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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 Charms bar (see Win8 Charms bar). See Win Start menu, Win8 Start screen and Win10 Start menu.
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Deleting a Registry key that prevents the Start menu search from sending local queries to the Bing search service from Microsoft could reduce the CPU usage.
Alternatively, you can access the 'Control Panel' through the start menu, select 'Hardware and Sound' and alter your battery settings in the 'Power Options' section, which will reduce the power consumption of your system processes by minimising background activity.
If you have a Windows 10 PC running the most recent version of the operating system, open the Start menu and click the gear-shaped Settings icon.
It included the best of Windows 7 and restored the primacy of the Start Menu. It works on PCs, tablets, and smartphones.
It also marks the return of the Start Menu, which had been removed from Windows 8.
Washington, July 22 ( ANI ): Microsoft's newly leaked screenshots of 'Windows 9' shows the revamped look of the desktop and gives a closer view of the new 'Start Menu'.
However, a number of us on the CalCPA Technology Committee have been using Windows 8 for at least a year and, the reality is, there is much more to making a choice to switch than just the knee-jerk reaction of thinking a different start menu equals a bad operating system.
It features a Windows start menu button and a programmable side button in addition to the standard left click, right click and scroll wheel.
A trio of technology writers/consultants describe Microsoft's latest operating system as "the best of both worlds, PC and tablet." After explaining how to choose the right version of Windows 8 or upgrade from an older version of Windows, they cover how to navigate with the new touchscreen interface (now that the Start menu is gone for better or worse), and new features including Windows Store apps, file synching between PC and tablet via the cloud, and a free Xbox music streaming service.
MS has added a new Apps screen that can take the place of the Start menu when you click the Start button, which makes a comeback.
Left-click the Start Menu and then click on Control Panels.