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Several third-party utilities can serve as Start menu replacements for Windows 8 users who aren't as keen on the new Start screen.
The Start menu replacement has been given a facelift with a new layout and several new options.
Like several other apps, Win8 StartButton restores the traditional Start menu in Windows 8, which Microsoft eliminated in the latest version of its operating system.
The latest in a lineup of Start menu replacements for Windows 8, Pokki is a free, fluid tool for users who crave more than the new Start screen.
A Quick Starter feature available for Samsung's Windows 8 computers and tablets offers both a Start button and a toolbar.
New software lets you ignore the Win 8 Start screen so that all you ever see is the traditional desktop.
Windows 8 beta users who miss the Windows 7 Start menu will find a useful utility in StartMenu7, which can replicate its look and feel.