And all of the items that were once in the start menu are still in a directory called, start menu off of c:/program data/Microsoft/Windows/Start Menu and you can just put an icon to that directory on your desktop OR create a menu bar for it and it acts like the old start menu.
And of course there is the question, if you are a power user which I suspect you are if you are reading this, then you should be smart enough to adapt since you probably have already adapted to no start menu on your phone or tablet.
And there is yet another way to do this, open the command prompt, and if the application is in your path (you do know how to add an application directory to your path) and just type the name of the program to run it. Full screen the command prompt and you can pretend you are in DOS if you want to pretend that computer technology isn't evolving, otherwise quit griping and trying to live in the past.
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