Solved

Windows 8  start menu

Posted on 2013-01-30
7
1,156 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-31
Is there a way to uninstall the new start menu  and have the old start menu back?
That new one really bugs me.
0
Comment
Question by:starview
7 Comments
 
LVL 32

Assisted Solution

by:PowerEdgeTech
PowerEdgeTech earned 143 total points
ID: 38838075
Start8 is probably the most popular ... if you must change it.
http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/
0
 
LVL 23

Assisted Solution

by:Stelian Stan
Stelian Stan earned 72 total points
ID: 38838081
Unfortunately you cannot uninstall the NEW start menu bu you can install the OLD start menu by installing Classic Shell:
http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/

Also if you do not want the NEW menu or Metro interface to appear, you need to install RetroUI: http://retroui.com/

For start button install Start8: http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/
0
 
LVL 5

Assisted Solution

by:zabicki
zabicki earned 71 total points
ID: 38838090
there is a better way.
a free app : http://tihiy.net/files/ex7forW8_1.0.zip

you need a win 7 cd though

it switches over win8 explorer on 7 version.

you can always reverse back the change

free and very fast.
0
Back Up Your Microsoft Windows Server®

Back up all your Microsoft Windows Server – on-premises, in remote locations, in private and hybrid clouds. Your entire Windows Server will be backed up in one easy step with patented, block-level disk imaging. We achieve RTOs (recovery time objectives) as low as 15 seconds.

 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
Rahul Gupta earned 72 total points
ID: 38838091
You cannot uninstall the new start menu.

you can use alternative startmenus.

http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/


you had few alternatives with some free ones.
http://lifehacker.com/5955089/how-to-bring-back-the-start-menu-in-windows-8


the best one is  ClassicShell because it is free and being a lot time in development

http://www.classicshell.net/
0
 
LVL 31

Assisted Solution

by:Frosty555
Frosty555 earned 71 total points
ID: 38838119
I'm going to throw out the unpopular opinion here but it needs to be said:

Get used to it.

Clinging to the past will only hinder you. People have an aneurysm when they don't see the Windows Orb in the bottom left corner in Windows 8, but really the full screen "tiles" page is the replacement for that and functionally it works the same way.

Hit the Windows key on the keyboard - the tiles page will pop up. Then, just start typing the name of the program you want to run. It will pop up, then hit Enter. The start screen will fall away and your desired program will run.

You can get to the search section really quickly using the shortcut key Win+Q
0
 
LVL 32

Assisted Solution

by:PowerEdgeTech
PowerEdgeTech earned 143 total points
ID: 38838132
You are not alone in your opinion frosty :)
0
 
LVL 32

Assisted Solution

by:willcomp
willcomp earned 71 total points
ID: 38838174
This a free and good alternative: http://www.classicstart8.com/

However, I agree with Frosty555. May as well get used to the changes. A lot of folks didn't like the Vista and Win 7 changes. Now a lot of folks want Win 7 interface back. Go figure!!
0

Featured Post

Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

A Bare Metal Image backup allows for the restore of an entire system to a similar or dissimilar hardware. They are highly useful for migrations and disaster recovery. Bare Metal Image backups support Full and Incremental backups. Differential backup…
If you get continual lockouts after changing your Active Directory password, there are several possible reasons.  Two of the most common are using other devices to access your email and stored passwords in the credential manager of windows.
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…
This is used to tweak the memory usage for your computer, it is used for servers more so than workstations but just be careful editing registry settings as it may cause irreversible results. I hold no responsibility for anything you do to the regist…

777 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