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Windows Start Menu Vistart 8

Enhance your windows start menu with Vistart 8. With cool custom start menu skins like the windows 8 start menu metro skin, start menu buttons and lot's of extra features. The ultimate start menu for Windows 8 and competable with Windows 7, Vista and XP you can download for free. So get your start menu back in windows 8 or replace your start menu in windows 7, Vist or XP.

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New Start menu Windows 7 + Windows 8 Start menu Skin Even more customization!

ViStart now includes a brand new Start menu Windows 7 skin + more skins like the Windows 8 start menu Metro skin in the online gallery. Times are changing and ViStart is changing with them! When reprogramming ViStart I made a crucial decision, instead of just making a new layout like Windows 7 for ViStart I decided to make even that customizable by themers too. Themers now have complete control of the start menu giving them the power to customize all elements within ViStart, meaning there should be even more diverse start menu skins deveing developed in the community!

Start Menu Button - Custom Start Menu Buttons for ViStart

Customize your ViStart Start Menu button freely with our brand new start menu skin gallery!

New Ultra Blur feature!

The best start menu replacement for Windows8, Windows 7 just got better! A feature that has been forever sought after in ViGlance is finally here. You asked for it, you got it - ultra blur. It took several test builds in the nightly lab to make a refined blur that's just right and still compatible with Windows XP, Vista and 7 that doesn't impact performance like some other start menu replacements out there.

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Launch Programs faster than ever before

ViStart dramatically decreases the time taken to search for programs by indexing your start menu. Then you can simply type part of the program into the start menu and ViStart will "instantly" find it.

Find files faster than Windows 7

ViStart not only indexes programs but also files as well. Just type the file you are looking for and in miliseconds ViStart will return results (Up to 4 times faster then the orignal Vista start menu and faster than the original Windows 7 start menu too).



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"ViStart - Customize your Start menu and taskbar with high quality skins"

"ViStart works great in Windows 8 to provide a replacement for the missing start menu"


John Paul Mueller, Windows 8 for Dummies (Book)

“ViStart is an excellent piece of software created by our friend "Lee Matthew Chantrey" which can be considered as Windows Vista and Windows 7 Start menu clone for Windows XP and Windows 8. It integrates itself into Windows Explorer perfectly”

"ViStart is the standalone Start Menu that runs in Windows XP, and perfectly replaces your Start Menu"


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If you have an issue with ViStart, then please check the ViStart Start Menu Frequently Asked Questions page. . iIf after that you are still having issues with ViStart please contact me:

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