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StartMenu8 v1.0 available now

Bringing back the Windows® “Start” menu


The Best Start Menu Replacement for Windows 8


StartMenu8 is specially designed for Window 8. It offers a perfect solution for users who work with Windows Start Menu all the time and are not accustomed to the new Metro start screen in Windows 8. This smart tool brings back both the start button and Windows Start Menu, and offers the option to skip Metro start page, allowing users who only work on desktop to boot to Windows 8 desktop directly. It’s the best start menu replacement for Windows8.


1. Send your Feedback


- E-mail us your suggestions or comments directly:

- Join discussion on our


The top 10 most valuable beta contributors will be given a
Special Present
. And their names will be printed in the StartMenu Final version.


2. Share StartMenu8 with your families, friends, and colleagues


- Share on

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3. Download Free




Current Version: v1.0

File Size: 4.46 MB

License Type: Freeware

Operating System: Windows 8



Whats new:


+ Improved Support for Windows 8

+ Improved User Interface

+ Improved "Search" Function

+ Improved "Settings" Function

+ Added "Frequently used programs" Function

+ Added "Deactivate hotkeys when full-screen task is detected" Function

+ Added "Left click to open Windows Start Menu" Function

+ Added "Powerbotton action" Function

+ Added More Supported Languages

+ Fixed General Bugs


4. Key Benefits


More Efficiency and Convenience

StartMenu8 not only brings back the convenient Start Menu to Windows 8, but also allows you to bypass Metro screen on start of Windows 8 and boot to desktop directly.


Easily Switch between Metro and Desktop interface

You can easily switch between two modes by pressing and holding the Windows key, depending on your preference.


Faster Access to Programs and files

StartMenu8 brings back Start Menu where you can get quicker access to programs, documents and files, control panel and settings.


Quicker Searching

Unified and instant Searching for both desktop and Metro apps decreases the time taken in Searching and makes your work more efficient.


Customizable to your needs

You can pin programs to Start Menu and Taskbar for quicker access to your favorite programs. It's easily customizable to have everything you need at just one click.


Safe and Secure

IObit StartMenu8 is safe and secure, and is 100% free of malware.


5. Screenshot






6. Help us translate


Please download


Please help us translate both of them via following method:

- Open the '.lng' file with Windows "NotePad" or any other text editors. And you can translate these English words into your own language now.

- All you need to do is translating the words to the right of “=”.
Note: Please Do not translate "%s", "%d", "<a>%s</a>" or "<a>%d</a>".

- Please strictly follow the format. Please send you translations to

(edit: We should not allow downloads of translations to be attached. They should be vetted by you prior to posting them. This would be a great avenue for malware.)


Thanks -so- much in advance!





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First post is edited for new Start Menu 8 Beta 2.0.


Please use the English.lng file in the Language folder @:

C:\Program Files\IObit\StartMenu8\Language


Attention: (EDIT: The link is re-linked to the English.lng file at post #4 in this thread)

The file, of which the link is connected below, which is shown in the first post quote is wrong and the file downloaded is for Beta 1.0!

Please download StartMenu8 Language.lng firstly.



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English language file (English.lng)


For the ones who doesn't have Windows 8 or who doesn't want to install the program, here is the English language file attached as English.lng that you can use for translations in Start Menu 8 Beta 2.0.



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Setup file for Start Menu 8 is updated for v1.0


First post is edited from Windows 8 Forum for Updated Start Menu 8 v1.0.




NOTE: The English.lng file in the first post downloadable from :

Please download StartMenu8 Language.lng firstly.
is not the latest one.

The attached English.lng file is the correct one for Start Menu 8 v.

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