows 7 And Uninstall Windows 8?

Postby Parkins » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:52 pm

Instead of buying a copy of Windows 7, which will cost you quite a bit, download a start menu replacement like Start8. You get the start menu back and never have to deal with the start screen again.

- Dominic
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How To Install Windows 7 And Uninstall Windows 8?

Postby Barklie » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:29 pm

You have to buy windows 7 through Microsoft.com. Once you download it, it will restart your computer and you will have windows 7. Why don't you like windows 8? It's awesome!!! Just get used to it i promise you, you will love it because of its ease of use. Don't be bias about and don't lie to yourself. But ya..... That's how u do it mon
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