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  1. Joined : Jan 2014
    Carencro, LA 70520
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       16 Jan 2014 #1

    Windows 8.1 Update 1 was expected to bring back the Start Menu and thus make Microsoft’s modern operating system a bit more user-friendly.

    It turns out, however, that Microsoft will actually wait until Windows 9 to relaunch the Start Menu in Windows, which means that the upcoming Windows 8.1 Update 1 will lack this particular feature.

    Microsoft watchers Mary Jo Foley and Paul Thurrott talked about this improvement in Windows Weekly, explaining that people close to the development process hinted that the Start Menu wouldn’t arrive sooner than Windows 9.
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  2.    16 Jan 2014 #2

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  3. Joined : Nov 2013
    Land of 10,000 lakes
    Posts : 10,346
    W10 Pro, W10 Home
       16 Jan 2014 #3

    I run Classic Shell on Windows 8.1 and it works just fine, so the addition of a Start Menu isn't a big deal for me.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 104
    Windows 7 x64 HP
       16 Jan 2014 #4

    Well, Windows 9 looks promising then. I just hope that MS won't break something else.
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  5. Joined : Nov 2013
    Idaho USA
    Posts : 4,534
    OS X, Win 10
       17 Jan 2014 #5

    . . .please MS do not return what is noting more than something that is not needed.
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  6.    17 Jan 2014 #6

    It wont make any difference to me whether they bring the Start button back in 9 or not as I've not actually missed it.
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  7. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,198
    Windows 10 IoT
       17 Jan 2014 #7

    The old start menu isn't something I'd use or miss, but I'm fine with them bringing it back as long as I can turn it off if I want. Metro apps being able to run windowed and resizable is something I look forward to though.
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  8. Joined : Dec 2013
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    Windows IP 15007 Windows 14393.693
       17 Jan 2014 #8

    I don't miss it at all, got used to 8.1 ignoring Metro.
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  9.    17 Jan 2014 #9

    I've been up and down on my opinions of W8 and the whole Metro/Modern thing, but I do like the traditional Start Menu more than the start screen. I'm a lot more comfortable on W7, but can deal with W8 if I really need to.
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  10.    17 Jan 2014 #10

    Well, guess I'm in the minority here but I like and use the Start Button/Menu alot. Its convenient , compact, and in alphabetical order. (something that appeals to my borderline OCD )
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