Windows 8 Menu Switcher 1.0      

Size:  480KB

License:   FREE

Publisher:  Publisher | Listed Programs

Release Date:   2011-09-19

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OS:  Windows 8 (32-Bit)

Downloads:   7643

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Software Product Description

Switch easily between Windows 8 old Start Menu and Windows Metro Style start screen.

This tool hides in system tray (notification area). Just click any of the icons representing the old Windows Start Menu (orb) or Windows Metro Style to modify windows registry. Then click Restart Explorer you'll see the changes.

This will change to the old windows start menu (orb) in Windows 8, but it will also disable Explorer with ribbon and taskmanager. And if you want to keep Ribbon Explorer and the New TaskManager, use the button which requires admin privileges instead of the icons.

All changes are reversible.


  • Run at startup, so you can change it anytime you want
  • Hides on system tray (notification area)
  • Only works on Windows 8
  • tested on Windows 8 32bits build 8102
  • special button to only enable/disable old windows start menu (keeps ribbon explorer and new taskmanager), requires admin privileges