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Windows 8 rollback to 7 or XP

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Not helpful smartass... LOL :rolleyes: Just want to gather other peoples opinions.

Well I know that I should stick to win8 but she does not like it AT ALL and wants to change to something else. I will defiantly look into the programs to add the start menu back and boot to it.

one problem is that she really wants to keep outlook express... any other alt that would be close to the same - How is Thunderbird or ect....?

BTW is is a desktop with no touchscreen
Thunderbird is an ideal replacement. I use Classic shell to add a start menu to Win 8 which also allows you to boot directly to the desktop. Also I use a program that removes the ribbon interface from windows explorer: Ribbon Disabler
 

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one problem is that she really wants to keep outlook express... any other alt that would be close to the same - How is Thunderbird or ect....?
Windows Live Mail, it basically is Outlook Express, it is Outlook Express for Windows Vista/7/8.

I also second Classic Shell, if getting used to Metro is her biggest complain(along with Outlook Express) then Classic Shell along with Windows Live Mail might just be the ticket to making her happy with 8.
 
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Windows Live Mail, it basically is Outlook Express, it is Outlook Express for Windows Vista/7/8.

I also second Classic Shell, if getting used to Metro is her biggest complain(along with Outlook Express) then Classic Shell along with Windows Live Mail might just be the ticket to making her happy with 8.
I looked up Classic Shell, I will definitely give it a try!

I have never used windows mail, I guess I didn't realize it was in win8.

Thanks for the tips everyone- This is a much better solution than trying to go back to win xp or something crazy like that.

:rockout::rockout:
 
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The Iobit one is more for you or me but the classic shell does have that XP look.
 
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The Iobit one is more for you or me but the classic shell does have that XP look.
I think that, like you say, might be a better fit in this case.

I think she is frustrated more than anything and just wants it to work... LOL
 

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I looked up Classic Shell, I will definitely give it a try!

I have never used windows mail, I guess I didn't realize it was in win8.

Thanks for the tips everyone- This is a much better solution than trying to go back to win xp or something crazy like that.

:rockout::rockout:
Yeah, if you take out that retarded Metro interface and ignore the lack of Aero, it feels very much like Windows 7. I miss Aero in Windows 8, but the new flat style is still surprisingly nice to look at, in my opinion.

Because of this and the fact that being the latest OS it should have the longest support and the most compatible drivers with that hardware, I say keep it if possible. Classic Shell and similar utilities will go a long way to make Windows 8 sane.
 

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You can still turn transparency on, on the borders. It just doesn't have the fake glass highlights.