Bring Back the Classic Start Menu
Start Menu 8 offers a free but perfect solution for users who are not accustomed to the new Modern start screen in Windows 8 & Windows 10, to bring back both classic start button and Start Menu to Windows 8 & Windows 10. You can select a button that looks like the classic Windows 7 button, or set your favorite picture as the start button in a Windows 8 & Windows 10 style. Furthermore, you can quickly switch to Windows 10 start menu from classic start menu with one-click.
One-click to Access Hidden System Features
Without Windows 8 start button, users who are not computer gurus may take a long time to access some of the most important system hidden features. Start Menu 8 is designed to help you accessing to the Safe Mode and power options, as well as skipping Modern UI in a fast and easy way.
Easier & Faster Search and Organization
You can pin and organize your favorite apps and websites with Start Menu 8. This lets you quickly access your apps, files, as well as the web, by a simple search in the start menu or you can remove them from the start menu easily.
Perfect Start Menu Alternative for Windows 10
Start Menu 8 is an easy-to-use program that returns the Windows 10 start menu to familiar Windows 7 style and allows for more customization with just a few clicks of a mouse. Start Menu 8 gives you an option to bring back the local search bar and swap web search with Cortana. With Start Menu 8, you have options to easily change your taskbar including color, alpha, and system time display. Moreover, you can one-click merge taskbar buttons & hide the Cortana/Search box and virtual desktops button which take up substantial taskbar space.

Media Review

"Start Menu 8 recaptures the navigation structure that you are familiar with from Windows 7."

"Start Menu 8 recaptures the navigation structure that you are familiar with from Windows 7. The Windows 8 interface, called Metro, did away with the Start button and replaced it with the flat-paneled menu used on Windows phones and tablets."-Cnet

User Review

"Since I started using Start Menu 8, I have had NO issues with the start menu."

"As a technology consultant and application developer, I rely on virtualization software a lot. I like to create a new virtual machine for each of my projects. This way I can keep the machine clutter free; and only install the tools I need for that project. As I do not like the Metro screen in Windows 8, I like to use a start menu replacement solution to get my Windows 7 look and feel back. I have struggled for the last few years with several different solutions, both paid and free. Sometimes they work well, sometimes not. Since I started using Start Menu 8, I have had NO issues with the start menu. It is a clean implementation and very easy to use and configure. "

"Start Menu 8 saves me time and allows me not to change my habits too much."

"Even thought I’m not a green horn, I was lost the first time I used Win 8 and was more than happy to get the help of “Start Menu 8” which saves me time and allows me not to change my habits too much. In addition I had once a small issue with it and couldn’t solve it by myself, so I wrote to the IObit support team without many hopes…. Wrong assumption…. They answered quickly and gave me the solution to my problem in no time! Since, I’m even more a fan of IObit and looking forward for their next release."
  • Dan Jurden
    2014
  • Juerg
    2014

Bringing Back the Start Menu to Windows® 8

Easy to Manage Your Desktop and Modern Apps

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Supports Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
"Start Menu 8 recaptures the navigation structure that you are familiar with from Windows 7."
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