Microsoft is trying to save Windows 8 with Windows 8.1, but Windows 8.1 is still lacking the number 1 thing that people have complained about.  The start menu.   People hate using that Metro start screen.  There is hope to get the start menu back in the form of the Classical shell which allows you to select classical types of start menus including Windows 8.  The best part of the classical shell is that it has same functions as the real start menu. windows 8.1 start menu Below are tools to get the start menu back.