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Can windows 8 be made to look and operate like windows 7?

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Can windows 8 be made to look and operate like windows 7?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Viet - Computer Tech replied 6 months ago.

Hello! Thank you for your question. I am a licensed computer professional with over ten years of experience, and I will be assisting you today.

I'm sorry about the issue. Yes, please download and install the Start8 program at the website below, and it will give you back the Start menu/task bar like in Windows 7:

http://download.cnet.com/Start8/3000-2072_4-75732532.html?part=dl-80664&subj=dl

(If prompted, click on More info..., then Run anyway.)

 

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Expert:  dukey01 replied 6 months ago.

Hi. My name is XXXXX XXXXX X'm happy to assist. There is a free program that can make Windows 8 look and run like Windows 7. It can also be set to look like Windows Vista or XP if you so choose. It's called Classic Shell and you can download it here: http://www.classicshell.net/

Below is a screenshot of my Windows 8 laptop running Classic Shell

graphicThere are also many other screenshots on the Classic Shell website.

 

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Expert:  The-PC-Guy replied 6 months ago.
Thanks for using JustAnswer. My name isXXXXX will do whatever I can to answer your question

With the new version, windows 8.1

A start button is now included, and you can even force it to boot to the desktop, making it look just like windows 7. However you will still have access to all of the windows 8 features if you need them. Best of all the upgrade is FREE is you already have windows 8 installed.

for complete instructions and download links see the following link

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/preview-iso

NOTE THAT THIS IS ONLY A PRE-RELEASE VERSION AND MAY STILL CONTAIN SOME BUGS THAT NEED TO BE WORKED OUT

Windows 8.1 will officially be released on OCT 17th and will be available for download from microsoft.com

let me know if you need my help further.

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