Story Details Windows 8 Get Your Start Button Back For Free! avgjoegeek 432 days ago on Software http://avgjoegeek.net - If you've installed Windows 8 and are missing the original Start Button? I have a free easy solution on how to get it back! Share Story Windows 8 Get Your Start Button Back For Free! Twitter Facebook Google + Linkedin Reddit Delicious Digg Tumblr Pinterest FriendFeed Slashdot FURL Vote 11 Bury 9 Comments Rate Comment 1 Vote Down mda1125 - 432 days ago Permalink Reply I think my parents would appreciate the Start button back. Awesome tip. Rate Comment 1 Vote Down avgjoegeek - 318 days ago Permalink Reply Yup - or just hold out - Microsoft is now implementing 8.1 patch to give it back to you :) Rate Comment 1 Vote Down avgjoegeek - 432 days ago Permalink Reply LOL it helped me too! I've been working with Windows for as long as its been around and this is the most convoluted mess I've seen so far! Rate Comment 1 Vote Down dragonblogger - 431 days ago Permalink Reply I adapted as best as I could with shortkeys and using the Windows start menu often. I figure I adapt to the vision of a companies new OS rather than try to force it back to what I am used to. This helps me better see the direction of where the OS is going. Still a great way for people to get the Start button back that is a main factor on why people don't want Windows 8. Rate Comment 1 Vote Down avgjoegeek - 318 days ago Permalink Reply Yup being in IT - your forced to use the latest and greatest to stay up to date! Rate Comment 1 Vote Down attached - 318 days ago Permalink Reply MS strategy really sucks. Was it so hard to put dual mode for users to choose - normal interface or new one. Rate Comment 1 Vote Down avgjoegeek - 318 days ago Permalink Reply I never understood why they couldn't just use their detect code (which exists already!) to determine the type of interface to be used - then ASK THE USER instead of shoving it down out throats! Rate Comment 0 Vote Down bbrian017 - 318 days ago Permalink Reply I left a comment, I'm not a big fan of Windows 8 but I do have it installed on my pc. Rate Comment 1 Vote Down avgjoegeek - 318 days ago Permalink Reply I actually love a lot of what they have done with Windows 8 - just not a fan of how they forced the METRO screen and removed the Start button from the OS. Windows just isn't windows without it ;) Submit a Comment Log in to comment or register here Who Voted for this Article Related Links Metro sidebar get Windows 8 sidebar in Windows 7 How to install Windows 8 Developer Preview in a virtual machine Windows 8 Pre Beta (Developer Preview) product key Windows 8 Consumer Preview : In-Depth Review Collection of Best Twitter Clients for Windows 8 How to Activate Windows 8 Permanently via Phone or Skype Microsoft fully committed to support USB 3.0 in Windows 8 [Video demonstration] Internet Explore 10 platform preview 3 released as part of Windows 8 Developer Preview Windows 8 StartMenu gadget brings back the classic Start menu in a snap How to Upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 8 ?