Free Start10 Alternatives

    The best free alternative to Start10 is Open Shell, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Start10 and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Start10 are Classic Shell (Free, Open Source), Power8 (Free, Open Source), Pokki (Free) and Start Menu X (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jun 21, 2021

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      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 start menu. This program includes sophisticated lightweight wrapper, install/uninstall/patch program.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Finalbird is a free program to always reach required folders, files and programs, to work faster and more efficiently. Finalbird provides fast access to favorite folders, recent folders, favorite programs, recent files...
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    1. Skip Metro Suite for Windows 8 allows you to boot directly to Classic Desktop in Windows 8 RTM and Release Preview.Also it allows you completely disable all edge panels, not just hide them! All of them will be disabled, including square start button at bottom-left corner.
    2. Start Everywhere is a Start Menu software which offers several unique solutions to enable you to launch applications installed on the computer and quickly access documents.
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    3. A free tweaking tool for Windows and Android. Tweaks your wallpaper, mouse cursor, sounds, and has free screensavers. More features may be coming soon. Requires Windows 8.1+ or higher.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      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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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      A Windows 8 start button and start menu for Windows 8
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    4. 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.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.0.0.10, released in 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website.

      Bundleware

      The installer contains adware and possibly other malware as well. Be careful during the installation: Forum

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    5. 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. You no longer need to leave your desktop space, thereby avoiding the need to move from one interface to another.
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