Stardock

Start8

Bring back the Windows® "Start" menu with Start8!

Microsoft Windows 8 is shipped without the "Start" menu. Stardock heard the cries from Windows 8 users We put the "Start" menu back in Windows 8. We accurately recreated the most used desktop feature billions of users depend on every day and packed it with additional functionality.

  • Windows 7 style Start menu with Windows 8 enhancements
  • Search for Windows 8-style (Metro) apps
  • Pin desktop and Metro apps
  • Boot directly to the Windows 8 desktop
  • Windows 8 Start screen accessible from the Start menu


Add the Start Button Back to Windows 8
Windows 7 style Start menu with Windows 8 enhancements

  • Jump List support
  • Unified Search for apps, settings and files
  • Boot directly to the Windows 8 desktop
  • One click access to shut down, devices, music, documents, and videos
  • Optionally disable the desktop Windows 8 "hot spots"
  • Supports WindowFX 5.1 start menu animations (currently in beta)
Digital Download
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Features

  • Windows 7 style Start menu with Windows 8 enhancements
  • Search for Windows 8-style (Metro) apps
  • Pin desktop and Metro apps
  • Boot directly to the Windows 8 desktop
  • Windows 8 Start screen accessible from the Start menu
  • Jump List support
  • Unified Search for apps, settings and files
  • Boot directly to the Windows 8 desktop
  • One click access to shut down, devices, music, documents, and videos

Specifications

System requirements

Minimum:

  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 / 8