4 Free Windows 8 Start Menu Button Software

Here are 4 free Windows 8 start menu button software for those who want that classic start button back in their Windows 8 system. All these start button software for Windows 8 provide the same functionality that you have been using since Windows 95 OS.

Now, the interesting part is that you can easily find some of these software in Windows 8 App Store itself. However, you will not find any ‘Download’ or ‘Install’ link, instead you will find a link to ‘Go To Publisher’s Website’. Clicking on this link will take to the default browser, opening the website from where you will be able to download the start button software. Rest of the software will be available in the official websites only. Let me quickly point out the names of each Windows 8 start menu button software below:

  • Classic Start 8
  • ClassicShell
  • Win8 StartButton
  • StartMenu7

Below given is the detailed review of each start button Windows 8 app. Lets get started with:

Classic Start 8

Available in the Windows 8 App Store, Classic Start 8 is a free Windows 8 start menu button software that lets you bring back the Windows 7 style Start menu in your Windows 8 system. It brings you fast and simple access to Shut Down button, switch users, hibernate, restart, Control Panel, Documents, Computer, Run, and other functions. You can easily expand all these folders from this start menu button software only.

Windows 8 start menu button

Now, you must be thinking, how to reach Windows 8 App Store? Well.. you can also go there via this start menu button. Just click on Classic Start 8 button → type ‘Store’ in the search bar and you will quickly get the results. Let me quickly point out the main features of this start menu button Windows 8 app below.

Main Features Of Classic Start 8:

  • Lets you get the classic start menu button back.
  • Brings you the functionality same as Windows 7’s.
  • Lets you get fast access to Switch Users, Hibernate, Restart, Shut Down, Control Panel, Documents, Computer, Run, and more such functions.
  • Makes it simple for you to create shortcuts, delete items, and more.
  • It’s a free Windows 8 software..

In short, Classic Start 8 is a good utility Windows 8 start menu button app with which you can get the start menu button on your Windows 8 OS. Go ahead and download Classic Start 8.

Works with: Windows 8

Price: Free

Download: Click Here

ClassicShell

Another popular software to get the classic start menu button back on your Windows 8 system. ClassicShell brings you features which were available in all the older versions of Microsoft’s Windows OS. Here, you will find operating Windows 8 very simple and fast. You can get simple access to various basic functions such as Shut Down, Switch User, Lock, Sleep, Hibernate, Restart, Computer, and many more.

Start Menu Button

Also, you will get an option to switch over to the Windows 8 App Store by clicking on the ’Store’ given in the ClassicShell software. Let me quickly bring out the key features of ClassicShell below.

Key Features Of ClassicShell:

  • Lets you properly organize your apps.
  • Lets you quickly view recently used documents.
  • Lets you view all the apps you have installed in your system
  • Very easy to access ‘Settings’.
  • Simple access to various basic functions such as Shut Down, Switch User, Lock, Sleep, Hibernate, Restart, Computer, and many more.
  • It’s a free Windows 8 software.

In a nutshell, ClassicShell is an excellent way to get your old start menu button back in Windows 8 system. You can easily operate the very complicated Windows 8 in a simple way. Go ahead and download ClassicShell.

Works with: Windows 8

Price: Free

Download: Click Here

Win8 StartButton

Missing the classic and very comfortable start menu button on your very new and complicated Windows 8 OS? Well.. I have a solution for that. Win 8 StartButton is yet another start menu button software for Windows 8 that lets you restore Start Button on Windows 8. As you launch the software, it sits back on the bottom left-side of the screen. It makes it easier for you to access the basic functions such as My Documents, Computer, Control Panel, Network connections, Search, Shut down, Restart, Log Off, Switch User, and more. Let me quickly point out the main features of this free Windows 8 start menu button software below.

Windows 8 start menu button

Features Of Win8 StartButton:

  • Lets you restore Start Button on Windows 8.
  • Lets you easily access all Windows 8 programs and your favorite locations.
  • Lets you access basic functions such as My Documents, Computer, Control Panel, Network connections, Shut down, Restart, Log Off, Switch User, and more.
  • Brings you ‘Store’ option for easy access to Windows 8 app store.
  • It’s a free Windows 8 software.

In short, Win8 StartButton is nice software for restoring the start menu button in Windows 8. It makes accessing Windows 8 very easy and fast. Go ahead and download Win8 StartButton in Windows 8 now..

Works with: Windows 8

Price: Free

Download: Click Here

StartMenu7

This one is a bit different from a regular start menu button software. StartMenu7 sits on the system tray instead of its regular place (at the bottom left corner). The menu is stored in alphabetical order which makes it easier for you to find any program or folder. This Windows 8 start menu button software helps you easily access Desktop files, All Control Panel items, Music, Videos, all the programs in just a single click. You can easily modify and reorder the list of items according to your preferences. Let me quickly point our the main features of StartMenu7 below.

StartMenu7

Key Features Of StartMenu7:

  • Lets you easily access all the programs in just a single click.
  • List of menu items are stored in alphabetical order.
  • Lets you easily access Desktop files, All Control Panel items, Music, Videos, etc.
  • It’s a free Windows 8 software.

In short, StartMenu7 is an excellent start menu button software where you can access to all programs quickly. Go ahead and download StartMenu7 in Windows 8 now..

Works with: Windows 8

Price: Free

Download: Click Here