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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.

Start Menu 8 is provided free of charge on Download Basket. According to the system requirements, the software is available for the following OSs: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 32-bit.

This program has been checked by our built-in antivirus system, the report indicates that the software is secure. This program is categorized as Personalization, according to its main purpose. The most popular versions of this tool are 4.5, 4.4 and 4.3.

Based on the user comments, the considerable pluses of this program are: this program has a modern interface, is fast and easy, is very efficient and has great support. As users mention, there are several drawbacks: there are problems with this program and this program is no longer free. The most widespread installation file names of the tool are StartMenu8.exe, ClassicStart.exe, Expire_SM.exe, SMCode.exe and SMPomote.exe etc. The copyright holder of Start Menu 8 is IObit.


  • 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: Shareware
  • Updated: October 15, 2019
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