StartW8

Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 8 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.2.45.0
  • Total Downloads:
    212,618
  • Date Added:
    July 24, 2014
  • File Size:
    684.91KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,372
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows/8

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Results 1–8 of 8

1 stars

"Cant be uninstall wants to force bundle products"

July 13, 2014  |  By Adversus2

 |  Version: StartW8 1.2.44.0

Pros

Nice idea for us who miss start menu.

Cons

After I upgraded to windows 8.1 it nags that I have to upgrade it. Every time I start my computer it ask for donation and says I have to upgrade. Fine. But then it tries to force me into installing bundled products. I am not intrested in that. Tryed to uninstall it but the uninstall only works in win 8 ???!! ***. Its on the borderline of malware. Thats why I have to recommend to stay away.

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2 stars

"The app is good, but the bundled software is not"

May 07, 2014  |  By Patabugen

 |  Version: StartW8 1.2.44.0

Pros

The program itself works well, I have no complaints.

Cons

The installer and updater bundles Optimiser Pro, which drags the PC down and tries to make you register. Given the alternatives (Classic shell) totally not worth the hassle of removing OP from my friends machines every time they update.

Also when an update is a available, the alert telling you appears to block the Start button.

Summary

Good app, bundled with rubbish.

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5 stars

"Simple and easy"

October 07, 2013  |  By StartW8

 |  Version: StartW8 1.2.42

Pros

Microsoft Certifications Windwos 8 and Windows Server 2012, Multi-Language Support

Cons

You cannot add your own orb.

Summary

Easy and free for use.

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3 stars

"Easy in use"

September 30, 2013  |  By Jamessmith12788

 |  Version: StartW8 1.1.41

Pros

StartW8 is a very clear application that brings back the start menu on Windows 8 computer. Menu is fully functional, supporting shortcuts to programs.

Cons

you cannot add your own shortcuts to the start menu.

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5 stars

"Very useful Start menu that is for free."

September 04, 2013  |  By DJ_blueFISH

 |  Version: StartW8 1.1.41

Pros

It was very easy to install this Start menu for me and now I do not have to use Metro (ModernUI) anymore! :)

Cons

Because it is for free, I do not have any disadvantage.

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4 stars

"Cute little helper"

January 02, 2013  |  By SpyHntr

 |  Version: StartW8 1.1.34

Pros

Opens with Win key.

Cons

Not immediately clear how to "pin to start menu"

Summary

A nice free response to the old habit/reflex of going to the start menu.

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2 stars

"It's OK for being free!"

December 25, 2012  |  By dockside58

 |  Version: StartW8 1.1.34

Pros

You get the start window kinda like older windows.

Cons

You don't get list of programs, or list of currently opened programs, or the search function.

Summary

Kinda plain & not as functional as I would like. I uninstalled it. I have grown to like win 8.

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5 stars

"Great Start Menu replacement for Windows 8"

November 24, 2012  |  By FreddieKK2

 |  Version: StartW8 1.0.9.10

Pros

Work with Windows 8 easier and faster.

Cons

None so far

Summary

Use classic Start Menu and modernUI Start Screen together with StartW8, it does not disable modernUI start screen, but runs the start menu side by side.
StartW8 also has few other quick options when you right click on the start button...

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.2.45.0
Version 1.2.45 includes:
Add new feature: Automatic refresh "All Programs" menu
Fixed bugs.
General
Publisher SODATSW
Publisher web site http://www.sodatsw.com
Release Date July 09, 2014
Date Added July 24, 2014
Version 1.2.45.0
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 684.91KB
File Name startw8.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 212,618
Downloads Last Week 1,372
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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