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With buyers returning PCs to change them for Windows 7 models, and PC builders installing one of the start menu add-ons on machines as standard, you'd think Microsoft would have got the message, but no.

From information leaking out it appears that Windows Blue (the next version/update to Windows 8) will only have a 'start' button that launches the 'modern' start screen.

This isn't going to make any difference to desktop users. They are still going to want a proper 'start menu'. I'm not a luddite but really do find the 'modern' UI impractical on a desktop machine. Tablets, yes, desktops, definitely no. Yes, searching for applications does work, but it takes more keystrokes and time.

Windows 8 can work sucessfully as a tablet OS and desktop but will need external add-ons to do so for the foreseeable future. Sad.

Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2013 8:42 PM Windows 8 | Back to top

Comments on this post: Windows Start Button and Menu coming back with Windows Blue? No, sadly it isn't.

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Informative post.I am also want a proper start menu features.I personally used windows8 in my desktop.
Left by The Ultimate Online Tips and Tri on Apr 26, 2013 2:28 AM

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Thanks for the info. The lack of a start menu has its drawbacks and hopefully this will be addressed in subsequent updates.
Left by BSO on Apr 28, 2013 10:47 PM

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