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Windows 8.1 Update to Bring Back Start Button


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The Start button is set to return in an update with Windows 8.1, it has been reported. However, sources close to Microsoft told The Verge that the traditional menu associated with the Start button would not make a return.

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It is understood that the revived button will allow users to access the Start screen, and looks identical to the Windows flag used in the Charm Bar.

Windows controversially scrapped the Start button and a range of previous features with the release of Windows 8 in October 2012 as it moved towards a more tablet-friendly system.

The first major update of the operating system, commonly known as ‘Windows Blue’, will also allow users to bring back the original load-up screen instead of the tiled interface.

A Windows 8 Start menu replacement by Pokki reached 1.5 million downloads in January, suggesting that there is still demand for the classic approach.

Chris Hare
Chris Hare
A True Tech Geek at Heart, I Started my life of being a Tech Geek at the age of 5 with the BBC Micro. Went on through most of Nintendo stuff and now a Xbox and PlayStation fan. I also leaked the information about the leaked Hotmail passwords story from October 2009 that went World Wide. I Started writing tech articles at the beginning of 2011, most of my articles are about Android phones and Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and other gaming news. When Chris has free time its with the family.


  1. Its a step in the right direction – but there is still too much ‘off’ screen and too much maximizing going on for everything. I like to have everything available to me on the screen.

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