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#61 Larry the Lobster

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 18:58

serously wish people would stop trying to change windows 8 into windows 7


I kind of wish Microsoft would quit trying to turn Windows 8 into Windows for Tablets.


#62 J_dev77

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 19:03

to AndreaBorman...

uhh... you do not seem to be very familiar with software development,
most of your comments cause me "augh.. my brain hearts" fiilings...

Patching explorer.exe and relevant mui files to work with W8 is
nice accomplishment, cheers to devs! :-) how about hooks back
to w8 explorer for file copy operations (which are improved in w8?)

dev'd ever since x86 asm was done with debug and link

-J

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 19:10

Well we can't use this software anyway. Because you have to find the shell files and I can't find them anywhere on my Windows 7. It's like looking for a needle in a haystack. So how can we use it so to speak? The answer is we can't. Andrea Borman.


If you don't read the instructions which clearly tell you EXACTLY where the files are, then it might be difficult

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#64 J_dev77

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 19:12

But considering everything is there that even a toddler could read, its really not like finding a needle in a haystack


well.. that purely depends on finders abilities :-D

#65 Javik

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 19:18

But that's just it. This software does not disable Metro just like that. You have to provide your own files. Why should we have to do that?What about users who don't have Windows 7?What do they do?

Surly if an app claims to disable the Metro theme or do something else,it should just do it. The files should be included in the software. Just like it is in Ribbon Disabler and start button changers.

So it seems this software was made by an amateur. If not then why doesn't the software maker provide the shell files for us in the software? Andrea Borman.


Sorry, you are wrong the software does exactly what it promises. I have already explained to you the reasons for the creator not being able to package the Windows 7 shell files with the download. The work needed to get this to work is in no way hard, and you get a significant reward for doing so.

#66 Andrea Borman

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 19:20

Well I don't want the Metro theme. And I think that Microsoft should have left the option to disable the Metro theme. That they had in Windows 8 DP in Windows 8 CP and Windows 8 RP. But they did not do that. So if we want the Windows 7 Start menu we have to use a software like Classic Shell.

But Microsoft should just bring back the option to disable the Metro theme,like they had in Windows 8 DP. That is what most people including me want. Andrea Borman.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 19:31

Well I don't want the Metro theme. And I think that Microsoft should have left the option to disable the Metro theme. That they had in Windows 8 DP in Windows 8 CP and Windows 8 RP. But they did not do that. So if we want the Windows 7 Start menu we have to use a software like Classic Shell.

But Microsoft should just bring back the option to disable the Metro theme,like they had in Windows 8 DP. That is what most people including me want. Andrea Borman.


You go write to MS and tell them that you want the option to disable Metro. If like you say, software devs MUST include options and files that YOU want them to, then there is no reason MS should be any different right ?

#68 Andrea Borman

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 19:39

You go write to MS and tell them that you want the option to disable Metro. If like you say, software devs MUST include options and files that YOU want them to, then there is no reason MS should be any different right ?


Well I would prefer to use Windows 8 without the Metro theme. And most people are not happy with the Metro them. And some don't even know that they can get the start button and start menu back by installing start menu software. So yes,I think the Metro theme is a waste of time. And they should make Windows 8 with the Windows 7 desktop and start menu. As that is what I and other Windows users are used to. Andrea Borman.

#69 Ice_Blue

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 19:44

Because that affects you personally how?


Because it's inane.

#70 Detection

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 19:45

And they should make Windows 8 with the Windows 7 desktop and start menu. Andrea Borman.


You should take a look here, someone has actually managed it

#71 notuptome2004

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 20:05

Well I don't want the Metro theme. And I think that Microsoft should have left the option to disable the Metro theme. That they had in Windows 8 DP in Windows 8 CP and Windows 8 RP. But they did not do that. So if we want the Windows 7 Start menu we have to use a software like Classic Shell.

But Microsoft should just bring back the option to disable the Metro theme,like they had in Windows 8 DP. That is what most people including me want. Andrea Borman.




Microsoft did not give you the option at all to turn off the Metro interface or any of its UI elements at all in the Developer preview because The Registry is not a normal Menu option in control panel or anywhere unless ya open it manually and i doubt you will see your grandma do such a thing .



Also Metro is not a Theme it is a UI Shell it is part of windows at the core and why are you still running crappy Netbooks runa real notbook or desktop system because as you was told a billion times in the last 8 months your netbook will nnot run some of windows 8 feature Metro stuff because of the small resolution

#72 KRazpopov

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 20:32

Well we can't use this software anyway. Because you have to find the shell files and I can't find them anywhere on my Windows 7. It's like looking for a needle in a haystack. So how can we use it so to speak? The answer is we can't. Andrea Borman.


The reason why the developer hasn't included these files with the program is due to copyright reasons, as others have already stated. Since you already have a copy of Windows 7 on one of your computers, copying the files over shouldn't be a problem. But if you can't find two Windows 7 system files and copy them, even when the file paths are given to you, then I don't think you should be trying to alter any system files or functions.
Also, if you haven't noticed, most of the people on this forum are computer-literate. They'd probably be able to find two system files, regardless if the file path has been provided.
The non tech-savvy population of computer users probably wouldn't even know there are ways to disable the Metro start screen. They'd just get used to what's in front of them.

Three final things:
Firstly, stop using netbooks. They're very underpowered hardware. The price you'd paid for the several netbooks you own (my guess is four, since you state you have 2 XP netbooks and several running Windows 7) could have gotten you a much better laptop, or better yet-a desktop.
Secondly: Since you are criticizing the developer's work as "amateur programming", then be my guest-download a copy of Code::Blocks and compile a similar application.
Thirdly: Please, for the love of God, stop writing your name at the end of each of your posts. Users can already see your name once above your avatar as your username, and once in the signature of your post. There's no need to include it in the actual post as well. At the minimum, at least put it on its' own paragraph.
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#73 Javik

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 23:01

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Well I would prefer to use Windows 8 without the Metro theme. And most people are not happy with the Metro them. And some don't even know that they can get the start button and start menu back by installing start menu software. So yes,I think the Metro theme is a waste of time. And they should make Windows 8 with the Windows 7 desktop and start menu. As that is what I and other Windows users are used to. Andrea Borman.


Absolutely agree, but they aren't going to do so, it should be clear by now that they have no interest in listening to their users. 3rd party options are going to be the only way of disabling it, sorry.

#74 notuptome2004

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 23:12

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Also microsoft does listen to its users Many windows 8 features are here because of us users the only thing Microsoft dont want to hear is anything about the start menu because they made the choice long time ago to ditch it and come up with the start screen that does everything the start menu does but better . so They do listen also they read the forums they read the windows 8 blogs and emails you send them but the metro start screen is something that is staying

#75 Eric

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 23:21

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Please stick to the thread's topic and knock off the personal attacks.