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StartIsBack Reviews

StartIsBack returns Windows 10 and Windows 8 a real fully featured start menu and start button, behaving exactly like the ones in Windows 7. It's totally awesome and easy solution for your new Windows woes.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about StartIsBack and what they use it for.
  • PSA: If anyone wants a better start menu experience on Windows, install Open Shell
    If you use Windows 10, startisback is by the same dev as StartAllBack: - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • I made Windows 10 look like Windows 8.1
    Just a sec, I made Windows 10 look like Windows 8.1 with Startisback (get it at if you don't have it). - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Glad to say I stayed with vegas pro since i started editing about 7 years ago. Just finished cutting 1000+ clips from EOS r6 10bit clog3 and a7iii 8bit final time of 1 and half hour in my laptop and it never had a single hic-cup. Might be due to the last build 636 update that it is much stable now. you there....its a windows 10 and I added startallback ( for that sweet windows 7 logo only. I hate that boxy logo design of win 10. It's a msi prestige 15 11th gen i7 with 16gb ram. Video cards are Intel Iris Xe and Nvidia 1650. The intel graphics tends to do better when selected as primary for vegas pro since it runs parallel with nvidia and can decode faster that way. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • Everyday Im reminded I will lose Windows 8.1 in less then a year. I saw some people posting their setups so I thought it might be a not bad idea to post mine.
    Non-free: - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • Honestly, Windows 11 is not that impressive.
    StartAllBack,, 30-day trial and $4.99 after that. I wasn't totally satisficed with it. When Start11 added the Windows 10 start menu, I went back to it. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Why is the damn taskbar so big and why isn't there a small taskbar button option? (Windows 11 21H2 22000.194)
    StatIsBack, or StartAllBack, same, but startall takes you directly to Windows 11 section, $4.99. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • New update messes with StartIsBack
    I guess I found the cause: StartIsBack64.dll is typically installed with the program "StartIsBack" published by I updated to the recent version (2.9.14) and everything seems fine now. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • Windows 11 Leaked - What we know so far about Microsoft's new OS
    I can't even stand the current one, but there is a Windows 7 style shell for anyone like me who misses the simplicity of taskbars and want a little nostalgia. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • Startisback
    Is malware it changes start menu and taskbar to windows 7 style for windows 10 I purchased and it had some Russian links and a not secure thank you page is this malware it scored 0/60 on virustotal and was marked safe by my antimalware program. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • Is startisback safe?
    Found a win10 program that gives you the old windows 7 taskbar and start menu People seem to say it’s safe and and the site seems legit its $4 Https:// - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago

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