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 then! But, many people including me wondered, why didn’t they unveil the START button even after showcasing the entire OS 😀
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 🙂
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 utility for Windows 8 comes with few more features than a typical Start Menu on a taskbar
- Ability for quick access & searching 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.
You can navigate to Start8 website and simply click on DOWNLOAD button without typing your e-mail address. Install it and enjoy. Simple 🙂
I am sure many of you were looking for this awesome, useful START button for Windows 8 🙂
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