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    Morning All

    Have found a start menu replacement that looks almost identical to Windows 7, but the annoying thing is the donate link coming up for every user when they log on.

    Does anyone know how to suppress that so that we can use it without driving the teachers mad?

    Thanks

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    Haven't used Start8 so can't directly help but we use Classic Shell on all our networked PC's and that works without issue in multi-profiled environments.

    Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements

    Andrew

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    There is Start8 from Stardock which you have to pay for (and is very good for a paltry 3). Not used Start W8, but I've found that most 'free' alternative W8 start menus are nag/ad supported.

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    I will be the first to ask, why you're doing this in the first place? If that functionality is a problem (or the lack of start menu is) why are you using windows 8 in a production environment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    I will be the first to ask, why you're doing this in the first place? If that functionality is a problem (or the lack of start menu is) why are you using windows 8 in a production environment?
    So you can enjoy the benefits of Windows 8 with the start menu that users know and love?

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    All for that (I use Start8 at home) but this is a production environment with ropey 3rd party software being thrown into the equation.

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    I use Start8 here in the office. I did use Pokki originally, but got fed up with the suggested apps it kept showing. Besides, it's easier to search from the traditional start menu. I like Windows 8, but the way it made certain features harder to access (Search again!) made me want to get back to a better way of doing things for a desktop machine.

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