Window 8 Tip: How To Bring Back The Start Menu & Button To Windows 8 Just Like Window 7

Latest window 8 OS comes with new features and different styles which vary from the old windows, If you’ve just installed Windows 8, or bought a Windows 8 PC, you will noticed that The Start button and menu is no where to find! Microsoft corporation has decided that the Start menu is dead and that the mouse-and-keyboard-hating Metro Start screen is the future.

Bouncing on window 8 for the first time with the Metro Start screen without start button make me feel confused and this make the latest window look some how complicated to use without window start and menu button. I believe there are some people like me out there who might find the latest window complicated without window start and menu button, i have discovered and compiled some app and easy tip on how to bring back the Start Menu & button to Windows 8 just like Window 7 which i am going to be sharing with you today.

Let’s take a look at the best, free and most authentic apps for bringing back the Windows Start menu and button.


StartMenu8 is a solid alternative.
By default, StartMenu8 will bypass the Windows 8 Start screen and go straight to the Desktop, and disable Windows 8′s hot corners. There’s also the option to disable the sidebar, if you really don’t ever want to see Windows 8 ever again. The StartMenu8 button icon can be altered, and you can add and remove which links appear up the right side of the Start menu.

Download StartMenu8 here (free)


Pokki utilizes a neat “pinning” system that isn’t unlike the home screen of your smartphone or tablet You can also add widgets to Pokki, such as Gmail or Facebook, which display your latest email or status updates.

By default, Pokki will configure your Windows 8 system to boot straight to the Desktop, Also, there is an option that will just completely disable the hot corners, if you desire. (Remember, Win+C pops open the Charms menu, if you need.)

Download Pokki here (free)

Classic Shell

Classic Shell is also free, at its most basic, it puts a Start button back on your taskbar but as always with third-party utilities, it has a ton of other features and settings that you can tweak to your heart’s content (in Classic Shell’s case, there’s probably too many tweakable settings). There is apparently an option for Classic Shell to boot straight to Desktop, but I couldn’t find it.

One thing about Classic Shell is that it successfully rebinds your Start key, so that the Start menu pops up instead of the new Metro Start screen. Hitting the Start key from Metro pops up Classic Shell, too. Careful while installing Classic Shell, though: It’s not just a Start menu replacement, and if you’re not careful you will end up installing Classic IE and Classic Explorer, too.

Download Classic Shell here (free)

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