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Windows 8 Start Menu Switcher by Ruanmei Windows 8 Start Menu Switcher by Ruanmei
Windows 8 Start Menu Switcher v1.01:

Find back your Windows 8's classic Start Menu, now you just need one click to do it quickly.

Okay, click '7' when you want a classic start menu in Win8, or you can click '8' back to the default.

Windows 8 Start Menu Switcher v1.01 is written by C++ WTL, and it is only 79kb, a portable utility. IT works for Windows 8 Developer Preview.

Feel free to use it and wish you will like it.

BTW, a more powerful toy comes: 'Windows 8 Start Tweaker'.

Powered by for Win8 Master.

© 2011 Ruanmei.
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patobb Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
Doesn´t work :( and I was so happy thinking that it solved all the problems I have with start menu on win8...
cubedj Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
hi - is somewhere available to download your Win8 optimizes Master 1.02 in english?.. your website says that this release is available in simplified chinese and in english as well but software is only in chinese ;))
MercuryX Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
....would be nice to have a more up to date one, like for us that are on release preview >_>
wvanpoppel Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
How must I download Switcher v1.01, when it becomes only in chinees ?
I don't can read Chinees?
Gr. W. van Poppel
Rizonesoft Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Microsoft removed the Start Menu and the Start Button completely. If I wanted to do all my office work on a tablet, I would have gone and bought myself a new iPad (which I still might do, if I’m forced to choose between a Windows tablet and an iPad). Why can’t we just leave the tablet market to Apple and the PC market to Microsoft? Don’t get me wrong, I like Windows 8 in general, but what happened to freedom of speech and choices. In Windows XP we had the choice to switch back to the Classic Start Menu and in Windows 7 we have XP Mode.

It looks like in Windows 8, the only choices we have are to tablet or not to tablet. Rizonesoft started a petition to ask Microsoft to at least give us a choice between the interfaces and bring the Start Menu back. Go here: [link] for more information about the petition. Please help Rizonesoft accomplish this almost impossible task by signing and sharing this petition.
Charles-the-Great Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Question will this be updated for the new release?
coppyeye Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
The origin of the Chinese foreign forum software, forum and I fully support!
jameehu Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
jameehu Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
ruan mei !!
phrozencrew2020 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
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