Windows 8.1–Return of the Start Menu

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That’s right Windows 8 and 8.1 users, Microsoft is finally caving to the repeated calls for the return of the Start Menu.  It will be pushed out in Windows Updates to users running Windows 8.1.  If you have not upgraded your Windows 8 installation to 8.1, go to the Store (click on the Store tile) and run the upgrade.

We have been satisfying our clients desires for a Start Menu in Windows 8 by installing the free application from Classic Shell.  Not sure what this update is going to do to users who installed this or another third-party Start Menu replacement product.  Stay tuned for further developments.


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