Windows 8 does not ship with a native Start button. Little wonder then that Windows 8 adoption is even poorer than Vista’s was. The lack of Start button will prevent many corporate IT departments from upgrading their users to Windows 8 as the lack of a Start button presents a support headache when dealing with less than techno savvy users.
Fortunately, due to third party developers, its not all doom and gloom. You can get back the Start menu in Windows 8 by installing the tools listed below:
Start8 (Free Trial, product costs $4.99)
Brings back the Windows 7-style Start menu with Windows 8 enhancements