One of the main complaints that I have heard so far is the start menu, or the lack there of. In the first release of Windows 8 the start button was gone and it was not obvious how to access the start menu (the new metro designed one). With the release of 8.1, Microsoft made the change and added a start button again, but you won’t get the start menu as it was in Windows 7 or before.

To access the start menu in Windows 8, you have to put the mouse pointer in the bottom left hand corner and a “icon” will appear, click this to get to the start menu. Alternatively, you can hit the windows key on your keyboard (This works in Windows 8.1 also). Continue reading