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  1. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Technical Preview
       11 Aug 2015 #1

    Start Menu (Remove Tiles)


    Hey all,

    I beta tested Windows 10 several months back, previous to the version I tested, if you removed all the pined tiles from the start menu, it would look more like the conventional start menu. However in the few version I tested, even if you unpinned all the tiles, the start menu was still 1/2 the screen, the tile area was just blank..

    Did Microsoft fix this? or are they forcing the tile thing down the throats of the users?

    I have a free upgrade from Windows 7, but If they didn't go back to allowing you to remove tiles from the start menu and get more of a traditional start menu, I'm sticking with Windows 7..

    Also, does anyone know if I did upgrade to Windows 10, can you go back to windows 7, either by Uninstalling the upgrade and/or be reinstalling Windows 7? or does it convert and remove your Windows 7 license key there by deleting your ability to go back to Windows 7?

    Thanks!

    -TheChad
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  2. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,934
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       11 Aug 2015 #2

    Have you tried it out??
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  3. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Technical Preview
       11 Aug 2015 #3

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Have you tried it out??
    Not yet, (If I had, I'm not sure why I would have posted the question?). I don't want to do the upgrade and not be able to go back if I hate it!

    Windows 8 Sucked, until I installed an aftermarket Start menu that made it basically Windows 7...

    I had some other computer hardware issues and never installed the final RC beta's of Windows 10, so I didn't get to see if they fixed the Start Menu..

    -TheChad
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 441
    Windows 10
       11 Aug 2015 #4

    Yes you can drag the menu to conventional size and loose the whole tile thing, and also yes you can roll back.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,413
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       11 Aug 2015 #5

    TheChad said: View Post
    Also, does anyone know if I did upgrade to Windows 10, can you go back to windows 7, either by Uninstalling the upgrade and/or be reinstalling Windows 7? or does it convert and remove your Windows 7 license key there by deleting your ability to go back to Windows 7?

    Thanks!

    -TheChad
    Hello Chad,

    If you upgrade to Windows 10, you will have up to 31 days to go back to Windows 7 if you do not delete the Windows.old folder after upgrading.

    After 31 days, you'll have to clean install Windows 7 to go back.

    Windows 10 - Go Back to Previous Windows
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  6. Joined : Nov 2013
    Idaho USA
    Posts : 4,534
    OS X, Win 10
       11 Aug 2015 #6

    . . .here is another one of those force it down your throat guys. . .please give it try and see if like it or not, then. . .
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  7. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Technical Preview
       11 Aug 2015 #7

    Lee said: View Post
    . . .here is another one of those force it down your throat guys. . .please give it try and see if like it or not, then. . .
    Microsoft is famous for forcing things down your throat... Windows 8 is a perfect example of how they tried to force the tiles down the throats of consumers... It blew up in their face, which is why they are having to GIVE windows 10 away..

    Not trying to bash Microsoft, I've been a Windows person since windows 3.1. But In recent years Microsoft has basically said "This is how it's going to be weather you like it or not".. For no reason other than just because they want to...

    I was on the Windows ME beta team from the beginning, it was NEVER RTM ready, but they launched it anyway, blew up in their face.

    So yes, I'm skeptical.

    -TheChad
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  8. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,934
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       11 Aug 2015 #8

    TheChad said: View Post
    Microsoft is famous for forcing things down your throat... Windows 8 is a perfect example of how they tried to force the tiles down the throats of consumers... It blew up in their face, which is why they are having to GIVE windows 10 away..

    Not trying to bash Microsoft, I've been a Windows person since windows 3.1. But In recent years Microsoft has basically said "This is how it's going to be weather you like it or not".. For no reason other than just because they want to...

    I was on the Windows ME beta team from the beginning, it was NEVER RTM ready, but they launched it anyway, blew up in their face.

    So yes, I'm skeptical.

    -TheChad
    Honestly,, you need to test it to see if it meets your needs or not. No one here can do that for you.

    Jeff
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  9. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,413
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       11 Aug 2015 #9

    Honestly, Microsoft is not forcing you to do anything. It's completely up to you to install or upgrade to Windows 10 or not.

    In fact, Microsoft has made it easy for people to be able to go back to the previous Windows and the state it was in before upgrading to Windows 10 if they don't like it. This wasn't an option in previous Windows.

    Not to mention, there are always ways to customize Windows to your liking if you don't like how something was set by default.
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  10. Joined : Aug 2015
    Spring Valley
    Posts : 558
    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate
       11 Aug 2015 #10

    I just moved all of my Tiles to the 1st Row - No, it hasn't been fixed, the Start Menu is still huge.

    DING!

    If you open the big fat start menu, and place your Mouse just at the edge until the mouse shows "<-->", drag it back toward the left side of the screen and it resizes!

    Start Menu - Resize in Windows 10
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