Here’s how you can enable ‘Start’ button on your Windows® 8
There is no start menu in the Developers Preview of Windows 8, and now there’s no ‘Start’ button in the Consumer Preview version of the operating system. If you could bring that good old ‘Start’ button, would you do it? Here’s how you can do it.
You can bring the start menu back using the New Taskbar tool. You can create a new toolbar for programs, which will enable to browse through all the programs, which are usually visible in your start menu through this toolbar. Follow these simple steps to create a new toolbar for programs.
- Right click on the taskbar and click toolbars,
- Select the option new toolbar
- When a browser dialogue box opens, copy this “%ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs” and click ‘Enter’ to create a toolbar for the programs on your taskbar.
This, however, will only give you the list of installed programs on your computer and doesn’t actually work as Start menu. But this is the closest you can get to without using any third-party software. We wouldn’t recommend you to use any third-party software to get the ‘Start’ button back.
Try it today and see if it makes your life little easier!