Windows 8 Start Button

Aug 23, 2014   //   by nick   //   Blog, Laptop Repair Shop  //  No Comments

As everyone knows Microsoft has made several significant changes to the Windows 8 operating system. The most noticeable change to the end user is the new metro application environment. The start button never went away but it was redesigned and the traditional start menu was changed to the new “metro” start menu.

Personally I thought the traditional windows start menu was great and think this metro concept may be either a marketing strategy or just a plain ole mistake. Giving users and added ability to launch a new “optional” metro application would have been the better way to do it in my opinion.

This being said there is a great little utility out there that Mr Computer has known about and has been using in the field for quite sometime and it’s called Classic Shell. This utility gives users the ability to install and configure several really nice enhancements to the windows system but it is best known for putting the start button and classic start menu back in Windows 8.1. Classic Shell is a quick and easy download and the best part is that it’s free. If you’re looking for the classic start button in Windows 8 then you will love Classic Shell.

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