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How to Convert Window 8 back to the "Classic View" of Windows 7
With the release of Windows 8 the reaction from consumers regarding the new interface has been far from congenial. In fact the blogs and support forums have been on fire with hostile comments and a very high level of displeased users. Many have been even more upset finding that downgrading back to Windows 7 is not so easy due to the fact the formatted hard drives are not compatible with each other.
Well we have found some answers to help you with your frustrations. Changing Windows 8 back to the "Classic" format of Windows 7 with its start menu and familiar structure isn't very complicated at all; compared to trying to downgrade back to Win 7, of which most manufacturers will not support. Regardless, the process is as follows:
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