How to get the Windows 8 Start Menu Back

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by Island Dog | Discussion: Personal Computing

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Yes, the start menu and start button is gone in Windows 8. No worries though, as there is a quick and inexpensive way to get that functionality back plus many other additional features. Start8 brings back the Windows 8 start menu, and gives you several ways to customize it so you can make Windows 8 look and feel the way you want it to.

Purchase Start8 for only $4.99 today!

Features and advantages of using Start8:

  • Customizable Start Menu for Windows 8
  • Start button which can be skinned with other button images
  • Boot directly to the Windows 8 desktop
  • Pin Modern (Metro) and desktop apps
  • Jump List support
  • One click access to shutdown, documents, music, etc.

Getting Started
Pick a Windows 7 or Windows 8 Style start menu.

Start8 Windows 8 start menu



Choose what kind of Start menu button you want.  You can also easily make your own, or download many available at WinCustomize.

Start8 Windows 8 Start Button




Configure and Control the way Start8 works.  Set the start button to open the start menu, or set it to open the Windows 8 modern start screen.  You can make it function how you want it to work.

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Now you can have Windows 8 setup for the way you work, and have a great looking and functional desktop for your home or work environment.

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