AndreaBorman, on 22 July 2012 - 03:44, said:
Well may I suggest that Tihiy make a detailed video showing EXACTLY what his software does. As proof that it does not break or damage Windows 8.
Because if we were to use this software to disable the Metro theme and it broke Windows. We would then have to reinstall Windows.And I and other Windows users would not be happy about that.
So I think Tihiy is being irresponsible releasing this software to the public. Because other Windows users will think that it is safe. But when they use it it could well break Windows.
So unless Tihiy who made this software is sure that it is absolutely safe,he should remove it from the Internet now. Before someone who does not know what they are doing downloads this and breaks their computer. Andrea Borman.
It doesn't break Windows, there's no possible way it could. It makes one registry change which can easily be reverted by simply running the patch again
Dot Matrix, on 22 July 2012 - 13:21, said:
If all you wanna do is cling to Windows 7, why are you wasting time with this?
Performance improvements without ugly crapware, maybe?
AndreaBorman, on 22 July 2012 - 13:44, said:
Well I tested this so called software out on my other netbook. And when I extracted the zip file to the desktop and ran it. All I got was a command prompt Window saying" cannot find Explorer exe." And nothing happened. It did not disable the Metro theme and the Metro theme is still there and my computer is still working.
But just now when I had a look again at Tihiy's instructions he says-
So that's it. Tihiy did not put the shell files from Windows 7 in his patcher. The software is just a command prompt and you have to find the right shell files in Windows 7 and copy it into the patcher exe.
But tell me who is going to do that? And how many people are going to know exactly what files to copy? And also we are talking about going into shell files on Windows 7, that are most probably hidden files anyway.
The answer is not many people. So I think we should forget about this software. And just stick to Classic Shell,Start Menu 7 or Vi Start. Or another start menu software. True,they don't disable the Metro theme. What they do is give you a start button and Windows 7 start menu on top of the Metro theme.
But as I said before,once you've got one of these software's installed,most of them boot straight to the desktop now. Skipping the Metro start screen. So if you have Classic Shell or another start menu software installed,you don't know that the Metro theme is there.
As the Windows 7 start menu in Classic Shell,Start Menu 7 or other start menu program you installed. It takes over all of the start menu functions and does exactly what the real Windows 7 and Windows XP start menu does.So you don't have to deal with the Metro start menu. Andrea Borman.
Well evidently you did something incorrectly because it's remarkably simple to do, just grab those files from a Windows 7 install, put them in the folder with the patcher, and run the patcher. The maker of the patch cannot distribute binary files from Windows, it would bring him legal trouble.
Dot Matrix, on 22 July 2012 - 13:49, said:
Yes, but for something that that transforms Windows 8 into a bonafide Windows 7. This is a waste of time, because it strips all the desktop features right out. If you're that keen on sticking with Windows 7, just use Windows 7.
No it doesn't, it just strips Metro out. The open with dialogue still works, the explorer ribbon works, the language input indicator is the only thing that doesn't yet and that's not really a big deal.