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So, I installed StartIsBack+ 1.6 roughly 5 days ago for the Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation which I also installed about 5 days ago, but StartIsBack+ 1.6 is saying that it has expired already. Can you help? Is this normal? It's supposed to be a 30-day trial.

 

Please don't tell me to use something else. I am trying to test StartIsBack at the moment. Please respect my wishes!

 

 

Edit: I think I can happily report that I succeeded in fixing my problem by formatting, starting over, and not doing this tweak this time:

 

http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/prevent-windows-8-file-explorer-from-deleting-images-thumbnail-cache/

 

So far, so good. It's the only difference this time around. Plus, I think I solved the slow loading time in any File Explorer window without doing this tweak: I disabled Defender and Windows Firewall and now Windows 8.1 File Explorer is just as fast for me as Windows 7 Windows Explorer (which is extremely fast). Go figure. :) Unfortunately, I disabled both at the same time, so I don't know which one was the solution. I'm betting on Defender, but still.

 

So yeah, I'd say that I owe it to StartIsBack+ 1.6 because if I didn't begin trying it out, then I never would have learned that that tweak is bad news! Oh, and I was having other stupid (but very annoying) problems that I think were totally solved by just not doing that tweak this time!

 

In other words, I am pretty seriously considering paying the $2.99 for StartIsBack because now I'm beginning to think that Windows 8.1 isn't so bad. lol Sure, I could go with a free third-party Taskbar program, but all of the others require at least one extra process to run in the background. That just seems silly to me. I want this to be as native as possible, and that's exactly what I'm getting with StartIsBack. It's beautiful and sublime. :)


Edited by TwoCables - 4/9/14 at 5:20am
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Try searching in the registry for keys pertaining to it. Most of the time licensing information is stored somewhere in there. If they are smart though you probably won't be able to find it. Aside from that I would contact the developer. And even though I know you don't want to hear it, just install Classic Shell because it is free and awesome.
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Yeah, again, I'm not interested in trying other programs at the moment. I'm trying StartIsBack right now. One thing at a time, man. Please respect that.

 

Anyway, I have formatted and started over because I was having other issues that I wasn't having before. I had to format and start over once before already because I corrupted the user account pretty badly by pushing 8.1 a bit too far, I think. I wasn't having the issues that I'm having now in the last installation, so here I go for a third one. Third time's a charm. heh lol

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Yeah, again, I'm not interested in trying other programs at the moment. I'm trying StartIsBack right now. One thing at a time, man. Please respect that.

Anyway, I have formatted and started over because I was having other issues that I wasn't having before. I had to format and start over once before already because I corrupted the user account pretty badly by pushing 8.1 a bit too far, I think. I wasn't having the issues that I'm having now in the last installation, so here I go for a third one. Third time's a charm. heh lol

Let me know if you run into problems again, I have a 1 PC license that I'm not using at the moment, I could PM it to you.
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Let me know if you run into problems again, I have a 1 PC license that I'm not using at the moment, I could PM it to you.

 

Thank you. I'll let you know.

 

If I decide to use it, then I would only use it for 30 days, with the help of a note to myself in a Sticky Note. Only, I don't know how I would stop using it without formatting and starting over... So, if I do decide to begin using it, then I will test it first by uninstalling StartIsBack to see if it returns to the Trial mode.

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I think I can happily report that I succeeded in fixing my problem by formatting, starting over, and not doing this tweak this time:

 

http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/prevent-windows-8-file-explorer-from-deleting-images-thumbnail-cache/

 

So far, so good. It's the only difference this time around. Plus, I think I solved the slow loading time in any File Explorer window without doing this tweak: I disabled Defender and Windows Firewall and now Windows 8.1 File Explorer is just as fast for me as Windows 7 Windows Explorer (which is extremely fast). Go figure. :) Unfortunately, I disabled both at the same time, so I don't know which one was the solution. I'm betting on Defender, but still.

 

So yeah, I'd say that I owe it to StartIsBack+ 1.6 because if I didn't begin trying it out, then I never would have learned that that tweak is bad news! Oh, and I was having other stupid (but very annoying) problems that I think were totally solved by just not doing that tweak this time!

 

In other words, I am pretty seriously considering paying the $2.99 for StartIsBack because now I'm beginning to think that Windows 8.1 isn't so bad. lol Sure, I could go with a free third-party Taskbar program, but all of the others require at least one extra process to run in the background. That just seems silly to me. I want this to be as native as possible, and that's exactly what I'm getting with StartIsBack. It's beautiful and sublime. :)

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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
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Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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post #7 of 7
That's why I personally hate Classic Shell and some other ones. It runs a process on your computer, and there is a delay while using it that StartIsBack doesn't have. Since my reformat, I stopped using StartIsBack because I realised the Windows 8.1 start menu is a bit more convenient if you get used to it. One thing that should get you pretty excited about Windows 8.1 is this:




Hopefully it comes sooner than later.
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