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    Default How to get the Start menu back in Windows 8 !

    hi !

    There is an easy way to get the Start menu back in W8 !

    The "old" Vista Start Menu for XP works on W8 !!!

    Vista Start Menu – Convenient alternative to Start menu

    And, its FREE....

    PS: Also see Freeware to add Start Menu or Start Button to Windows 8.
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    what's the difference compare to Vistart from here

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    This one gives you a replacement start menu, whereas the Vistart one changes the way the default one looks. Not sure if it would add a new Start button like the Vista Start Menu does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yethz View Post
    what's the difference compare to Vistart from here
    look at the screenshots....

    also, ViStart installs some extra "BS" (toolbars etc.) even though i refused during installation !

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    Quote Originally Posted by DustinH View Post
    This one gives you a replacement start menu, whereas the Vistart one changes the way the default one looks. Not sure if it would add a new Start button like the Vista Start Menu does.
    which default ?
    there is no....

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    You might be interested in this: Stardock Corporation - Software - Start8
    Start8 brings the “Start” menu back to Windows 8. This product is free and is available now! Enter your email address below to receive a download link.
    Features

    - Adds a “Start” menu to the Windows 8 taskbar
    - Enables quick access and searching of your installed applications
    - Adds Run... option via right-click menu
    - Adds Shutdown... option via right-click menu
    - Choose a custom Start button image
    Or this from our own Capt.Jack: Shutdown, Restart, Sleep & Logoff Context Menu–Windows 8 CP | Captain Debugger

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    I've tried all of the above and none are as good as what is in Win8 CP.
    If you Right Click Bottom Left corner when your on the Desktop you get this popup!



    It's the same on the start screen and in any Metro App you may be running.



    I'm still adding more to my Start Screen I have over 160 tiles there at the moment and they are all sorted into the own Group for easy access.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keithbro View Post
    I've tried all of the above and none are as good as what is in Win8 CP.
    If you Right Click Bottom Left corner when your on the Desktop you get this popup!

    I'm still adding more to my Start Screen I have over 160 tiles there at the moment and they are all sorted into the own Group for easy access.
    good ????
    you must be joking...

    anyway, this thread is about how to get a decent startmenu back on W8 !
    its not meant for any discussion regarding which menu is the best.
    if you like Metro, then fine with me, go ahead and use it, but please keep this thread on the subject !
    if you want to start a discussion regarding the best menu / GUI, then please create a NEW thread.

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    hi !

    another Startmenu alternative: Stardock Corporation - Software - Start8

    im going to try it tomorrow....

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    If we change our mind-set and start looking at the start screen as the new start menu, we will soon start getting used to it .... But yeah - I know ... old habits die hard!
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