Stardock Start8 1.56 / Start10 1.56

Bring back the Windows Start menu with Start8. Start8 returns the same Windows 7-style Start menu you have depended upon, while adding enhancements just for Windows 8. Quickly access your applications, devices, music, videos and documents the way you always have with Start 8. Features include a Windows 7-style Start menu with Windows 8 enhancements; Search for Windows 8-style (Modern UI) apps; Pin desktop and Metro apps; Boot directly to the Windows 8 desktop; Make the Windows 8 Start screen accessible from the Start menu; Jump List support; Unified Search for apps, settings and files; One click access to shut down, devices, music, documents, and videos. In addition to that, it offers Configurable Start menu size; Clean, streamlined UI; Option to disable the desktop Windows 8 "hot spots"; Changing of "Start" button, and a lot more. Start10 brings a more familiar look and feel to the Windows 10 start menu.


  • Changes in Start10 1.56:
  • Fixed activation window opening twice
  • Fixed taskbar texture issue



Changelog | Start8

Changelog | Start10

Download | Start8 1.56 (for Windows 8, 8.1)

Download | Start10 1.56 (for Windows 10)

Precracked | Start8 1.56

Precracked | Start10 1.00

Patch | (for Start8)