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Return the Start Button to Windows 8 With these features:- Search for Windows 8-style (Modern UI)...

  • Windows
    Win 8 CP, RP, RTM

Return the Start Button to Windows 8 With these features:

- Search for Windows 8-style (Modern UI) apps
- Pin desktop and Metro apps to 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...

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Start8 was added by piotrex in Jul 2012 and the lastest update was made in Nov 2014. There is a history of activites on Start8 in our Change Log and Activity Log. It's possible to update the information on Start8 or report it as discontinued, duplicated or spam. If you want a nice widget to put on your website check these out.
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    Pokki Menu

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    IObit StartMenu8

    Free by IObit | Windows

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  • 5

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  • 9

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    Free by GiMeSpace | Windows

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  • 4

    Start Menu 7

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  • 6

    Start Menu X

    Freemium by OrdinarySoft | Windows

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  • 3


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  • 1


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  • 1


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  • 1


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  • 1

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  • 0

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  • 0


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  • 0

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  • 0

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  • 0


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