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    FREEWARE SPOTLIGHT By Deanna McElveen I switch between versions of Windows a lot. Most of the computers I repair are Windows 10, but most of the ones
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    • #2523855

      I use StartAllBack to replace the Windows 11 menu, and it also restores the legacy right-click menu, no searching required.

      Create a fresh drive image before making system changes/Windows updates, in case you need to start over!
      We all have our own reasons for doing the things that we do. We don't all have to do the same things.

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      Windows Menu Editor!  Great find!  I relied on registry edits to get my Windows 11 laptop to behave more like Windows 10.  Now I can add this one to my set of tools to simplify Windows 11 for others who are moving or have moved to it.

      And, of course, like all Windows releases emulating Intel’s tick-tock approach to generations of products, why on earth did Microsoft make such a hash of changes?  Windows tick-tock, one asks?  Let’s see now…

      Windows XP – OK

      Windows Vista – disaster, with very low market share

      Window 7 – OK

      Windows 8 – disaster of a UI, low market share

      Windows 10 – OK again

      Windows 11 – Change for change’s sake?  Accepted by some only due to Microsoft’s din of Windows 11 hype and steadfast insistence that OEMs make Windows 11 the go-to operating system.  Still, buyers get downgrade rights to install Windows 10.

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      hy on earth did Microsoft make such a hash of changes? Windows tick-tock, one asks? Let’s see now… Windows XP – OK Windows Vista – disaster, with very low market share Window 7 – OK Windows 8 – disaster of a UI, low market share Windows 10 – OK again Windows 11 – Change for change’s sake? Accepted by some only due to Microsoft’s din of Windows 11 hype and steadfast insistence that OEMs make Windows 11 the go-to operating system. Still, buyers get downgrade rights to install Windows 10.

      That is how MS runs things. One bad OS and one good OS but that has changed now. Every OS gets worse and terrible.

      Windows Xp – Great OS.

      Windows Vista – Terrible

      Windows 7 – some what ok but Windows Xp was better.

      Windows 8 & Windows 8.1 – Badly Terrible

      Windows 10 – Very Terrible- Bad to the BONE. Spyware called telemetry but it is spyware and other malware after MS took on several black hackers to their line up.

      Windows 11- Very Very Terrible–Bad to the Bone’s marrow. Increased Spyware and Malware and other features removed or hidden.

      Windows 12—Infinity Terrible- Leak version so still might get worse as developers work on it but not likely since it will be a month subscription base OS like Microsoft Office 365.

       

      • #2525996

        For me, the “OK” is relativistic, faced with the inevitability of having to move forward from release to release of Windows when Microsoft drops support for whatever version I am running.  I am more charitable in rating Window than you, but we both see the downward trend.

        Like the other 90% of the world running Windows, I do not see a way out of using it, until some massive change in the way we do things comes crashing around us.

        • #2526000

          So with all the layoffs worldwide, has the ability to listen to customers and read angry emails gone too?
          Is everyone condemned to this use of changes that no one wants?

          * _ the metaverse is poisonous _ *
    • #2524314

      Yeah, I kept looking for Delete as well. Especially since I have been using both Windows 10 and 11 PC’s. I finally trained my muscle memory to deal with it. These types of changes bug me the most. Changes for no apparent reason but the call them changes.

    • #2525995

      WARNING!  ALARM BELLS!  I set up a Windows 11 Business computer for a client last week, and I wanted very much to get Windows Explorer to work that way that it used to, with a single click revealing all of the possible choices, rather than the onerous two-click of Windows11.  So what else?  I clicked the Windows Menu Editor EXE on my flash stick and the trail version of McAfee promptly identified it as a virus and deleted it from the flash stick, giving me no choice to rectify its error.

      Ya been warned.  Disable anti-virus before installing Windows Menu Editor.  And the enabled A-V program may flag it as a virus on its next scan.

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