posted on Mar, 9 2015 @ 02:57 AM
Hey guys here's another tutorial for those hating Windows 8.1.
1. Make sure you have Windows 8.1 installed. If you are still running Windows 8, go to Windows Updates and do all of them. Once they are finished if
it didn't install Windows 8.1 go to the Windows Store and install Windows 8.1 update. This takes a while so make sure you have some time. - You can
skip this step, but when you finally do upgrade to 8.1 you will loose Classic Shell settings.
2. Download Classic Shell
make sure you now where you saved it. Install Classic Shell and walla! If
you right click on the new start button you can get into the settings and change them to whatever you like.
3. Get the old Task Manager back. Download the old Windows 7 Task Manager
. Extract it to C:\TM.
Then navigate to C:\TM and double click on the appropriate .reg file. IE Install_64.reg for 64bit and install_x86 for 32bit Windows 8.1. If you wish
to go backwards and get the Windows 8.1 task manager back you can by clicking the uninstall.reg file. You can then delete the TM folder and it is
BTW Classic Shell is using the old Windows 7 code left over to make the start menu, so it isn't a complete rewrite like some of the start menu apps
out there for Windows 8. Its actually calling the old Windows 7 API's(Application Programming Interface). What this means to the end user is that
Classic Shell runs smoother. This is also why Classic Shell can't technically charge, because they are using Microsoft's API's.
If I have forgotten something please add to it, or if you have something that is useful for making Windows 8 more friendly please share!
Hope this helps someone!