Windows 8.1 Survival Guide

One of the most aggravating things about Windows 8 is NO START BUTTON!

For those of us who are used to working with Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, or 7, the absence of a start button in the lower left had corner makes Windows 8 almost unbearable.  Especially if that new laptop does NOT have a touch screen.  If you are used to it - congratulations!  You have done a great job of adapting!

With Windows 8.1, Microsoft has put back a start button in the lower left hand corner, but all it does is take you to the new Windows 8 style start menu.  Not really an answer.

Fortunately, there are third party solutions out there that are free or almost free.  One that we have used is the Classic Shell ( © 2010-2013, Ivo Beltchev).  You can get it HERE.

Some other survival items include:

Good luck with Windows 8 and 8.1.  It really is a better operating system, and of course it IS the future, so we will need to get used to it!

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