5 software to bring back the start menu in Windows 8 & 8.1

Start Menu has been a major part of Windows since the very beginning of this OS. We saw major criticism when Windows removed the start menu and button, the result was the whole OS nearly failed. But with 8.1 update Microsoft gave back start button and promised to give new and established start menu in Windows 9 which you can see in our previous article “Five things that you might see changed in Windows 9 (Windows Threshold)”.

Start Is Back

Start Is Back, well the name says it all. This program establish itself like the default one, i.e. if you change the desktop theme then it`s theme can be changed too, the same property that Windows 7 had. You can customize the start orb (start button), enable/disable start screen, the charms bar, snap screen action etc.. This software has different version for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. This software is not free, it will cost you about $2.99 for 1PC,$4.99 for 2PCs and $9.99 for 5PCs but you can get 30 days free trial. It is also available for Business Edition.

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Website: http://startisback.com/#home-tab
Start Menu Reviver (version 2.0)
Start Menu Reviver is bit modified start menu. ReviverSoft have given modern look to this start menu. The successor of start menu reviver version 1, this concept is very unique than any other start menu. You can put your favorite apps, bookmarks etc. and resize them big or small. You have basic setting in the left side, you search and use power options in the bottom side and expand in right side to see all your desktop and modern apps in one place. Their is also start screen option to go to the start screen.

Website: http://www.reviversoft.com/start-menu-reviver/

start menu in win 8
Classic shell
Classic Start Menu is a clone of the start menu from Windows 2000, XP and Vista that sadly is gone missing in Windows 7. Classic shell can be more than classic with it`s customization feature from the start menu of Windows XP to Windows 2000. With this software you can customize your File Explorer and Internet Explorer to make them look classic too. Classic shell is free to download.

Website: http://www.classicshell.net/

start menu in win 8
Start 8
Start 8 by Stardock is also a clone of Windows 7 start menu but offers more to it. Stardock has award winning desktop customization software which are unique in it`s context. Start 8 can pin Modern applications to the Windows 8 start menu and boot directly to the Windows 8 desktop. Start 8 looks best with all Stardock products. According to CBS News “No doubt the best of the start-menu options is Start8”. It will cost you $4.99 but you can get 30 day trial pack.

Website: http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/

start menu in win 8
Windows 8 start menu by Pokki
Start menu by menu is also unique from other regular start menus that clone the start menu of Windows 7. Plus you get to download many apps that pokki provide. According to Techcrunch “The Windows 8 Pokki Menu is a crowd-pleaser.” Pokki has earned many goodwill from top tech companies ranking pokki at excellent product. Pokki Menu is free to use product.

Website: https://www.pokki.com/windows-8-start-menu

start menu in win 8
These are only 5 of them which we think are best of them all if you want to explore more like them then go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Start_menu_replacements_for_Windows_8 for more.

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