Microsoft has undoubtedly listened to adequate customer feedback to understand that the famous Windows Start menu within its Windows software application needs to exist. After removing the Start menu option in Windows 8 and 8.1, the software application giant has introduced a new Start menu as part of the current release of Windows 10. Nevertheless, it’s not exactly what it utilized to be and definitely doesn’t fulfill the needs of those who choose the timeless Start menu of Windows of yesteryear. That’s where Start10 from StarDock enters play.

StarDock as a business initially carved a market for itself back in the 1990s by dishing out software to Windows users that basically permitted the platform to be “skinned”. Personalization was a big thing at that time with users wanting to deviate far from the Microsoft look and use their own custom themes. That level of personalization isn’t really as popular as it utilized to be as corporations continue to establish the general visual of their items in addition to the consisted of feature sets. Start10 is a customizable Start menu application that reestablishes the timeless appearance and feel of the initial Windows Start menu.


The software is a continuation of the Start8 providing, and is currently readily available in a beta format. Installing the app enables the user to do away with things like the live tiles on the Windows 10 Start menu and reestablish a more traditional variation that was found within Windows 7. Features consist of reintroducing the Browse bar back into the Start menu, along with including back the quick connect to the core system functionality that has actually been eliminated as part of Windows 10. Start10 likewise revives the great old “All Programs” menu, which has actually been a choice for a large part of users, however was taken away after Windows 7.


StarDock have likewise had the foresight of making the software configurable so it isn’t a case of “one or the other”. For those that miss out on certain elements of Windows 7, however desire to keep the aesthetic of Windows 10, it’s possible to change particular choices on and off in addition to completely personalize how the Start button really looks, by skinning it. Currently in beta, Start10 is offered as an office purchase for $ 4.99, however a 30-day trial is also offered. A slightly elevated price to pay possibly, but for those desperate to obtain that Windows 7 Start menu back, it might be a steal.

Look into Start10 in action, in the video below.

(Download: Start10 for Windows 10)

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