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Bring back the start menu in Windows 8 for free

technologyEdward KiledjianComment

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I recently discovered a new way to get the start menu back for free and improve the performance of your PC for free. 

When I was on Windows 7, I was using a free PC maintenance software called Soluto. I used Soluto to: 

  • Keep Windows up to date
  • cut down boot time
  • find out what programs are crashing
  • find out what programs are using the most horsepower
  • Easily install some of the most useful free software around 

After upgrading to Windows 8, I found out Soluto was compatible so I installed it then logged into their management web interface and saw a new option

I clicked on one button, rebooted then was presented with a start button and immediately logged into the dekstop interface (instead of the new start page). And all for free for up to 5 PCs per account.

Having tested the other Start menu replacements, I think I will keep the Soluto solution running. It gives me that I want and a little more (all for free).