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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.

A free version of Start Menu 8 can be found on our software library. The copyright of the software belongs to IObit.

Based on the user opinions, the major advantages of Start Menu 8 are: Start Menu 8 has a modern interface, is fast and easy, is very efficient and offers great support. As users indicate, there are some drawbacks: there are problems with this tool and Start Menu 8 is no longer free.

Our antivirus system always checks the software for spyware. It scanned this program and reported that it is clean to use. The most widespread installation file names of the tool are StartMenu8.exe, ClassicStart.exe, Expire_SM.exe, SMCode.exe and SMPomote.exe etc. According to the system requirements, this tool supports the following OSs: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 32-bit. The most popular versions of the tool are 4.5, 4.4 and 4.3. This program is included in Personalization, according to its main functionality.


  • 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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