SOLVED, SOLVED, SOLVED, OH JOY! SOLVED: How To Add the Start Button into Windows 8?

My God this has frustrated me.  You likely know that Microsoft has removed the start button from Windows 8 and early versions of third party coded Start buttons were unusable… not anymore! There are now several answers and I will begin with the two I most like. 1: CLASSIC SHELL via SOURCEFORGE This is a fantastic FREE product that returns nearly all of the functionality to the Windows START button, it even has the Aero…

Microsoft will NOT Be Bringing Back the Windows 8 START Button, But StarDock Already Did!

UPDATE: Oct 20, 2012:  Turn the Windows 8 Start Button back on which includes the power options: urtech.ca/2012/10/solved-solved-solved-oh-joy-solved-how-to-add-the-start-button-into-windows-8  ORIGINAL POST BELOW: _________________   In many posts I and seemingly thousands of others have complained that the lack of a START button in Windows 8 will kill its corporate sales.  Apparently Microsoft is unmoved: “The Start button won’t be coming back, no matter how much detractors of Windows 8’s new user interface would like it to.…