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Start8, the much anticipated software solution that returns the start menu and its functionality to Windows 8
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32 votes
File size
7.2 MB
Release date
29 August 2013

Editor's review

Windows 8, with its superb tab looking interface has made an completely new platform for users to work on it and feel the ambience of using a tabs while working on PC. Also designed for touch screen laptops Windows 8 has made a great leap forward. However for many new users it might be hard catch the new implementation which are made by Windows and if installed in an organization, for first few days the work proficiency of people might reduce. As employees will take time to learn its working features initially, it is prudent to make this hindrance go away from your working employees try sticking to Start8 1.2. With this small but effective software you can revive the complete UI of Windows 8 and place a similar start up menu interface just like Windows 7 or Windows XP.

Start8 1.2 interface will help you return the start menu in your Windows 8 and enable your employees and users to find the OS more interactive. In fact with this solution not only you will be able to take advantage of all the new advantages that are brought to you by Windows 8 but also enables yourself as well as others to work it in same way they used to work with the previous versions. There are many features which makes this software very handy. Not only it can make the complete look of Windows 8 similar to Windows 7 but also aids in booting directly in Windows 8 desktop plus searches for Windows 8 fashioned apps. It pins all the contemporary UI apps and pins the desktop. Further its start menu size can be reordered and its size can be customized.

In other words Start8 1.2 is a great solution which can help you revive the working ability just like Windows 7 in perfect ambience. It hence receives an appropriate score of 3 points on account of its overall usability.

Publisher's description

Return the start menu to Windows 8 with Start8 from Stardock!
Start8, the much anticipated software solution that returns the start menu and its functionality to Windows 8, is now available. Ease the transition to Windows 8 with Start8 by bringing the familiarity of the Windows 7-style start menu along with additional enhancements to Microsoft's new Windows 8 release.
Start8 will boot directly to the Windows 8 desktop by default, giving users a friendly starting point during their migration. Start8 also enables users to search for, pin and launch both classic and Modern UI applications from the start menu.
* Adds a Windows 7-style Start menu with Windows 8 enhancements
* Boot directly to the Windows 8 desktop
* Search for Windows 8-style (Modern UI) apps
* Pin desktop and Modern UI apps
* Jump list support
* Windows 8 Start screen accessible from the Start menu
* Optionally disable Windows 8 'hot spots'
* Configurable Start menu size
* Fast access to shut down, devices, music, documents, videos
* Skinnable Start button
* Group policy support
* Windows 8
Version 1.2
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