2. February 2013 01:52
After 3 months of using Windows 8, I can’t take it anymore, I hate the new start screen. Here is what I did to restore the Windows 7 Desktop Experience on Windows 8 with free applications. In the end I needed 2 applications Classic Shell – Start button for Windows 8 and Windows 8 – Skip Metro Suite applications to boot directly to the Desktop and completely disable all edge panels, not just hide them! All of them will be disabled, including square start button at bottom-left corner.
Now Life is good!!!!
The New Windows 8 Start Screen is an ** Epic Fail ** (On a non touch enabled device like a laptop or desktop)
Here is more information about the free applications:
Classic Shell – Start button for Windows 8
Classic Shell is a collection of usability enhancements for Windows
Highly customizable start menu with multiple styles and skins
Start button for Windows 7 and Windows 8
Toolbar and status bar for Windows Explorer
Caption and status bar for Internet Explorer
Windows 8 – Skip Metro Suite
Maybe you already known what Windows 8 won’t allow you to boot directly to Classic Desktop. Instead of that you have to click on “Desktop” tile every time you logged in. This is very annoying behavior for all of us who prefer to work with Class Desktop instead of Metro Start Screen. So I decide to fix it.
Skip Metro Suite for Windows 8 allows you to boot directly to Classic Desktop in Windows 8 RTM and Release Preview.Also it allows you completely disable all edge panels, not just hide them! All of them will be disabled, including square start button at bottom-left corner.