As you know by start menu in Windows, we can quickly access frequently used programs, folders, documents, search and other items in the computer. Also by typing appropriate commands in the Run dialog which resides in start menu, we can access registry and Microsoft services. It is an integral part in Windows since Windows 95.

The Start Menu in Windows 7

The Start Menu in Windows 7

But in the Microsoft’s recently launched operating system Windows 8 start menu is missing. Therefore people are feeling very uncomfortable especially when they want to launch a Run box, control panel etc.quickly.

The Start Menu in Windows 8

The Start Menu in Windows 8


However in order to have start menu in Windows 8 there are many third party software but you hardly need them. There’s a hidden menu in Windows 8 that offers most of the Start Menu functionality and you can activate it by right-clicking in the bottom-left corner of your Windows 8 desktop. This menu has Windows Explorer, Run box, Desktop Search, Control Panel, Command Prompt and other “power” features. But you can miss a list of your frequently used programs which are anyway replaced by tiles in Windows 8.