Solved

Start8 by Startdock.  Is it just a "Frontend" type of program?

Posted on 2012-12-24
3
495 Views
Last Modified: 2012-12-27
Referring to the start8 program that provides a Win7 like interface for win8.....Is it only a front end type of prg that changes the way things look and operate AND can be uninstalled and have win8 return to the way it was originally?
0
Comment
Question by:Need-a-Clue
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 14

Assisted Solution

by:athomsfere
athomsfere earned 240 total points
ID: 38718796
I am sure it is, based off of the company. Stardock has been doing these skins for Windows for a long time. They are generally great, but performance monsters. Stardock used to do a Mac OSX skin for XP, a Longhorn skin etc..
0
 
LVL 70

Accepted Solution

by:
garycase earned 260 total points
ID: 38719174
Yes, if you uninstall it, everything will be back to "normal".

... but after you've used it I think it's very unlikely you'll want to do that !!

By the way, if you haven't used it before, you might also want to try Stardock's "Fences" -- especially if you keep a lot of icons on your desktop.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Need-a-Clue
ID: 38725589
Thanks for the answers and the tip on the FENCES. Yes, I DO use a lot of icons on my desktop.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
0

Featured Post

Guide to Performance: Optimization & Monitoring

Nowadays, monitoring is a mixture of tools, systems, and codes—making it a very complex process. And with this complexity, comes variables for failure. Get DZone’s new Guide to Performance to learn how to proactively find these variables and solve them before a disruption occurs.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The Windows functions GetTickCount and timeGetTime retrieve the number of milliseconds since the system was started. However, the value is stored in a DWORD, which means that it wraps around to zero every 49.7 days. This article shows how to solve t…
This article helps those who get the 0xc004d307 error when trying to rearm (reset the license) Office 2013 in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and/or those trying to prep the master image for Microsoft Key Management (KMS) activation. (i.e.- C…
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …
If you’ve ever visited a web page and noticed a cool font that you really liked the look of, but couldn’t figure out which font it was so that you could use it for your own work, then this video is for you! In this Micro Tutorial, you'll learn yo…

726 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question