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  1. #1


    Ohio
    Posts : 473
    Windows 8 Pro

    Start button is back


    I have Windows 8.1 installed and today I discovered that theStart button is back. I do not know how or when it happened but I now have thestart button and it is exactly like the one on Windows 7. A few days ago therewere some updates which I installed so I suppose it came down with that. I justclick on the little icon at the bottom left hand corner. As I said, it's justlike the one on Windows 7.Is this a fluke? Does anyone else have it?

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    Can you post a snip of it please?
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  3. #3


    Quote Originally Posted by Frank1 View Post
    I have Windows 8.1 installed and today I discovered that theStart button is back. I do not know how or when it happened but I now have thestart button and it is exactly like the one on Windows 7. A few days ago therewere some updates which I installed so I suppose it came down with that. I justclick on the little icon at the bottom left hand corner. As I said, it's justlike the one on Windows 7.Is this a fluke? Does anyone else have it?
    Well aren't you the lucky one....Right-click on it and check properties... not sure how it got installed without your knowledge but M$ are only releasing a toned-down one with Windows 9 AFAIK..
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  4. #4


    Ohio
    Posts : 473
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Can you post a snip of it please?
    Yes, but give me a few minutes to figure out how to do it.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 61
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Not me, have all my updates and still have the standard 8.1 Start button...
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  6. #6


    Ohio
    Posts : 473
    Windows 8 Pro


    Click image for larger versionI hope I did this right.
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  7. #7


    Quote Originally Posted by Frank1 View Post
    Click image for larger versionI hope I did this right.
    Thanks, yes it looks like the one in win 7 but I prefer the current set up.
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  8. #8


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    I have that too, but I installed Classic Shell.


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  9. #9


    Posts : 61
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Yeah, you must have something installed like Classic Shell to get that start button in Windows 8 or 8.1.

    I am getting more and more used to the start on 8.1, though if they do bring back the conventional start button I would not complain too much.
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  10. #10


    USA
    Posts : 689
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    It's definitely something like classic shell cause I just check mine after an update and it's still the basic one that came with 8.1...

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