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    Default Microsoft says the Start Button is not coming back

    CFO and Chief Marketing Officer Tami Reller confirmed to Investment Firm Nomura that the Start menu would not be coming back to Windows 8.

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    Default Re: Microsoft says the Start Button is not coming back

    Microsoft won't change anything regarding to the duel interface or start menu/button. MS will only care after seeing how well or poorly Windows 8 performs in the market, and not now.

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    Default Re: Microsoft says the Start Button is not coming back

    Sounds like I'm going to be staying with W7 for the foreseeable future.

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    Default Re: Microsoft says the Start Button is not coming back

    Yes, that's true, but Microsoft is committed to it's customers, as always. There will be a tutorial as to how things work.

    Windows 8 Start button isn't coming back, but there will be a tutorial

    There are going to be changes, as we already see. But things around us other than Windows are changing also. MS cannot just sit back, and come 5 years time, be accused of not being "in tune with the times".

    And too, just as Vista was a stepping stone to a larger platform (Windows 7), MS is doing the right thing in moving forward with Windows 8. They could have, being that Windows 7 is still a big time seller, just waited until XP's support was dead, then pulled the trigger. But then that may be too little, too late.

    There is steep competition in the computing business, & MS must do what they have to do to get their share of a growing market, the mobile one. While at the same time, keeping their desktop users happy. Both groups will come out ahead in the end.

    The one thing that I was hoping for with Windows 8 emerging was the 128 bit CPU. Guess I'll have to wait until Windows 9.

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    I have found Win 8 CP quite easy to use the way it is without the Start Menu, thank you. I do not miss it at all. I actually find that I really did not use it that often compared to other areas of the OS in Win 7. I had not realized this until I did not have the Start Menu. I almost never used the Start Menu to open apps. I used my Shortcuts Toolbar (I have discussed this elsewhere) to open apps. I used the Shutdown, Restart or Log Off shortcuts I created (discussed elsewhere) for this purpose.

    So I guess this is an entirely Moot Point for me. I do not care about the Start Menu not returning. I will not miss it!!!

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    I use start button for occasional use stuff. I like the Windows 7 alphabetical arrangement of the folders better than the horizontal clutter and scrolling of Metro. Since MS is so intent in keeping Metro I've began to wonder if it's another way to sniff around and see if Windows is genuine like with Windows Update. If so it's one more place to secure.
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    It doesn't matter to me, one way or the other, I'm going to run my computer, with or without a Start Menu. Many will ride Windows 7 into the next decade to temporarily avoid the lack of one, but then guess what?

    By then, the user will probably have to re-learn him/herself as to how to run a computer. Counting Win 8, there will be 3 releases of Windows (8,9 & 10) & the next beta released, going by present MS upgrade trends. The Windows 7 user will be the Windows 2000 user of today, as far as security goes.

    If MS says there's going to be no Start Menu returning, then it's cast in stone. I've found that I can get around on my PC just as well without it, as I can with it. There is always going to be a way to navigate through the computer. It's a learning curve, that's all.

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    Default Re: Microsoft says the Start Button is not coming back

    I have some old users (customers) that can barely turn on their computer and get their email.
    I'd like to be the fly on the wall, the day they go out and buy a new computer with Windows 8 on it, take it home, unbox it and plug it in. When they finally get to the Metro screen, they will be as lost as if they were just dropped into the middle of the Amazon Jungle.

    Even if they did click on the "Desktop" they would still be lost.....It's a basically blank screen with a waste basket and a fish. WOW! No start button, NO programs menu, nada, nicht, nunca, Nothing familiar at all.
    I'd be getting a phone call with a voice hollering "HELP!".
    Then they would be pulling the plug to shut it off, because they would Never find the Metro way to do a shutdown.

    Most of us, well some, know how to build our own desktops, from scratch, or even create a Programs tool bar, in the taskbar, but that will be WAY Beyond the ability of most casual users.

    I'm currently trying to build a program (probably a batch file) that will build a custom desktop in just a few seconds.
    Once completed, I'll be sharing that with my Tech-Friends around the country. I'll probably put it on my web page.
    That may include the routine to automatically boot up to the desktop instead of the Metro page.

    The Metro thing will be as far above so many users as if the whole OS was in Chinese.

    Apparently, some here forget that we are already WAY ahead of the average user, out there on the street.
    Already, I can see a whole bunch of Win-8 PC's being taken back to the stores for a refund. It's gonna happen!
    It may even make Headlines. "Windows 8 flops, as thousands of buyers return their Win-8 PC, to the Stores".
    Mark this date and mark my words, It's a gonna happen!

    TechnoMage

    PS: Even my customers getting new Win-7 PC's want the Classic Shell. They just don't like a lot of change in their computers. I set up their new Win-7 desktop exactly the way I had set up their XP desktop. Continuity and familiarity go a long ways to make people happy.
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    You are gonna be busy my friend. Job Security!

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    Default Re: Microsoft says the Start Button is not coming back

    When Vista was first released, I was totally unprepared. My first Vista install went off like a Chinese Firedrill.
    Not good at all.

    My first Win-7 install wasn't a lot better, because MS keeps changing things.

    But for Win-8, I hope to be better prepared. Call it job security if you like, but I call it a pain in the pants.

    I have a few months yet, to write up a "How To" book on Win-8.

    Considering the chest pains I've been having this week, I may not last that long.

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