How to make windows 8 look like windows 7

Original Title: Windows 8 look

i hav purchased win 8 on two weeks before, but i feel win 7 is better than win 8 becoz of it;s look. and task bar style. Please change the look like win 7 or any other way to change the look please let me know.


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Hi Fayaz,

 

 

Welcome to Microsoft Community Forum!

 

From the issue description, it looks like you want to make Windows 8 look like Windows 7.

 

 

Unfortunately, it is not possible to make Windows 8 look like Windows 7.

 

 

For any help related to Windows you may always post on the Microsoft Community Forum.

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There are ways to get the Start button back and not use the Start Screen. 

StartisBack: http://startisback.com/
ClassicShell: http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/
Start8: http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/


As for the full Aero Glass look, it hasn't been possible yet. It's been done, but it makes the system unstable. 
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can we show the start button without using 3rd party tool.?

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No.. we can't..
Windows 10 Pro - Start10 - part of a local network which is a '3rd party optimizer-free' zone..

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Nope. Not at all. Not sure if Microsoft will allow us to do that in the future either. It looks to be gone forever without the use of the third party tools.
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Thank you, this helps so much

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Does Microsoft care that it is alienating the generation that grew up on windows?

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Does Microsoft care that it is alienating the generation that grew up on windows?

I grew up with the command line (on a Commodore 64, no less!), and I love Windows 8.
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Windows has always been about a base operating system and 3rd party programs. If you didn't like the freebies in Windows, you simply downloaded and installed a 3rd party program that did what you want.


Downloading and installing a 3rd party Start Menu is no different, easy to do and you get a choice. You also get a better core than Windows 7 had.


Windows 8 is all good, and you tell me about any other Windows operating system where you can 'dual boot' with just one operating system installed.. :-)

Windows 10 Pro - Start10 - part of a local network which is a '3rd party optimizer-free' zone..

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Thank you sooo much!!  Startisback was very easy...

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