Power8 1.2.0.0 Beta

Power8 is a replacement Start menu tool that has a neat a compact look. While it has been primarily designed for disillusioned Windows 8 users, there is no reason that it cannot be used in other versions of the operating system as it has a number of interesting features.

Power8 is a little different from other Start menu replacements in that it does not try to completely replace the existing Start menu, nor does it skin it. This is essentially a standalone program which is not reliant on any system files and this brings the added advantage that changes to Windows will never mean that the program is rendered unusable.

Benefits:

  • No system files patching
  • No hooks over system objects
  • No app-init DLLs
  • No additional services, drivers, etc
  • No trash in registry
  • No installation - just unpack and launch
  • Small, fast and powerful
  • Open-source

Power8 was designed for Windows 8 (v.1.0.1 tested under RTM 9200) works under XP SP3 and Windows 7 SP1 as well.

Download: Power8 1.2.0.0 | 548 KB (Open Source)
Download archive: Power8 1.2.0.0 | 189 KB
View: Power8 Website | Release Notes

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"is a little different"? They don't actually sell it though by telling me it's benefits/advantages as an average user that hasn't a clue what hook systems are etc...