Bring back Start menu in Windows 8 with Classic Shell & Pokki

The new Windows 8 has different interface than the earlier versions of Windows OS. Microsoft has brought out many changes in the OS. For example, the traditional menu has been replaced by metro start screen. This is the major change brought in Windows 8. If you have seen the new interface, then you might have noticed that the start button has been missing from the screen. Here is the tutorial how you can get back the start button on Windows 8.

Bring back Start menu Windows 8 Classic Shell Pokki

With latest developments, Microsoft has also disappeared many features from the new OS as compared to the earlier version of OS. As the start menu is been missing from the screen, many users find difficulty in locating certain features on the new OS. There are different third party software available to bring the start button back in Windows 8. Here I have discussed two utility software’s which can bring the start button in Windows 8.

Classic Shell

windows 8 classic shell

Classic Shell is freeware that will bring the missing the start menu back to Windows 8. This App also includes many other features for customizing Windows 8. Overall the features of classic shell can be summarized as stated below.

  • Highly customizable start menu with multiple styles and skins
  • Start button for Windows 7 and Windows 8
  • Toolbar and status bar for Windows Explorer
  • Caption and status bar for Internet Explorer


pokki windows 8

Pokki is another freeware tool to add start menu to Windows 8. Classic Shell tries to replicate the earlier versions of Windows, but Pokki includes several; other features behind adding start menu, it also provides a neat “pinning” system, with which you can add widgets to Pokki, such as Gmail or Facebook. This will also display your latest email or status updates.

Using the software discussed here you can now easily add start menu back to your Windows 8 computer. You can now easily find or access features using the start menu.


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