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Windows 8 will not get true Start Menu with next update, as rumored

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 03 Jun 2014 19:51 User comments (1)

Windows 8 will not get true Start Menu with next update, as rumored According to ZDnet, Microsoft will not be including a true Start Menu (as rumored) with its upcoming Windows 8.1 Update 2.
The next update is expected to be released later this summer, likely in August.

Allegedly, the software giant will wait to add back a Start Menu until "Threshold," the code name for the next major Windows release (maybe called Windows 9 eventually) is released in April 2015.

It is unclear why Microsoft is delaying the feature (which was unveiled officially at BUILD), but of course it was always just a rumor to begin with that it would be part of the update. The rumored new Start Menu will be different from the familiar XP/Vista/7 menu as it will incorporate the "Metro" theme and screen concept.

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16.6.2014 21:29

It would seem to me that MS wants to hold the Start Menu for their next windows release so that people would be more likely to switch if the Start Menu was that big of a thing to them.


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