Classic Start 8

Free Traditional Start Menu Style for Use with Windows 8.

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Classic Start 8 is a free application which adds a traditional-style start button to the Windows 8 desktop taskbar. With full functionality just like in Windows 7, Classic Start 8 brings back all the familiar features of a traditional start menu into Windows 8, including quick access to the search box, control panel, documents, all programs and more.

Designed specifically for use with the Windows® 8 graphical user interface, the Classic Start 8 start button is seamlessly integrated into your system, making it appear and function as an integral part of your desktop taskbar.

Classic Start 8 is completely free of charge without any hidden payments or fees, unlike most other start menu solutions for Windows 8. Download it free today.


  • Seamlessly compatible with Windows 8
  • Provides Windows 7 style start menu with all its commands
  • Direct access to Programs, Control Panel and more
  • Simple steps to create shortcuts, menu item deletions and more
  • Features the search box to quickly locate programs and files
  • Easily switch users, sleep, hibernate, restart, turn off and more
  • Available for 32- and 64-bit operating systems

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