Make Windows 8 Look Like Win 7 on Your PC

Make Windows 8 Look Like Win 7 on Your PC

The first thing is Update Windows 8 to Free Windows 8.1 (If You Haven’t Already) around 3.5gig
in size.

Step 1: Make a backup of your personal files by swiping in from the right edge of the screen and choosing Search. Enter the term File History Settings and then click on the results and follow the instructions to perform the backup.

Tip: You’ll need an external drive, like a USB memory drive.

Step 2: Touch or click on the Store tile on the Start page.

Step 3: Choose the free Windows 8.1 Update and select Download. Allow the update to proceed and complete. Then restart the PC and sign in.
Configure the Desktop Startup

Step 1: Launch the Desktop from the Start page by clicking on the tile labeled Desktop.

Step 2: Right-click on the Taskbar.

Tip: The Taskbar is the solid-colored strip below the wallpaper.

Step 3: Choose Properties and then the Navigation tab in the resulting box.

Step 4: Scroll down to the dialog, “When I sign in or close all apps on a screen, go to the Desktop instead of Start,” and check the checkbox. Click on OK.

The next time you restart your computer, the Start tile-based page will be skipped, and you’ll launch into a Windows 7-style desktop instead. Hooray for the Luddites.

Tip: While you’re on the Desktop page, check out the new-in-Windows 8.1 Windows icon in the bottom-left corner. It’s a Start button of sorts, and clicking on it alternates you between the tile-infested Start page and the lovable classic Desktop page.
Launching Into the App Page

Adding insult to injury in the Windows 8 environment, you may have noticed that the Start page — the one with all of the newfangled tiles — doesn’t include all of the apps that you’ve painstakingly searched for and downloaded.

The full listing of apps are in a page called Apps, not Start. You can get to the Apps page by clicking on the new-in-Windows 8.1 Down arrow in the bottom-left corner of the Windows 8.1 Start page if you want to see that page.

Here’s how to launch straight into Apps from Desktop, bypassing Start.

Step 1: Launch the Desktop from the Start page by clicking on the tile labeled Desktop.

Step 2: Right-click on the Taskbar.

Step 3: Choose Properties and then the Navigation tab in the resulting box.

Step 4: Scroll down to the dialog, “Show the Apps view automatically when I go to Start,” and check the checkbox. Click on OK.

The next time you click on the Windows icon in the bottom left corner of the Desktop, you’ll go to Apps instead of Start.
Thats it it looks window 7.

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