There are not a lot of fans of the Windows 8 user interface, and I am one of those detractors. What I would like to do is remove the Metro touch overlay from Windows 8, and have a regular Windows 7 style Start Menu instead. I know that there are a lot of these programs available, but I need to make sure to choose the right one.
- Most importantly, it needs to be as stable as possible. I do not want to corrupt the Windows 8 installation. If this computer crashes then I will be in big trouble.
- It does not need to be free. The budget would be anywhere below 50 dollars, but there is some wiggle room for that as well.
- It needs to have a Start Menu that you open up by clicking in the bottom left, just like a Windows user is used to.
- If it looks and functions exactly like the Windows 7 start menu, that is bonus.
Someone recommended Classic Shell to me, but I have not tried it yet. I don't want to purchase multiple programs just to try them out. But again, the most important thing is stability, so I would rather go with a program that someone here has tried and likes, or that someone has heard is fully stable.