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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 available free of charge on Download Basket. You can find this tool in the Personalization category on our website. Notice that it can be installed on the following OSs: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 32-bit.

The program has been scanned by our built-in antivirus system, the report indicates that the software is absolutely safe. The copyright of this program belongs to IObit. The most popular versions of the software are 4.5, 4.4 and 4.3.

Based on the user opinions, the obvious advantages 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 mention, there are some disadvantages: there are problems with the service and Start Menu 8 is no longer free. Our users often download the installation files for the tool with the following names: StartMenu8.exe, ClassicStart.exe, Expire_SM.exe, SMCode.exe and SMPomote.exe etc.


  • 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: February 28, 2021
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