Windows – Is it possible to have a Start button for Windows 8 without any Application

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Well I have seen some applications having Windows Start button.

But is there any trick to have the Windows Start button without downloading any application ?

Best Answer

I think, a reasonable compromise to replicate the Start button functionality is to build tiles corresponding to the features offered through the Start button & group them together.

Scott Hanselman has a nice article on how you can customize Start menu options as shortcuts and then make them accessible through Tiles.

For instance, to Shutdown the PC with a single click, create a shortcut on the desktop with the Target set to c:\Windows\System32\Shutdown.exe -s -t 00. To make this shortcut appear as a Tile on the Metro Home screen, right click on the desktop shortcut and select Pin to Start from context menu.