IObit Start Menu

IObit Start Menu 8

Start Menu 8 is specially designed for Windows 8. It offers a perfect solution for users who work with Windows Start Menu all the time and are not accustomed to the new Metro start screen in Windows 8.

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8.9 MB
4.34.3 28 votes

This smart tool brings back both the start button and Windows Start Menu, and offers the option to skip Metro start page, allowing users who only work on desktop to boot to Windows 8 desktop directly. It's the best start menu replacement for Windows 8.


  • The Best Start Menu Replacement for Windows 8
  • Easily Switch between Metro and Desktop Interface
  • Faster Access to Programs and Files
  • Customizable, Easy, and FREE to Use

What's New:

  • Support customizing a new group in Start Menu to start items in it quickly
  • Support fast search from whole disk even when the item is not indexed
  • Added restart in Safe Mode option for Windows 10 Technical Preview and Windows 8.1 / 8
  • Support "Pin to Start Menu (Start Menu 8)" by right clicking an item
  • Display recently opened items under documents, browsers, etc. in Start Menu for quick launch
  • Support skipping UAC when you open applications from Start Menu 8
  • Support customizing the transparency of Start Menu
  • Automatically sync user picture and Account picture
  • Support Windows 10 Technical Preview, and Windows 8.1 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
  • Provided FAQs for Windows 8 / 8.1 started by Start Menu 8 users
  • Support high DPI
  • Optimized user interface for easy and convenient operation
  • Support 38 languages

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