Even with the knowledge that Windows 8 has dispensed with the Start Menu, a familiar feature of Microsoft’s operating systems since Windows 95, you’ve taken the dive and installed Redmond’s latest. Now you’re having regrets — perhaps you weren’t quite ready to let go. We’ve covered one or two Start Menu replacements in the past, but now that Windows 8 is truly upon us, more have come out of the software woodwork.
Now that your options have opened up, which one is right for you? Depending on whether you want a straight-up replacement or something with a few extra usability frills, you do have a couple of choices in front of you. A feature over on Addictive Tips nicely covers the favourites, listing the pros and cons of each for summary lovers.
If all you want is the Start Menu back, it’s hard to go past StartMenu8 or the previously covered Classic Shell. However, if you’re feeling adventurous, Pokki looks like one heck of a slick replacement and might make you forget the Start Menu ever existed.
Whatever you decide to go with, the Addictive Tips article should have you covered. If you’ve found your own Windows 8 shells, go ahead and share them in the comments.
Best Windows 8 Start Screen Modifiers And Start Menu Apps [Addictive Tips]