SnowBall Posted September 28, 2018 Share Posted September 28, 2018 [PROJECT] Windows 8 Pro with Windows 7 Shell In windows 8, Microsoft pushes all uses to login using a Microsoft Account, use the new modern user interface called Metro UI and the native Windows apps (Metro Apps). From Windows 7 to windows 8, this huge change in interface made the vast majority of people disapproving Windows 8 as they finds it extremely unfamiliar to use. You can easily find all sorts of workarounds on the internet to help you to stay as far as possible away from Metro UI, however the Metro UI was embedded so deeply into Windows 8 that its nearly impossible to avoid and Start menu was REMOVED (Not just hidden, can't be enabled). So I started working on a project where it will produce a clean copy of Windows 8 with the good old Windows 7 Shell (with Start menu, no Charm Bar and no Metro apps). I can promise that it is virus free and everything works the Microsoft way and you can activate this copy of windows using a genuine key. If anyone want to try my customized build, please reply below and I will give you a download link of my latest work. If you find any bugs or have any thoughts, suggestions or ideas, please post below. Screen Shots: https://ibb.co/d53nK9 https://ibb.co/jm6k6p https://ibb.co/iAqpXU https://ibb.co/cGR7K9 FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY, DO NOT DISTRIBUTE. 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 Windows 8 UAC-approved white-list. - You can't add new user. Run netplwiz.exe for that. - File explorer icon won't show on Taskber. Pin it to Taskber by creating a shortcut and right click>Pin to Taskbar. - 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. - Future update might overwrite the Windows 7 Shell. Disable Updates recommended. - A full online System Scan or Repair might overwrite the Windows 7 Shell. 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 Regards, SnowBall Nirav Narang 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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