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Classic she'll vs start8 vs startisback

house kitten 6,899 August 4, 2015 at 02:21 PM
I hate win 8! Not interested in 10 instead of reverting back to win 7, I thought I might try adding a start button. Any suggestions as to which is best?

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I hate win 8! Not interested in 10 instead of reverting back to win 7, I thought I might try adding a start button. Any suggestions as to which is best?
http://www.iobit.com/en/iobitstartmenu8.php

works well.

In my opinion though X is far better than 8.. If you had 7 i'd tell you not to budge just yet.
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http://www.iobit.com/en/iobitstartmenu8.php

works well.

In my opinion though X is far better than 8.. If you had 7 i'd tell you not to budge just yet.
I have a PC not Apple. I Aldo rec'd my laptop with 8. But anyone can go to 7 from 8. Not sure what you are saying...

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http://www.iobit.com/en/iobitstartmenu8.php

works well.

In my opinion though X is far better than 8.. If you had 7 i'd tell you not to budge just yet.
Sorry when I clicked you link I went to Mac stuff
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I have a PC not Apple. I Aldo rec'd my laptop with 8. But anyone can go to 7 from 8. Not sure what you are saying...




Sorry when I clicked you link I went to Mac stuff
X=10 not OSX...
The link is for a WINDOWS tool. Apple does not own the copyright every word that starts with "i"...
As far as the original questions, they all do pretty much the same thing...i use classic shell..works great. Close your eyes and pick one.
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Last edited by fenderman August 4, 2015 at 04:47 PM
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I use Start Menu X and it works well. Looks like what I normally expect to see on 7 and the search function actually works.

Beyond that, they are all the same really since they are intended to do exactly the same thing.
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Advantage: Windows 10 loads faster than 7, better menu, and similar to 7. More option to login system. It comes with live tiles. Not many bugs for me.

Disadvantage: Windows 10 does not have better multimonitor desktop wallpaper control (unlike Window 8). Default login is through windows email (sucks). You will have to manually switch to local accnt/pass. The live tile cannot be dragged to desktop like a widget. The only good live tile is Weather, others are lame including news and finance.
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10 is good but its browser sucks

but you can still use internet explorer 11,i would do a fresh install of windows 10 but you need to get a product key


http://www.howtogeek.com/224342/h...indows-10/
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Advantage: Windows 10 loads faster than 7, better menu, and similar to 7. More option to login system. It comes with live tiles. Not many bugs for me.

Disadvantage: Windows 10 does not have better multimonitor desktop wallpaper control (unlike Window 8). Default login is through windows email (sucks). You will have to manually switch to local accnt/pass. The live tile cannot be dragged to desktop like a widget. The only good live tile is Weather, others are lame including news and finance.
No thanks to win 10 privacy issues.
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without using any third-party software you can set it so the start menu defaults to a list of all apps. The other thing many people don't realize is that you can just start typing after you bring up the start menu and it will find the program you want.
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No thanks to win 10 privacy issues.
What sort of privacy issues have you concerned? I mean you're already using a Microsoft OS and the internet. You think there's some new privacy conspiracy with Win 10 that prior versions of Windows don't have?

Just FYI almost all of the "negatively" mentioned features of Windows X are actually optional and can be turned OFF.

If you took 5 seconds to read this page with the tool you requested you'd see that it's for Windows X and not OSX.

http://www.iobit.com/en/iobitstartmenu8.php
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What sort of privacy issues have you concerned? I mean you're already using a Microsoft OS and the internet. You think there's some new privacy conspiracy with Win 10 that prior versions of Windows don't have?

Just FYI almost all of the "negatively" mentioned features of Windows X are actually optional and can be turned OFF.

If you took 5 seconds to read this page with the tool you requested you'd see that it's for Windows X and not OSX.

http://www.iobit.com/en/iobitstartmenu8.php
wow, down boy.
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wow, down boy.
Lol Wink. No worries I'm nice. I don't bite. Oh wait yes I do. Just please take the time to investigate the options provided to you by the ever so kind users on these forums who take their time to research and answer questions for you.

My point earlier was that Windows X is a noticeable improvement over 8 performance wise. They both literally have the same "privacy issues" with the exception of Win X which has a few new features that are ughh like the update torrent feature. That's not really privacy related though. It is also actually a + for keeping updates from crushing your data cap on the LAN if you have it set that way.

If you're on Win 7 I'd suggest waiting a bit.

If it follows this trend then it is the next best thing from Microsoft.


Turn off that sharing of updates.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/29...stems.html
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What sort of privacy issues have you concerned? I mean you're already using a Microsoft OS and the internet. You think there's some new privacy conspiracy with Win 10 that prior versions of Windows don't have?
Well here's one: http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/0...-contacts/

I think most of the security & privacy issues in windows 10 are also found in windows 8, with a few exceptions like the link above. They're just harder to opt out of in windows 10.
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Well here's one: http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/0...-contacts/

I think most of the security & privacy issues in windows 10 are also found in windows 8, with a few exceptions like the link above. They're just harder to opt out of in windows 10.
That is easy to disable and opt out of..though you will have to update each wireless device to reflect the change in ssid..this type of stuff pisses me off, but not that bad to work around.
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Well here's one: http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/0...-contacts/

I think most of the security & privacy issues in windows 10 are also found in windows 8, with a few exceptions like the link above. They're just harder to opt out of in windows 10.
^^ This option is available for disabling during the initial install of Windows X before you login. It's really not that difficult if users take the time to read and not just click "EXPRESS INSTALL. Of course all IT guys are aware, no one ever reads anything, Stick Out Tongue .

Also if you read into the settings in Windows it says the option is available but is NOT automatically on like the article states. In fact if I remember correctly when you go to connect to wifi as you are putting in the password to connect to a given network there is a checkbox asking you if you want to share that with your contacts.. So while the feature may be "ON" as in "Available". It's not actually active unless you check that box and by default the box is NOT checked.

Like so



Now that sharing of updates as a torrent box IS turned on by default.
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