Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Software News › [Softpedia] The Start Button in Windows 8 Is Gone for Good
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[Softpedia] The Start Button in Windows 8 Is Gone for Good

post #1 of 381
Thread Starter 
Quote:
One of the major changes that Microsoft introduced in Windows 8 Consumer Preview when compared to previous Windows releases was the lack of a Start button.

The move was not received well by all Windows users, since many missed the functionality it offered, but it appears that the Redmond-based software giant will move forth with its plan to strip the platform of this button.

Microsoft took the decision to launch Windows 8 without the Start button even on desktop PCs, and the decision is final.

Source
Gaming Laptop
(8 items)
 
HTC One M8
(7 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-4720HQ 2.6GHz-3.6GHz Lenovo Y50-70 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5 16GB DDR3 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1TB-8GB SSD Hybrid Hard Drive Windows 8.1 x64 15.6" 1920x1080 Backlit Keyboard 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Quad-core 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 801 Adreno 330 2GB 16GB 
OSMonitorPower
Android 4.4.3 Super LCD3 5.0 1080x1920 2600mAh 
  hide details  
Reply
Gaming Laptop
(8 items)
 
HTC One M8
(7 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-4720HQ 2.6GHz-3.6GHz Lenovo Y50-70 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5 16GB DDR3 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1TB-8GB SSD Hybrid Hard Drive Windows 8.1 x64 15.6" 1920x1080 Backlit Keyboard 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Quad-core 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 801 Adreno 330 2GB 16GB 
OSMonitorPower
Android 4.4.3 Super LCD3 5.0 1080x1920 2600mAh 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 381
If this is true, I hope they re include it with the first service pack.
Main System
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 560 @ 4.00Ghz Asus EVO USB3.0 GTX 670 8 GB 1600 Corsair 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 830 128GB, 80GB Raptor, 1 TB 7200 RPM, ... LG Zalman CNPS 9700 Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Dell U2311H 23" HP ZR30w Razer Black Widow Ultimate Edition Corsair TX650w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 600T Special Edition (White) Razer Imperator 4G Absent Asus Xonar DS, Sony STR-DH720 Reciever , Sennhi... 
  hide details  
Reply
Main System
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 560 @ 4.00Ghz Asus EVO USB3.0 GTX 670 8 GB 1600 Corsair 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 830 128GB, 80GB Raptor, 1 TB 7200 RPM, ... LG Zalman CNPS 9700 Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Dell U2311H 23" HP ZR30w Razer Black Widow Ultimate Edition Corsair TX650w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 600T Special Edition (White) Razer Imperator 4G Absent Asus Xonar DS, Sony STR-DH720 Reciever , Sennhi... 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 381
I was kind of expecting that.

I think Windows 8 will be more of a smartphone/tablet OS.

Thanks for sharing!thumb.gif
post #4 of 381
Windows is over. To Linux...
Main Rig.
(14 items)
 
Battlefield 2 review.
Battlefield 2 PC Game EA
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Bulldozer FX4100 Gigabyte GA-M68MT-S2 MSI 7770 Kingston Hyper X | 2 x 2 GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD 2 TB  LiteON DVD/CD R-W Drive AMD Standard cooler Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
32' Luxor Full HD TV Microsoft comfort curce Antec 450 Watt OcUK Value case 
MouseAudio
Microsoft wireless mouse Logitech speakers & Bass 
  hide details  
Reply
Main Rig.
(14 items)
 
Battlefield 2 review.
Battlefield 2 PC Game EA
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Bulldozer FX4100 Gigabyte GA-M68MT-S2 MSI 7770 Kingston Hyper X | 2 x 2 GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD 2 TB  LiteON DVD/CD R-W Drive AMD Standard cooler Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
32' Luxor Full HD TV Microsoft comfort curce Antec 450 Watt OcUK Value case 
MouseAudio
Microsoft wireless mouse Logitech speakers & Bass 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 381
Cue the wildly excitable "OMG my life is over!" responses tongue.gif

I'm not bothered by this, I hardly use the actual icons in the menu in w7, so it's not too jarring to my workflow.
3rd party devs working on a start menu replacement aren't they?


cheers
brasc
The Main One.
(17 items)
 
The Other One.
(11 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 3930K @ 4.4 RIVE EVGA Titan X (x3) Vengeance 1866 - 32GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
RAID0 4 x SanDisk Extreme II RAID0 4 x SanDisk Extreme II RAID0 2 x Corsair Force 120GB  Hitachi Deskstar 4TB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
WD Green 3TB Corsair H100 + 2 x GT1850RPM Pull Windows 8.1 Pro Acer Predator XB270HU x 2 
KeyboardPowerCaseAudio
Corsair K60 Corsair AX1200i 800D Schiit Magni Modi 
Audio
Sennheiser HD380PRO 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 2600K @ 4.8 ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME EVGA 780 Ti SC x 2 EVGA Titan 
RAMCoolingOSKeyboard
Corsair Vengeance® - 16GB Dual Channel Kit Corsair H100 Windows 8.1 Logitech Media Keyboard 600 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair HX1000W Corsair Obsidian 700D Logitech G500 
  hide details  
Reply
The Main One.
(17 items)
 
The Other One.
(11 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 3930K @ 4.4 RIVE EVGA Titan X (x3) Vengeance 1866 - 32GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
RAID0 4 x SanDisk Extreme II RAID0 4 x SanDisk Extreme II RAID0 2 x Corsair Force 120GB  Hitachi Deskstar 4TB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
WD Green 3TB Corsair H100 + 2 x GT1850RPM Pull Windows 8.1 Pro Acer Predator XB270HU x 2 
KeyboardPowerCaseAudio
Corsair K60 Corsair AX1200i 800D Schiit Magni Modi 
Audio
Sennheiser HD380PRO 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 2600K @ 4.8 ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME EVGA 780 Ti SC x 2 EVGA Titan 
RAMCoolingOSKeyboard
Corsair Vengeance® - 16GB Dual Channel Kit Corsair H100 Windows 8.1 Logitech Media Keyboard 600 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair HX1000W Corsair Obsidian 700D Logitech G500 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 381
We'll see, Microsoft, we'll see. I won't be buying it at all if that's the case. I want to completel disable Metro and use it like I'm using Windows 7. Otherwise I won't use it at all and I'll wait until they DO put it back in. Which they inevitably will.
The Riginator
(20 items)
 
 
Wife's Rig
(5 items)
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Qualcomm Snapdragon S600 Adreno 330 2GB LPDDR3 NAND Storage 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung 32GB MicroSD Android 4.4.2 KitKat 5 inch (441ppi) 1080x1920 Super AMOLED SwiftKey 
Power
2600mAh Battery 
  hide details  
Reply
The Riginator
(20 items)
 
 
Wife's Rig
(5 items)
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Qualcomm Snapdragon S600 Adreno 330 2GB LPDDR3 NAND Storage 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung 32GB MicroSD Android 4.4.2 KitKat 5 inch (441ppi) 1080x1920 Super AMOLED SwiftKey 
Power
2600mAh Battery 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 381
Meh, just copy the shell from Windows 7 over.
Primary
(15 items)
 
Secondary
(13 items)
 
In progress
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820K @ 4.2/3.5GHz core/uncore, 1.175/1.15v Gigabyte X99 SOC Champion (F22n) Gigabyte AORUS GTX 1080 Ti (F3P) @ 2025/1485, 1... 4x4GiB Crucial @ 2667, 12-12-12-28-T1, 1.34v 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Plextor M6e 128GB (fw 1.06) M.2 (PCI-E 2.0 2x) 2x Crucial M4 256GB 4x WD Scorpio Black 500GB Noctua NH-D15 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 BenQ BL3200PT Filco Majestouch Tenkeyless (MX Brown) Corsair RM1000x 
CaseMouseAudio
Fractal Design Define R4 Logitech G402 Realtek ALC1150 + M-Audio AV40 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X5670 @ 4.4/3.2GHz core/uncore, 1.36 vcore, 1.2... Gigabyte X58A-UD5 r2.0 w/FF3mod10 BIOS Sapphire Fury Nitro OC+ @ 1053/500, 1.225vGPU/1... 2x Samsung MV-3V4G3D/US @ 2000, 10-11-11-30-T1,... 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
1x Crucial BLT4G3D1608ET3LX0 @ 2000, 10-11-11-3... OCZ (Toshiba) Trion 150 120GB Hyundai Sapphire 120GB 3x Hitachi Deskstar 7k1000.C 1TB 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 Antec TP-750 Fractal Design R5 
Audio
ASUS Xonar DS 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-6800K @ 4.3/3.5GHz core/uncore, 1.36/1.2v ASRock X99 OC Formula (P3.10) GTX 780 (temporary) 4x4GiB Crucial DDR4-2400 @ 11-13-12-28-T2, 1.33v 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Intel 600p 256GB NVMe 2x HGST Travelstar 7k1000 1TB Corsair H55 (temporary) Windows Server 2016 Datacenter 
PowerCase
Seasonic SS-860XP2 Corsair Carbide Air 540 
  hide details  
Reply
Primary
(15 items)
 
Secondary
(13 items)
 
In progress
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820K @ 4.2/3.5GHz core/uncore, 1.175/1.15v Gigabyte X99 SOC Champion (F22n) Gigabyte AORUS GTX 1080 Ti (F3P) @ 2025/1485, 1... 4x4GiB Crucial @ 2667, 12-12-12-28-T1, 1.34v 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Plextor M6e 128GB (fw 1.06) M.2 (PCI-E 2.0 2x) 2x Crucial M4 256GB 4x WD Scorpio Black 500GB Noctua NH-D15 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 BenQ BL3200PT Filco Majestouch Tenkeyless (MX Brown) Corsair RM1000x 
CaseMouseAudio
Fractal Design Define R4 Logitech G402 Realtek ALC1150 + M-Audio AV40 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X5670 @ 4.4/3.2GHz core/uncore, 1.36 vcore, 1.2... Gigabyte X58A-UD5 r2.0 w/FF3mod10 BIOS Sapphire Fury Nitro OC+ @ 1053/500, 1.225vGPU/1... 2x Samsung MV-3V4G3D/US @ 2000, 10-11-11-30-T1,... 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
1x Crucial BLT4G3D1608ET3LX0 @ 2000, 10-11-11-3... OCZ (Toshiba) Trion 150 120GB Hyundai Sapphire 120GB 3x Hitachi Deskstar 7k1000.C 1TB 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 Antec TP-750 Fractal Design R5 
Audio
ASUS Xonar DS 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-6800K @ 4.3/3.5GHz core/uncore, 1.36/1.2v ASRock X99 OC Formula (P3.10) GTX 780 (temporary) 4x4GiB Crucial DDR4-2400 @ 11-13-12-28-T2, 1.33v 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Intel 600p 256GB NVMe 2x HGST Travelstar 7k1000 1TB Corsair H55 (temporary) Windows Server 2016 Datacenter 
PowerCase
Seasonic SS-860XP2 Corsair Carbide Air 540 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 381
Don't buy it, nobody should support this crud. Metro and Ribbon are both terrible for desktop PCs.
VIP3R
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3820k ASRock Fatal1ty X79 AMD 280x 32GB G.Skill 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial MX100 8x Noctual IndustrialPPC Win7 64-bit X-Star PLS 90hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
IBM Model M mini BeQuiet Dark Power Pro 850w Mountain Mods H2GO Roccat KPM 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Artisan Shiden-Kai mid CI-Audio VDA2 DAC Beyerdynamic DT880 '03 Millet Max Hybrid Amp 
  hide details  
Reply
VIP3R
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3820k ASRock Fatal1ty X79 AMD 280x 32GB G.Skill 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial MX100 8x Noctual IndustrialPPC Win7 64-bit X-Star PLS 90hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
IBM Model M mini BeQuiet Dark Power Pro 850w Mountain Mods H2GO Roccat KPM 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Artisan Shiden-Kai mid CI-Audio VDA2 DAC Beyerdynamic DT880 '03 Millet Max Hybrid Amp 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 381
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blameless View Post

Meh, just copy the shell from Windows 7 over.

Do you think that would work?
Main Rig.
(14 items)
 
Battlefield 2 review.
Battlefield 2 PC Game EA
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Bulldozer FX4100 Gigabyte GA-M68MT-S2 MSI 7770 Kingston Hyper X | 2 x 2 GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD 2 TB  LiteON DVD/CD R-W Drive AMD Standard cooler Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
32' Luxor Full HD TV Microsoft comfort curce Antec 450 Watt OcUK Value case 
MouseAudio
Microsoft wireless mouse Logitech speakers & Bass 
  hide details  
Reply
Main Rig.
(14 items)
 
Battlefield 2 review.
Battlefield 2 PC Game EA
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Bulldozer FX4100 Gigabyte GA-M68MT-S2 MSI 7770 Kingston Hyper X | 2 x 2 GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD 2 TB  LiteON DVD/CD R-W Drive AMD Standard cooler Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
32' Luxor Full HD TV Microsoft comfort curce Antec 450 Watt OcUK Value case 
MouseAudio
Microsoft wireless mouse Logitech speakers & Bass 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 381
Yea, i'll be passing on windows 8 then. Enjoy more disatisfied customers smile.gif
bankaikiller
(16 items)
 
Bankai laptop
(11 items)
 
Glowing Reaper
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 2500k @4.1ghz Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 (3waysli) 2 gtx 560 ti's evga super clocked G.Skill 8gigs 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
500gig 7200rpm hdd + corsair force gt SSD 120 gig corsair h60 Windows 7 acer S231HL 
PowerCaseAudioOther
800 watt corsair NZXT Tempest EVO  USB Creative sound blaster X-FI Go Pro Razer Carcharias headphones 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD K12 quadcore processor 4MB l2 cache 358D AMD Radeon(TM) HD 6620G integrated  AMD Radeon 6750M dedicated (crossfired with 6620g) 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
6gigs 640 5,000 RPM Blue ray player Coolin pad and hp coolsense tempature control 
OSKeyboardAudio
Windows 7 Asus Beats 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom 6core 1045T @ 3.2 Ghz ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890FX Amd radeon 6870 8gigs ddr3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB sata Barracuda Compact disk DVD+RW air  Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
S231HL LCD Monitor Asus 800 Watt corsair GS 800 Roswell 
MouseAudio
Asus realtek 
  hide details  
Reply
bankaikiller
(16 items)
 
Bankai laptop
(11 items)
 
Glowing Reaper
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 2500k @4.1ghz Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 (3waysli) 2 gtx 560 ti's evga super clocked G.Skill 8gigs 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
500gig 7200rpm hdd + corsair force gt SSD 120 gig corsair h60 Windows 7 acer S231HL 
PowerCaseAudioOther
800 watt corsair NZXT Tempest EVO  USB Creative sound blaster X-FI Go Pro Razer Carcharias headphones 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD K12 quadcore processor 4MB l2 cache 358D AMD Radeon(TM) HD 6620G integrated  AMD Radeon 6750M dedicated (crossfired with 6620g) 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
6gigs 640 5,000 RPM Blue ray player Coolin pad and hp coolsense tempature control 
OSKeyboardAudio
Windows 7 Asus Beats 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom 6core 1045T @ 3.2 Ghz ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890FX Amd radeon 6870 8gigs ddr3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB sata Barracuda Compact disk DVD+RW air  Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
S231HL LCD Monitor Asus 800 Watt corsair GS 800 Roswell 
MouseAudio
Asus realtek 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Software News
Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Software News › [Softpedia] The Start Button in Windows 8 Is Gone for Good