Notice: On December 19, 2014 was launched new version of StartW8 -
New features added and new languages included. For more information, see the Changelog on the page.


StartW8 key features

  • Automatically switch to desktop immediately after signing in
  • Added Windows Start menu in Windows 8/8.1 design, but Windows 7 functionality
  • Activate menu with Win key
  • Log off, lock and turn off buttons
  • Traditional search field
  • Favourite applications
  • All user configurable
  • Support for silent installation
  • Multilanguage support (36 languages)
  • Option to ignore the Hot corner



New version was launched on December 19, 2014! You can download it here:

Softpedia download 

BrotherSoft download

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Changelog - What's new in StartW8 - December 19,2014

  • New Right Menu items.
  • StartW8 Start Menu new translation included (Romanian). - July 28,2014

  • Add new feature: Automatic refresh "All Programs" menu. 
  • Fixed bugs.





StartW8 is completely free of charge. But if you enjoy using this tool, you can consider making a financial contribution. By donating, you will help us to produce new features and updates in future. Feel free to request new functionality with your donation. We will sincerely attempt at honoring requests made this way; however we cannot guarantee that all recommendations can or will be implemented.


Thank you in advance for your support. SODATSW team.

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