It is my understanding that in all previous versions of windows a large user could configure a system and then bring up all subsequent systems to look exactly like the original configured system.
I have set my XP upgrade to have tiles that look like my icons on my XP desktop and also have the lower bar of the desktop to have icons of my frequently used programs. I understand that you can also configure it to boot directly to Desktop if you want or add a third party Start Button.
Business will just configure a system to look like what they want and configure it to do what they want and they will, perhaps, able to use older equipment for a longer period of time because my old XP is a lot faster and more responsive with Windows 8.
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