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Classic Shell Experience? #4505896
09/02/17 11:22 PM
09/02/17 11:22 PM
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Ducked Offline OP
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I understand this can partially emulate the Windows 7 or XP interface, partly avoiding the worst of Windows 10.

The only good thing I can find to say about Windows 10 is it is not Windows 8.

Any experience with this? If I install it I'll wait until after the next obligatory major windows "upgrade" which would probably break it.

Re: Classic Shell Experience? [Re: Ducked] #4505910
09/02/17 11:44 PM
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Works well on my new computer. Works like crqp on my old one.

And better graphics drivers than Linux.


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Re: Classic Shell Experience? [Re: Ducked] #4506024
09/03/17 08:21 AM
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Have it on top of Windows 8 and hate it, don't use it. Could be I haven't forced myself to understand it but cripes I have better things to do and I shouldn't have to mold myself for another company's arbitrary changes.

Re: Classic Shell Experience? [Re: Ducked] #4506028
09/03/17 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted By: Ducked
I understand this can partially emulate the Windows 7 or XP interface, partly avoiding the worst of Windows 10.

The only good thing I can find to say about Windows 10 is it is not Windows 8.

Any experience with this? If I install it I'll wait until after the next obligatory major windows "upgrade" which would probably break it.


If you keep Windows auto-updated and keep Shell auto-updated, you won't break Classic Shell. I've had it for years (now Windows 10) and for being free, it works well.

You may spend an hour or-so tweaking the various settings inside Shell. But the same is expected using a subscription service option too.


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Re: Classic Shell Experience? [Re: Ducked] #4506111
09/03/17 09:52 AM
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Your tenacity to stick with 8 is admirable, but when 10 was a free upgrade, you should have jumped ship. For most folks, 10 is what 8 was supposed to be.
I've got them all. Still have an XP box running a network printer, 7, 8, 10 on various devices. 8 only works the way it's supposed to on my phone.
I've got a Win10 based music server. Love the sorting and convienience of all my tunes in one place and available, hate the MS intrusion into the operation of it. Everytime an update comes in, 10 will shut down the network connection to force the user to reboot.
I'm slowly moving everything to some type of Linux load. The stuff just works. Elementary is my latest favorite, with the look and feel of a Mac.


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Re: Classic Shell Experience? [Re: eljefino] #4506685
09/03/17 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted By: eljefino
Have it on top of Windows 8 and hate it, don't use it. Could be I haven't forced myself to understand it but cripes I have better things to do and I shouldn't have to mold myself for another company's arbitrary changes.


Moulding yourself to another companies arbitrary changes is the Microsoft way. I thought/hoped Classic Shell was a way of avoiding some of that.

Re: Classic Shell Experience? [Re: Ducked] #4506853
09/03/17 11:29 PM
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I have been using it on Windows 10 for over a year and love it. It it painful when I have to use a Windows 10 computer without it. I just can't get used to it, and love the Windows 7 interface (actually Win XP), but having the improved features of Windows 10.


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Re: Classic Shell Experience? [Re: Ducked] #4506867
09/04/17 12:02 AM
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I've been using W10 and once you disable Cortana and delete all the apps and tiles you don't want, it's pretty much W7. I like that I can pin things like this PC and control panel to the start menu and it's right there.


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Re: Classic Shell Experience? [Re: Ducked] #4508026
09/05/17 11:25 AM
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We have it on five windows 10 laptops and would be lost without it. No problems, no glitches, just good old familiarity with what I've been using for a long time. It works well for us. We don't need no stinking TILES!


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