Though Windows 8 has been a Hit, but many people find is little irritating when they are not able to find install apps or shut down their Computers by going to Start Menu using the start button that used to be found in Bottom left corner of every earlier version of Windows OS.
Classic Shell is a collection of features that were available in older versions of Windows but were later removed. It has a customizable Start menu and Start button for Windows 7 and Windows 8, it adds a toolbar for Windows Explorer and supports a variety of smaller features.
It doesn’t change the whole windows 8 experience but brings the best of both. You can get a Windows 7 like Start Menu as well as look into the installed apps the Windows 8 way. It also offers other features such as disabling the hot corners, directly boot into Desktop mode. The developers have decided to charge a nominal fee for licence of this tool.
Win8StartButton enables the start button like the way you want keeping the UI of Windows 8 same. Which means, you click on the button and you can perform the task which can also be done by using the keyboard shortcut Windows Key + Q.
Win8 from Startdock is one of the fines way to get the start menu back in Windows 8. It looks like Windows 7 keeping the feel of Windows 8. The tool also offers few other options to totally customize the parts which you don’t like in Windows 8. But the tool comes with a price of $4.99 or a 30 day trial.