How to Bring Start Menu Back to Windows 8
With Windows 8, Microsoft tried to change the way we used to interact with Windows. They have brought the new Start screen and completely removed Start menu. I am sure there are people like me who are irritated by this change and want to get back Start Menu in Windows 8.
Removal of Start menu button is the reason people are getting confused and tagging Windows 8 as terrible. Fortunately, there are several third party apps which can serve the purpose of bringing back start menu to Windows 8.
It promises the exact appearance of Start menu as it was in Windows 7 or Vista. You will get the similar Start Orb and the way program list opens along with other buttons is exact match to Windows 7 Start Menu.
You won’t miss anything and feel like working on Windows 7 itself because Windows taskbar is now equipped with the start menu you wanted in Windows 8.
Developed by LeeSoft, the application is one click setup. On double clicking, you will be asked to configure, just click next and application automatically finds place to sit. Please don’t get confused with other application updates which comes along with it under the name of updater.
It is quite sophisticated software solution to get back start menu in windows 8. Not just you get back the start orb in taskbar with classic menu but also the customization options offered are plenty. With Windows 7 or Vista like menu, it is also possible to get back classic or XP styled menu.Geeky users will like it owing to the advanced settings offered by the program. There is something you should take care of while installing it. This program
forcibly cleverly tries to install unnecessary things on your system.
So, while installing go to custom mode and unselect Torch browser and Windows Media Classic codecs.
Though this doesn’t exactly looks like Windows 7 start menu on Windows 8 but your motive is fulfilled. All the necessary options along with Power options is provided by Power8 menu. Also, the handy Search button is effective and fast in finding files and programs.
One thing which may irritate you while using Start button is the appearance of default Start screen thumbnail to switch to metro screen while moving cursor to bottom left. This can be solved using Power8. Power8 lets you disable or block Metro from Settings. Right click on Start button to access settings and you will have access to various configuration.
Overall, Power8 is an effective way to bring back old Start menu in Windows 8.
This was all about how you can skip the Metro tiles and get back start menu. The way you have imitated Windows 7 start menu on Win 8, it is possible vice-versa. I mean you can get the Live Metro tiles of Windows 8 on Windows 7.