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Start Menu 8

Bring back the Start button and menu to Windows 8.

Return to the classic interface of Windows systems when operating in Windows 8 and 8.1. Automatically replace the current layout with the Start button and corresponding menus. Create categories to add, remove or replace individual programs accessible through the restored menu.

Our software library offers Start Menu 8 that can be downloaded free of charge. You can find this tool in the Personalization category on our website.

Based on the community comments, the significant benefits of Start Menu 8 are: Start Menu 8 has a modern interface, is fast and easy, is very efficient and provides great support. As users indicate, there are several disadvantages: there are problems with the software and Start Menu 8 is no longer free.

According to the information on our website the most popular versions of the tool are: 4.5, 4.4 and 4.3. The copyright of the software belongs to IObit. This program is designed to work with Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 32-bit.

Our antivirus system always checks the downloadable files for spyware. It scanned this tool and reported that it is clean to use. These installation files are often used to install the tool: StartMenu8.exe, ClassicStart.exe, Expire_SM.exe, SMCode.exe and SMPomote.exe.


  • Automated replacement
  • Compatibility with the system tools of Windows 8
  • Option to revert to the standard interface quickly


  • May produce an error when installing in a system with other theme modifications
  • Developed by IObit
  • Latest version:
  • License: Free
  • Updated: July 25, 2021
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