IObit Start Menu 8 1.5.0

3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 (20 votes)


Windows 8 / Freeware / 4,983 downloads

Start Menu 8 is specially designed for Windows 8. It offers a perfect solution for users who work with Windows Start Menu all the time and are not accustomed to the new Metro start screen in Windows 8. This smart tool brings back both the start button and Windows Start Menu, and offers the option to skip Metro start page, allowing users who only work on desktop to boot to Windows 8 desktop directly. It's the best start menu replacement for Windows8.

Reviews of IObit Start Menu 8

  1. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.3.0 (Jan 29, 2014)

    can't believe they ever even removed the start menu. this is great to sort that out for ya.

  2. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.3.0 (Dec 18, 2013)

    Works but will take over your desktop with "Pop-Up" adverts on booting into Windows 8. Then when you get rid of the pop-up an Internet Explorer page will also pop-up to annoy you. has a fine free replacement for the Windows 8 desktop start button and menu. Keep away from invasive scamware like Iobit's Start Menu 8. Their Installation menu doesn't prevent this attack to your desktop.

  3. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.3.0 (Sep 30, 2013)

    It has come a long way, I like it and it works well for me with little problems. As to those who do not like windows 8, well get over it, that is the way technology is, you did not like windows 7 or vista or xp when it first came out either. I use windows 8 and have no problems with it at all, none. It works well...

    In my estimation no matter how good a software is, there is room for improvement, nothing unless it is heavenly is worth 5 stars :)

  4. 2 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.0.0 Final (Jan 21, 2013)

    Beta version worked.But Version 1.0.0 Final will not show a start button (lower left corner). I now use Start8 by It has many features like app search and all other Windows7 menus, plus other custiomizations It costs $5.00 but this funds developing well researched software upgrades unlike this Iobit StartMenu8 product which is useless if it doesn't show the startup menu.

  5. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.0.0 Final (Jan 21, 2013)

    Great piece of freeware! Very customisable and very stable. Love it! Brings back 7 to 8. :D

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