Bring Back Classic Start Menu in Windows 8

by on May 14th, 2013


Just hit ‘Windows’ key from keyboard in the Windows 8 and there you have it – a full screen start menu (Metro start screen). But that is confusing for many users who want faster access to programs and files in Windows 8. Somethings are better in old fashion way. You can get the Windows 8 regular start menu icon and control back and I have to recommend three software to do just that.

Start Menu 8

Start Menu 8 is designed for Windows 8 which offers solution for users who work with Windows Start Menu all the time and are not accustomed to the new Metro start screen in Windows 8. This tool not only brings back both the start button and Windows Start Menu, but also offers the option to skip Metro start page, allowing users who only work on desktop to boot to Windows 8 desktop directly. It’s widely used by Windows 8 users.

Download Start menu 8

Handy Start Menu for Windows 8

Do you often find yourself looking for a program in the long list of the Windows new Start menu? Install ‘Handy Start Menu’ which will make that task easier. With this utility it’s easier to find and launch programs in Windows 8.


After installing and launching the program under Windows 8, you will notice the Start menu has appeared on the taskbar in the Desktop application. The button is handy to launch applications in the desktop mode. This is convenient because you don’t have to switch to the home screen only for the sake of launching a program and switching back to the desktop. Applications are sorted by groups automatically based on the built-in application type database of Handy Start Menu.

Download handy Start Menu for Windows 8

Pokki Start Menu for Windows 8

Pokki is apps store for PC. Pokki for Windows 8 brings back Windows 8 start menu and it adds additional goodies to enrich user experience. You will need to install Pokki for PC before you install Pokki Start menu for Windows 8.

It adds Start button for Windows 8. Find and open your programs, files, control panel, and power options with one click of the Pokki start button.

Download Pokki Start menu