Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Mini-Start might be a part of Windows 8.1 update 1 !

According to a Microsoft beta tester,Nawzil Najeeb. Microsoft has already built the mini-Start inside Windows 8.1 update 1 which is set to be released at BUILD on April.

Mini Start is there in the current internal Windows builds.
In a post in Windows 8 group in Facebook, he says that Mini-Start is already present in the current Windows builds. Also he added that it's like a Start Menu which means that Microsoft is very well set to release the much missed start menu in Windows 8.1 update 1. Also it will be the best time to do so as Windows XP will expire in April too. Many organizations will be looking out to find the best replacement for their Windows XP PC's. In the other post about Windows 8.1 update 1, I said about Windows 8.1 update 1 will  have great  improvements on the performance of the kernel, so low-profile computer / device capable of running up to 1GHz speed is the biggest highlight of this update.
A concept of Mini-Start
Microsoft is now trying to capitalize both on Desktop users and Metro-UI users with Windows 8.1 update 1. Let's see how far Windows 8.1 update 1 goes, remember that a product's success is completely based on how users see it. Microsoft is listening to the crowd and bringing the start menu in Windows once again ! That's great to here isn't it ?  


  1. Nice, this would be a great way to mix new and old! I really don't want the old start menu, as it is outdated, not touch friendly, not good for metro apps, etc, but this seems like a pretty good solution.

    1. Yes.. The new start menu will be optimized for touch as well as keyboard and mouse but touch users will prefer to use the start screen mostly :) Microsoft should have done this back when Windows 8 was released.