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Display Start Menu in Windows 8

By Prabhakar Maurya on Sep 04, 2012
In this we are explaining how to display a Start Menu in Windows 8 like in Windows 7.


In Windows 8 there is no Start Menu on the desktop as in Windows 7. Microsoft has removed the Start Menu from Windows 8. But some users do want to display a Start Menu on desktop screen like in Windows 7.

In Windows 8 you can show all Start Menu programs by creating a new toolbar in the taskbar when clicked. But you want to display a Start Menu like in Windows 7. To do that you have to use the ViStart Menu program. You need to download the ViStart Menu program that get the functionality of a Start Menu on the Windows 8 desktop screen like in Windows 7.

You can download ViStart Menu program from this link:

Step to make Start Menu using ViStart program.

Step 1

Download the Vistart menu software and Run this program as Administrator to install, as in:


Step 2

Follow the instructions that appear during installation.

Step 3

In the ViStart Setup Wizard click on "Next", as in:


Step 4

In this Step Click on "Accept".


Step 5

Then a window saying "Loading" will appear; wait a few seconds.


Step 6

A Start Menu will be displayed on the desktop.