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mlauzon
01-19-2013, 03:01 PM
I was using Win8Pro for a few weeks late last year, the only reason why I went back to Win7Ultimate was because of bugs in Win8. While using Win8Pro, I was testing out Start8 by Stardock, but I hear StartIsBack is better because it actually uses the code, etc. that is leftover from Win7, so you basically get what amounts to a native Start Menu.

FREE

Power8:
http://code.google.com/p/power8

StartMenu8:
http://www.iobit.com/iobitstartmenu8.php

Start Menu X:
http://www.startmenux.com/index.html

Classic Shell:
http://classicshell.sf.net (http://classicshell.sf.net/)

Spesoft Windows 8 Start Menu:
http://www.spesoft.com/free-windows-8-start-menu.aspx

Taskbar Classic Start Menu:
http://www.desktopapps.org/

ViStart:
http://lee-soft.com/vistart

BringBack 8:
http://www.revel-software.it/BringBack.aspx

Handy Start Menu:
http://www.handystartmenu.com/

Start Button 8:
http://www.startbutton8.com/index.html

Pokki:
http://www.pokki.com/windows-8-start-menu

Win8StartButton:
http://www.quadsoft.org/moredownloads.php

Windows 8 Start Menu:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/w8-start-menu/

Tweaks.com Start for Windows 8:
http://tweaks.com/windows/63691/tweakscom-start-for-windows-8-restore-start-button/

Start Button for Windows 8:
http://windows8startbutton.com/

8StartButton:
http://www.totalidea.com/8startbutton/index.php

StartMenuPlus8:
http://www.winok-msixray.com/

Viva Start Menu:
http://www.vivastartmenu.com/

Win8Starter:
http://www.win8starter.com/index-en.html

Wentutu Start Menu for Windows 8:
http://www.wentutu.com/

StartW8:
http://www.areaguard.com/startw8

Classic Start 8:
http://www.classicstart8.com/

Start Menu Reviver:
http://www.reviversoft.com/start-menu-reviver/

PAID

Start8 (30-day trial):
http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/

StartIsBack (30-day trial):
http://startisback.com/

StartFinity:
http://www.winability.com/startfinity/

8StartButton:
http://www.totalidea.com/8startbutton/index.php

RetroUI Pro (7-day trial):
http://www.retroui.com/default.asp

Win8Starter:
http://www.win8starter.com/index-en.html

jack from shadows
01-22-2013, 11:47 AM
Use win8 more than year? What bugs you discovered?

mlauzon
05-14-2013, 09:02 PM
Added Start Menu Reviver.

Malachi
05-14-2013, 09:09 PM
Just go back to Windows 7 and get Rainmeter. It's freaking awesome. Check it out.

http://i.imgur.com/5pvkd73.jpg?1

Protonix
05-15-2013, 09:42 AM
I just bought a laptop yesterday and was pondering this very issue as windows 8 is an abomination.