There are several options available to restore the start menu to Windows 8, allowing users to restore some of the feel/functionality of previous Windows versions. All of the software options listed below are free to use, so give them a whirl and see which you prefer:\n \n[B]ViStart: [url]http://lee-soft.com/vistart/index.html[/url][/B]\n \nThis is an established start menu application which is reasonably light on resources, but runs on XP, Windows 7 and now Windows 8.\n \n[CENTER][ATTACH=full]123[/ATTACH][/CENTER]\n \n[B]ClassisShell: [url]http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/[/url][/B]\n \nClassic shell adds a customisable start menu which (as the name suggests) provides a "classic" looking interface, similar to the pre-XP days.\n \n[CENTER][ATTACH=full]122[/ATTACH][/CENTER]\n \n[B]Start Menu 7: [url]http://www.startmenu7.com/index.html[/url][/B]\n \nThis is a Windows 7 style start menu for Windows 8, which can be expanded with a "pro" version for around .\n \n[CENTER][ATTACH=full]124[/ATTACH][/CENTER]\n[CENTER] [/CENTER]\n[LEFT][B]StartMenu8: [url]http://www.iobit.com/iobitstartmenu8.php[/url][/B][/LEFT]\n[LEFT] [/LEFT]\n[LEFT]A beta Start Menu replacement from the folks at IOBit, this application looks promising and matches well with the Windows 7 start menu.[/LEFT]\n[CENTER] [/CENTER]\n[CENTER][ATTACH=full]125[/ATTACH][/CENTER]\n \n[B]Pokki Start Menu:[/B] [url]https://www.pokki.com/windows-8-start-menu[/url]\n \nThis is a very smart looking start menu replacement tool which also integrates well 100s of apps. Well worth checking out by the looks of things!\n \n[CENTER][ATTACH=full]136[/ATTACH][/CENTER]\n \n \n[B]Ex7forW8: [url]http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/35189-Windows-7-explorer-for-Windows-8[/url][/B]\n \nThis is a recent project which brings the Windows 7 Explorer / Desktop shell to Windows 8. This is more complex than the applications listed above, removes the Metro interface and has knock-on effects. Really interesting project, but perhaps not an app for novices.