Start8 20% off

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  1. SandEagle

    SandEagle Lifer

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    if you've installed Windows 8 and want to add a Start button, Start8 is a great little tool. Use this code to get 20% off. ($3.99 instead of $4.99).

    http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/

    WK1-CWIC-UVLL-XMLD
     
  2. MadScientist

    MadScientist Platinum Member

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    Sorry, the coupon ("WK1-CWIC-UVLL-XMLD") you entered is either invalid or has expired. Please try again.

    For now, this coupon code works: WK4-XMGC-LUBY-OWUQ
     
    #2 MadScientist, Nov 7, 2012
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  3. Wag

    Wag Diamond Member

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    Thanks. Neat program. I was getting annoyed at right corner swiping all the time.
     
  4. TestKing123

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    Wasn't this free before?
     
  5. marmasatt

    marmasatt Diamond Member

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    Yes, there are like numerous free ones already (not to thread crap just to answer the question)
     
  6. Trell

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    Start8 was a free beta for a while. Now there is a 30 day fre trial, but after that it costs $4.99 (without the coupon).
     
  7. Brent

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    Start8 is a fantastic solution for those who want to combine the functionality of the "Metro" (Windows 8 UI) start menu with the traditional start menu functionality of Windows 7/Vista/XP. I installed it onto my Grandfather's PC when we upgraded his machine to Windows 8 with an SSD.

    With that said, it's also worth noting that you can only have 1 copy of Start8 per email address due to limitations imposed by Stardock's system. Color me unimpressed by that.
     
  8. TheLizardMan

    TheLizardMan Senior member

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    I tried out Start8 because of this thread. I was happily using StartIsBack prior.

    They both offer minor differences but are essentially the same thing.

    FYI StartIsBack just released a paid version. You get 2 licenses for $3. So $1.50 each!

    It's worth a try.

    The developer seems friendly and open to suggestion and criticism.

    http://startisback.com/
     
  9. kleinkinstein

    kleinkinstein Senior member

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    @ LizardMan, what are the most notable differences?
     
  10. fastcuda

    fastcuda Senior member

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    Why doesn't microsoft add a start button option? I upgraded one computer out of curiosity but still use my old desktop and browser, so feel kinda ripped off, at least they could add start option for free. Is there anything in windows 8 new except a bunch of shopping links to overpriced wishful sites? (apps)
     
  11. Mandres

    Mandres Senior member

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    They're actually trying to charge for PC utility apps now? Good luck with that, there will be 100 free versions of the exact same thing available tomorrow.
     
  12. TwiceOver

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    No imagine having to explain that BS to hundreds or thousands of enterprise users...

    I don't know how I'm going to roll this out into my business.