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Rumours were rife about the return of the Start button to Windows 8 through the Windows 8.1 Update 2 until recently. However, lately it has been reported by some tech journals that Microsoft would not return Start button to the current version of Windows 8 but to the upcoming Windows version codenamed Windows 9 or Windows Threshold. The news seems to have despaired millions of Windows 8 users across the globe. In fact, most of the users who were planning to make a Windows 8 upgrade lately were expecting the return of Start button through the upcoming Windows 8.1 Update 2.
Microsoft demonstrates the returning Start button during BUILD conference
The tech giant signalled the return of Start button to Windows 8 during its recent BUILD conference. The brief demonstration of the returning Start button was presented to the audience during the conference. The news spread like wildfire only to be exhausted shortly after Microsoft announced lately that the Start button would not be returned to the current version of Windows but the upcoming version.
Windows Threshold- The upcoming Windows version
Sources privy to Microsoft revealed that the Start button would return to Windows Threshold, which is slated to be out in 2015. Unlike Windows 8.1 Update 2, Windows Threshold is going to be an entirely new Windows version. Users will have to buy a license before they install this update. Meanwhile, Windows 8 upgrade with the latest Windows 8.1 Update 2 files is rolled out freely to users with a valid Windows 8 license.
Windows Threshold to be a desktop friendly operating system
It is said that Microsoft would design Windows Threshold to be a desktop friendly operating system, quite contrary to Windows 8, which boasted to be a touch screen oriented operating system.
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Windows 8 users destined to continue without Start button
If the reports are true, Windows 8 users will have no means to hope for the return of Start button to their operating system. They should learn to use their OS with the built-in features in it or by integrating the limited third party features like Start button. The upcoming update codenamed Windows 8.1 update 2 will only improve the security features to the Windows 8 Upgrade.
Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 users are equally bothered by Microsoft’s decision not to return the Start button via the upcoming update. However, reports suggest that a large number of users who missed the Start button have started to use third party alternatives such as Start8 from StarDock and ClassicSheel.
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