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How to get back the start button and disable start

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    How to get back the start button and disable start


    Hi how do i get back the start menu instead of the start screen, and I want to disable the start screen. help thanks



    andrea

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Andrea,

    Here are a few good free options in the tutorial below to restore the old Start Menu and start button in Windows 8. They will have the option to disable the Start screen as well.

    Start Menu - Restore in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    StartIsBack is a good option that I use. Brings back the Windows 7 Start Menu and also gives some advanced options to disable key elements of Metro. Free trail and is really cheap ($3.00 USD) . If you use a custom Visual Style it is also themable , along with custom Start buttons.

    StartIsBack - real start menu in Windows 8
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