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How Do I Add a Metro© Start Button to Windows® 8

June 25, 2012  |  Difficulty: Easy

Metro© start button using solution from Stardock®

Many Windows® users miss the familiar Start button and its associated menu in Windows® 8 that was released to the general public at a mobile conference in Barcelona, Spain, during the first quarter of 2012. Many developers addressed this issue and released applications to add this button onto a user’s desktop. There are several options and applications available that provide solutions for those who desire to have this button on their desktop. This article describes one such solution from Stardock®, that is designed in the Metro© style for Windows®, giving a seamless appearance.

 Adding Metro© start button to Windows® 8:

  1. Open your Internet browser and download Start8© installer.
  2. Launch the downloaded file.
  3. On the Welcome Screen, click on the “Next” button.
  4. Read the license agreement and select the “I agree to the term of this license agreement” option button. Click on the “Next” button.
  5. Specify the installation folder and click on the “Next” button.
  6. When the installation process finishes click on the “Finish” button.

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