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  • Windows 8 Start Screen Customizer

    Set custom pictures as StartScreen background picture, even animated GIF files are supported, change the opacity level, use your desktop wallpaper as background picture and you can also select pictures as a slideshow.

     

    Free Windows

  • OblyTile

    OblyTile is a Windows 8 app that allows you to turn any program, folder, or web link into a Windows 8 tile. This great utility will let you fully customize the look and feel of your start menu.

     

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    Free Windows

  • 8StartButton

    A Windows 8 start button and start menu for Windows 8

     

    Freemium Windows

  • 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 convenient.

     

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    Free Windows

  • Start Menu Modifier

    Start Menu Modifier will allow you to open the star screen at the bottom or the top of your desktop, when you click on the Win flag key.

     

    Free Windows

  • Decor8

    Windows 8 limits your start screen customization options to only a few provided background images and a few pre-defined color schemes.

     

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    Commercial Windows

  • Start Button 8

    How to add a Start button to Windows 8? Just install Start Button 8! The package contains a Start button and a convenient Menu. A ready solution for those who like to keep everything under control.

     

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    Free Windows

  • Windows Boot Time

    Windows Boot time utility is a useful boot timer utility that loads itself into memory when you start your computer and measures total system boot time.

     

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    Free Windows

  • StartIsBack

    StartIsBack returns Windows 8 a real fully featured start menu and start button, behaving exactly like the ones in Windows 7. StartIsBack radically improves desktop usability and makes new Start screen clutter-free.

     

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    Commercial Windows

  • Win+X Menu Editor

    One of the new features of Windows 8 is Win+X "Start" menu. It is non-customizable part of the operating system.

     

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    Free Windows

  • Microsoft App packager

    Part of Windows 8/10 SDK. MakeAppx.exe is used to package Windows Metro apps into dot xapp archive file. and add-appxpackage.exe is used to extract and install metro app to C:\Windows\Application Directory.

     

    Commercial Windows

  • 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 support - Unified Search for apps, settings and files - Boot directly...

     

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    Commercial Windows

  • 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 access to all your desktop and Modern GUI (Metro) applications.

     

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    Free Windows

  • Finalbird

    Start menu replacement. Finalbird integrates with file explorer for easy adding and accessing your favourites.

     

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    Free Windows

  • StartForDesktop

    StartForDekstop - Start Menu for Windows 8. Available functions: New! "Classic Start Menu" mode (0.9.

     

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    Free Windows

    • Discontinued
      The official website is no longer available.
  • Spencer

    Bring back the Classic Windows XP Start Menu to Windows 8 & 10. With one click you have access to all of your Start Menu entries. Plus direct access to the Control Panel, Administrator command line and Run dialog.

     

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    Free Windows

  • TileIconifier

    TileIconifier lets you create tiles for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 Start Menu icons. FEATURES Allows creation of Medium and Small tiles for your applications, modifying their current shortcut where possible.

     

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    Free Open Source Windows

  • ModernStart

    ModernStart is a free software that enables you open the Start screen and also Windows 8 apps in desktop mode.

     

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    Free Windows Windows RT

    • Discontinued
      The website is no longer available.
  • Proc Net Monitor

    Proc Net Monitor is the FREE software to monitor & analyze the Network activity of all running Process on your system. It shows all open network Ports (TCP/UDP) and active Network Connections for each process.

     

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    Free Windows

  • Classic Shell

    Classic Shell is free software getting back the better start menu from Win7 in Win10!.

     

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    Free Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued
      The developer announced that Classic Shell will be no longer developed because Windows 10 is updated too frequently and because Microsoft is making more difficult to customize Windows: http://www.classicshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=8147 Last version, 4.3.1, released in August 2017, can be still downloaded from the official website, together with the source code.
  • 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 menus existing prior to Windows 8.

     

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    Free Personal Windows

  • Ardamax keylogger

    Ardamax Keylogger is a keystroke recorder that captures user's activity and saves it to an encrypted log file. The log file can be viewed with the powerful Log Viewer.

     

    Commercial Windows

  • 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" menu for runnig your apps? Then it's right for you.

     

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    Free Windows

    • Discontinued
      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.2.111.0, released in December 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Windows 8 Transformation Pack

    Windows 8 Transformation Pack turns Windows 7/Vista/XP user interface to Windows 8.

     

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    Free Windows

  • Classic Start 8

    Classic Start 8 keeps the familiar form and function of Windows®7 by placing a traditional start button back in its place along with access to all programs, pinning options, search features and shut down choices.

     

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    Free Windows