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  • Start8 icon

    Start8

    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...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Pokki Menu icon

    Pokki Menu

    An easy way to bring back the Start Menu to Windows 8. Pokki Menu makes accessing and organizing your favorite apps, websites, files and folders more simple and...

    Free Windows

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  • Power8 icon

    Power8

    The start menu replacer for Win8, styled and integrated inside taskbar. Designed for Windows8 (v.1.0.1 tested under RTM 9200), works under XP SP3 and Se7en SP1 as well....

    Open Source Windows

  • Handy Start Menu icon

    Handy Start Menu

    Do you often find yourself looking for a program in the long list of the Start menu? The Handy Start Menu, a small utility will make your computation much easier and...

    Freemium Windows

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  • Start Menu X icon

    Start Menu X

    Start Menu X is a replacement of the system menu for professionals. Virtual Groups Group programs by purpose (office applications, graphics, etc) without changing...

    Freemium Windows

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  • IObit StartMenu8 icon

    IObit StartMenu8

    StartMenu8 is specially designed for Windows 8. It offers a perfect solution for users who work with Windows Start Menu all the time and are not accustomed to the new...

    Free Windows

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  • Start Menu Reviver icon

    Start Menu Reviver

    Start Menu Reviver offers an improved Start Menu for Windows 8/7 that blends the traditional Start Menu functions with the Windows 8 design concept and provides quick...

    Free Windows

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  • Start10 icon

    Start10

    Start10 adds the familiar Windows 7 start menu experience to Windows 10 . Quickly access your most used items, search your PC more effectively and personalize the look...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Ex7forW8 icon

    Ex7forW8

    This program restores native Windows 7 start menu and desktop by bringing Windows 7 explorer.exe. Start menu retains full configurability you expect from Windows 7...

    Free Windows

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  • GiMeSpace QuickMenu icon

    GiMeSpace QuickMenu

    While Microsoft is annoying Windows desktop users with metro/modernUI, and other companies are restoring things back to the old, GiMeSpace is offering desktop users...

    Commercial Windows

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  • StartW8 icon

    StartW8

    StartW8 is a FREE but powerful tool for Windows 8 users. Do you prefer desktop to modernUI? Would you like to logon directly to desktop? And than use "Start"...

    Free Windows

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  • Labrys Start menu icon

    Labrys Start menu

    Replacement for Windows Start menu and Run dialog. Unlike many other Start menu enchantment applications Labrys does not mimic layout or visual appearance of Start...

    Free Personal Windows

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  • ViStart icon

    ViStart

    A skinable start menu to replace your existing Windows XP start menu. It also allows you to get the Windows Start Menu back on Windows 8.

    Free Windows

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StartIsBack Comments

Finally ! Something to completely skip Metro Start Screen !

Positive Comment by lurker1
about StartIsBack Jun 2013

"Unlike other solutions, StartIsBack goes directly to desktop every time without flashing Metro Start Screen even for a millisecond."

Finally ! Something to completely skip Metro Start Screen ! Start menu in corner of the screen just like windows 7 and customisable icon is a nice bonus too.

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