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January 31, 2013

IObit's New Free Tool Allows Users to Get Start Menu Back in Windows 8

IObit (News - Alert), a provider of system utilities and security software for superior PC performance and security, revealed StartMenu8, a new and free system tool aimed at enabling Windows 8 users to familiarize themselves with the new Microsoft (News - Alert) operating system.

With the availability of this new tool, Windows 8 users can get a quick and convenient way to bring back both the Windows Start Menu and the Start button, and at the same time disable things like Windows 8 Hot Corners, the Metro Sidebar and hot keys.

This will give users more control over their Start Menu and feel more comfortable using Windows 8.

“IObit has a proven track record of listening closely to what users need and providing the best system utilities in the world. There may be other programs that give access to the Start Menu in Windows 8, but IObit’s SmartMenu8 is both the simplest and most comprehensive option on the market. This combination of simplicity with a very high level of customization is rare for any system utility,” Michael Zhao, marketing director at IObit, said in a statement.

In Windows 8 version, the Windows Start Menu, a staple of all Windows operating systems for the last 15 years, has been replaced with the touchscreen optimized Metro UI. If users wish to get this option back, IObit’s new tool can be of great use.

StartMenu8 allows users to automatically skip the Metro UI screen and immediately gain access to the desktop when Windows 8 loads.

StartMenu8 also offers four easy-to-use and fully configurable menus that let users remove features they don’t need or customize the start button with their own images.

Additionally, users of IObit StartMenu8 can also create quick access links to their favorite and most-used applications by right clicking to “Pin to StartMenu,” “Pin to Taskbar” or “Pin to Startup.”

“Simply install StartMenu8 and you will have the old Start Menu back just the way you want it. And the best part, it’s totally free,” Zhao added.

In November 2012, IObit released its first Android security and optimization app - Advanced Mobile Care.

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Edited by Braden Becker

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