I’ve been using Windows 8 since the Consumer Preview and have really grew to love it. I’ve seen a lot of posts about people wish they could still have their start button in windows 8. Below is a freeware app I wrote for myself in .NET 4.5 that will provide similar functionality.
Here’s how you install it:
1. Download the StartButtonApp.zip files below and extract it to your desktop
2. The zip program should create a directory called StartButtonApp and in that directory there should be a StartButtonApp.exe file
3. Right click the StartButtonApp.exe and click Pin to Taskbar
4. Move the StartButtonApp icon to the desired location on your taskbar and you should be all set
Click this link to download the app: StartButtonApp.zip (7.88 kb)
Have fun with it and happy holidays! 🙂