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Windows 7 explorer for Windows 8


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Poll: Windows 7 explorer for Windows 8 (105 member(s) have cast votes)

Will you be able to use explorer7 with current limitations?

  1. Voted Yes (82 votes [78.10%])

    Percentage of vote: 78.10%

  2. No (23 votes [21.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.90%

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#276
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Tihiy, this project has been written about in the following article ...

Disable the new Windows 8 interface for good with Ex7ForW8 ( BetaNews 2012-12-11 )

All in all a favorable article. The comments of course turn a bit feisty when fanboys show up to cause trouble because you are ruining their Apple-esque dreams. :lol:


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Tihiy, this project has been written about in the following article ...

Disable the new Windows 8 interface for good with Ex7ForW8 ( BetaNews 2012-12-11 )

The commenter "pforbes" said the following:

I've used it for a short time and I've just uninstalled it after detecting that shortcuts don't work any more. I like this program but won't go on using it until this bug is fixed.

Does anybody know what he's talking about?

--JorgeA

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PLEASE READ
THIS PROGRAM IS PROVIDED TO YOU "AS-IS" AND I'M NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING

LIMITATIONS:
- Metro programs won't run. Metro UI screens won't show as it's not loaded, cannot and won't be.
- You may get more UAC prompts since explorer.exe is not in win8 UAC-approved whitelist.
- You can't add new user. Run netplwiz.exe for that.
- No default language input indicator. Enable language bar via Control Panel->Language->Advanced Settings->Use desktop language bar.
- No multi-monitor taskbars. Maybe more multimon issues.

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.

what about the "Copy, Move, and Delete" file feature? does it still work if we run 7explorer in Windows 8? I think Windows 8 has much better performance in copying, moving, and deleting file than Windows 7.....

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what about the "Copy, Move, and Delete" file feature? does it still work if we run 7explorer in Windows 8? I think Windows 8 has much better performance in copying, moving, and deleting file than Windows 7.....


It still works.

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Bump to keep on 1st page. :P

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If only i could use some metro apps with this... :(

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I love this!! :D But I have a few problems...

1. I use this with Classic Shell and Classic Shell will take longer to start up under the Windows 7 explorer. Not a big issue.

2. However, occasionall the Windows 8 Start Screen will pop up reverting it back to the Windows 8 shell and its Metroness. Is there a way to prevent this or do I just have to re-enable the Windows 7 shell again?

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still no updates? any news?

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I fixed problem #2 by going into Folder Options and checking off "Launch folder windows in a separate process". That was disabled by a tweaking program.

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If only i could use some metro apps with this... :(



still no updates? any news?

Guys. This program has been dropped.

Windows 7 Explorer For Windows 8 has been transformed into Startisback
http://www.startisback.com

Unfortunately you need to pay for it.

I got my license for it on Black Friday @ 1 U.S.

This allows you to run metro apps, and much more. It's fast, fluid, and Windows 8 works 100% with it.

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We are keeping a list of Start Button/Menu replacements here.

The question came up whether we should de-list Windows 7 Explorer for Windows 8, since Tihiy is now focusing on StartIsBack. I had removed it, but it was suggested to check with him if we should remove it.

Let me know -- and Tihiy, keep up the great work. :thumbup

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could it fixed to work with windows 8.1 preview ?

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could it fixed to work with windows 8.1 preview ?

No, sorry. It's not possible.

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We are keeping a list of Start Button/Menu replacements here.

The question came up whether we should de-list Windows 7 Explorer for Windows 8, since Tihiy is now focusing on StartIsBack. I had removed it, but it was suggested to check with him if we should remove it.

Let me know -- and Tihiy, keep up the great work. :thumbup

--JorgeA

@Tihiy: You didn't answer JorgeA's question. Is "Windows 7 explorer for Windows 8" still ongoing, or has it been fully superceded by StartIsBack?

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@Tihiy: You didn't answer JorgeA's question. Is "Windows 7 explorer for Windows 8" still ongoing, or has it been fully superceded by StartIsBack?

It's done and gone with 8.1. You can drop it from the list.

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But that topic talks about Windows 8, not Windows 8.1. This explorer7 still works fine on W8 in general, right?

Never think time passes by so fast. You made this thread almost a year ago, Tihiy!

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too bad i cant stand the metro its just dont fit to desktop user
directing it to apps make it slightly better but still not comfort
Square object and no/barley reaction to hovering make it cheap looking
and every single metro app need account to work what for ?
Microsoft just applying their agenda on us

i will stick to this and windows 8 for now

Edited by aviv00, 28 June 2013 - 09:34 AM.


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Aviv,
If you don't like using the applications on the Start Screen at all then I think you have got the best choice of this explorer7.

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@Tihiy: You didn't answer JorgeA's question. Is "Windows 7 explorer for Windows 8" still ongoing, or has it been fully superceded by StartIsBack?

It's done and gone with 8.1. You can drop it from the list.

OK, thanks!

--JorgeA

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That sucks bro I really want to disable metro on 8.1 :(



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That sucks bro I really want to disable metro on 8.1 :(

How much are you willing to pay for this privilege?

Do you think that US$ 2.99 is too much for this? :unsure:

http://www.startisback.com/

 

Start is really back!
The missing Windows 8 start menu is back. Get the most useful and authentic start menu for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.

 

 

Or possibly for free (but a donation would be appreciated):

http://www.classicshell.net/

Start button for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

 

 

jaclaz


Edited by jaclaz, 24 December 2013 - 10:48 AM.


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disable UAC and pufff no Metro



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That sucks bro I really want to disable metro on 8.1 :(

How much are you willing to pay for this privilege?

Do you think that US$ 2.99 is too much for this? :unsure:

http://www.startisback.com/

Your missing my point what I want is to completely disable metro just like this software!

 

Just like vinifera said:

disable UAC and pufff no Metro

 

I don't mind paying, if it's worth it.


Edited by gendouhydeist, 25 December 2013 - 02:22 PM.


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That sucks bro I really want to disable metro on 8.1 :(

How much are you willing to pay for this privilege?

Do you think that US$ 2.99 is too much for this? :unsure:

http://www.startisback.com/

Your missing my point what I want is to completely disable metro just like this software!

 

Just like vinifera said:

disable UAC and pufff no Metro

 

I don't mind paying, if it's worth it.

 

 

Google and download FxxkMetro.exe ;)



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this tool kills the windows.immersiveshell.serviceprovider.dll!CImmersiveShellController::s_ImmersiveShellComponentsThreadProc thread. So you can use ProcExp and kill this and the modern is gone.
 






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