Lucky Bhumkar's Blog: How to add Start Menu to Windows 8

Oct 28, 2012

How to add Start Menu to Windows 8

Hi friends I know your are enjoying your Windows 8 OS, but somewhat uncomfortable with absence of start menu. Microsoft has redesigned its interface to modern level and optimized highly for touch screen devices, that's why general PC and laptop user needs to play hard at the beginning. I have submitted some options to add Start menu to Windows 8.

1. StartMenu8 

StartMenu8 is specially designed for Windows 8. It offers a perfect solution for users who work with Windows Start Menu all the time and are not accustomed to the new Metro start screen in Windows 8. This smart tool brings back both the start button and Windows Start Menu, and offers the option to skip Metro start page, allowing users who only work on desktop to boot to Windows 8 desktop directly.

Download StartMenu8 (v 2.0 Beta, 3.24 MB, Freeware)

(Note: Above download link automatically updates to newer version, so there may be changes to version and file size as per time.)

2. Classic Shell

Classic Shell is a collection of features that were available in older versions of Windows but were later removed. It has a customizable Start menu and Start button for Windows 7 and Windows 8, it adds a toolbar for Windows Explorer and supports a variety of smaller features.

Download Classic Shell (auto latest version selector, approx 8.3 MB)

3. Pokki StartMenu 

Pokki Start menu user best suited for new modern user interface of Windows 8. This start menu is very innovative  icons are arranged along with notification feature which is quietly brilliant. Pokki uses lots of resources so we recommended this application for higher ram (2GB or <) pc and laptop.

Download Pokki Start Menu (auto latest version, approx 870 KB downloader)

Hope you will like our small collection of replacement to Windows 8 Start Menu. Do share your experience in comments, it may useful to new user to grab perfect version.


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