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Microsoft finally responds to the masses, the Start menu is coming back

Update to Windows 8.1 features Windows 7 style Start menu with tiles

Author: Ken Charvoz/Friday, April 04, 2014/Categories: Technology

The news this morning is good if you are one of the millions of Windows users that didn't appreciate Microsoft taking away the Start menu in Windows 8. It's expected that an update later this year, not the one due out this month however, will feature a Windows 7 style Start menu that also has Metro-style tiles.

Windows 8.1 update screenshot of Start menu

The update was announced at the Microsoft Build developer conference Wednesday. Other updates to look for in future updates include the introduction of Cortana, a voice-powered personal assistant similar to Siri, and Metro apps that run in traditional windows in the desktop environment.

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Ken Charvoz
Ken Charvoz

Ken Charvoz

Ken is an accidental geek on (at least) his 5th career. Ken has written dozens of manuals and how-to’s as a blogger and the Managing Technology Editor for The OASIS Institute. Follow Ken on Twitter at @KenCharvoz Other posts by Ken Charvoz
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