Windows 8 Start Menu Toggle

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Lightweight and portable application that changes the Metro UI Start screen to the classic Start Menu in Windows 8 Developer Preview

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Windows 8 Start Menu Toggle is a lightweight and portable application that enables users to easily activate the classic Start menu in Windows 8 Developer Preview.

It is very simple to handle even by first-time users, as it doesn't include any kind of settings.

Since installation is not a prerequisite, you can drop the executable file somewhere on the hard disk and click it to run.

As an alternative, you can save Windows 8 Start Menu Toggle to a USB flash drive or similar storage unit, in order to run it on any machine with minimum effort.

What's more, the Windows registry does not get updated with new entries, and files are not left behind on the HDD after eliminating the utility.

The interface is represented by a small window with a plain and simple layout, where you can apply the classic Start menu with the click of a button. The same action needs to be applied if you want to restore settings to their factory values. There are no other options available through this application.

Windows 8 Start Menu Toggle carries out a task immediately and without error. It has a good response time and runs on a very low amount of CPU and RAM. No error dialogs were shown in our tests, and the app did not hang or crash. Thanks to its intuitive layout and overall simplicity, Windows 8 Start Menu Toggle should please all users, regardless of their skill level.

Windows 8 Start Menu Toggle was reviewed by Elena Opris
Last updated on September 30th, 2013
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