Switching to windows 8 from 7

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I love windows 7 but i got a deal on a new computer that I couldn't refuse and of course it comes with Windows 8. I searched and people say the best way to make it look like 7 is start8?

Do you guys agree? I want my windows live mail which I guess I can download just like I had to do for 7. And I hope I can still have the scrolling desktop where it shows a different photo at at an interval of my choice.

I am told I can still push a window into the side of the screen and have it take up half the monitor, one of my favorite features..

I know this is small stuff but I lived with Vista Home Basic 32 bit for three years and just switched to Windows 7 which is close to perfect IMO. I don't want to fight with another operating system. I did my time with Vista.

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Try Windows 8 out before you start messing with it's features. Maybe you won't like the intro "metro" screen, but it's only one click to get to the Desktop screen from there. And maybe you will actually like it. I know some people that do.

I like StartIsBack more than Start8. It's more like the Start menu in Windows 7.

We had a discussion here with some other ones including some free options:
http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/technology/1264670/m17659270/

I code all day at work on a windows 7 box and at home I have windows 8 with class shell that is free. I can't tell the different expect my home computer boots faster.

I've tried some other start menus but classic shell seams the fastest and most stable. Plus it have a ton of options so you can make your computer look like Windows 95 "Start me up"

riznick said:   We had a discussion here with some other ones including some free options:
http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/technology/1264670/m17659270/


Thanks for sharing this.



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