Software Alternatives & Reviews

Honestly, Windows 11 is not that impressive.

Recommended and mentioned products

  1. Universal tweaker software which supports Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1.

    WinAeroTweaker, winaero.com. Just the best software for fixing those little things that are annoying you. It's free. You can make a backup of your settings. Handy for quickly getting another pc set up. If you don't like your changes you can reset the OS to it's default settings.
  2. StartIsBack returns Windows 10 and Windows 8 a real fully featured start menu and start button, behaving exactly like the ones in Windows 7. It's totally awesome and easy solution for your new Windows woes.

    StartAllBack, startisback.com, 30-day trial and $4.99 after that. I wasn't totally satisficed with it. When Start11 added the Windows 10 start menu, I went back to it.
  3. DisplayFusion will make your multi-monitor life much easier.

    DisplayFusion, displayfusion.com, there is a free version without all the paid features. I've had it for years. I think it's $29 per pc or $44 for unlimited home use. This is the first time I've let DispayFusion manage my taskbars. Have a lovely taskbar on both monitors now.