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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 10:45 am 

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I just love Classic Shell, but after the Windows 10 Creators update, it would always boot into the traditional windows 10 start-up menu and not Classic Shell. So if you then load Classic Shell settings, without doing anything, it suddenly would start working fine for that session. Until reboot.

So I thought to uninstall it and reinstall. Well, what a disaster that turned out to be!

Uninstall progressed fine until the point where it said "reboot your computer" - it then booted initially to log-on, then into a black screen with only a non-response start button visible. Flashed on and off in about 5 sec fashion, as if in a permanent loop, with my cooling fan running feverishly. System Task indicated 100% disk usage. Could not initiate a memory dump.

I then used advanced recovery to load the last system restore. Luckily Classic shell ran "Create a System restore point" prior to uninstall - thank you for that!

But, this incident has scared the life out of me and wasted 3 hours of my time. Hesitant to continue to use it again (or uninstall it?!)

I have Windows 10 64-bit system. Lenovo Z510. 12Gb or RAM.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:00 am 
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I can recommend you Windows 8.1 with Classic Shell since I believe Windows 10 is a fundamentally flawed operating system the way it continuously updates and disrupts your personalized settings, not to mention the extreme wastage of valuable internet bandwidth.

It is also very poorly tested and is full of unexplained bugs and regressions.

Links to some general topics:

Compare Start Menus

Read the Search box usage guide.

I am a Windows enthusiast and helped a little with Classic Shell's testing and usability/UX feedback.

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