How can I make Windows 8 more like Windows 7?

Episode 943 (2:17:49)

Steve from Westminster, CA

There are a few ways to bring back a start menu:

  • RetroUI
  • This brings back a start menu to Windows 8, but not the exact same menu from Windows 7. It creates a kind of hybrid of the two user interfaces, and makes Windows easier to understand.

  • Classic Shell
  • This makes Windows 8 look exactly like Windows 7.

  • Start 8
  • This simply adds a start menu to the Windows 8 desktop view.

He can also close out apps by using the familiar alt + f4 combination.