Windows 8 – Where Has My Start Button Gone?

One of the first things people realise when using MS Windows 8 is that Microsoft have taken the good old Start Button away. It has been replaced with the Start Screen but if you are like me the Start Screen may not be ideal for you.

What can you do? Well a number of third parties have come up with utilities that bring back the Start Button. The one we love is Classic Shell which can be downloaded for free at

We have installed it on many users computers and they all love it as it brings back the Start Menu while also allowing you to use the new Start Screen when desired.

Let me know in the comments below what you use and if you want me to do a You Tube video on bringing the start menu back to Windows 8? In the meantime check out our videos (including Windows 8 tutorials) on our YouTube Channel at

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About David Perkovic

David founded DP Computing in 1993. With a Computer Science degree and over 25 years of IT experience David has advanced computer, server and networking skills. He has personally designed, setup and administered many Microsoft based networks and likes to share his knowledge via blog posts and Youtube videos.

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