Friday, December 14, 2012

Windows 8 Solution for the Missing Start Button

Windows 8 came out less than two months ago, so we haven’t seen too many systems with Windows 8 installed on them come in for service. Those who have come in with Windows 8 installed on their PCs are giving it mixed reviews. Some love it, and some hate it. Either way, everyone agrees that the system is missing something that they’re used to from passed Windows releases. The biggest complaint we hear from people is that they miss the start button. Thankfully, there’s an easy fix for this. We stumbled across this add- on while looking through another service that we use all the time, The add-on is called Classic Shell. It gives you a very nice looking start button, which functions just as you would imagine. You get a search bar, links to all your programs and options for shutting your system down. Another nice thing this add-on does is it switches the default page that shows up after logging into Windows. Instead of seeing the default Windows 8 start screen, you get to go straight to your desktop.
Not having the start button isn’t really a big deal. If you’re working on different PCs all the time it’s a good idea to get used to all of the defaults within Windows 8. For customizing your own machine or if you get a request for it, though, it’s nice to know that there’s a solution offered.
Classic Shell can be downloaded from

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