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Monday, February 04, 2013

How to get the Start menu back in Windows 8

So many complaints, mostly transition problems, I guess it will take years for the collective memory to forget it. Try a free download to install it while you get used to the new "start window" concept:

How to get the Start menu back in Windows 8 | Windows 8 - CNET Reviews
Whatever the rationale, the new Start screen turned out to be a bigger thorn in people's sides than Microsoft realized. Users reacted with a litany of complaints: The new Start is too touch-focused. The constantly updating live tiles are too distracting. Type-to-search is far less useful than before. It takes far more clicks to do certain things. Too many features are now hidden too deeply. And so on. In short, many longtime users feel they've been thrown under the bus.
In search of a better StartThe Windows 8 add-ons profiled here shove the obtrusive and inflexible Start screen aside, offering up versions of the classic Start menu that -- despite their many differences -- operate much like the original. You get a mouse-friendly menu in a manageable area of the screen, where you can access it in context with other items, instead of having to switch contexts entirely.