Windows 8 Add a Free Launch Button to Windows 8

StartMenu8, a simple and free alternative that mimics the launch button in Windows 7 almost to the letter. As such, you have the section with frequently used programs, the side menu (with the exact entries as in Windows 7), the power button and the search bar.

Download Link :

StartMenu8 Download - Softpedia

There was a thread that had StartMenu8 listed, among a few others, but as the forum changed a bit, that and some other threads were lost.
Glad to see it brought forward again.



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There are a couple alternatives I like even better.

Classic Shell


The first is free, the second is a minimal charge ($4.99)

Both are very customizable and easy to use.

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