Microsoft has removed the Start button and Start Menu from its latest OS Windows 8Start Menu has been replaced by the new Start Screen which shows live tiles of built-in programs, 3rd party programs installed by you and a few useful tools such as weather, RSS feed, etc. Start button has been replaced by a small Start Screen thumbnail which appears when you move your mouse cursor to bottom-left corner of screen.
Although Start Screen was designed to provide easier access to programs and better organizing capabilities for users but many Windows 8 users find the new Start Screen a little bit difficult to use and understand.
Few free software which can add the missing Start button and Start Menu in Windows 8.
1. Classic Shell
Classic Shell is one of our favorite tools for Windows 7 and Windows 8. It can bring back the Start button and Start Menu in Windows 8. It also allows you to get the good old classic Explorer features such as classic navigation pane, fully functional status bar, shared folder overlay icon and much more. It works in both Windows 7 and Windows 8.
2. ViStart
ViStart was one of those first freeware which were created to provide Windows Vista look-like Start Menu in Windows XP. Then it was updated to mimic Windows 7 Start Menu and now it can also bring the same Start Menu and Start button to Windows 8.
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3. Start8
Start8 is great software developed by Stardock which adds a nice looking Start Menu and Start button to Windows 8. It also allows you to access new Metro apps right from the Start Menu. The Start Menu features Aero glass UI matching with Taskbar background color.
It was a great freeware for Windows 8 but sadly it is no longer a free software. Now Stardock is charging $4.99to purchase a full version for Start8.This software is worth this money. You can grab a beta version of Start8 using following link:

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