What is Start8™?
Microsoft Windows® 8 is shipped without the "Start" menu.
Stardock heard the cries from Windows 8 users
We put the "Start" menu back in Windows 8. We accurately recreated the most used desktop feature billions of users depend on every day and packed it with additional functionality.
Return the Start Button to Windows 8
Windows 7-style Start menu with Windows 8 enhancements
Search for Windows 8-style (Modern UI) apps
Pin desktop and Metro apps to the start menu
Jump List support
Unified Search for apps, settings and files
Boot directly to the Windows 8 desktop
One click access to shut down, devices, music, documents, and videos