I think many of windows PC users already know that windows 8 will not have start button and Start menu because of the new user- interface “Metro”. Although Microsoft added Start Screen for windows 8 which provides easier access to programs and better organizing capabilities, but as we are accustomed with good old start button, many users feel the windows 8 a little bit difficult to use and understand.
If you wish to bring old-style Start menu in Windows 8, you can rely on this called “StartMenu8” from Iobit. Iobit company is popular for windows system tunning suite Advanced SystemCare .
Iobit StartMenu8 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 free 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. It’s the best start menu replacement for Windows8.
StartMenu8 is currently in beta stage, bu the apps works effortlessly on both 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows 8.After installing this app, to see the Start menu You can either press the Windows logo key or click on the Start button.
As you see in above image,just as you use Start menu in windows 7, in a similar way with StartMenu8 in windows 8 you can access documents, pictures, music, games center, computer, control panel, devices & printers, default programs and shut down options.
Also to search anything, you can use the search bar, however this version of the app doesn’t support launching Metro UI apps from the Start screen.
Key features of StartMenu8 :
1.StartMenu8 not only brings back the convenient Start Menu to Windows 8, but also allows you to bypass Metro screen on start of Windows 8 and boot to desktop directly.
2.You can easily switch between two modes by pressing and holding the Windows key, depending on your preference.
3.StartMenu8 brings back Start Menu where you can get quicker access to programs, documents and files, control panel and settings.
4.Unified and instant searching for both desktop and Metro apps decreases the time taken in searching and makes your work more efficient.
5.You can pin programs to Start Menu and Taskbar for quicker access to your favorite programs. It’s easily customizable to have everything you need at just one click.
Download : Iobit StartMenu8