Just want to share with anyone still longing for a good old Start menu experience. I used to have Start Menu 8 v1.2.1 installed on my Win 8 Pro and it worked great. Then I upgraded to Win 8.1 Pro rtm and the Start menu 8 was not compatible. Yesterday I found out that a new version of Start Menu 8 by IOBit was released, claiming it is completely compatible to Win 8.1 rtm. I installed it, just to see if it is true. It works. Looks and works just like Win 7. The software is free. See screenshot..........In keeping with the new OS, I chose a different Start button instead of the traditional circular orb.