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Can I Get The Windows 7 Start Button In Windows 8.1?

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 by | Filed Under: Quick Tips, Windows 8

Ike writes:

I am using Windows 8.1 and would like to have the Windows 7 start button on the favorites menu. Is this possible?

 I’m not sure what you mean by “favorites menu,” but there are a few things you can do to make 8.1 navigation similar to 7 that I covered in this article. I would also say that 8.1 has a better navigation that the Start Menu. If you’re on the Metro/Modern tile screen you can just start typing the name of any program or file you want and it will pop up in search results.

Or you can open the Search Charm, type the name and find it in seconds. The good news for those missing that Start Menu is that it is back in Windows 10. I’ve downloaded the technical preview and have been playing with it it for a week or so. Check this out – the Start Menu is back along with the convenience of Live Tiles.  

Some are speculating that Microsoft isn’t even going to charge those using Windows 8 or 8.1 for the upgrade to 10. That’s still just speculation. I’ll keep you up-to-date on more Windows 10 developments as they happen.

~ Cynthia

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