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Windows 8 Start Menu Switcher

By Ruanmei
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Windows 8 Start Menu Switcher v1.01:

Find back your Windows 8's classic Start Menu, now you just need one click to do it quickly.

Okay, click '7' when you want a classic start menu in Win8, or you can click '8' back to the default.

Windows 8 Start Menu Switcher v1.01 is written by C++ WTL, and it is only 79kb, a portable utility. IT works for Windows 8 Developer Preview.

Feel free to use it and wish you will like it.

BTW, a more powerful toy comes: 'Windows 8 Start Tweaker'.

Powered by for Win8 Master.

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patobb's avatar
Doesn´t work :( and I was so happy thinking that it solved all the problems I have with start menu on win8...
cubedj's avatar
hi - is somewhere available to download your Win8 optimizes Master 1.02 in english?.. your website says that this release is available in simplified chinese and in english as well but software is only in chinese ;))
MercuryX's avatar
MercuryXHobbyist Writer
....would be nice to have a more up to date one, like for us that are on release preview >_>
wvanpoppel's avatar
How must I download Switcher v1.01, when it becomes only in chinees ?
I don't can read Chinees?
Gr. W. van Poppel
Rizonesoft's avatar
Microsoft removed the Start Menu and the Start Button completely. If I wanted to do all my office work on a tablet, I would have gone and bought myself a new iPad (which I still might do, if I’m forced to choose between a Windows tablet and an iPad). Why can’t we just leave the tablet market to Apple and the PC market to Microsoft? Don’t get me wrong, I like Windows 8 in general, but what happened to freedom of speech and choices. In Windows XP we had the choice to switch back to the Classic Start Menu and in Windows 7 we have XP Mode.

It looks like in Windows 8, the only choices we have are to tablet or not to tablet. Rizonesoft started a petition to ask Microsoft to at least give us a choice between the interfaces and bring the Start Menu back. Go here: [link] for more information about the petition. Please help Rizonesoft accomplish this almost impossible task by signing and sharing this petition.
Charles-the-Great's avatar
Question will this be updated for the new release?
coppyeye's avatar
The origin of the Chinese foreign forum software, forum and I fully support!
jameehu's avatar
ruan mei !!
dt200572140's avatar
used it, helpful. thank you
vhanla's avatar
Good job :) However, it also gets rid of explorer with ribbon and the new taskmanager.
Ruanmei's avatar
1.02 will be released with 24hours... thanks to vhanla...
EMP-FireStorm's avatar
"""1.02 will be released with 24hours... thanks to vhanla..."""

Its been WAYYYY longer then 24 hours...

All I want to do is get rid of the shitty MetroPOS Start Menu but keep the Explorer Ribbon and the new TaskManager...

MrCego's avatar
It would be good if app is capable to "recognize" when you run on Windows 7 (disable automaticly) or on Windows 8 :D

just an advice.

Ruanmei's avatar
lots of thanks and 1.02 will do it well.
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reynoldcampbellProfessional Traditional Artist
That's was FAST, thank you
runbing's avatar
runbingProfessional Interface Designer
very Usefull!!
HeLucifer's avatar
It's amazing!Good job!
HeLucifer's avatar
It's amazing!Good job!
wertuoz89's avatar
very quickly
lovekdz's avatar
ha I like it .. thank you
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