Classic Shell for Windows 8

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Portable version available: 

There is no portable version of this product available.

Our rating: 

License type: 

Program function: 

Restores the Start button and Start menu to Windows 8

Download file size: 

8.36 MB

Version: 

4.0

Page anchor: 

classic-shell

64 Bit compatibility: 

32 and 64 bit versions available

Review article: 

Best Free Windows 8 Start Menu Replacement

Pros: 

Well-established software with smooth performance. Has a forum for help. Restores familiar looking Start button and menu. Highly configurable. Can skip Start screen entirely.

Cons: 

Has some left-over functions for previous Windows versions that might be confusing. Larger file than most.

Product type: 

Runs as a stand-alone program on a user's computer

Top Pick?: 

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Developers website: 

http://www.classicshell.net/