Apr 16, 2013

Is Microsoft Bringing The Start Button Back in Windows 8?

Many users have been reluctant to move to Windows 8 because they don't want to use the new Start Screen which isn't as intuitive as what we've all grown to love.

Even though there are third party apps that will bring back the Start Button and allow you to default to desktop mode, it appears that Microsoft may be bringing the Start Button back in their Blue release.

From ZDNet:

Reports from a couple of different forums from this past weekend raised the possibility that Microsoft might be moving toward allowing users to skip booting into the Metro-Style Start menu and instead start their PCs in desktop mode. (Winbeta.org noted the thread about this on April 14.) 
One of my sources confirmed this is now looking like the plan and added that Microsoft is also considering bringing back the Start button as an option with Windows Blue. 
It's not 100 percent sure that either/both of these options will be baked into the final Blue release, which is expected to be released to manufacturing on or around August 2013. I guess we'll have a better indication once the next milestone build, a.k.a. the Blue Preview, leaks — or when the public version of that preview goes live around June.

What do you think about this? If you have been holding off on moving to Windows 8 will this change your mind? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments.

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