Jim Cockfield wrote:
mike in london wrote:
I would like to try out W8 some time soon and am keen to get back the start menu and boot to desktop (just personal preference).
Is Start8 http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/ the best way to go about that?
I haven't tried that one. When using the Consumer Preview I used the free ViStart instead. But, I wasn't that thrilled with it.
If I were you with a new install of Win 8, I'd probably try the free Open Source Classic Shell as a first step. Here's an article about it:
Then, if it didn't work as desired, I might try one of the commercial offerings.
I did see that but i really didnt like the shell icon, and I also heard that this didnt work with the full consumer version of win 8 as microsoft had disabled the registry key necessary to make it work. But that is just second hand...