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Recently in MWC 2012, Microsoft unveiled Windows 8 Consumer Preview and it’s Developer Preview was showcased couple of months ago. I also posted about this new Windows 8 and Windows App Store then! But, many people including me wondered, why didn’t they unveil the START button even after showcasing the entire OS ๐Ÿ˜€

Yesterday, I also spoke to my friend Pramod – who is an expert into various systems & networking, and he clearly said – he is extremely happy with the Windows 8 design. I partially agreed but, I somehow wanted this button ๐Ÿ™‚

Missing 'Start' Menu on Windows 8? Get it Back :)

After digging in to this, I found a way on how to get Windows START button back on Windows 8 Consumer Preview version. And, I would leave it up to you, to imagine how happy I was to see it.

Start8 from Stardock brings back this little but very useful START button with a utility they developed and it is available for FREE download.

Start8 Features

Start8 utility for Windows 8 comes with few more features than a typical Start Menu on a taskbar

  • Ability for quick access &ย searchingย for installed applications
  • RUN option using right-click menu
  • SHUT-DOWN option through right-click menu
  • Customizing START button image

System requirement for Start8 is, you need to have Windows 8 Consumer Preview installed.

Missing 'Start' Menu on Windows 8? Get it Back :)

Download Link

You can navigate to Start8 website and simply click on DOWNLOAD button without typing your e-mail address. Install it and enjoy. Simple ๐Ÿ™‚

I am sure many of you were looking for this awesome, useful START button for Windows 8 ๐Ÿ™‚

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