How can I get the Windows 8 start screen on Windows XP?

Dr.sunil V September 19, 2014
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How can I get the Windows 8 start-up tile interface on Windows XP? When one boots into Windows 8 platform, the start-up screen shows apps in tiles format. Is there a tool to get the tile interface on Windows XP

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    • Ben S
      September 19, 2014 at 8:37 pm

      He asked for the screen on Windows XP, not 7.

    • Jan F
      September 20, 2014 at 12:06 am
    • Dr.sunil V
      September 20, 2014 at 4:23 pm

      @Jan : Thanks for your correction

      @Ben : Thanks for your sharp observation

    • Dr.sunil V
      September 21, 2014 at 2:42 pm

      @Jan : Please tell , a) is there a way to use Metro apps on older versions of Windows like Win 7 or Win XP?

      b) How to customize the News , Weather sections in the weblink of lmgtfy to another location than it display by default?

    • Jan F
      September 21, 2014 at 6:07 pm

      a) The general answer would be no.
      Apps designed for Metro will not run on older versions of Windows.
      Apps designed for Windows that feature a Metro UI might run on older versions e.g. Firefox.

      b) I don't think you can change it ~ weather wouldn't work for me at all so I can't say for sure if there is a way.

  1. Hovsep A
    September 19, 2014 at 5:37 pm
    • Dr.sunil V
      September 20, 2014 at 4:22 pm

      Thanks. Please tell , which of the three weblinks enable apps like weather , travel on XP?

    • Hovsep A
      September 20, 2014 at 4:49 pm

      well WinMetro
      http://www.iobit.com/iobit-winmetro.php
      enjoy the tile based Metro UI. By displaying useful information such as weather, calendar, news, stocks, and frequently used programs,

    • Dr.sunil V
      September 21, 2014 at 2:43 pm

      Please tell how to customize the iobit tool to display news,weather,,,,,,according to a another location than what it displays by default? I saw in settings , but there does not seem option to change news,weather ,sports to another location

    • Hovsep A
      September 22, 2014 at 7:36 am

      weather location cannot be changed you have to wait for updated WinMetro maybe then

    • Dr.sunil V
      September 24, 2014 at 4:59 pm

      Thanks. Which of these utilities can effect the same special-effect as the orignal does ie while booting it comes while transition from earlier screen , as a flip-forward from one-side to front-of-screen ( like seen on television after slow-motion of soccer goal )

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