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The lack of a start button and start menu in Windows 8 has made using Microsoft’s new OS a non-starter for me and a lot of other people. 

I like Metro, I really do – for tablets. But as a desktop user, I need a consistent work flow that lets me have my windows together on my desktop and don’t want to be jerked out of that environment every time I want to start some new program.

So here’s a free utility we put together that brings the Metro start menu onto the Windows 8 desktop:

http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/

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on Mar 06, 2012

2.6 gigs dl'd. So sloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow!

on Mar 06, 2012

I'll mess with it tomorrow, it's after 10pm (AUS) now and i cannot be bothered.

on Mar 06, 2012

Ist it out already or are there just people who got it in advance ? Didn't get any mail...

on Mar 06, 2012

Go here and click on the external link. Its still available.  http://forums.wincustomize.com/418827

 

on Mar 06, 2012

Not 8, that one is installed as a virtual machine already. I was reffering to the stardock tool.

on Mar 06, 2012

Not 8, that one is installed as a virtual machine already. I was reffering to the stardock tool.

Yeah, up top, in the OP... the link to Start8 is there at bottom of page.

Anyhow peoples, I have Win 8 installed and have had a little play with it.  I'm not too impressed so far, but it may have potential with this Stardock app and the Nextstart component of Winstep Xtreme... though Workshelf will have its place also, to create access points to my programs, files and folders, etc.  Hopefully there's no problem installing the Winstep apps, because I believe they will give Win 8 greater functionality from word go.

Oh well, we'll see.  Later!

on Mar 06, 2012

I got it and trying to get it installed. Its not going to the partition I want it to.

on Mar 06, 2012

I got it and trying to get it installed. Its not going to the partition I want it to.

Uvah, you need to boot from disc to select the partition/drive you want to use... then select Custom Install.  In the next dialog box there will be an option to select the drive/partition, whether you want to format it, etc.  Once you've done that Win 8 will install as directed.

Hope this helps.

on Mar 06, 2012

Tanks  

on Mar 06, 2012

And you need to be sure that the second partition is ready in advance.

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