Win 8 Start Menu Changer


Win 8 Start Menu Changer is a simplistic application whose only purpose is to change the Windows 8 Start screen to the classic Start menu found in Windows 7. It works only with the Windows 8 Developer Preview edition, though.

The installation procedure is quick and simple. However, users are advised to pay attention to each step in the wizard, as Win 8 Start Menu Changer offers to download third-party components that it does not need to fully function.

The main application window is small and has a regular layout with just a button for applying the new changes. When it comes to the classic Start menu, you can select one of the two options available for the icon display mode.

In addition, Win 8 Start Menu Changer enables users to seamlessly disable the Windows Explorer Ribbon UI style. Applying all changes is done with the click of a button, and system reboot is not necessary. There are no other features available through this tool.

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  • Simple interface, easy to operate.
  • Change the Start menu button in the style of Windows 7.
  • Enable or disable the interface Metro Ribbon UI and file browser UI at any time.
  • The application automatically restarts the File Browser with administrator privileges to apply changes.
  • The application is managed from the Windows notification area (also called point system tray).
  • Available in English and Spanish.



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System Requirements:

  • Windows 8 Developer Preview Build 8102.