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Start Menu for Windows 8

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by Patrice, on

StartW8 is a free and small program that focuses on the basics, allowing you to add a Windows 8 Start menu. StartW8 is an intuitive app that you can quickly and easily configure and it enables you to find your traditional Start menu in a few clicks.

There is no issue here of having to choose among dozens of configuration options that might alienate some new users. At the end of the installation, a configuration window allows you to choose your language and decide if you want to go directly to the desktop interface or the new Windows 8 home screen. You can disable certain functions that are Windows 8 features such as "Charm Bar" or change the default behavior of the "StartW8" power button. Also, the "Menu items" section allows the selection of elements (personal Files, Documents, Videos, Music, Pictures, etc.) that will appear on the right column of the Start menu. The interface of  StartW8 is simple and effective, quite similar to the Windows 7 Start menu with the search function, shortcuts to the last programs used, the Stop, pause or restart the system buttons and the list of all installed apps. In brief, StartW8 is ideal to get back to your old habits without complicating your life.


StartW8 is a FREE but powerful tool for Windows 8 users. Do you prefer desktop to modernUI? Would you like to logon directly to desktop? And than use Start menu for runnig your apps? Then it's right for you. Get Start menu back in Windows 8!

StartW8 allows users to access their apps and folders with greater ease as it adds a fully-functional Start Menu to their Windows 8 computer/notebook. Users can also easily search a specific file or program by entering a relevant keyword, or they can simply shut down their PC, reboot or switch users.

StartW8 key features

  • Automatically switch to desktop immediately after signing in
  • Added Windows Start menu in Windows 8/8.1 design, but Windows 7 functionality
  • Activate menu with Win key
  • Log off, lock and turn off buttons
  • Traditional search field
  • Favourite applications
  • All user configurable
  • Support for silent installation
  • Multilanguage support (28 languages)
  • Option to ignore the Hot corner



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