How to get the classic Start Menu back in Win 8 RTM?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by debin, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. debin

    debin MDL Member

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    Is there any solution to get the classic Start Menü back in Win 8? Any Tutorial "by hand" not "by tool" out there? :rolleyes:
     
  2. debin

    debin MDL Member

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    Nobody? :(
     
  3. Boyfriend

    Boyfriend MDL Senior Member

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    1) Make sure that Show Hidden Files is checked
    2) Right click on the toolbar and select Toolbar -> New Toolbar...
    3) Navigate to C:\Program Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu and select it

    Voila :D You have start menu without an extra software :eek:
     
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    debin MDL Member

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    #7 debin, Aug 25, 2012
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    What exactly you mean by that?:confused:

    But in this solution there is not the classic Start Button available...i am right?:(
     
  6. jasjeet

    jasjeet MDL Novice

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    forums*mydigitallife*info / threads / 35189-Windows-7-explorer-for-Windows-8
     
  7. Boyfriend

    Boyfriend MDL Senior Member

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    Enable show hidden files from folder option

    If you want classic Start button, you need third party tool.
     
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    Edit: removed
     
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    pre62th MDL Novice

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    Metro UI Tweaker is designed to tweak a few settings that are unavailable to users.

    Disable Metro Start Menu:
    Disables only Metro Start Menu Screen. This function requires editing a System File. It does not
    remove the file.

    Disable Metro Ribbon:
    Disables only the Metro Ribbon UI. This function I discovered myself. It requires Taking Ownership
    of a System File. It does not remove this file.

    Disable Metro Start Menu and Ribbon:
    Disables the Metro Start Menu UI, Ribbon UI, Metro Task Manager UI and the Lock Screen.

    Enable Metro Start Menu and Ribbon:
    Reenables all available Metro UI options.

    Add Power Options to the Metro Start Menu Screen:
    Logoff, Switch User, Lock, Sleep, Restart and Shutdown

    Add any Application/File to the Metro UI Start Menu Screen:
    Some Applications/Files may not be available to you to add to the Metro Start Menu Screen. This program
    allows you to add those Applications/Files which would otherwise be unavailable.

    On first run the program will generate a folder in your Windows Directoy labeled MetroUI Tweakers. This folder
    is to keep your Power Option apps in places without worrying about them having to be moved.
    ****NOTE: Once generated and the files are unpacked from the program, do not remove the folder or the Power
    Apps from this folder as these options will no longer be available and may generate errors.
     
  11. ghost000

    ghost000 MDL Novice

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    why would you want classic start menu back? if that's the case why upgrade to windows 8 in the first place?
     
  12. myhken

    myhken Experienced MDL Tester

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    No, the last thing I want is to get the Metro UI. I upgraded because Windows 8 is the newest Microsoft OS, it's faster then Windows 7, it will be the most updated OS, it's has more features then Windows 7 etc. Windows 8 is not only Metro.
     
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  14. ghost000

    ghost000 MDL Novice

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    yes but there's nothing wrong with Metro. I think the problem is more unfamiliarity than Metro itself
     
  15. burfadel

    burfadel MDL EXE>MSP/CAB

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    Metro just isn't any good for desktop, laptop (non-touch) scenarios. It's not as easy to navigate, and things on it look like they belong on a kids toy. That said, on a small mobile device/tablet it would make sense to use metro. or at least something similar to metro.

    The problem is Microsoft has adopted a 'one size fits all' policy, which just doesn't translate well between phones/tablets and desktops/laptops.

    The start menu is actually quite brilliant and useful, as long as you cut out all the crap and unnecessary folders and sort the things how you like them.
     
  16. madmoe

    madmoe MDL Novice

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    #19 madmoe, Aug 25, 2012
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    Totally agree with you mate! I have just installed your tool and I like it! I have to ask how do I get back to the Metro desktop quickly though now that the Start button is in the bottom left hand corner......

    Cheers,
    M

    Edit: Just hover over the right hand side and I can get it easily by clicking Start there ;-)
     
  17. bk109

    bk109 MDL Senior Member

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    I'm surprised noone else mentioned it,but another third-party way to get a 7-like Start Menu is ViStart (google it,because I'm 17 posts away from being able to post links XD ) . That said, for now I'm happy with the ClassicShell+AskVG skin Start Menu :)