Sunday, September 22, 2013

How to make Windows 8.1 work and feel like Windows 7

Windows 8.1 brings a lot of improvements to Windows 8 but it still does not bring the start menu and many things which are in Windows 7.
I will show you how to make Windows 8 look and work like Windows 7.This is how your Windows 8 will look when you complete the following steps.

First you need download Classic Shell from here. Don't worry it's a very small download which is worth if you want get your Windows 7 back in Windows 8.Then go to settings and select Windows 7 style.
After that download the original Windows 7 start orb buttons from here . It's a zip file, so extract it and you will find that there are 7 images with the familiar Windows 7 start button .

Now open the Classic shell settings, select replace Start button and browse for the Windows 7 start orb that you just downloaded. Select the "WindowsStartButtonSmall.png" and click ok. that's it your start button is ready to go.

Windows 8.1 comes with a option to boot to desktop directly.Enable this feature by going taskbar properties and navigation tab.You should also change settings here too. you can access these settings by selecting show all settings on the top of the program.

Then download Windows 7 theme which contains the default wallpaper of Windows 7 and Windows 7 sounds.It just makes you feel at home. Download it from here

 Completed.Windows 7 is back !!

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