Tom's Guide: Restore the Windows 7 Interface in Windows 8

Microsoft's Windows 8 OS is drastically different to Windows 7. The biggest difference is the interface, which ditches several key concepts and introduces a brand new UI called Metro. If you find yourself wistfully thinking about Windows 7 and all the little features you've been missing since you upgraded, you needn't worry. There are a ton of apps and tweak that will inject a bit of Windows 7 flavor into Windows 8. Check them out in Tom's Guide's 'Restore the Windows 7 Interface in Windows 8.'

The release of Windows 8 was jarring for some users as they were forced to learn a new interface that abandoned or set aside several Windows staples including the Start Menu and the Desktop. While some users have adapted to the new Metro UI, demand for features like the Start Menu has given rise to the development of software designed to bring features of the Windows 7 interface to Windows 8. What follows are a few apps for restoring the Start Menu and tweaking the Windows 8 interface for a more classic feel.

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  • omnimodis78
    I don't know, for some reason I don't quite think that third-party apps are truly "restoring" the W7 interface. I know it's just psychological, but I have this mental image of using air freshener after taking a dump - the smell's still there, it's just being masked...
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  • damianrobertjones
    Quote:
    Microsoft's Windows 8 OS is drastically different to Windows 7
    : No it's not.

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    UI called metro
    : Modern UI

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    ditches several key concepts
    : What? Moves the start menu into a full interface that looks like WMC?

    Was this article written last year?
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  • omnimodis78
    I don't know, for some reason I don't quite think that third-party apps are truly "restoring" the W7 interface. I know it's just psychological, but I have this mental image of using air freshener after taking a dump - the smell's still there, it's just being masked...
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  • killerclick
    damianrobertjones: No it's not.: Modern UI: What? Moves the start menu into a full interface that looks like WMC?Was this article written last year?


    All I hear is waaah waaah waaah. Cry harder, Microfan.
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