Windows 8 is a underrated OS.

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I would like this as well please!

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ATeamInc wrote:
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MrBurgerKing wrote:Personally, I think Windows 8 was a visual nightmare.
nothing stops you from customizing it
this is 9200 looking as similar as possible to a dp build
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btw this is the actual shell of 7 explorer.exe, not classic shell or another 3rd party tool
i personally think it looks like a better version of 7, with ribbon, new task manager, new copy dialog and other features of 8
That is just amazing! Can you PM me a link or instructions on how to do this?
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DragonWars wrote:
ATeamInc wrote:
DragonWars wrote:
MrBurgerKing wrote:Personally, I think Windows 8 was a visual nightmare.
nothing stops you from customizing it
this is 9200 looking as similar as possible to a dp build
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btw this is the actual shell of 7 explorer.exe, not classic shell or another 3rd party tool
i personally think it looks like a better version of 7, with ribbon, new task manager, new copy dialog and other features of 8
That is just amazing! Can you PM me a link or instructions on how to do this?
explorer.exe, uiribbon, uiribbonres, uiribbon mui, 8250 theme, shell32.dll.mui, branding
Can you give or PM me a link for these files? And step-by-step instructions please?
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I wish the OP had listed reasons that Windows 8.x is underrated. The Share platform, for instance, is absolutely amazing—I love it, I love it, I love it—but it received little to no coverage in publications and Microsoft itself did not promote it very well.
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For the windows 7 explorer on 8:
https://msfn.org/board/topic/157302-win ... windows-8/
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Windows 8 is not that hard to use, it's just that people don't like change and the change from the start menu to the start screen drove people mad.

I use Windows 8.1 on some my machines and i like it a lot, the start screen allows me to organize all my programs, folders etc every easily.

Windows 8/8.1 in some cases is faster than Windows 10, why? because Windows 8 and 8.1 have less bloat and processes running and don't update your PC every 5 seconds.

Windows 8/8.1 gives you the classic Windows 7 desktop without all the Cortana crap in the taskbar and doesn't randomly install Candy Crush Sega, Minecraft or Microsoft Office ads to your PC without your permission.

Windows 8/8.1 also don't invade your privacy as much as Windows 10 where all your privacy is taken away.

Windows 8/8.1 are new enough to support UEFI and secure boot but old enough to support programs that can't run in Windows 10 at all, Virtual PC 2007 for example can work with a patch.

Look Windows 7 is good but it's getting dated and Windows 8.1 is supported until 2023. it's still young at it's core only being 6 years old.

So to be honest Windows 8 and 8.1 are not bad at all people just don't like change and that's why it failed
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Lifeisgood95 wrote:Windows 8 is not that hard to use, it's just that people don't like change and the change from the start menu to the start screen drove people mad.
It's actually hard to shut down and users had to google how to shut down their computer. As a result, a cottage industry of third-party Start menu programs is released since the release of Consumer Preview. Windows 10 brought back the Start menu and windowed apps.
Lifeisgood95 wrote:Windows 8/8.1 in some cases is faster than Windows 10, why? because Windows 8 and 8.1 have less bloat and processes running and don't update your PC every 5 seconds.
In Windows 10 May 2019 Update you can control update.
Lifeisgood95 wrote:Windows 8/8.1 gives you the classic Windows 7 desktop without all the Cortana crap in the taskbar and doesn't randomly install Candy Crush Sega, Minecraft or Microsoft Office ads to your PC without your permission.
In Windows 10 May 2019 Update, Cortana is split from Search.
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Lifeisgood95 wrote:Windows 8/8.1 also don't invade your privacy as much as Windows 10 where all your privacy is taken away.
The fact is every big tech companies like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, Huawei, etc. invades your privacy. Your privacy is also taken away on social media.
Lifeisgood95 wrote:So to be honest Windows 8 and 8.1 are not bad at all people just don't like change and that's why it failed
Changes could be find for anyone but dramatically ones couldn't. As I mentioned, instead of regarding legacy, Microsoft did radical changes and eliminated the traditional Start menu that we're familiar for 20 years since Windows 95.

Windows 8.1 Update 1 (as distinctive from Windows 8.1) nearly fixed all the problems of Windows 8. It added much requested features, like Power and Search button on Start screen (so you can easily shut down your computer), Metro apps title bars like traditional desktop apps, taskbar can be shown in Metro and direct boot to desktop by default.
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IMO I like the Win8.x start menu. I wish there was a port for it to Windows 7 so i can put it on my netbook.
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MCpillager12 wrote:IMO I like the Win8.x start menu. I wish there was a port for it to Windows 7 so i can put it on my netbook.
You mean the Start screen in Windows 8.x? Or you mean the newer Start menu in the Milestone and Technical Preview 1 builds of Windows 10?

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MCpillager12 wrote:IMO I like the Win8.x start menu. I wish there was a port for it to Windows 7 so i can put it on my netbook.
Why not use Windows 8.1 then?
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gtgamer468 wrote:
MCpillager12 wrote:IMO I like the Win8.x start menu. I wish there was a port for it to Windows 7 so i can put it on my netbook.
You mean the Start screen in Windows 8.x? Or you mean the newer Start menu in the Milestone and Technical Preview 1 builds of Windows 10?
Start screen in windows 8.x
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Like AlphaBeta said, try upgrading to Windows 8.1. Netbooks run really well in Windows 8.1. No matter which specs you have, as long as it's better than the minimum requirements, Windows 8.x rings really smoothly.

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Nah, don't want to upgrade. Wish somebody makes a port of it.
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Unless you feel like porting the entire Metro infra to Windows 7, then it's not happening. Why don't you want to upgrade?
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I'll see if i can find a iso of win8.0 on msdn.
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MCpillager12 wrote:I'll see if i can find a iso of win8.0 on msdn.
Why don't you want Windows 8.1?
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Why do you ask? Just because you hate 8.0 doesnt meam that i cant use it.
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MCpillager12 wrote:Because i can.
That is objectively the worst reason to be doing—or not doing—anything.
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Is there anyone else preferring app bars over hamburger menus?
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I prefer app bars over hamburger menus. The larger icons helped me identify tasks much faster than the much smaller text and icon.
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yourepicfailure wrote:I prefer app bars over hamburger menus. The larger icons helped me identify tasks much faster than the much smaller text and icon.
Thank you for responding. They are to me agnostic for input. I absolutely cannot tolerate using hamburgers with my finger.
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The hamburger menus are too unproductive to me. It's so disorganized and finding entries aren't easy. It's like 20 steps backward to me.

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I think I like app bars better than these so called "hamburger menus" as well. I've never used Windows 8/8.1 before, so I don't have to worry about it, although I have used it in a virtual machine, and I did have to deal with those hamburger menus, but it wasn't all bad.

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Windows 8 for sure never had hamburger menus in the first place. Windows 10 got them during its Technical Preview II and early Insider Preview phases when the Metro apps were being changed to be optimized windowed mode.

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App bars are perfect for housing actions that are related to the currently presented view (like a toolbar), however, using them for navigation seems a bit unnatural to me and that's where I prefer hamburger menus. They can store dynamic and hierarchic layouts better than app bars and are more fit for responsive design.

I also have to disagree with the opinion that hamburger menus are disorganized compared to app bars - a hamburger menu can hold the exact same flat layout as an app bar. This is more like an issue of a specific implementation in my honest opinion.
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