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Re: What Search Engine do you use ?
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2013, 09:19:40 PM »
http://www.classicshell.net/

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Classic Shell is a collection of usability enhancements for Windows. The main features are:
Highly customizable start menu with multiple styles and skins
Start button for Windows 7 and Windows 8
Toolbar and status bar for Windows Explorer
Caption and status bar for Internet Explorer
Classic Shell has more than 4 million downloads.

One really nice thing about Classic Shell is it logs you to desktop. You don't have to see the kiddie screen unless you want to.
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Re: What Search Engine do you use ?
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2013, 01:57:25 AM »
There are a few more free (bring the start button back) software add on's.  But I seem to see the most references to the one in your post (I think in part to some of the options it gives you).

What is your experience with Window's H8?  I ask because most I know are trying to avoid it completely (calling it MS Bob, ME2, etc).
Well, I guess a rule disallows, my use of a Dennis Leary song as my signature, LOL.

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Re: What Search Engine do you use ?
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2013, 07:20:22 AM »
ME2 is a compliment to it. Designed for light use on tablets and phones, the mere idea of having to reach up and touch the screen for everything makes my arthritic shoulders hurt. I much preferred Win 7. The only reason I have it is the 16y/o's laptop took a dump at a bad time and she had to use my IBM. So I bought a cheap Gateway to be able to log into their virtual academy. 

To be totally honest in my personal opinion XP was the pinnacle of Microsofts offerings and they have went down hill fast since then.
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Re: What Search Engine do you use ?
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2013, 09:59:23 AM »
Rusty, you must mean XP "security pack 3," . . . 64-bit.   grinx

I had 32-bit XP on a 64-bit AMD processor I bought from Dell. It was sloooow. Dell didn't know much about AMD at the time I guess. When I later changed the hard drive I installed 64-bit Win7 pro (not Vista) and the change was like night and day. After finally getting all the spyware and crap off that hard drive, Win7 is awesome, IMO.

The registry will probably start slowing it down again, but it hasn't yet after 3 years or so.

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Re: What Search Engine do you use ?
« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2013, 10:48:25 AM »
Dawg did you run into any incompatibility issues with Win 7? From the last Dell a friend bought it's my opinion that they still haven't figured out 64 bit systems. Part of it is the cripple ware they install in the OS to keep it from running on anything but a dell.
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Re: What Search Engine do you use ?
« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2013, 11:09:31 AM »
I haven't had any software incompatibility issues. The "start" list is broken down into standard 64-bit programs versus (x86) programs, two separate lists. I just tried to find software compatibility in the control panel but it doesn't jump out at me but I'll keep looking.

I did find "Windows Experience Index" and found they rate my experience at 4.1 on a scale of 1.0 to 7.9 though.  grinx

EDIT: The hard drive I replaced was the "C" drive so there shouldn't be any Dell software installed except the original bios. (BTW, I just replaced it again recently for the second time but did a copy of it) Am I wrong?

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Re: What Search Engine do you use ?
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2013, 01:47:28 PM »
  Thanks Rusty duckduckgo is a winner. my opinion  No blowback.
  I realize that adds are the reason that free sites are free. But I can't stand that itch on the back of my neck when I search for something else and adds follow my every move and evolve to my new search.Way too much George Orwell to me.
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Re: What Search Engine do you use ?
« Reply #22 on: August 10, 2015, 12:32:19 AM »
Necro thread warning.....    .      Since this thread was started I've burned up all my old units long ago and two Andriod tablets.  Desperation has me on on phones both ancient and new.     Andriod 4.?? Varients with Bing and Google for mobile use plus two old RSS no name  things have been working great to where its hardly notable which is which.  Ads only show on the newer units but do not notably slow anything down like before.  Those old boxes were a different animal for sure.  The phones may be disposable but run better by far and cost less to keep up.   .   So I guess the mobile versions of the big name stuff still gives us good service and they get their data to mine to pay the rent of "free" software.    It certianly has become invisible compared to how it was.

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Re: What Search Engine do you use ?
« Reply #23 on: August 11, 2015, 03:00:29 PM »
Just as a addition duckduckgo is pretty good as well.
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Re: What Search Engine do you use ?
« Reply #23 on: August 11, 2015, 03:00:29 PM »