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Start Menu 8

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IObit Start Menu 8 is a small application that lets you add a Start button to your Windows 8 operating system. This button as you may know has disappeared with the emergence of the Metro interface and unless you are using a touch screen device Metro may not be suitable to your computer that uses mouse for navigation. For this reason IObit offers easy switching to the old fashioned layout with a Start button without interfering with the operating system. Furthermore, you can switch back to Metro in one click so this way you can have best of both worlds for faster navigation and multitasking. You can configure many options and settings for best personalization and the program offers a very simple and intuitive interface for an easy setup process.

- Replace Metro layout to Windows 8 Start menu.
- Easily shift to and from original settings.
- Faster access to programs and files.
- Customizable settings and intuitive easy use.
- Easily adjust settings and options.
- Setup wizard to help walk through preferences.
- Supports all OS of the Windows family.

- Closed source code.
- No portable version available.
- Monetizes users (contains advertising).
- The installer may contain third-party advertising.
System Requirements
- 1500 MHz central processing unit.
- 512 Mb RAM memory or more.
- 37 Mb free hard disk space.
- 32 Bit or 64 Bit hardware architecture (x86 or x64).
- Operating system Windows 8
Developer: IObit
Status: Adware
Installer: Inno Setup
Detailed information

Supported formats: Not available

Analytical data: Comparison

File properties: Detailed information Checksums
File Name                       : iobit.start.menu.exe
Directory                       : files.xetbox.com/downloads/software/system/components
File Size                       : 9.1 MB
File Modification Date/Time     : 2015:10:09 19:39:43+02:00
File Type                       : Win32 EXE
MIME Type                       : application/octet-stream
Machine Type                    : Intel 386 or later, and compatibles
Time Stamp                      : 2013:10:13 10:19:32+02:00
PE Type                         : PE32
Linker Version                  : 2.25
Code Size                       : 65024
Initialized Data Size           : 73216
Uninitialized Data Size         : 0
Entry Point                     : 0x113bc
OS Version                      : 5.0
Image Version                   : 6.0
Subsystem Version               : 5.0
Subsystem                       : Windows GUI
File Version Number             :
Product Version Number          :
File Flags Mask                 : 0x003f
File Flags                      : (none)
File OS                         : Win32
Object File Type                : Executable application
File Subtype                    : 0
Language Code                   : Neutral
Character Set                   : Unicode
Comments                        : This installation was built with Inno Setup.
Company Name                    : IObit
File Description                : Start Menu 8 Setup
File Version                    :
Legal Copyright                 : Copyright © 2012-2015
Product Name                    : Start Menu 8
Product Version                 :
CRC32: 890593EF
MD5: 01FE658F5B067872AAD99D5DF0237C9B
SHA1: B71A554C7C04441D1D1D3F2B662C595E45FCF2B7
SHA256: a63df7efc5049b7ed8551c798274911cc0a6d18d8bf6d88604b23330fab87a8e

Last updated: 09/10/2015 Update History
2015-10-09 21:48:44
2015-03-25 18:35:49
2015-01-15 22:37:13
2015-01-12 13:25:24
2014-11-18 19:26:56
2014-09-29 21:29:53
2014-06-30 14:51:46
2013-12-03 18:20:50

Digital Signature: Available


Portable version: Not available

Paid alternative: No data

Awards: Not available

Relationship: Start menu, Gadgets

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