Start menu for Win8 available for purchase

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Help and Support' started by kemical, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Yes it's true... If you want Windows 8 but don't want the default Start screen then StarDock has created one for you to purchase. How well this will do against the free variants remains to be seen.

    Start8 includes:

    You can try the app for free for 30days and can be found here:

    Start8 for Windows® 8 - Bringing back the Windows Start menu
     
  2. MikeHawthorne

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    Hi

    I did try Stardock at one time.

    As far as I am concerned nothing works better then Classic Shell.

    It gives you the choice of several interfaces including Windows XP.

    It works flawlessly, has a lot of options, you can switch to the Windows 8 interface at any time with a click.

    It will be the first thing I install when my new computer arrives.

    http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/

    Mike
     
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    Have to agree, mike. And the big thing is - its free!!!
     
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    I'm sure either works just as well..

    The information was posted for users to have at least a choice.

    Personally I don't use any third party software and prefer Windows 8 as it comes. I can get around just as quick as any of the former types of start menu but it's what people are used to I suppose...
     
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    Thanks Don. Now even more choice! :) which can only be a good thing..
     
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    Not seen this app before now David, nice find...
     
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    Not a lot of customisation, but not really a lot needed.
     
  10. lorenkjr1

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    Well, this was the first one I saw, so I bought it and do not regret it. Since I do not have a touch screen this software makes it easy to get where I want to go.
     
  11. Medico

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    Today Classic Shell released an update, v3.6.2. It noe includes a menu for the Win 8 Apps on the Classic Shell Start Menu.

    Classic Shell 3.6.2.
     

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