StartW8 by Areaguard is a Windows Start Menu replacement for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.
StartW8 is a FREE but powerful tool for Windows 8 users. Do you prefer desktop to modernUI? Would you like to logon directly to desktop? And than use Start menu for runnig your apps? Then it's right for you. Get Start menu back in Windows 8!
Start menu had been an essential feature of Microsoft Windows for almost two decades, used by countless users all over the world. But Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 are shipped without it.
Just like you, we refused to accept this situation, which is why we decided to make Start menu of our own. We put it back to Windows and we even added a few new features. We call it StartW8 and now you can use it too. It's free, quick & easy. StartW8 is the Start Menu Replacement for Windows 8, which replace missing Start button in Windows 8 for you.
StartW8 allows users to access their apps and folders with greater ease as it adds a fully-functional Start Menu to their Windows 8 computer/notebook. Users can also easily search a specific file or program by entering a relevant keyword, or they can simply shut down their PC, reboot or switch users.
StartW8 key features
Automatically switch to desktop immediately after signing in
Added Windows Start menu in Windows 8 design, but Windows 7 functionality
Activate menu with Win key
Log off, lock and turn off buttons
Traditional search field
All user configurable
Support for silent installation
Multilanguage support (18 languages)
Option to ignore the lower left Hot corner