Discussion: Windows 8.1 Update 2 w/ Start Menu or Not

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by tfosorcim, Jun 6, 2014.

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Will Start Menu Return in 8.1 Update 2?

  1. Yes

    51.7%
  2. No

    25.9%
  3. It's good to be without the traditional Start Menu

    15.5%
  4. Let's bring the start menu in the next version of Windows XX

    10.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. tfosorcim

    tfosorcim MDL Novice

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    Have seen people talking about Windows 9 which is not even close but before that Windows 8.1 Update 2 is on its way so i thought i would be good to talk about it. Please don't merge this thread with Windows 8.1 Update Spring 2014 RTM.

    Start Menu won't return to Windows 8.1 until 2015 - as per MJF

    It now seems highly unlikely that the new, smaller Start Menu will come to Windows 8.1 this year, as well-informed sources say Microsoft has delayed its return until the launch of Windows 9 in 2015

    What is your thoughts will the most anticipating Start Menu will return in 8.1 Update 2? or will it be delayed until 2015 along with Windows XX?

    Thanks
     
  2. fkar

    fkar MDL Recognized Advisor

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    How do you say Windows 8.1 Update 2 is on its way?

    Did you see any official announcement from M$ ?
     
  3. tfosorcim

    tfosorcim MDL Novice

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    Followers of the Microsoft said so, if the message from MJF about the "start menu won't return until 2015" then anything can be true. :)
     
  4. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    we need a boot to dos option too :eek:
     
  5. cuteee

    cuteee MDL Guru

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    You have it in Win+X menu (It's weird that this menu doesn't receive name).
     
  6. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    (It's not official) Update 2 is targeted to RTM in July, MJF probably got a tip-off from OEM people that there's no start menu in the first OEM test builds and made up the rest of the story. :p
     
  7. M0rriss0n

    M0rriss0n MDL Senior Member

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  8. Bytebuster

    Bytebuster MDL Addicted

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    ...most probably, lol. :D

    Quote MJF: "That recent change in plans comes courtesy of a couple of my sources who've had good track records on Windows information."
     
  9. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    don't see really the point of this poll mean no offense with my opinion :rolleyes:

    I don't care about windows metro or startscreen just use thirt party software and yes same structure as windows 7 back :D

    Greetz Base
     
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  10. tfosorcim

    tfosorcim MDL Novice

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    Everything is happening for a reason, psychologically - we users / customers are very important for Microsoft and they should hear what we say right? If you dream / believe to have the start menu in 8.1 update 2 you will get it. So i hope there is a good reason behind this poll.

    Thanks :)
     
  11. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    Yeah you are right but i'm with windows from scratch windows 3.1 to be exactly and in my opinion they rarely listening to the crowd but dreaming is always good :D
     
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  12. tfosorcim

    tfosorcim MDL Novice

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    We have nothing to loose so dream :aerobueke:
     
  13. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    I'm surprised, in this day and age, that people still click on everything.
    This must be the people who can't type, who are trying to feel self-important, who are complaining about the start menu.
    I barely used it in 7, and I don't use the start screen at all in 8.x.

    I do think they need to make a different OS for people who like to drool and play with crayons and tablets.
    The problem is, they should not have tried to merge it with their main desktop os.
     
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  14. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    +1 @murphy that's exactly the point indeed
     
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  15. eric33

    eric33 MDL Junior Member

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    completely agree,
     
  16. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    I heard a rumor: when MS finally decided to bring back the start menu, they make a mock-up and brag about it in Build2014 and target to release it in Update2.

    After Update1 RTM, they tried to start work on this start menu, then suddenly realized nobody in Redmond knows(or remembers) how to use the start menu, let alone to make one.

    So they made a worldwide note to other offices, unfortunately the result was the same - negative.

    Finally they have no choice, had to talk with StarDock, after some negotiations, StarDock will send a small team over to Redmond to help and teach the MS guys........ so the start menu project has to be delayed ....... :rasta:
     
  17. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    :rofl: nice little tale. Clever people would have asked Tihiy.
     
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  18. eydee

    eydee Guest

    The start menu has a place that collects your most recently used programs. This list gets updated every time you start a program. Tell me a way to replace this without 3rd party tools, and I won't miss the start menu again. You know, I may use these 3 programs this week, and other 3 the next week, and in a longer period of time list is built that always represents the current activities.

    You can pin programs to a lot of places, but unless you're life is repetitive like a desert, you have to re-pin everything every now and then or keep almost everything pinned all the time. Don't tell me it's not a useful feature, it was introduced in XP and kept for a reason.

    What you barely use is completely irrelevant, people should stop thinking they're a standard.

    Not trying to be offensive here, but people have different tastes and find different things useful.
     
  19. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    Clever people in Redmond? Give me a break. :laie:
     
  20. zeeus

    zeeus MDL Member

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    What's a Start Menu ?? Thanks.
     
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