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StartIsBack

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Tried to install Conduit browser hijacker AGAIN!!"

    December 14, 2013  |   By Defier123

    Version: StartIsBack 2.1.1

    Pros

    Don't know yet I'm still livid. I just did a factory restore on a brand new laptop. Just to remove Conduit that had slipped in on a different software install. As all recommended uninstall methods failed. Could not open a browser without massive scripting error popups stacking sometimes 10 deep.

    Cons

    There are like 5 more "Free Offer" programs that try to install during the process. When the horror started, I was presenting the new computer to the new owner. Yay more work for me, user gets to wait for their new laptop.

    Summary

    Keep your Kung Fu strong. This may be a good program as stated by ALL the other reviewers. But it has some evil hitchikers that try to sneak in on the ride. Hard to believe not a single other user mentioned this. People, even if its a great program, a little heads up... Please

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A Brilliant Program Of A Genius"

    December 8, 2013  |   By Mike98

    Version: StartIsBack 2.1.1

    Pros

    Easy and very fast to install. No problem(s) and no error(s). StartIsBack does not make changes in your Windows installation, it only adds a startbutton with the menu's. There is no slower boot up than normal and the search function works perfect. SartIsBack only cost $2.99 for one licence, with all future updates for free.

    Cons

    There are no cons.

    Summary

    I finally found the best start button program among many, which all have disadvantages like disable the Windows search and starting Windows slower. StartIsBack is also compatible with Windows 8 according Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A Glimmer of Hope for those who buy new PC's"

    November 23, 2013  |   By boscorocks

    Version: StartIsBack 2.1.1

    Pros

    Most people I know will not buy a new computer due to them having Windows 8. I myself bought a laptop at the last minute while Windows 7 was still available installed.
    I have tried this program on my Windows 8 running in Virtual Machine and I am happy to say that it will return sanity to your non-tablet computer experience. You can use it for 30 days trial. I myself bought a 5-pack of licenses because I do computer repair and I know as time goes by I will be getting calls from people desperate to figure out their new computer. $10 for 5 PC's...do yourself and friends/family a favor and buy 5 and help others out!

    Cons

    I haven't seen any so far.

    Summary

    If Windows 8 gives you a splitting headache like it does me, please try this software out! Unlike Stardock's software, it makes it so you don't have to see that horrible interface ever again!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Perfect replacement"

    October 20, 2013  |   By agardner791

    Version: StartIsBack 2.1.1

    Pros

    Everything

    Cons

    No problems whatsoever.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It works and its cheap. It is damn near perfect."

    August 28, 2013  |   By jimjo1999

    Version: StartIsBack 2.1.1

    Pros

    It gets around that stupid metro interface and allows me to actually access all programs in the desktop environment. And it allows you to open a new program when you have a window maximized in the Desktop mode.

    Cons

    Nothing really. Nothing at all. Nope. Nada.

    Summary

    It brings back real functionality of using Windows. Microsoft was stupid for getting rid of the start menu (or not replacing it with something equally functional). Now you can get around their idiocy.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "This is a must have for Windows 8"

    July 10, 2013  |   By Reid_Man

    Version: StartIsBack 2.1.1

    Pros

    Can be configured to look just like Windows 7, icons are the same, programs on start control panel. Its well worth the cost.

    Cons

    None its cheap and very easy to use.

    Summary

    I tried all the others, each one had its draw backs. Some are hard to remove icons look strange didn't give full desktop function. This is great.

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