Start8 : Metro style Start Menu for Windows 8

Stardock's Start8 is a Start menu program for Windows 8, for all those users who were annoyed because of the removal of the Start Button from Windows 8.
The Mini metro-style start menu is quite nice and feels native.

You can get Star8 by visiting this page. Provide your email and click Download. Or you can download it directly here.


Bringing back the Windows® “Start” menu

The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is available and has taken the Windows interface to a whole new level. Unfortunately, the preview did not come with a desktop feature that the world makes use of billions times a day, the “Start” menu. Luckily, we have a solution!
Start8 brings the “Start” menu back to Windows 8. This product is free and is available now! Enter your email address below to receive a download link.


  • - Adds a “Start” menu to the Windows 8 taskbar
  • - Enables quick access and searching of your installed applications
  • - Adds Run... option via right-click menu
  • - Adds Shutdown... option via right-click menu
  • - Choose a custom Start button image

System requirements

  • - Windows 8 Consumer Preview

After installation The Start orb gets automatically added in the right spot where we have all been accustomed to seeing. When you click on it, you will have an impressive new Metro Styled Start Menu. A right-click opens a context menu with options to run applications or shutdown the computer.

Users who like Windows 7 style Start Menu can try Vistart which was mentioned earlier in this post.
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