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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. The built-in antivirus system indicates that this software is safe. The most popular versions of the tool that our community members choose are 4.5, 4.4 and 4.3.

It is included in Personalization, according to its main functionality. Start Menu 8 is designed to work with Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 32-bit.

Based on the user opinions, the decisive pluses of this tool are: this tool has a modern interface, is fast and easy, is very efficient and provides great support. As users state, there are some drawbacks: there are problems with this tool and this tool is no longer free. Our users often download the installation files for the software with the following names: StartMenu8.exe, ClassicStart.exe, Expire_SM.exe, SMCode.exe and SMPomote.exe etc. The copyright holder of this tool 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: July 04, 2020
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