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  1.    01 Jun 2015 #11
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 21
    XP/7/8.1/10 PRO 10586

    Another option you have for a classical feel if you do decide to upgrade to Windows 10 (which you could have done with Windows 8/8.1) there is an app for free called CLASSIC SHELL that you can download and it will literally let you customize your start menu/button to Windows 98 style, Windows XP, Windows 7, depending on the layout and feel you want.

    Or if your not really savvy and just want to install a program and have it take over for you, google START8 which is a start menu just like Windows 7 but made for Windows 8 and 10 (when 10 goes RTM). Start8 requires no tweaking, super user friendly and is 30 days free to use, after that its $4.99 for the program for lifetime license. You will get your Windows 7 style start menu whilst running Windows 10.

    There are options available. And those tiles, you can right-click and either uninstall as many as you can or Windows will allow or just unpin them from the start menu.
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  2.    26 Dec 2015 #12
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 41
    Win10 Home

    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Put note pad on desktop ,or any app for that matter ,, right click on desktop , click on new ,click on shortcut , type in notepad.exe ,click yes to notepad for the name ,,its there that easy.
    Just found this - you've answered one of the many problems I'm having since the Win10 free upgrade screwed up my laptop eg Start icon has failed. Thank you, Caperjack!!!
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  3.    26 Dec 2015 #13
    Join Date : Mar 2014
    Cape Breton Nova Scotia ,Canada
    Posts : 2,765
    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64

    Quote Originally Posted by Taffy078 View Post
    Just found this - you've answered one of the many problems I'm having since the Win10 free upgrade screwed up my laptop eg Start icon has failed. Thank you, Caperjack!!!
    your welcome ,and Welcome to tenforums, its' always nice to something I post help someone ..on
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