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Poll: Windows 7 explorer for Windows 8 (106 member(s) have cast votes)

Will you be able to use explorer7 with current limitations?

  1. Voted Yes (83 votes [78.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 78.30%

  2. No (23 votes [21.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.70%

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#251
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Sorry if this has been asked before, but in the future will you try to get Metro working along with Windows 7 explorer?

Staring Metro in explorer7 is not possible. However, there is another big thing coming. Stay tuned.


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It's awesome if there is a chance that Explorer 8 with the ribbon can work on W7!

Edit: ignore this post, Tihiy! I just want this thread always on the top!

Edited by Aloha, 08 October 2012 - 09:52 AM.


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It's awesome if there is a chance that Explorer 8 with the ribbon can work on W7!

Edit: ignore this post, Tihiy! I just want this thread always on the top!

It being one of the forum's stickies (notice that there are just three of 'em) isn't good enough for you? :hello:

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@Tihiy

Just a short question. Once your patch has been applied and the explorer.exe from Windows 7 is being used, would it be possible to restore the Windows Classic theme too?
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Thankx for this app! i missed using MSFN ,nice to see thee old crew working hard to help on Win8 :thumbup Well, how about installing Win7 gadgets on Win8 taskbar or as a tile in startup menu-(e-mailme if know an answer):whistle:
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I think I can't shutdown Windows Server 2012 workstation after I applied this update:

http://blogs.msdn.co...ailability.aspx

http://support.micro....com/kb/2756872

I'have Windows 7 explorer for Windows 8 installed before install this updated

is a problem with your program?

Edit: I re enable the original explorer.exe and I can't shutdown the computer, when I tried it windows only close the current user session

the only I did today is install debian in a partition and install this update in windows. what could be?

I can only shutdown the computer running this: "shutdown -s -t 01"

Edited by sonyu, 10 October 2012 - 09:21 AM.


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as I said, I had the GRUB of debian installed, and thinking about the "Fast Startup" Windows 8/S2012 .. I tried to reinstall the boot manager of Windows 8/S2012. and now my pc shutdown correctly .. I don't understand why :} :no: :huh: :unsure:

Edited by sonyu, 10 October 2012 - 03:05 PM.


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Really cool! Thumbs up.

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I would like if you implemented a service or some kind to register when explorer crashes, or has to be crashed by installation tools that request it.

Simply because your solution is not added back to the taskbar when explorer crashed.
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ok guys first off good work in working on apps that restore win7 behaviour.

However my question to the guys who like me clearly hate windows 8 UI.

Are you using it as your main OS simply because its newer? I hate windows 8 and as a result I only toy with it in a VM, its not on any physical machines. Windows 7 isnt EOL and there is no real reason to stop using it, its only 2-3 years old, compatible with modern hardware features such as TRIM.

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@Tihiy:
Pal, I really appreciate all the work you've done. Been using it since beta 0 and I couldn't be happier. I see this solution and Startisback better than Start8's.
I'll try donating some money tomorrow, as long as I can get around some bucks. :P


ok guys first off good work in working on apps that restore win7 behaviour.

However my question to the guys who like me clearly hate windows 8 UI.

Are you using it as your main OS simply because its newer? I hate windows 8 and as a result I only toy with it in a VM, its not on any physical machines. Windows 7 isnt EOL and there is no real reason to stop using it, its only 2-3 years old, compatible with modern hardware features such as TRIM.

There are several reasons to this statement.

First of all, I never owned a legit copy of Windows 7, due to its high price. I managed to do the "activation period trick" thing for 120 days (Wait for activation period expired and then rearmed 3 times) and then I would format the computer for maintenance and resetting the counter.
With Windows 8 so cheap, I just needed to ugprade my old Vista for just 40$. Furthermore I won't be installing an array of updates for some time, since I'll be using Win 8's refresh feature each 3 months or so.

Regarding the start screen, I'm pretty neutral about it: There are things which are better, others which are worse. IMO it needs to be polished further. Meanwhile Thiyi's solution brings me back the start menu jump lists which reduce the amount of space of putting my programs on the taskbar, since I do constant switching and I don't have a specific sets of apps, aside from 11 always on applications.

Second, the start screen hangs when I put my old lappy's CPU to 100% (Core 2 Duo Mobile @ 2.4GHz) for encoding videos, so it stresses me a little bit the thought of an unexpected shutdown after spending 1-4 hours of encode (depending the video quality).

Other than that, I'm fine and really really happy with Windows 8 (Or 7.5 ;) )

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Hi Tihiy,

Can you try the explorer.exe from windows pe 4.0 (based on W8) in W8 RTM?

It don't contains metro ui..

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Can you try the explorer.exe from windows pe 4.0 (based on W8) in W8 RTM?

It don't contains metro ui..

What does it show then? Give me a link / screenshots please.

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sorry i think I was confused when read this.. http://www.msfn.org/...40-explorerexe/

Edited by sonyu, 30 October 2012 - 06:50 PM.


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great software, switch works flawlessy

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I would like if you implemented a service or some kind to register when explorer crashes, or has to be crashed by installation tools that request it.

Simply because your solution is not added back to the taskbar when explorer crashed.

^this.

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I would like if you implemented a service or some kind to register when explorer crashes, or has to be crashed by installation tools that request it.

Simply because your solution is not added back to the taskbar when explorer crashed.

^this.


Agree with this, hoping ;-)

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Adjusted: read whole topic (Pffff) and found answer to my question! ;)

:whistle: :whistle:

Nice job anyway, it's worth donating! :thumbup

Edited by Pliek, 02 November 2012 - 02:46 PM.

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Read whole topic (Pffff) and found answer to my question! ;)

Way to go! That's how it's done. :thumbup

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I used this before a few days, without any problems.

Now I intalled an used Office/Outlook 2013 and now I notice the limitations of Ex7forW8:

Through limitations you won't get any toast-screens...Outlook 2013 comes (in Win8) with an absolute new desktop notification system - depended on toast-screen-settings (in ModernUI) - and so if you use Ex7forW8 you will have no desktop notification for incoming E-Mail.

Edited by geneticplasma, 04 November 2012 - 05:21 AM.


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I need to thank you once more. I just upgraded my netbook to 8 and the explorer7 made it faster!

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under explorer 7, After I double click C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts and select notepad to open, it automatically make the C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc window active, instead of it should make the notepad window active.

no problem in explorer 8.

I also tested it same thing happened in a clean installation of Windows 8 Core RTM x86 in VMware.

here is Windows 8 Core RTM x86.

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Several UI bits missing:
- "You have new program to handle this stuff" toasts won't show. You need to use Default programs to change associations.


You know, after spending re reading this post by nth time, I've come to notice that I do have the "handle this stuff" toast. It usually happens whenever I install a new browser.

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Ex7forW8, has worked flawless for me, it is clean, smooth, neat, simple, what more could one ask for?

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I've been testing with Windows themes and when I applied High Contrast theme, then I couldn't refresh the customization window any more and I couldn't load more themes. Finally I've solved changing to the explorer of windows 8. Can you fix it in next version? thanks! this application is really great




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