StartIsBack+ 1.6.2

4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 (30 votes)


Windows 8 / Shareware; $3.00 / 1,795 downloads

StartIsBack+ returns Windows 8.1 a real fully featured start menu and start button, behaving exactly like the ones in Windows 7. StartIsBack+ radically improves desktop usability and makes new Start screen clutter-free. StartIsBack is fully native lightweight zero-privileges program, cheap and fair, fast, stable and secure. StartIsBack+ is a free upgrade for all StartIsBack users.

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  • Limitations

    Yes - 30 day timeout

  • Latest Changes

    - Fixed: incorrect start menu position on some multi-mon configurations

    - Fixed: problems to install on Windows 2012 R2 Terminal Server

Reviews of StartIsBack+

  1. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.6.1 (Apr 22, 2014)

    LMAO at "less buggy than Classic Shell". CS is the only saving grace for Windows 8. Well, correction, even CS can't save that pile of s**t. Startisback gets a 3 because its not quite as stable as CS, has less features and costs money - deal with it.

  2. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.6.1 (Apr 22, 2014)

    NyaR: not a noob. I've been posting reviews since you first found your little peenie and started pounding it.

  3. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.6 (Apr 7, 2014)

    I've used this excellent tool since it was released.
    There is no peer for it, others may do this or that, but this one does a perfect Start menu and does it with no additional app running/overhead.
    Pay no attention to the dweeb who says with for MS to bring the Start menu back.
    As the name of this tool implies, it is back now!

  4. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.6 (Apr 7, 2014)

    Be patient? Wtf are you talking about? Waiting 2 years for a start menu because you won't pay $3? And you rate the app 1/5. Don't leave any more reviews, noob.

  5. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 1.6 (Apr 7, 2014)

    @Lord Actually if you've read some of the articles pertaining to this you will notice that the StartMenu they are proposing is different from what StartIsBack offers. No reason to rate it as a 1 star here for a great program to help many users get the actual StartMenu back right NOW. Less buggy than ClassShell and the fee it well worth it to the developer who takes pride in his rendition of the StartMenu and listens to what testers and users post in the forums. Rated 5 Stars!

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