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#1 Yuhong Bao

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 01:03

I wonder if restoring Start menu as an option but limit it to Pro edition has been considered.


#2 Raa

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 01:10

Why restrict such a basic feature to a professional edition?

#3 threetonesun

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 01:21

I wonder if restoring Start menu but limit it to Pro edition has been considered.


By a room full of an infinite number of monkeys, perhaps.

#4 Active.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 01:28

Better get used to it. :devil:

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#5 Roxkis

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 01:30

Better get used to it.


No, I don't want to.

#6 chrisj1968

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 01:32

By a room full of an infinite number of monkeys, perhaps.


LOL that's funny. Why not allow the user to select during the installation process or have the installation make the determination if a PC through an internal search is a touchscreen. then split the installation at that point and install a Windows 7 style with a start menu.

I think if MS would have done that, It would probably wipe out any and all bad views of MS.

#7 +giantsnyy

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 01:37

The new start menu is my friend. Especially when it comes to group policy preferences...

#8 OP Yuhong Bao

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 01:37

LOL that's funny. Why not allow the user to select during the installation process or have the installation make the determination if a PC through an internal search is a touchscreen. then split the installation at that point and install a Windows 7 style with a start menu.

I think if MS would have done that, It would probably wipe out any and all bad views of MS.

Not my point though. My point is about limiting this Win7 start menu option to Pro edition.

#9 slumdogtrillionaire

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 03:49

the billionaires cant make their billions on pcs anymore so the hardware shift... necessitating a software shift. get used to it.

#10 chrisj1968

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 04:42

Kind of indicative when we who like the start menu are told to "deal with it."

what a damn hostile approach to innovation if that is what it is.

#11 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 04:51

I've already given up... If millions (or possibly billions) follow suit, we'll see if Microsoft rethinks their strategy or not.

#12 Order_66

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 04:52

Better get used to it. :devil:


Nobody HAS to get used to the user-hostile ui of windows 8, just stick with windows 7 like most people are doing, obviously.

#13 Order_66

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 04:56

Why restore it period? Quit living in the past.


Restoring something that works in favor of something that clearly doesn't work is not the same as "living in the past", far from it actually.

#14 Stoffel

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 05:04

Nobody HAS to get used to the user-hostile ui of windows 8, just stick with windows 7 like most people are doing, obviously.


Are you secretly the alter ego of Chris Pirillo (that annoying little guy making videos about Win8) on Neowin.
He likes to refer to the Win 8 UI as user hostile.

#15 Ian W

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 07:47

We'll just have to make do with the Start screen... Thankfully, there are alternatives such as Classic Shell.