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Start menu

In Windows, starting with Windows 95 and ending with Windows 7, the Start menu is a launching pad for all the applications and control panels in the computer. Application installation programs place an icon in the Programs or All apps section of the Start menu. Depending on the version of Windows, users can rearrange some parts of the Start menu. Start is also used to turn the machine off. The default location of the Start menu button is the left bottom left side of the taskbar.

From Start Menu to Start Screen
Windows 8 changed the Start menu dramatically, turning it into a tablet-style interface with tiles. The Windows keyboard key opens the Start menu or the Start screen, but in Windows 8, Start can be accessed from the Charm bar (see Win8 Charm bar). See Win Start menu, Win8 Start screen and Win10 Start menu.
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Unless you want a totally clean machine, you'll most likely want to retain your personal files, so choose the option to "Keep personal files only" and then click the Start button.
1 brought back the Start button, improved the start screen and made it easier to use with a keyboard and mouse.
You can configure the Start button to launch the apps screen from the Navigation tab described above, by checking the box labeled Show the apps view automatically when I go to Start.
1, the Start button did find its way in the OS, but a complete Start Menu is expected to feature in the next version, Fox News reports.
When you pushed the start button, the starter would crank for a second or two, until the engine caught, and then it would stop cranking -- no matter how long you held your finger on the button.
1 at its Build developer's forum in San Francisco, reintroducing the treasured Start button and including a host of new features in a bid to lure disgruntled users back to Redmond's flagship platform.
The radical changes made to the Desktop as we know it, have been disastrous: the absence of iconic Start button is particularly bad; in addition, the tile-based interface has left the users annoyingly- baffled, if not outraged.
The new software dispenses with the familiar Start button and features square tiles for apps.
Once we hit the start button I really believe we can take off and begin moving out of the relegation zone," he said.
Pressing the start button allows the H14 to function automatically, allowing accurate and repeatable results to be recorded, according to the company.
The START button on the function switch can stick when pushed in and then the function switch itself stops working.
THE new residential lettings manager at a rental agency in Stratford-upon-Avon has called on developers such as Redrow to push the start button in 2012.