Start8 is a handy utility that will let you enable the startup menu in Windows 8. Therefore, if you are one of those who didn’t yet get accustomed to the new Microsoft operating system interface, Modern UI, you can now restore your old Windows Desktop.

Undoubtedly, one of the main criticisms against Windows 8 is the new startup screen, initially known as Metro UI, Being more minimalistic than the previous versions, many associate it with the style of mobile devices’ touch screens, making it a bit inconvenient.

Basically, with Start8 you’ll get a convenient application to return the classic Start button to your workspace and thus simplify the transition to the latest OS version. That way you can correct the visual look and choose among various configuration options. This will let you customize your Desktop to your liking.

Developed by Stardock Corporation, the tool will not only let you include the startup menu, but also choose the font, the icon size, the color, among other visual parameters that are preset in the initial Windows 8 edition. You’ll find these options once you install the application and select the implementation of the previous Desktop version.

It should be noted that this excellent alternative to avoid the Modern UI complications appeared after the release of the first version of Microsoft’s operating system, Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Therefore it will work perfectly with this edition, as well as with the latest edition, Windows 8 RTM.

What are you waiting for to download Start8?

• Makes the transition to Windows 8 easier
• Restores the Startup menu to your Desktop
• Offers multiple customization options
• Very easy to run

• Only available in English

Start8 limitations:
• 30-day trial
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Type Shareware

Version 1.1

Size 7.14 MB

Other versions

1.1 1.0