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How to install Window 7 start menu Orb in Windows 8 release preview

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New Window 8 release preview have so many useful features such as improved Metro user interface, Internet explorer 10, picture password, Ribbon style windows Explorer, Support for Hybrid boot up, USB 3.0 support, New Lock screen display, redesigned Task manager, Xbox Live integration and many more.

But you miss the traditional Start Menu Orb – a prominent windows features since its commercial inception. New windows 8 doesn’t have traditional Start Menu Orb, but you still want use them on your windows 8, Here is tiny software “ViStart” that allow you to install / Add window 7 style start menu Orb in windows 8 release preview.

Install window 7 Start menu in windows 8 release preview

  1. Download ViStart from Here and install them on your computer.

    ViStart How to install Window 7 start menu Orb in Windows 8 release preview

  2. At the time of installation ViStart ask you to install other software and toolbar like RegClean pro and Wajam toolbar. it’s a optional choice you can decline or accept it. Here we are Decline them.

    ViStart 1 How to install Window 7 start menu Orb in Windows 8 release preview

    ViStart 2 How to install Window 7 start menu Orb in Windows 8 release preview

  3. when installation complete you’ll see the Windows 7 style Start orb back at the left side of your taskbar. so it’s basically a re-implementation of the Windows 7 Start button.

    ViStart start menu orb How to install Window 7 start menu Orb in Windows 8 release preview

  4. Click on the start orb and you will get your new start menu similar to Window 7 start menu. It still shows your most frequently used apps on start menu.

    ViStart 3 How to install Window 7 start menu Orb in Windows 8 release preview

  5. Shut Down button give you more option then original one. such as log Off, Switch User, Restart, Shut Down, Stand By, Hibernate and ViStart Options etc.. Select Options if you want to configure it.

    ViStart 5 How to install Window 7 start menu Orb in Windows 8 release preview

  6. Animated icon for every option on start menu.

    ViStart 6 How to install Window 7 start menu Orb in Windows 8 release preview

You can still open the Start screen by moving your cursor to the very bottom-left corner of the screen, or from the Charms menu that appears when you hover your cursor over either the upper or lower-right corners of your screen.

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