How can I restore the windows 7 desktop with start menu?

My laptop does not have a touch screen, so is there a way to restore the look and feel of the Windows 7 desktop and get rid of the  Windows 8 interface? Windows 8 may be the best thing since sliced bread on a tablet or other device with a touch interface but it's useless on a laptop with out a touch screen.
 

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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 913 Applies to:

Many are in agreement with you.

 

Unfortunately it is not possible natively within Windows 8. Fortunately third party solutions are available particularly in the form of Start8, Classic Shell or StartIsBack:

http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/ (trial/$5)

http://www.classicshell.net/ (free)

http://startisback.com/ (trial/$5)

 

Also you may be interested in ModernMix:

http://www.stardock.com/products/modernmix/ (trial/$5)

This will make the Apps function like Windows.

 

Also Gadgets:

http://8gadgetpack.bplaced.net/ (free)

If you used Gadgets in Windows 7 or Vista

 

Some other enhancements from WinAero:

http://winaero.com/index.php (free)

 

My advice is to try out the different 3rd party solutions and see what one you like the best.

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look for the app start is back it will restore the start menu and the start button and windows 7 menus you can also disable the horrible metro if not used

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