Windows 8 OS Problems
Many Windows OS users chose to install Windows 8, when it was released back in October 2012. However, most of these users did not like the new OS, especially the user interface and went back to the old Windows OS version they had before. However, some Windows 8 users want to continue using the new OS by fixing some of its UI flaws.
Bringing back the Start Menu in Windows 8
Many of these users were under the impression that the Desktop mode available in Windows 8 will be similar to the Desktop UI in Windows 7 or Windows XP. However, Microsoft has removed all the classic Desktop elements like the Start Menu, Task Bar, Quick Launch Bar, etc in Windows 8 as part of their attempts to bring in some radical changes to the OS UI. But, if you want the old Windows 7-style Start Menu, try the following.
Upgrade to Windows 8.1
One of the options available to Windows 8 users to bring back the Start Menu is to upgrade to Windows 8.1. This OS upgrade is available to all Windows 8 users as a free update. You just need to log on to the Windows Store app and download the Windows 8.1 installer file from there.
However, with Windows 8.1, you will not get the full Start Menu. Though it became clear that majority of the Desktop users would like to see the old Start Menu back in the OS update, Microsoft chose not to do so in Windows 8.1. This was because the Metro UI is such an integral part of the new OS that such a big change in the UI would require launching a new version. Microsoft is planning to do so in the next Windows version, Windows 10.
Upgrade To Windows 8
In Windows 8.1, you will get a reduced version of the Start Menu with the Task Bar, the Quick Launch bar, and a few other improvements. But, this might still disappoint many desktop users.
Install a third party Windows 8 Start Menu app
Another option is to install Windows 8 app from third party developers designed to bring back the Windows 7-style Start Menu in Windows 8. Many such free and paid version Start Menu apps are available online for both Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Download and install such apps in Windows 8 and you can bring back the old Start Menu in Windows 8.
You may contact our tech support personnel, if you run into any problems while installing the third party apps.
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