By know you should know that the latest version of Windows, Windows 8, doesn’t have a Start menu and the all new Start screen replaces it. Though the new Start screen is awesome for tablets, it doesn’t look good on non-touch devices. Because of this reason, many users are looking for workarounds to enable the good, old Start menu in Windows 8.
We have already shown you how to enable Start menu in Windows 8 Developer Preview build by editing the Windows Registry. The only problem with the trick is that it disables other Metro features such as the new Task Manager and Windows Explorer Ribbon as well.
Users who would like to enable Start menu in Windows 8 without disabling other Metro features may download and install Metro Cheat, a free software from a deviantart member.
How to use:
Step 1: Visit this page and download Metro Cheat.7z file.
Step 2: Next, use 7-Zip, WinRAR or WinZip software to extract the archive. You will get Metro.exe file.
Step 3: Run Metro.exe file with admin privilege. To do this, right-click on the software and then select Run as administrator. You are done! Hover the mouse cursor over the Start orb to see the standard Start menu.
Metro Cheat supports both x86 and x64 versions of Windows 8. We tested it on Windows 8 x86 and can confirm that it works without any issues.