Microsoft Bring the Start Menu Back to Windows 8

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    After all the collective bitching and crying from the internet, Microsoft has decided to finally bring back the Start Menu to Windows 8.

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    I never understood why people bitch about this to begin with. I have Windows 8.1, and its great, you can tap an icon that says desktop (or simply push the window key on your keyboard) and it will bring you to an alternate Windows 7ish desktop with a start menu.
     
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    This is almost 24 hours late
     
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    I'll stick with Windows 7, no one has given me any reason to update or any real major/groundbreaking feature as to why I should. I'm comfortable with what I have.
     
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    how do you will get to metro after this update?
     
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    Metro apps run in windows instead of full screen in the update
     
  7. loco365

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    Do you even realize what the start menu even is? Windows 8 was the first modern version of Windows to not have it, rather, the Modern UI, which made it harder for desktop users. I'm on a touchscreen myself, but I find the modern ui a PITA myself. Especially after installing a new program. I'd rather have a start menu than that UI.
     
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    For me I'm thinking about moving to Windows 8. At this point I doubt there will be SP2 for Windows 7, or that DirectX 12 will make an appearance on Windows 7.
     
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    I don't like the Metro UI, at all, sure, I can get it for free via MSDN, but, I'd have to reinstall all my games and backup everything on my HDD, which is a PITA.
     
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    Because it's entirely unnecessary for it to even exist? It's an ugly clunky tablet interface on a PC. There was never any point to Metro on a PC. Win8 users shouldn't have had to dance around metro when it should just plain have never existed.
     
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    Nice move Microsoft.
    Still not upgrading to Win8 tho.
     
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    No legit reason to update, sorry, Microsoft, but Windows 7 has only given me one BSOD and has been perfectly stable for emulators, PC games and other programs :creep:
     
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    ...there is no need to do any of that? Insert a Win8 disk and click Upgrade and it'll keep all your programs and files.
     
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    Yes I do know what the start menu is. I know initially it didn't have a start menu. But if you go to the alternate Windows 7 desktop which you can bring up with a tap of a button on your keyboard, the alternate desktop has a start menu. I don't know if every Windows 8 PC has this, but mine did right out of the box.
     
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    Meh, I still don't like the Metro UI, but that's just me.
     
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    i had skipped vista, and i will skip win8 too, will update when win 9 comes out lulz
     
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    I dual boot Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 on my gaming PC. I have Windows 8 on my laptop. Windows 7 is what I used the least, now that I'm used to Windows 8/8.1. Just right click the little icon in Windows 8.1 and you have a pseudo working start button. I'm keeping both versions of 8 and 8.1, because I hardly doubt Windows 7 will support DirectX 12.
     
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    But... It doesn't. The Start button introduced in 8.1's desktop just returns you to the Modern UI. If Windows 8 desktop has any form of a Start menu, it's third party.
     
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    It's a shame that Microsoft is slowly backpeddling on all of the strong decisions they've made over the past couple of years.

    They've added the start menu back in to appease the people who haven't bought Windows 8 yet and keep saying "I want the start menu noooo :( it's so stupid it's not there wtf M$ u dumb," but the fact of the matter is that those people aren't going to buy it anyway, the start menu was just a scapegoat (YUGIOH!!!).

    Frankly, anyone who says they need the start button and menu because they are a "power user" is talking out of their ass. You know who actually uses a mouse and the start menu to open programs? My mum. Real power users use the Windows key on the keyboard and then start typing the program name. It's far more efficient.

    The start menu is 20 years old time to move on people.
     
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    Sorry, but unlike you, we are not mindless drones that are willing to be fed every questionable decision that Micro$oft makes, even if in your eyes they are considered "strong". That and your "analogy" that you pulled out of your ass only proves you to be the type of people that Microsoft should not be listening to. Read this article.

    And seriously, why complain about something that they're bring back if they're not forcing you to use it anyway? We complained because we were forced to use the new interface. There's a difference.
     
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