How to bring back the Start menu and button to Windows 8

Tricknology 23 Nov , 2014  


By the launch of Windows 8 Operating System, Microsoft introduced several changes. On of the major changes in this new Microsoft OS is, The absence of Start Menu. Start Menu is missing and I am sure, you are feeling its absence very strongly. As, all of the previous Microsoft OS are having Start Menu.

The Question is how to bring back the Start menu and button to windows 8 .



Lets Find out some Replacements here –

1. Win8StartButton

Win8 Start Button is the best available Start Menu Replacement for your Windows 8. The start menu is designed by German company. It adds very comfortable and stylish Start Button & Menu on your Windows 8 screen.

2. Stardock’s Start8

Start8 is another Start Menu for your Windows 8 OS. This start menu is introduced by Stardock and as like their other software, Start8 is also awesome. It adds a simple and easy start menu to your OS.


Icon and look of Start Menu will still very similar to Windows 8 but the style of Start Menu is as like your Windows 7 Start menu.

Also,  you can configure it with computer’s boot so that the start menu will automatically load.

Stardock is offering it’s start, Start8 at $5 (single-user license). However, a 30-day free trial is also available. So, you can consider giving it a try.

3. Start is Back

Start is Back is a free utility tool that adds start menu to your Windows 8 desktop. This new Start Menu can be customized in many ways. You can change the layout, design and even the Windows Orb. You can set it for auto-boot and also you can hide is fully, the start menu will be then visible when you hover your mouse over it’s location.

StartIsBack is available at $3.00 with 2 PCs license and $5.00 for 5 PCs license though a free 30-day trial is available.

4. Classic Shell

Classic Shell was actually designed for those Windows XP users who are not comfortable with Start Menus of Windows Vista and Windows 7. Now, the software is made to support Windows 8 too. If you are searching for the free alternative then, Classic Shell is best for you. It also lets you to run modern Apps directly from Start search.

5. StartMenu8

If you want the Windows 7 Start menu look-and-feel, but you’re not prepared to fork out a few dollars for StartIsBack or Start8, StartMenu8 is a solid alternative. While the interface won’t win any prizes — it feels a lot like the early Linux apps that ruthlessly ripped off Windows — you get a fair amount of configurability, and a handful of Windows 8-specific toggles that are very useful.

Other Popular Start Menu Alternatives

  • IObit StartMenu8
  • Pokki
  • Vi Orb Windows 8 Start Menu

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