Start Menu 8

Start Menu 8

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 99 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.6.0.207
  • Total Downloads:
    5,320,765
  • Date Added:
    November 18, 2014
  • File Size:
    11.23MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    224,233
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 8/8.1

Editors' Review

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Start Menu 8 recaptures the navigation structure that you are familiar with from Windows 7. The Windows 8 interface, called Metro, did away with the Start button and replaced it with the flat-paneled menu used on Windows phones and tablets.

Pros

A familiar interface: The Start button and menu has been a mainstay of Windows since Windows '95. In Windows 8, Microsoft decided to do something new, but the truth is that it is hard to adjust to something new after so long. Start Menu 8 resurrects that old interface to make navigation familiar again.

Stylistic options: Start Menu 8 lets you completely customize your new Start button. First, you can choose what you want the button itself to look like. You can either select a button that looks like the classic Windows 7 button, or opt for something more modern that looks like it fits in with the Windows 8 style.

Customized menu: When you walk through the setup process with Windows 8, you can select exactly what you want to have included in the menu. This lets you keep it basic and only include your most commonly used items, or comprehensive so you can navigate through your entire system from the menu. A great addition is the ability to incorporate a menu for your Windows 8 Metro apps.

Cons

Time to set up: The only real drawback is that it took a fair bit of time to set up exactly the way that we wanted it. A few presets or similar quick-start options might have minimized the time it took to get going.

Bottom Line

This program takes only a few minutes until you're returned to a more familiar interface. You can customize the menu exactly as you want, so you can either have a menu just like the one in Windows 7, or you can create your own customized option.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"It did just great."

November 11, 2014  |  By retireck

 |  Version: Start Menu 8 1.6.0.206

Pros

Very easy to use and very thorough.

Cons

I can honestly say none.

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1 stars

"Contains Adware-OpenCandy"

November 11, 2014  |  By jackctiv

 |  Version: Start Menu 8 1.6.0.206

Pros

Free - sort of

Cons

Is Adware. OpenCandy may/does send user-specific information ... without obtaining adequate user consent.

Summary

Webroot A/V shut this installation down less than a second after I clicked to install it. I am a little concerned because I thought all Cnet downloads were guaranteed to be free of Viruses and Adware.

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5 stars

"Great product, fast and easy"

November 10, 2014  |  By wiretapdj

 |  Version: Start Menu 8 1.6.0.206

Pros

The program works very well. Easy to use for you!

Cons

Nothing, its a great program!

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5 stars

"is excellent better than window 8 very useful"

October 10, 2014  |  By adelbe64

 |  Version: Start Menu 8 1.5.0.150

Pros

no pros to report

Cons

no cons to report

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4 stars

"Missing Windows feature"

October 06, 2014  |  By RogerCol1

 |  Version: Start Menu 8 1.5.0.150

Pros

It does what you need. It also looks very good. I will not use the much hated "Metro" start page (who's idea was that?). Somebody else had to make this instead of Microsoft, to fix Windows poor Interface. Thank you developer.

Cons

I've yet to find any cons.

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5 stars

"Great Product. Does exactly what is says"

September 24, 2014  |  By Lemslip

 |  Version: Start Menu 8 1.5.0.150

Pros

Easy to customise
No ads in your face

Cons

Noe. Does exactly what I need

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5 stars

"Excellent! Does just what I need it to do, and no more."

September 21, 2014  |  By bevinchu

 |  Version: Start Menu 8 1.5.0.150

Pros

Excellent! Does just what I need it to do, and no more.
Clean looking graphics. Seems to load much faster than Classic Shell.

Cons

Some consider the lack of options a con. I don't. Most of the options I don't really need. All I really needed was the start menu to look like the Windows 7 start menu. So, no cons really.

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5 stars

"More than awesome application"

September 16, 2014  |  By fullfreeversion

 |  Version: Start Menu 8 1.5.0.150

Pros

Windows was looking incomplete without start menu download.cent made this easy to complete and it is working great

Cons

Windows was looking incomplete without start menu download.cent made this easy to complete and it is working great

Summary

Windows was looking incomplete without start menu download.cent made this easy to complete and it is working great
like another post i visited is also awesome
http://fullfreeversion.com/iobit-start-menu-8-for-windows-8-download/

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5 stars

"Wonderful program"

September 07, 2014  |  By ExoticJackal

 |  Version: Start Menu 8 1.5.0.150

Pros

Easy setup, looks like it fits right in with Windows 8, unlike Classic Shell, I very much love this.

Cons

It's not able to be customized with a new background or anything. It'd be really cool if that could be added to this somehow.

Summary

Great program, looks beautiful, highly recommend.

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5 stars

"Quick and easy download, easy to use."

August 14, 2014  |  By ParamoBitar

 |  Version: Start Menu 8 1.5.0.150

Pros

Very suitable for me to use, really

Cons

I do not have any problem with it

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.6.0.207
  • Enhanced the stability of the program
  • Added Catalan and Ukrainian languages
  • Fixed general bugs
General
Publisher IObit
Publisher web site http://www.iobit.com
Release Date November 18, 2014
Date Added November 18, 2014
Version 1.6.0.207
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 8.1, Windows 8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 11.23MB
File Name startmenu-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,320,765
Downloads Last Week 224,233
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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