Windows have various modifications that usually users do not like much and they feel comfortable with old way of doing things or they may think that they will take time to absorb these changes. Well, it’s perfectly OK. You can get back few features. Before doing anything, you must be sure that your computer is protected against viruses and other errors. You can install free anti-virus software. Moreover, you must use free registry optimizer to backup registry to keep your PC safe. In this article, you will learn how to get missed Windows 8 features back.
Put Old Dirty Start Menu
Yes, you can put old start menu back to Windows 8, but it will not look like exactly alike. First make sure that you can view hidden file. To do this, go to Start Menu and type ‘folder option’, check if you can view hidden file. Now right click on desktop taskbar and mouse over to ‘Toolbars’ and click ‘New Toolbar’. Now navigate to:
Where username is account name and click on now select folder option. This will place a Start menu tool bar on right on desktop. Now you can click on double arrow to display other folders. Click to launch and enjoy old toolbar.
Finally, Microsoft has decided to remove widgets that introduced in Windows Vista. It has changed, Microsoft want to get all information on live tiles, but you want to see this information on desktop. You have to install a third party program to get gadgets on your computer.
There are various application that you can install, one of them is 8Gadget pack and it includes various Gadgets. Download the pack and run installer. You will see familiar Windows sidebar coming. It enables you to drag and drop gadget on desktop. If you want to close, just right click on side and click close, it will get you rid of sidebar and only icons remains on desktop. You can even close gadgets and get them back whenever you want, just like previous Windows.
Now you are not able to download gadget from Microsoft website so you have to use the programs that you have installed. Remember that Gadgets are just like other programs so you must be aware about trustworthiness. It may install malware into your computer and become harmful.