As many would know, Microsoft is ending support for Windows 7 on the 14th January 2020.
Windows 7 has served me well over the years, and even though I am not an IT guru, I have come to learn how to fix minor issues with it, when they have come up.
I remember trying Windows 10 a few times on demo laptops in shops and thought the jump was too big to worry about now, and I will deal with it when Windows 7 is retired. That time is now.
I remember when Windows 8 was released, many people were using a program called Classic Shell, which made Windows 8 look like Windows 7.
Support ended for Classic Shell, but was picked up by github and renamed Open Shell, and is still supported and being used.
Recently, I assisted a friend with his computer. He's running Windows 10, but was also running a program called Start Is Back. It also made Windows 10 look like Windows 7. I was able to navigate straight to where I wanted to go, and was able to easily assist him. I saw no noticeable reduction in performance, and saw it was a lite weight program. I was impressed with it.
Are any members using Open Shell or Start Is Back? If so, what are your thoughts?
Is one better than the other?
Do they effect the security or privacy of the device?
Are there any other similar programs out there?
I have no problem paying for good software, if the price is reasonable.
The links to the above programs are below.
Before anyone calls me a dinosaur, Windows 7 does everything I need, quickly and securely, and does everything that friends with Windows 10 devices can do, and this is why I have held off on migrating to Windows 10.