How can i convert windows 8.1 task bar to same as windows 7 ?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by MonsterMMORPG, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. MonsterMMORPG

    MonsterMMORPG MDL Member

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    How can i convert windows 8.1 task bar to same as windows 7 ?

    You know when you click window button on keyboard you see same interface as windows 7 instead of stupid new interface
     
  2. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    You need to use a third party software like ClassicShell or StartIsBack.
     
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  3. wildbilll

    wildbilll MDL Novice

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    Highly recommend Start8. It isn't free but it is the best.
     
  4. MonsterMMORPG

    MonsterMMORPG MDL Member

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    so it is not possible without any third party ?

    wow i cant explain my feelings

    microsoft make a new windows which is supposed to be better than old one

    but people paying money to third parties to get old interface

    just wow
     
  5. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    There is no start menu any more, if you want it back, you need to install a 3rd party one, the full tiles Start Screen is the start menu replacement, but surely you knew that before installing the OS right ?

    StartIsBack is my favourite
     
  6. MonsterMMORPG

    MonsterMMORPG MDL Member

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    yes which is extremely stupid

    you remove a feature that people are willing to pay money to even third parties

    does it make sense ?
     
  7. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Stay with 7 then? lol

    MS are trying to move to a touch only OS, which is why they did it, but easily fixed
     
  8. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    it's only $2 USD for a license that is unlimited bro. you can activate it as many times as u want on the same pc with no limits such as the limits Start8 by Stardock where they blacklist your key after a few activations.

    Also, StartIsBack is the closes thing you can get to Widnows 7, and is VERY VERY easy to configure your folder libraries that appear on the strat menu and such

    try the demo which is for 30 days without any nags to activate and if you decide its worth $2 USd you can buy it
     
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  9. MonsterMMORPG

    MonsterMMORPG MDL Member

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    2$ is something i can pay but problem is how to trust ?
    what changes does it make ?

    my computer is not something that i use for only gaming entertainment etc

    i have a lot of passwords that is directly related to real money
     
  10. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    You can trust it, I and many others have been using it since Windows 8, we wouldn't recommend it if it was malware, the dev is well known too

    I do online banking as well
     
  11. Helmutcheese

    Helmutcheese MDL Member

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    Cost more to buy/make a tinfoil hat. ;)
     

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  12. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    I use classic shell AND startisback[plus]

    SIB+ is more refined and has some additional features (like renaming the square programs as apps) but classic shell works also on secondary monitor, a feature missed by most of the competitors.

    So I made two custom png with the button image splitted, so I can use both the programs on primary monitor depending on the side of the button pressed, on secondary monitor either side of the button opens classic shell
    I can,t post the image yet to explain better

    h**p://i42.tinypic.com/25f1shw.png
     
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  13. shawnmos

    shawnmos MDL Member

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    Startisback+ is best, but if you don't want to pay Classicshell works ok and is free.