One of the most-hated aspects of Windows 8 was that it eliminated the Start Menu. After two years of users screaming, it seems Microsoft has finally listened: a future version of Windows will include the return of the Start menu in enhanced form.
Windows 8: The Windows 8 start screen lets you place and arrange live tiles for launching apps and performing a few functions, but not much else. Start Screen Unlimited adds a number of clever gadgets into the mix.
Many existing Windows users find the Metro Start screen in Windows 8 disorienting or inefficient. Windows 8.1 gives you the option to skip straight past it and boot to the desktop. Here's how to enable that if you haven't already.