Classic Start 8 Support for Traditional Start Menu Style for Use with Windows® 8

Start Menu FAQ

Use the FAQ below to get your questions answered about Classic Start 8 – the Windows® 7 style start menu designed for use with Windows® 8.

What is Classic Start 8?

Classic Start 8 is a free application that offers a Windows® 7 style Start menu for the Windows® 8 user interface. Classic Start 8 provides the familiar form and function of a Windows® 7 Start menu and works seamlessly with Windows® 8. The easy-to-use application is the ideal alternative for those who prefer the traditional Start menu style but also want to use the latest Windows® 8 software technology.

What are the system requirements for using Classic Start 8?

To install and use Classic start 8 you need to meet these minimum system requirements:

  • Windows® 8 32/64 Bit operating system
  • 5 MB of free disk space
How do I disable opening Classic Start 8 from the "Windows" key?

To disable Classic Start 8 from opening,

  • press the "Windows" key and right-click on the Classic Start 8 tile
  • a popup menu will appear
  • uncheck the first menu item stating "Windows key opens Classic Start 8"
  • close the popup menu by pressing the “Esc” key or clicking outside the menu box.

Opening Classic Start 8 from the "Windows" key is now disabled.

How do I uninstall Classic Start 8?

To uninstall a Classic start 8 follow these steps:

  • Open the Windows® 8 Start menu
  • Right-click on the tile of the Classic Start 8
  • At the bottom of the screen, a new bar will appear
  • Click the 'Uninstall' icon
  • The classic 'Program and features' section of the Control panel is opened

Simply right-click on the application and select 'Uninstall'

How do I disable Classic Start 8 from running after startup?

To disable Classic Start 8 from running after startup follow the same steps as for uninstalling:

To uninstall a Classic start 8 follow these steps:

  • Open the Windows® 8 Start menu
  • Right-click on the tile of the Classic Start 8
  • At the bottom of the screen, a new bar will appear
  • Click the 'Uninstall' icon
  • The classic 'Program and features' section of the Control panel is opened

Simply right-click on the application and select 'Uninstall'

How do I close Classic Start 8?

To close Classic Start 8 follow these steps:

  • Right-click on the task bar
  • Select "Toolbar" in the popup menu
  • Uncheck "Classic Start 8"

Classic Start 8 icon has been removed from the task bar