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A List Of Start Menu Replacements for Windows 8

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    Quote Originally Posted by alihmsi98 View Post
    What is The Best Replacement ?
    there is really no best
    it is a matter of choice and which works better on your machine
    you can trial each one out and decide which one you like better
    startisback and start8 has a small price and and both allow you to trial it
    classicshell is free but you can try it out too
    each one has similar features

    i have classic shell one one of my pcs, one i have start8 because classic shell did not work well on it after i tied it so i uninstalled and went to start8. It works better on that machine
    i have startisback on my laptop and another pc because it also worked better on those
    the advantage of startisback if you pay 5.00 you get it for 5 pcs
    start8 is for one pc only

    pick one, install it, try it for a while, if it does not work for you, uninstall it and go for another etc etc

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    I agree - there probably really is no "best". I tried Start8 and it works very well and has many nice features. I now am trying StartIsBack and find it very similar to Start8. I do like the taskbar being included on the Start screen as well as the desktop, but it all just depends on what one prefers. $3 and $5 is really a small amount to pay for the convenience. I'm sure the free ones are also good. Both Start8 and StartIsBack are very customizable and easy to configure.
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    3rd Party Start Menu Helps


    I do not use phones that have tiles so using one of these start menus has helped me make the transition over to using them in 8. I like that I can still use the charms bar... taking be back to all the tiles at startup. I have windows 8 starting up to the desktop with a 3rd party start menu. Seems to help me out a lot.
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    Here is a comparison of Start Menus available - of course Classic Shell made the list, so you might consider that. Classic Shell works great - I've also tried StartIsBack and Stardock's Start 8, both which were ok - just my preference was Classic Shell.

    Classic Shell ? View topic - Compare Start Menus:Classic Shell vs StartIsBack, Start8 etc
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