Long story short, i made a wrapper to Windows 7 explorer.exe to run on Windows 8. You can try it now in order to have native Windows 7 desktop experience, without immersive shell bits enabled, saving RAM. New Windows Explorer features like ribbon and file copying are present.
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You need to have Windows 8 RP or RTM (32-bit or 64-bit) installed. Works with Server 2012 too.
Launch Ex7ForW8_setup.exe. Follow instructions. You'll need Windows 7 installation DVD or files ready; keep in mind that they should be same language and bitness.
Uninstall program from Programs and Features. If you're using portable install, just switch shell to Windows 8 and delete folder
This program does not modify system files and system protected registry entries.
You can switch back to unaltered Windows 8 UI any time.
Windows 7 shell is enabled only to users which switched to it.
Other users can use Windows 8 shell without any problems.
Edited by Tihiy, 30 September 2012 - 10:50 AM.