Where can I enable start menu?

#1
So my mother just got a new windows 8.1 computer and the first thing I saw at the desktop is that she has a start menu button. I want that little thing on my computer too now (my computer is also windows 8.1). But I can't find e where to enable it. Have have installed all the updates but I can't find it anywhere. I know it is not a big thing but now when I have put some effort into finding it, I can't stop.

So where can I get the start menu button? I am talking about the little house icon just so we are clear.

 


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#2
That looks like it to be some 3rd party add-on. The actual start button is the one to the left of the house.
 


#3
That looks like it to be some 3rd party add-on. The actual start button is the one to the left of the house.
That is the thing. No one have installed anything on the computer yet. I was the one that started the computer for the first time ever.
Also the icon to the left of the start menu icon is the start screen icon.
 


#4
Yes...you can enable or disable that feature. But that house icon in the task bar is "Not prart" of windows. As indicated in the picture you provided. That's a 3rd party start menu button...whether you intentionally or accidentally (installed with some other software) installed it, it's there. Natively to windows 8/8.1 there is "NO" programs list like that showing in the picture you provided and only and all apps feature. Only with a 3rd party software will you have results like that.

Check your control panel>programs>uninstall programs and see if anything out of the ordinary is in there or that shouldn't be there.
 


#5
Yes...you can enable or disable that feature. But that house icon in the task bar is "Not prart" of windows. As indicated in the picture you provided. That's a 3rd party start menu button...whether you intentionally or accidentally (installed with some other software) installed it, it's there. Natively to windows 8/8.1 there is "NO" programs list like that showing in the picture you provided and only and all apps feature. Only with a 3rd party software will you have results like that.

Check your control panel>programs>uninstall programs and see if anything out of the ordinary is in there or that shouldn't be there.
Actually you was correct. It was a pokki program. But still, I didn't install it. I have literally not installed a single program. It is so weird it is there, but I like it so it can stay.
 


#6
Glad we got that sorted....now, pokki is known to cause some issues and install other software so be careful. Personally, I prefer and have Start8 from Stardock (free 30 trial - $4.99 purchase) or Classic Shell, which is completely free. Both are highly recommended.

Classic Shell

Start8
 


#7
Glad we got that sorted....now, pokki is known to cause some issues and install other software so be careful. Personally, I prefer and have Start8 from Stardock (free 30 trial - $4.99 purchase) or Classic Shell, which is completely free. Both are highly recommended.

Classic Shell

Start8
Ok I will check those out and see which one I will go with. Thanks for all the help!
 


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