Microsoft removed the start button from Windows 8 since the Consumer Preview. With this move, Microsoft created a lot of hype in the tech world and generated a lot of harsh reactions. Microsoft claims it took the controversial decision of removing the Start button from the traditional Windows desktop because...

Microsoft Windows President Steven Sinofsky mentioned during the Windows 8 keynote at build, that Microsoft updates their task manager every 15 years or so. What they have come up with  this time is absolutely fantastic. Since XP there hasn’t been any major overhaul of task manager. Microsoft just added...

*sigh* Just when you think that Microsoft understand their users, you hear this. It seems that Microsoft is determined to get rid of the start menu but you knew that already. What I didn’t know is how determined they are to make it history forever. This from Paul Thurrott: Related to this second point is...

Just the other day I wrote about how the start menu and start bar were not natively available in Windows 8, even with a registry hack. At he same time, I noted that more than likely, in time, an alternative start menu program would probably pop up. Well it certainly didn’t take very long for this to happen as...

Windows 8 has been available to early adopters like me since September, allowing us to grow with the Windows 8 experience and learn its ins and outs. Personally, I have had WDP on my machine for about a month and have ran it as my primary OS for only a week. Despite only recently switching to Windows 8 is my main...

As you might have heard, Microsoft removed the conventional Start menu from Windows 8. If you you’d like your start menu back in Windows 8, here is a simple way to get it back. You have to edit the Windows Registry to enable the old Start menu in Windows 8. Step 1: Open Run dialog (use Windows + R), type...

Microsoft today (in their Windows 8 development blog), described the thinking around changes being made to the Start Menu. It’s a good read and I advise everyone to check it out. I have to say that in the blog post, Steven Sinofsky (I assume it’s him) or Chaitanya Sareen, the stated author makes a very profound...

Microsoft has finally changed the Windows Start Menu in a big way. The biggest change ever, as a matter of fact. The only change to the Start Menu as big as this was actually its creation in Windows 95. The Windows Key (or Ctrl + Escape) has always made the Start Menu pop up at any time. Now in Windows 8, it...