by Stardock

Gives you back features reminiscent of Windows 7 for Windows 8

Operating system: Windows

Publisher: Stardock

Release : Start8 1.16

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Last revision: Last week

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This product is a miracle for those who miss features from the Windows 7 age and even further back than that. As we all know, the start menu has been removed with the release of Windows 8 and it hasn't been reintroduced into the new platform. For those who miss the start menu, this is the perfect solution for you.


  • Add the Windows 8 menu to the Start menu.

Instead of having to deal with the new clunky interface of Windows 8, this is the perfect solution for you, especially if you are missing the start menu. This product will bring the start menu back into the fold for you to use.

Because it gives the customer the option of choosing, instead of being forced to accommodate to something.
  • Windows 7-styled Start menu enhanced for Windows 8

This start menu is heavily modernized with Windows 8 touch ups that don't make it a cheap copy and paste of the Windows 7 start menu. Thus you get a somewhat fresh, slick experience.

  • Pin Modern applications to the Windows 8 Start menu

With the new start menu, you can even pin modern applications to it. This is very important for the everyday user who needs shortcuts on their start menu.

  • Boot directly to the Windows 8 desktop

The process of booting into Windows 8 has been streamlined with our new tool. Now you will be booted directly into the Windows 8 desktop with little to no time.


In conclusion, if you are weeping over the fact that the start menu has been completely removed from the Windows 8 interface, then this product is the right solution for you. If you want the start menu back go for this. Not only will you get the start menu back, but you will get modernized features for this new start menu for the Windows 8 product. Buy this now! Or forever cry over the missing start menu.

- Operating system: Windows 8 or newer
- RAM: minimum 1GB
- Disk space: minimum 10MB

Restores the traditional Start menu on Windows 8 systems.
Offers customization of Start menu appearance and functionality.
Easy to install, user-friendly interface.

Limited customization options compared to other similar software.
Requires payment after 30-day free trial.
Not compatible with all operating systems.
Start8 1.01 (4.5 MB)
Start8 1.12 (5.57 MB)
Start8 1.16 (7.98 MB)
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Ollie Janes
software Add the Windows 8 menu to the Start menu. Windows 7-styled Start menu enhanced for Windows 8 Pin Modern applications to the Windows 8 Start menu Boot directly to the Windows 8 desktop
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Luke
It is very useful and I am using this for many days everyone should try this no one should miss this chance so this is a wonderful opportunity and this used for windows 8 please dont leave this opportunity. Try and I think you will also say the review usefully. Thankyou for this opportunity
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Jamie Y.
Start8 is a desktop customization software for Windows 8 designed to restore the traditional Start Menu and Start Button. It allows users to quickly access their applications, settings, documents, and more with just a single click. It also allows users to customize their Start Menu, including changing the look and feel of the Start Screen.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Arran P******e
Start8 is a great piece of software. It allows Windows 8 users to quickly and easily get back to the classic Windows start menu. It's easy to use and makes navigating Windows a lot simpler. I've been using it for a couple of months now and it's been a great experience. It's got a good selection of customization options, allowing you to tailor it to your own preferences. There's a great selection of themes and skins to choose from. The search function is also very useful, making it easy to locate applications, files or folders. The software also integrates well with modern Windows 8 apps, making it easy to access them from the start menu. I'm very satisfied with my experience of Start8.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Aidan Heinicke
Start8 is a great tool that can help custmoers customize their Windows 8 interface to look and feel more like Windows 7, however, I found it a bit tricky to navagate and had some trouble getting it set up correctly.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Cole Koetter
The software provides a user-friendly interface that is easy to navigate. The customization options are extensive and allow for a personalized experience. The search function is efficient and effective. The program runs smoothly and doesn't cause any noticeable lag. The software is a great option for those who miss the traditional Start menu.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Harry T.
Start8 software is a useful tool for those who miss the traditional Start Menu in Windows 8.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Ryan
This software effortlessly brings back the traditional Start button interface on your desktop.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Luke
Customizable, user-friendly interface for Windows 8.
"Adds an intuitive Start menu to your Windows 8 interface."
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