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Name: Power8
Works on: windowsWindows XP and above
Developer: Power8 Team
Version: 1.5
Last Updated: 06 Apr 2017
Release: 13 Aug 2015
Category: Tweak > System Tweak
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Power8 Details

Works on: Windows 10 | Windows 8.1 | Windows 8 | Windows 7 | Windows XP | Windows 2000 | Windows 2003 | Windows 2008 | Windows Vista | Windows 2012
SHA1 Hash: 3365a2825f8250d6bc7ba51fc3fc06e8a150b0cf
Size: 645.12 KB
File Format: msi
Rating: 2.04347826 out of 5 based on 23 user ratings
Publisher Website: External Link
Downloads: 304
License: Free
Power8 is a free software by Power8 Team and works on Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 2012.
You can download Power8 which is 645.12 KB in size and belongs to the software category System Tweak.
Power8 was released on 2015-08-13 and last updated on our database on 2017-04-06 and is currently at version 1.5.
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Power8 Description

Every Windows iteration brought about something new that wasn’t really an innovation or of any help. One change in particular managed to spark a lot of controversy, because it eliminated the popular Start Menu. This gave developers a chance to come up with methods of bringing it back, just like Power8 does.

Brings back the Start Menu in seconds

In case you’re not already used to the Start Screen or haven’t switched to Windows 10 yet, this application can bring the Start Menu back in a matter of seconds. Sure enough it only works with Windows 8/8.1, since it’s Microsoft’s only OS that has no Start Menu. You also need to make sure .NET Framework is installed, but it’s usually bundled in Windows.
Right after the installation is complete, you notice the Windows logo/button disappear from its original position, being replaced with something else. Sadly, the new button is incredibly thin, and you have to move the cursor all the way to the corner to activate it. In addition, you risk bringing the Start Screen back up, because the bottom left corner of the screen acts as a gateway.

Can completely disable Metro apps

On the other hand, the application comes with a built-in feature to Disable Metro Apps, which also eliminates the corner link so you can easily use the new Start Menu. There’s one more thing you need to consider in case the application tickles your fancy, and that is to enable the option that makes it run at startup, otherwise you need to launch it every time you want to equip the Start Menu.
Truth be told, you might be a little disappointed about the visuals, because it’s not exactly a replica of any other Windows Start Menu, nor does it have anything to make it stand out from the crowd. This doesn’t mean you can’t use it, though.
It’s fitted with most important areas of your computer, such as the control panel, libraries, this PC, as well as power options, search bar, and the classic programs list. There are some dedicated options and general controls, and even some to manage online search engines.

In conclusion

Taking everything into consideration, we can say that Power8 is an application you can give a shot, at least to take the pressure off working with the disputable Start Screen. It might not be good-looking, but it manages to satisfy your needs for such a component, and can even block Metro apps so you never have to deal with them again.

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