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"Start" Icon can be restored in traditional desktop

  1. #1


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8 Professional 64 bit

    "Start" Icon can be restored in traditional desktop


    Don't know if this has been posted before but....just in case it hasn't.....

    If you prefer to use the old, traditional desktop with windows 8 you've already discovered that the "Start" icon is missing down in the lower left hand corner.

    One solution is to check into Stardock.com and download "Start8" and install it. It's a $4.95 item but well worth that minimal cost...I think. I am using it now and have had no problems. The "windows" flag now appears in lower left corner when I'm viewing the traditional desktop screen. When I click on it I get the "start" menu we are used to.

    Just a suggestion FYI.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    There are a few free options to restore the Start Menu as well.

    Start Menu - Restore in Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by HPMSRM View Post
    Don't know if this has been posted before but....
    It has. About a billion times. In a billion different threads. By a billion other people that said "just in case" and "I don't know if this has been posted before"

    But hey, a few more billion threads won't hurt, right?

    Brink: Can we make this a sticky?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    No sticky. To many of them. I just use the tutorial as a central reference instead.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 7
    Windows 7


    I loaded Classic Shell, which is free, and emulates Vista but is operating Windows 8. Great for those of us who are too lazy to learn a vastly new OS.
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"Start" Icon can be restored in traditional desktop
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