Microsoft has indeed brought back the Start button in Windows 8.1, but instead of launching a Start Menu, it only gets users to the same Start screen included in the company’s modern OS.
If this is the kind of Start button you’d also want on your Windows 8 computer, but you’re not planning to make the move to 8.1, here’s a simple and freeware app that might come in handy.
Simply called Start Menu Button, this tiny program brings a small button on your Windows 8 taskbar that lets you launch the Start screen with just a single click.
It’s based on the same behavior as the Start button included in 8.1 and works on both 32- and 64-bit versions of the operating system. It does nothing else than take you instantly to the Start screen.