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You can just click replace if you already know which file you want. You have to click it if you want to compare the info for both files.

 

Oh. I see the difference in our usage now. For me, it's not often I have to overwrite files, but when I do, I don't want Windows asking if I'm sure I want to do it or anything like that. Sometimes I just wish it would overwrite the files without asking me. lol If I were doing a lot more than that, then I can see the need for comparing both files just to make sure I'm not going in the wrong direction, so to speak.

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post #32 of 107
I hated it! at first, like everyone else but when I found out about Startisback everything was okay and very awesome. I'm glad you like it and gave it a try. thumb.gif

The new Update brought back the start screen but I haven't uninstalled startisback to see if I like it or not.

Also I have super fast start up as others have raved about.
post #33 of 107
The only real gripes i have with Windows 8.1 are:

1) It boots slower than Windows 7 (At least on my PC) with Hibernation/Fast Boot disabled. Maybe a tiny bit faster if Hibernation/Fast Boot is enabled. But I need the HDD space,
2) I cannot for the life of me (and I've been searching for days for a solution, tried various fixes) get BF4 to launch on Windows 8.1. Had no troubles in Windows 7.

As far as actually using it goes. I don't even miss the Start Menu anymore. If I have all my most used programs/games/etc pinned to the taskbar it's basically just as user friendly as Windows 7.
Plus most options are available from the Windows icon if you right click anyway. I never use the Metro side of Windows 8.1 on my PC. (on my Touch Screen laptop it's very easy to use though)
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This is what I tell everyone 8.1 + startisback is awesome biggrin.gif Grats on the shift
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post #36 of 107
I still prefer ClassicShell over StartIsBack..

And I made the windows 7 x64 Ultimate sidebar.exe work on Win 8.1.

Just copied the folder from Windows 7 Program Files (x86) and put the sidebar.exefile in my start menu's startup folder.
Takes 30 seconds after boot or somehting but all gadgetswork just fine. Even the custom ones I use.

Also, I miss theming options from Windows 7. I had a hugely complicated theme running on Windows 7 (HUD Premium / Blade by Mr.GRiM) and I loved it but Windows 8.1 is not quite up to that point yet in custom theming..


Buuut, overall, I love windows 8.1. It's much faster and more responsive then 7, games run better, haven't found any software that won't run on 8.1. Even my ancient mouse drivers / config tool works just fine.

Especially since I got my key for a lousy €5 through my educations DreamSpark smile.gif
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post #37 of 107
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This is what I tell everyone 8.1 + startisback is awesome biggrin.gif Grats on the shift

 

ha and now you can tell them about Old New Explorer. :) Or, if they just want to get rid of the ribbons and revert that part of explorer back to "normal", then they can use Ribbon Disabler:

 

http://winaero.com/download.php?view.18

 

Don't forget to tell them about Gadgets Revived. :)

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The only real gripes i have with Windows 8.1 are:

1) It boots slower than Windows 7 (At least on my PC) with Hibernation/Fast Boot disabled. Maybe a tiny bit faster if Hibernation/Fast Boot is enabled. But I need the HDD space,
2) I cannot for the life of me (and I've been searching for days for a solution, tried various fixes) get BF4 to launch on Windows 8.1. Had no troubles in Windows 7.

As far as actually using it goes. I don't even miss the Start Menu anymore. If I have all my most used programs/games/etc pinned to the taskbar it's basically just as user friendly as Windows 7.
Plus most options are available from the Windows icon if you right click anyway. I never use the Metro side of Windows 8.1 on my PC. (on my Touch Screen laptop it's very easy to use though)

BF4 works fine on 8.1. Reinstall -disable windows auto driver install - update to 8.1 - delete graphics driver that windows installs anyway with guru 3d's display driver uninstaller - install all drivers. Done. Consider disabling origin overlay because it sometimes crash the game. smile.gif
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I still prefer ClassicShell over StartIsBack..

And I made the windows 7 x64 Ultimate sidebar.exe work on Win 8.1.

Just copied the folder from Windows 7 Program Files (x86) and put the sidebar.exefile in my start menu's startup folder.
Takes 30 seconds after boot or somehting but all gadgetswork just fine. Even the custom ones I use.

Also, I miss theming options from Windows 7. I had a hugely complicated theme running on Windows 7 (HUD Premium / Blade by Mr.GRiM) and I loved it but Windows 8.1 is not quite up to that point yet in custom theming..


Buuut, overall, I love windows 8.1. It's much faster and more responsive then 7, games run better, haven't found any software that won't run on 8.1. Even my ancient mouse drivers / config tool works just fine.

Especially since I got my key for a lousy €5 through my educations DreamSpark smile.gif

 

Gadgets Revived loads instantly and it's the same as what you have. I recommend switching so that you no longer have to wait 30 seconds. It's the same thing only, it's more native.

 

I haven't tried Classic Shell yet because upon looking it over and comparing the two, I see nothing that I would want and it would also add background processes. I have no extra background processes for my Start Menu or for my File Explorer customizations. The only extra background process is sidebar.exe, but that's exactly what I had in Windows 7. :)

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Hmm interesting. I'll look into switching them out when I get back home from a very very boring couple of hours of school haha.
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