The Start menu has had quite an interesting evolution on the Windows desktop, and although nobody could have ever guessed that such a feature would become the foundation of what’s often called Microsoft’s second biggest operating system failure after Windows Vista, people are really attached to it and want it back on their PCs.

And after trying really hard to push the Start screen as a Start menu replacement in Windows 8, Microsoft has decided to give customers more choices and actually let them decide which feature they want to use.

This change of strategy will take place in Windows 10, when it comes out later this year, but Microsoft has already started bragging about the return of the Start menu.

It’s no surprise that Microsoft is using the Start menu to bring more people on Windows 10, but it’s also another way to admit its own mistake, as removing this feature in Windows 8 and not giving users the power to choose was indeed the decision that ignited the whole criticism.