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Windows 7: Windows 8.1 Start button SPOTTED in the wild


29 May 2013   #1

Windows 7 x64 and numerous virtual machines
 
 
Windows 8.1 Start button SPOTTED in the wild

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Leaked screenshots of a prerelease build of Microsoft's forthcoming Windows 8.1 update reveal that the rumors are true and the Start button really is coming back – though perhaps not in the way users of previous versions of Windows might like.
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Windows 8.1 Start button SPOTTED in the wild ? The Register

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29 May 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

not really though.. this stood out when i read the article... so its not the same start menu we used too..

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What it's good for, specifically, is launching the Windows 8 Start Screen. That's it. Don't expect a return of the old-style Start Menu, because that isn't part of the deal. The Start button just gets you a new way to get to the new launcher UI, in addition to the button on the Charms bar, the Windows key on your keyboard, and the dedicated Windows buttons found on many Win8 fondleslabs.
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29 May 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP-1
 
 

At least Microsoft is trying to polish a turd!!
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29 May 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32-bit; Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (VM).
 
 

So in other words, Microsoft is still not listening.

I can't see downloads from Stardock, Classic Shell etc slowing down much.
If this is the extent of the 'improvements' then I doubt I'll bother. Why spend
months getting Win 8 to work and look just the way I want it to, then having
to start from scratch to rectify the same issues in 8.1?

Wenda.
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29 May 2013   #5

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
So in other words, Microsoft is still not listening.

Wenda.

I swear they cut their 'ears' off after Vista.

With Seven, they gave the 'appearance' of listening. Windows 8 they gave up all pretense.


If this button is for real, then they may was not have bothered really. Looks like 3rd party is still the way to go.
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29 May 2013   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Now Patrick...
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
If this button is for real, then they may was not have bothered really. Looks like 3rd party is still the way to go.
Huh....


I think you missed a keystroke or two
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30 May 2013   #7

Windows 7 pro 64bit. (SP1)
 
 

well that is some progress and maybe with windows 8.7 or whatever we can get a option to have not full screen menu on desktop pc and maybe even get more focus on windowed metro apps with quality that is similar to traditional applications (at least with default MS bundled apps). after all its windows not window.
I think critics need to continue to pressure MS.
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30 May 2013   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Yep, unfortunately this new Start Button is not going to lead to the classic Start Menu. That will make some and some . Some might even .
Me personally I'm content with using Windows 7 on my Desktop PC's. I have 8 on my laptop and will give 8.1 aka Blue a look see when its officially available from Microsoft.
I wouldn't mind getting the Start Menu back but I'm more interested to see if they actually make Metro more multi monitor friendly. IMHO the one screen only full screen only limitation is a PITA for anyone that really wants to try and multitask in the not so modern UI aka Metro.
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30 May 2013   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Looks like useless window dressing. As long as they keep the touchscreen UI for a non-touchscreen system, I am not buying.
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30 May 2013   #10
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Looks like useless window dressing. As long as they keep the touchscreen UI for a non-touchscreen system, I am not buying.
That's one of the reasons I'm still running Windows 7 on my two desktops and my wife's laptop.
I now have a TechNet subscription but even for free it's not appealing to me.
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