Desktop Software Shell Enhancement IObit Start Menu 8

IObit Start Menu 8 v5.1.0.7 for Windows

by IObit.Com

Avg. Rating 3.0 (50 votes)

File Details

File Size 11.4 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 7/8/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 6,089
Publisher IObit.Com
Homepage IObit Start Menu 8

Publisher's Description

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.

Latest Reviews

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed vv2.3.0.201 on Oct 22, 2015

Now made for windows 10

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed vv2.3.0.200 on Aug 27, 2015

need to make it for windows 10

lookmann

lookmann reviewed vv2.2.0.48 on May 24, 2015

This was good initially ( small and efficient).
Now getting bloat with no major benefits. 3 stars.

Qlib

Qlib reviewed vv2.1.0.1 on Mar 22, 2015

to the people with lots of ads installed.. maybe you should learn to read what's in the installer instead of clicking NEXT NEXT NEXT all the time.. I've used it for like 8 months and have not yet seen any ads.. there are checkboxes clearly visible that lets you opt OUT of installing any of that other crap..

Personally I "like" Start8 by Stardock more, but I keep having issues with the menu being just white blank space.. so I use this instead..

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v2.0.1 on Dec 23, 2014

spyware and adware

DKDude

DKDude reviewed v2.0 on Nov 13, 2014

IObit = Nope, way to much bad stuff in the backpack, would not touch this with a ten feet long pole.

There is way better programs out there.

gatorfan95

gatorfan95 reviewed v2.0.0.1858 Beta 2-1.0 on Nov 12, 2014

One word, classicshell. Like most IObit trash ware this is full of sneak ware, pop ups and other garbage.

barrytbutler

barrytbutler reviewed v1.3.0 on Jan 29, 2014

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

whiterocker

whiterocker reviewed v1.3.0 on 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. www.classicshell.net 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.

LakotaElf

LakotaElf reviewed v1.3.0 on 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 :)

Avg. Rating 3.0 (50 votes)
Your Rating
CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed vv2.3.0.201 on Oct 22, 2015

Now made for windows 10

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed vv2.3.0.200 on Aug 27, 2015

need to make it for windows 10

lookmann

lookmann reviewed vv2.2.0.48 on May 24, 2015

This was good initially ( small and efficient).
Now getting bloat with no major benefits. 3 stars.

Qlib

Qlib reviewed vv2.1.0.1 on Mar 22, 2015

to the people with lots of ads installed.. maybe you should learn to read what's in the installer instead of clicking NEXT NEXT NEXT all the time.. I've used it for like 8 months and have not yet seen any ads.. there are checkboxes clearly visible that lets you opt OUT of installing any of that other crap..

Personally I "like" Start8 by Stardock more, but I keep having issues with the menu being just white blank space.. so I use this instead..

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v2.0.1 on Dec 23, 2014

spyware and adware

DKDude

DKDude reviewed v2.0 on Nov 13, 2014

IObit = Nope, way to much bad stuff in the backpack, would not touch this with a ten feet long pole.

There is way better programs out there.

gatorfan95

gatorfan95 reviewed v2.0.0.1858 Beta 2-1.0 on Nov 12, 2014

One word, classicshell. Like most IObit trash ware this is full of sneak ware, pop ups and other garbage.

barrytbutler

barrytbutler reviewed v1.3.0 on Jan 29, 2014

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

whiterocker

whiterocker reviewed v1.3.0 on 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. www.classicshell.net 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.

LakotaElf

LakotaElf reviewed v1.3.0 on 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 :)

whiterocker

whiterocker reviewed v1.0.0 Final on 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 Stardock.com 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.

reddy.shyam

reddy.shyam reviewed v1.0.0 Final on Jan 21, 2013

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

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v3.0 Beta Build 0.3.0.1363 on Dec 17, 2012

DKDude:

Surely you aren't worried about spyware are you? An old Chrome plated Googleite like you? Maybe if you use IOBIT software a tin hat will protect you? You have posted several links for the paranoid people, seems to me you are one too?

LMAO here :-)

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v3.0 Beta Build 0.3.0.1363 on Dec 15, 2012

Better yet, don't use windows 8.

DKDude

DKDude reviewed v3.0 Beta Build 0.3.0.1363 on Dec 15, 2012

IObit = Nope, not even if I got money for using it.

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