Originally Posted by GrizzleBoy
So just unpin the stuff you don't need from the start menu after installation?
And/or create a "group" called "office" on the start screen?
And/or pin what you will use regularly on the task bar? (best option imo as right clicking icons will allow you to open recent documents)
I've installed MS Office on multiple Windows 8 machines and templates created none of the problems you are alluding to.
I still don't see how office requires a start menu based on this o_o
Well, if you open you eyes a millimeter more you see I was referring to much more than just office. Office is about as trouble free as it gets with roughly ten icons...though if you have templates loaded on install you might have far more than that. It rolls down hill very fast
Yes, that is what you need to do unpin or sort them. However, if you have the start menu around it will folder all these icons nice and neat in the manner the developer planned. No mess, no guess work, no wasted time.
Unpinning could mean disaster. Like for example in QTP there is a start menu icon for Register New Browser Control. I don't need it much and if I unpinned it I would never remember what its name was. just digging through the application folders would take forever as it is just in bin folder in a bin folder. If I unpinned that I'd probably have to spend a good deal of time sifting through documentation to find out what to search for.
If all you are running is Office and a few games...you will be fine. The first time I installed Windows 8 I thought "hmm this is kind of nice" and then I installed Office and a few other applications that did not require a restart....then I installed Visual Studio and MySQL and restarted...bam...I got smacked with a Start Screen of over 200 icons. I had to format and re-install to sort it out. You install one...sort, sort, sort, unpin, sort, sort, unpin...and then install the next and sort, sort, sort, unpin, sort, sort, unpin...over and over for each one. I made very sure to take a system image once I had it set up.