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Start8 1.55

Add the best Windows 8 start menu to your desktop

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Start8 screenshotStart8 returns the mundane start menu to Microsoft’s newest Windows 8 operating system. Start8 will boot automatically to the Windows 8 desktop by default, giving users a familiar starting point during their shift from other Microsoft Windows platforms. Users are capable to search for, pin or launch both classic and modern user interface applications from the start menu with Start8.

Windows 7-style Start menu with Windows 8 improvements

- Search for Windows 8-style (Modern user interface) applications
- Pin desktop and Metro applications to the start menu
- Jump List support
- Unified Search for applications, settings and files
- Boot automatically to the Windows 8 desktop
- One click access to shut down, music, devices, documents, and videos


- Optionally disable the desktop Windows 8 hot spots
- Supports WindowFX 5.1 start menu animations
- Group Policy support via included .ADMX template


- Windows 8 Start screen accessible from the Start menu
- Clean, streamlined user interface enhances Start8's usability

Name Start8
Version 1.55
Developer | see all products from this developer
Product Homepage Start8
License Free to try (Shareware)
Last Week Downloads 4
All Time Downloads 4,420
Filename Start8_setup.exe
Filesize 10.4MB
MD5 Checksum F7DEED7DB625371A80153E7C4A86CA87
OS Support Win 8
Category Desktop Enhancements


Old Versions

Software Date Added
Start8 1.55 May 22, 2015 - Latest Version
Start8 1.50 February 12, 2015
Start8 1.47 October 29, 2014
Start8 1.45 August 08, 2014
Start8 1.41 April 25, 2014

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