Thursday, February 06, 2014
Windows 8: How to resurrect the Windows 7 Start Menu
The start button does make a comeback, sort of, in Windows 8.1 but it's still not enough to satisfy the die-hard 'I got Windows 8 but miss Windows 7' brigade. Not least as when you click the Windows 8.1 start button it doesn't pop up the old folder-structured start menu that many people miss so much, but instead it just takes you back to the start screen which those same folk have such a dislike of. Of course, if you right click the start button in Windows 8.1 it does produce a start menu of sorts, with one-click access to everything from Control Panel and Task Manager through to Run and Search. If this is still not enough and you really miss the Windows 7 look and feel, all is not lost; there's an app for that.