Microsoft Blocks Classic Shell in Windows 10 Build 9879

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    Microsoft Blocks Classic Shell in Windows 10 Build 9879

    Microsoft Blocks Classic Shell in Windows 10 Build 9879


    Posted: 20 Nov 2014
    Windows 8 was the first modern Windows version to come without a Start menu, a change which not only confused many Windows 7 users planning to upgrade, but that also affected adoption of Microsoft's new product.

    What also happened was a rapid growth of the third-party software market for alternative Start menu solutions and many developers out there tried to make the most of this problem to attract more users with their apps.

    The best example in this case is Classic Shell, one of the top Start menu apps out there which recorded millions of downloads in the last few years, but especially after the launch of Windows 8.

    With Windows 10, however, everybodyís wondering whether Microsoft still plans to allow third-party Start menu apps on its desktop operating system or block them all, as the revamped desktop comes with new features that also include a modern Start menu.
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    labeeman's Avatar Posted By: labeeman
    20 Nov 2014

  1. BunnyJ's Avatar
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       #1

    That's been mentioned in at least one other thread here. It's sort of a shame since it cuts down the options uses will have for the start they want or need.

    MS really needs to expand on the options that are available for adjusting/setting up the start menu. The way it is now is just right for me and some others but some will need more fine tuning to meet their needs.

    Jeff
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  2. Posts : 1,557
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    I wonder what Classic Shell response is. Why does just renaming it work? I was considering trying 9879 and the consumer preview but I am not so sure now. I may stick with windows 7, then go to Linux when unsupported. Does any know if takeownship reg file still work in 9879?
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  3. LittleJay's Avatar
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    As mentioned in the article, there is a work around for installing Classic Shell for those who want to use it. Personally I have gotten used to the W8.1 Start Screen.
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    groze said:



    I wonder what Classic Shell response is. Why does just renaming it work? I was considering trying 9879 and the consumer preview but I am not so sure now. I may stick with windows 7, then go to Linux when unsupported. Does any know if takeownship reg file still work in 9879?
    Classic Shell works just fine in Win8.x and Win7. So if I were you I would stick with Win7, it's going to be supported for some time.
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    LittleJay said:
    As mentioned in the article, there is a work around for installing Classic Shell for those who want to use it. Personally I have gotten used to the W8.1 Start Screen.
    In my Win8.1.1 instillation I use Classic Shell. I just like it a lot more than the start screen. Plus I still can access the start screen with classic shell. There's a icon to get there.
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    The very height of hubris. Smacks of arrogance and outright ignorance.
    I wish I had known before I installed '79, as I would have avoided it.
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  7. LittleJay's Avatar
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    BunnyJ said:
    LittleJay said:
    As mentioned in the article, there is a work around for installing Classic Shell for those who want to use it. Personally I have gotten used to the W8.1 Start Screen.
    In my Win8.1.1 instillation I use Classic Shell. I just like it a lot more than the start screen. Plus I still can access the start screen with classic shell. There's a icon to get there.
    Yup, I understand where you're coming from. The Start Menu is great for those who like it, but hopefully the Start Screen will also work on W10 desktops and not just touch screen devices.
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  8. BunnyJ's Avatar
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    LittleJay said:
    BunnyJ said:
    LittleJay said:
    As mentioned in the article, there is a work around for installing Classic Shell for those who want to use it. Personally I have gotten used to the W8.1 Start Screen.
    In my Win8.1.1 instillation I use Classic Shell. I just like it a lot more than the start screen. Plus I still can access the start screen with classic shell. There's a icon to get there.
    Yup, I understand where you're coming from. The Start Menu is great for those who like it, but hopefully the Start Screen will also work on W10 desktops and not just touch screen devices.
    I totally agree. There should be a simple way to get to the start screen from the start menu.

    Jeff
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  9. Indianatone's Avatar
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    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit and VM
       #9

    I made the decision to try 10 without classic shell to try out what they Microsoft came up with. It is simply that. Microsoft want users to try the start menu and provide feedback from the standard 10 start menu.
    Classic shell had better work with the RTM version or there will be trouble.
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