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A List Of Start Menu Replacements for Windows 8


mlauzon

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FREE

Power8:
power8 - Yet another Start menu replacer for Windows 8 - Google Project Hosting

StartMenu8:
IObit StartMenu8 Free download, Bring Start Menu back to Windows 8

Start Menu X:
Start Menu X

Classic Shell:
Welcome to Classic Shell

Spesoft Windows 8 Start Menu:
Free Windows 7 Start Menu for Windows 8

Taskbar Classic Start Menu:
Taskbar Classic Start Menu

ViStart:
Windows 8 Start Menu, Windows 7 Start Menu

BringBack 8:
The start menu for Windows 8. Back again!

Handy Start Menu:
Handy Start Menu: Makes Working with Your Start Menu Easier

Start Button 8:
Windows 8 Start Button

Pokki:
https://www.pokki.com/windows-8-start-menu

Win8StartButton:
Quadsoft Software Development

Windows 8 Start Menu:
Windows 8 Start Menu Application | Free Business & Enterprise software downloads at SourceForge.net

Tweaks.com Start for Windows 8:
Tweaks.com Start for Windows 8 - Restore Start Button

Start Button for Windows 8:
Restore Your Start Button on Windows 8 - Free and Easy to Use Tool

8StartButton:
https://www.totalidea.com/8startbutton/index.php

StartMenuPlus8:
StartMenuPlus8 Advanced Start Menu

Viva Start Menu:
Viva Start Menu for Windows 8 (Official Site)

Win8Starter:
Win8Starter - Copyright by Engelmann Media GmbH

Wentutu Start Menu for Windows 8:
Wentutu Start Menu for Windows 8

StartW8:
Start Menu for Windows 8

Classic Start 8:
http://www.classicstart8.com/

Start Menu Reviver:
Start Menu Reviver

PAID

Start8 (30-day trial):
Start8 for Windows® 8 - Bringing back the Windows Start menu

StartIsBack (30-day trial):
StartIsBack.com - real start menu in Windows 8

StartFinity:
StartFinity: the missing Start Menu for Windows 8

8StartButton:
https://www.totalidea.com/8startbutton/index.php

RetroUI Pro (7-day trial):
RetroUI by Thinix

Win8Starter:
Win8Starter - Copyright by Engelmann Media GmbH
 
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good idea this list, but it will good you put the title before the link, will be more easy to read


( I try RetroUi last night , nice concept , but piece of crap programming,)
 

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Titles of applications added!
 

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windows8startbutton.com seems to be based on Classic Shell from what the License page says. As is Viva Start Menu.
I agree with the first one you mentioned, but I can't find nothing about ViStart being based on CS anywhere on the site, I may be missing it somehow.
He means Viva Start Menu for Windows 8 (Official Site), not ViStart. I tried Viva and it looks like aside from the changed button image and the name of the exe/dll, it is stock Classic Shell.

Edit: Correction - looks like it also installs an extra shortcut that switches to the start screen (similar to the one in Start8). Maybe I should add this as a built-in feature of Classic Shell.
 

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Added Viva Start Menu.
 

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Classic Shell always has Shift+click or Shift+Win. :party:
 
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Added Win8Starter.
 

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Taskbar Classic Start Menu: changed the link to their new site.
 

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Added Wentutu Start Menu for Windows 8.
 

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Nice list, didn't know there where so many. I'm using start8 and love it because it looks identical (when using a custom VS) and works just like the one in windows 7. Also has a decent amount of options and so far I didn't encounter any bugs.

If anyone is interested the VS is Nite Smooth by =neiio on deviantART
 

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Added StartW8.

On a side note, if anything deserves to be a pinned topic, this is it.
 

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StartIsBack was flagged by my Antivirus and was removed.....
 

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StartIsBack was flagged by my Antivirus and was removed.....
It's a false-positive, but you shouldn't be letting us know, you should be contacting the developer and letting him know!
 

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I did. Besides others may want to know.....
 

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