How to Bringing back the Windows “Start” menu on Windows 8 CP

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Help and Support' started by Captain Jack, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Captain Jack

    Captain Jack Extraordinary Member

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    Some users find it difficult to use Windows 8 without start menu. Fortunately Stardock has released a small application called "Start8"

    Features:

    - Adds a “Start” menu to the Windows 8 taskbar
    - Enables quick access and searching of your installed applications
    - Adds Run... option via right-click menu
    - Adds Shutdown... option via right-click menu
    - Choose a custom Start button image

    Download: Start8 for Windows® 8 - Bringing back the Windows Start menu

    P.S. You need to give your email address in order to download the app
     
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  2. OldTimer

    OldTimer Banned

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    Jack,
    Have you personally tried that program?

    I've tried two such programs and they messed up some things in win-8 which caused me to have to re-install Win-8.
    I'm reluctant to go there again.

    Doc :cool:
     
  3. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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    Doc
    I used this one Start Menu 7 and it doesn't appear to cause any problems.
    Joe
     
  4. davehc

    davehc Microsoft MVP
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    I have Vista start menu on my desktop, but don't use it too much. It is identical to Start Menu 7 (Joe) but without the start globe, which I see no need for. Only fault I found with either is that they are directly linked to the Metro menu and you must be very aware if you start moving the menu items around or deleting them - the changes are immediately reflected in the Metro menu and, in many cases irrecoverable.
     

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