Download these five tools to bring the Start menu back to Windows 8.1
Microsoft giveth, and Microsoft taketh away. In Windows 8.1, the software giant returned the Start button, but declined to link it to the familiar Start menu. Each of these programs give you a Windows 8.1 start menu...and some of them give you a great deal more. Many are free, and even the priciest costs only $5.
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