Like XP and 7 before it, Microsoft is pulling the plug on support for Windows 8.1 after nearly ten years of service.
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By Robert Burkett
If you bought a new computer in the last 6 months to a year, it probably came with Windows 8 pre-installed. For those who have been using Windows for any length of time, it’s likely been a frustrating experience to navigate compared to all previous versions of Windows. If your new computer is not touchscreen, it makes even less sense. You may get used to it, or you may scream… either way, there is hope to make it feel more like Windows.
A couple add-ons from www.classicshell.net with their Classic Start Menu and Explorer really help bring back that familiar environment that you can’t live without. I suspect Microsoft will eventually add these features within Windows 8 with future updates, but until then (or not), the Classic Shell is more than sufficient.