I need to download the free Media Center. I forgot about that.
I decided to go ahead and put 8 back on tonight and peck around on it a bit.
I installed Classic Menu to check it out. Its decent. But with my own folders and shortcuts, I don't think it's really necessary.
I put a shortcut to the shutdown function in a folder as well (just for general purpose). I just find what I want and stick it in one of my folders.
I also attached a couple of toolbars to folders that I had made on my XP setup. I can pretty much see everything that I saw in XP now. The changes in Windows 7 were many, but weren't nearly as drastic as the changes in 8.
It would be nice if things opened up the way they always have. I don't see why the folks at M.S. think they have to change the way files and folders open. That really doesn't have anything to do with progress. Of course that's just the opinion or a computer guy who had to drive 20 miles to show a clerk something on her new computer that was in plain sight - to me. the only thing that drastic changes accomplish is confusion for people who are used to something else. And when the changes are just for cosmetic purposes, it is a waste of my time and that of the people I work with.
Anyway - It's looking a lot better now. Of course, it makes it easier to look at if you have a nice desktop picture on there as well.
Classic Start Menu
Most Used Program Bar
My Folders Bar
I have decided to just use ImgBurn instead of laying out a bunch of money for a new version of NERO. All I ever used NERO for was to burn discs and movies. ImgBurn does that just fine.
I am still looking for a good reason for anyone to upgrade from XP or Win-7. So far, I have not found one.
I still say that if the programs you are running on YOUR version of Windows are getting the job done, and you are happy with them, good for you. Keep using them until your bank or some place like that tells you that you have to upgrade.