StartIsBack 2.1.2 / StartIsBack+ 1.7.6 / StartIsBack++ 2.6

StartIsBack is a great way to relieve your (and your users) Windows 8 pain. StartIsBack returns Windows 8 a real fully featured start menu and start button, behaving exactly like the ones in Windows 7. StartIsBack radically improves desktop usability and makes new Start screen clutter-free. StartIsBack is fully native lightweight zero-privileges program, cheap and fair, fast, stable and secure. Boot to desktop; Original fully-featured Windows 7 start menu; Desktop and Modern interfaces clearly separated; Make Start screen clutter-free; Totally native; Rich customization and configuration; And More to come! Think of it as a transition path which Microsoft should have made for Windows 8. StartIsBack+ is the all-new version of StartIsBack for Windows 8.1. It's a FREE upgrade for all StartIsBack users. With Windows 10 StartIsBack++ is your pick.


  • Changes in ++ 2.6:
  • Support for Windows 10 Spring 2018 update pre-release builds

  • Acrylic and Acrylic+ blurring styles are added

  • Microsoft Edge prelaunching can be disabled

  • Added Properties context menu item for metro apps

  • Various fixes and improvements



Download | StartIsBack 2.1.2 (for Windows 8)

Download | StartIsBack+ 1.7.6 (for Windows 8.1)

Download | StartIsBack++ 2.6 (for Windows 10)

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Crack | StartIsBack (for 2.1.2)

Crack | StartIsBack+ (for 1.7.5)

Fix | StartIsBack++ (for 2.6) (forum post) | Courtesy of zd423

Note: The cracked versions can be used on its own. Simply run the cracked setup.