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Will Microsoft bring back the Start Button?

  1. #1


    Posts : 81
    Windows 8.1 64-bit

    Will Microsoft bring back the Start Button?


    Hi!

    I was wondering if the Start button will ever return to Windows 8?

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    There are too many variables to calculate accurately the advent of such an event.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 81
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    actually your comment made me lol ... but I was really wondering, do you think that this button will be back
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I don't know.

    I already have a Start Button thanks to Classic Shell.

    Read this:

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...tml#post281795
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  5. #5


    Posts : 81
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    Thanks!

    I used Windows 7 untill now, so I never used Windows 8, and now I see that there is such thing as Windows 8.1, sorry for my ignorance, but, is it possible to use the tutorial on Windows 8, or I need to somehow upgrade my Windows 8 to 8.1?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Mibaup,

    Yes, in Windows 8.1 the Start button has been added back.

    I would recommend to wait until October 18th, then you'll be able to upgrade to Windows 8.1 through the Store (Start screen) for free and not loose anything.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 81
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    Thanks Brink!
    Finally Microsoft updates the system like Android/iOS? no ridiculous purchases needed?
    Lol, I was thinking that Microsoft might charge for bringing the Start button back...
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  8. #8


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Just to note that the Start button in Windows 8.1 just opens the same Start screen, and not a "Start Menu" like in Windows 7. For a Start Menu, you'll need a 3rd party program.

    If you like, you can use the tutorial below to add a Start button back now. When you pin the shortcut to your taskbar, drag and drop it to the far left of your taskbar.

    "Start" Screen Shortcut - Create in Windows 8
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  9. #9


    Posts : 81
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    Oh I was hoping that it would open the Start menu, but thanks for the link too!
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  10. #10


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome.

    You could still bring back the Start Menu if you like using Start8 ($4.99) or one of the free options in the tutorial below.

    Start Menu - Restore in Windows 8
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