My Norton Internet Security won’t let me have the Classic Shell for Windows 8 that you recommended. It takes it right out as soon as I download it. Any more suggestions for a similar product?
I don’t have any personal recommendations for similar product. I’ve had other people recommend things like Start8 from Stardoc.com. It’s not free, but it does the same thing and while a lot of people seem fairly happy with it, I just have no direct experience with it.
But I’m more concerned about Norton kicking out Classic Shell. It shouldn’t do that and I’m concerned that there may be something else going on here.
By far, Windows 8’s new Start screen was its most strikingly different feature as compared to Windows 7 and prior versions.
Unfortunately, that new tiled Start screen leaves many with a very negative first impression of Windows 8 – a first impression that then goes on to color their entire Windows 8 experience. Even after Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 returned something similar to the start menu, many users are still left with a less-than-favorable reaction.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
Classic Shell is a free set of software that gives you your favorite Start menu back, as well as restoring and adding functionality to both Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer.
It’s a great way to make Windows more useful to those who dislike what I’ve come to refer to as the “tablet-ification” of the user interface.