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  1. Trust_No1's Avatar
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    Start8 on Windows Tech Preview


    Well I just wanted to see what would happen if I installed Start8 on Windows 10, and it is great. I have my old windows 7 menu back and can switch back and forth to Start screen easily. With Brinks little trick about no logging to switch, I can even switch between the new Windows desktop menu, start screen and both keep my old windows 7 menu is still intact.

    There are a few drawbacks, no transparency on menus, nor can you move items around in the programs part of the menu (alphabetical), hey but no biggie, I am sure with they will resolve that....gee I like this. Thank god for Start8.
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  2. Lee's Avatar
    Lee
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    OS X, Win 10
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    Really. . .what a waste of money and resources.
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  3. BunnyJ's Avatar
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    Lee said:
    Really. . .what a waste of money and resources.
    I agree totally. The whole point of Win10TP was/is to have a start menu. Using a third party start makes me wonder why would the OP bother with anything above Win7??

    OP, if you hate Win8.x and Win10 so much why not stick with Win7?? It's going to be around for some time.

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  4. pparks1's Avatar
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    Just speaking for myself, I could see the desire to have a 3rd party start menu in the even that you don't want any of the tiles showing and taking up space when you click on your start menu.

    I almost NEVER use the start screen in Windows 8.x, and I use Start8 for my start menu and have since day 1. But I do have the start screen setup, for that random time that I do want to use it. I hit the Windows key on my keyboard and get the Start Screen in that rare event that I do want it. But with Windows 10, I don't want all of that "hardly ever used' stuff always popping up whenever I use my start menu.

    I don't hate Windows 8. In fact, for under the hood reasons, I want Windows 8 over Windows 7. Especially on a new computer where a license is going to come with it. I've stuck with Windows 7 on personal machines instead of paying for the upgrade, but with a new computer, I'd not stick with Windows 7.
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  5. BunnyJ's Avatar
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    pparks1 said:
    Just speaking for myself, I could see the desire to have a 3rd party start menu in the even that you don't want any of the tiles showing and taking up space when you click on your start menu.

    I almost NEVER use the start screen in Windows 8.x, and I use Start8 for my start menu and have since day 1. But I do have the start screen setup, for that random time that I do want to use it. I hit the Windows key on my keyboard and get the Start Screen in that rare event that I do want it. But with Windows 10, I don't want all of that "hardly ever used' stuff always popping up whenever I use my start menu.

    I don't hate Windows 8. In fact, for under the hood reasons, I want Windows 8 over Windows 7. Especially on a new computer where a license is going to come with it. I've stuck with Windows 7 on personal machines instead of paying for the upgrade, but with a new computer, I'd not stick with Windows 7.
    You can remove the tiles from the start menu if you don't want them there.
    Test it out and get back.

    Jeff
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  6. Posts : 399
    Windows 10 X64
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    "Thank god for Start8"

    Yeah right...

    Anyway why not ask Stardock if it will work. In my opinion NO, since they do not offer this possibility.

    Jeff
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  7. Posts : 1,118
    Windows 8.1, Win10Pro
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    Anyway why not ask Stardock if it will work.
    Actually, they just updated Start8 to a new version -- which is compatible with Windows 10.
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  8. Posts : 399
    Windows 10 X64
       #8

    ok Mark,

    will see on their site if the other programs work for me.


    Do not use Start8 myself.

    thanks


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  9. pparks1's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
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    BunnyJ said:
    You can remove the tiles from the start menu if you don't want them there.
    Test it out and get back.
    I'm aware of that. But it's an all or nothing approach. Either you go back to the way that 8.0 was (just a start screen, no menu), or you use the integrated start menu (with the tiles).
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  10. BunnyJ's Avatar
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    pparks1 said:
    BunnyJ said:
    You can remove the tiles from the start menu if you don't want them there.
    Test it out and get back.
    I'm aware of that. But it's an all or nothing approach. Either you go back to the way that 8.0 was (just a start screen, no menu), or you use the integrated start menu (with the tiles).
    Huh?? Check this out:
    Start8 on Windows Tech Preview-untitled.jpg

    Now how is that all or nothing?? I have the start menu without the apps and if I want the start screen I can get that with Win10.

    Yes, a tool like classic shell is a good option but I for one wouldn't pay for a start menu option.
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