Alternatives to Power8 for all platforms with any license

  • Classic Shell

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

    Free Open Source Windows

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    • 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.
  • 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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  • 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...

    Commercial Windows

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  • 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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  • 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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  • IObit Start Menu 8

    Start Menu 8 can help users who are not willing to change their behaviors and bring back the classic start menu. Users can enjoy a familiar start menu again with just...

    Free Windows

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    • Bundleware The installer may contain third-party softwares. Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
  • 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

    A simple and fast task launcher and switcher. Press a custom assigned mouse/keyboard key, the menu pops up at the place of the mouse cursor, move to the desired task...

    Free Windows

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  • 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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  • Classic Start Menu

    Classic Start Menu is considered as a perfect replacement to Windows 7 Start Menu. It helps you to find programs and folders many times faster. You always know where you...

    Freemium Windows

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  • 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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    • 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.
  • Finalbird

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

    Free Windows

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