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    Windows 8 Start Button


    Okay, so I am really new here, and I would like to say hi. My name is Ali, and I live in Virginia. I go to High School, and I plan to be a programmer in either Java or C#. Anyways, my question is, is there any way to get a start button on Windows 8. I hate having to go a folder to access My Computer. If it is a separate download, I don't wanna hear it. Thank you!

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    Posts : 22,578
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello EgyptianKing, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Here's a couple of ways in the tutorial below to restore the Start button and Start Menu if you lik, but they do involve downloading and installing a 3rd party program to do so.

    Start Menu - Restore in Windows 8

    You might also take a look at this below to see if it may work for you.

    Start Menu Toolbar - Create on Windows 8 Taskbar

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Linux Mint 14


    Hi Shawn

    I saw one of your tutorials on how to pin recycle bin to the taskbar. He can use that trick to pin My Computer to the taskbar, as his main concern is accessing my computer. As I'm on my android and accessing the forum though the EF app, it's a pain for me to link that tutorial. If you would, please

    Thanks
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    India
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Linux Mint 14


    @EgyptianKing
    As you can see the alien err.... Brink has given you the link to his tutorial on pinning computer to the taskbar. That should solve your problem to some extent, I hope.
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    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I'm not sure what you mean by "I hate having to go a folder to access My Computer", but you can access My Computer by moving your cursor to the lower left hand corner and when the hidden Start button pops up, right click on it and choose File Explorer, and it comes up on My Computer.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    You can always pin Computer to Start or other things like the Documents or Videos libraries, folders, hard or network drives, even Control Panel items to Start. Just right click on hit Pin to Start and a new tile is made for you to arrange.
    You'll find that the more you use the Start Screen, the more or less you'll really need or want to use a menu replacement. Give it a go, it doesn't bite too hard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EgyptianKing View Post
    If it is a separate download, I don't wanna hear it. Thank you!
    Well, if you really want it, it's a separate download. It's the only way.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    You'll find that the more you use the Start Screen, the more or less you'll really need or want to use a menu replacement. Give it a go, it doesn't bite too hard.
    You might find this is true, or you might not. I haven't fallen for the new Start screen, even though I have used it on various computers and actually do know how to use it. If given a choice, I would pick the start menu over the start screen in all cases.
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    Posts : 14
    Windows 7 Ultimate


    Hi, the best Start Menu Button (same as Windows 7) is this:

    Windows 7 explorer for Windows 8
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    Posts : 1
    windows 7


    I Have not used windows 8 yet. But I look forward to using the new features and seeing if its any good.
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