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Is there a way to uninstall the new start menu  and have the old start menu back?
That new one really bugs me.
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by:PowerEdgeTech
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Start8 is probably the most popular ... if you must change it.
http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/
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by:Stelian Stan
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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/
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by:zabicki
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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.
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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/
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by:Frosty555
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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
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by:PowerEdgeTech
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You are not alone in your opinion frosty :)
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by:willcomp
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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!!
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